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  • Stealing Fire 

    Leyrson, Timothy (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2015)
    The poems that make up this collection tend to play with what is one of the oldest concepts to exist, transition. This collection attempts to demonstrate the experiences that generate the pressures required; such as light ...
  • Assembling the Fragments: A Collection of Essays 

    Bales, Leanna M. (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2015)
    Grief and grieving hovers around this essay collection, both the author's grief over losing her mother and also what that loss meant to the other people in her life. An essay about the tragic death of the author's uncle- ...
  • There is No Absolution for Us Here: An Anthology of Essays 

    Smith, Elaina G. (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2015)
    An anthology of creative nonfiction essays, this collection studies the inner workings of the author at her most vulnerable: whether as a child unaware of her parents’ crumbling marriage or as an adolescent struggling ...
  • Refinement and Applications of Light Controlled Biological Processes 

    Kala, Ashish (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2015)
    For understanding of biological processes, a spatiotemporal control over these processes is needed. Controlling these processes using light can give us the advantage of a precise control over spacing, timing and degree of ...
  • Full Employment and Development: The Case of Indian Economy 

    Das, Shakuntala (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2014)
    The purpose of this study is to establish the feasibility and desirability of full employment and price stability in India via an Employer of Last resort program. After providing a brief historical background of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Use of Federal Troops in Civil Disturbances 1892-1968 

    Patton, Steven Dale (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 1983)
    This study examines and evaluates the use of regular army forces in quelling civil disturbances within the United States. The term civil disturbance is defined as excluding Indian wars, western frontier violence and all ...
  • Asymmetric Positron Annihilation in Chiral Tartrate and Tartaric Acid Crystals 

    Corsiglia, Gerald A. (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2015)
    Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS) has been used to study the interactions of positrons with chiral tartaric acids and tartrates. Differences in lifetimes of and its intensity I2 were compared between large ...
  • Modeling and Design of a Silicon-Based High-Pressure 3HE Replacement Neutron Detector 

    Rogers, Brent J. (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2015)
    3He has stood as a major isotope used for neutron detection for many years. Due to national concerns of a possible 3He shortage, significant effort has been put forth, in the form of 3He alternative research, to push the ...
  • Neutron Response Vectorization and Optimization of Moderating Neutron Spectrometers for Active Interrogation 

    Myers, Eliot R. (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2015)
    The detection of special nuclear material (SNM) is no trivial task; the low activity of isotopes such as 235U and the ease of shielding make their passive detection virtually impossible in the maritime environment. Active ...
  • Pieter Bruegel The Elder’s The Months: A Perspective 

    Erker, Nicholas R. (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2014)
    In the year 1565, Antwerp merchant Nicolaes Jongelinck commissioned Pieter Bruegel the Elder to paint a series of paintings, The Months, for his suburban villa. Unfortunately, Jongelinck lost possession of the series of ...
  • Using WISE to Find Obscured AGN Activity in SDSS Mergers and Interactions 

    Weston, Madalyn E. (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2015)
    In simulations, major encounters between gas-rich galaxies are predicted to drive gas to the centers of interacting and merging systems triggering new star formation (SF) and fueling an active galactic nucleus (AGN). ...
  • Topical Clear Aqueous Nanomicellar Formulation for Anterior and Posterior Ocular Drug Delivery 

    Cholkar, Kishore (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2015)
    The objective of this study was to develop a clear, aqueous drug loaded nanomicellar formulation (NMF) for the back-of-the-eye delivery. Hydrophobic drugs such as cyclosporine, resolvin analog (RX-10045), dexamethasone, ...
  • The Last Patron of Tintern Abbey: The Family and Piety of Roger Bigod 

    Bergey, Timothy W. (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2016)
    The purpose of this study is to assess the life of Roger Bigod with particular attention given to his piety, demonstrated through patronage and family connection. His political life is first examined with regards to his ...
  • The Pen and the Pennon: Political and Social Comment Inscribed within Chivalric Romance 

    McCloud, Larry M. (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2016)
    Study of the Medieval English romance has burgeoned in recent years, with a focus on the world outside of the texts being central to the resurgence. I offer in this dissertation a reading of four of these works (Athelston, ...
  • Health care access of Hispanic immigrants in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area 

    Betts, Jocelyn M. (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2016)
    The purpose of this study is to discover what factors affect health care access for Hispanics in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The Hispanic population is the largest and fastest growing immigrant groups in the US and ...
  • Predictors of performance-based measures of instrumental activities of daily living in stroke survivors 

    Tiznado, Denisse (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2016)
    The aim of this dissertation was to investigate the relationship between cognitive domains/executive functions and performance on measures of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) in stroke survivors. Fifty-two ...
  • Assessing the effects of a novel intervention for antiretroviral medication adherence 

    Champassak, Sofie Ling (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2016)
    The use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has led to substantial declines in morbidity and mortality in patients with HIV, however the benefits of ART are largely dependent on strict adherence. Effective interventions have ...
  • 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 ...

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