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  • Cushioned by a wave 

    Lee, Joni Sierra (University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2011-05-13)
    This book of poems investigates the speaker's relationships with her family and lovers, and how these experiences define her sense of direction and the world she inhabits. Recurring themes of miscommunication, sex, and ...
  • Developmental state and agriculture for development: lessons for Ghana from East Asia 

    Dadzie, Richard B. (Richard Blankson), 1983- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-27)
    Comparative studies between Sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia have shown divergence in economic growth and development. This study argues that in order for Sub- Saharan Africa to make progress in its quest for development, ...
  • Discrimination and health: how being Hispanic can make you sick 

    Adams, Alisha D., 1982- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-25)
    The perception of discrimination is a stressor that can lead to a reduction in an individual's reserve capacity and an increase in negative emotions, among other deleterious effects. I tested the Reserve Capacity Model as ...
  • The effect of school discipline on students' social bonds 

    Scaggs, Samuel Joseph Alexander (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-18)
    The criminalization of the school disciple process has led many researchers to question its effectiveness in decreasing delinquency in society. Some researchers have suggested that the exclusion of youths from school may ...
  • An empirical analysis of alternative explanations for the female wage gap 

    Pham, Xuan, 1983- (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2011-05-20)
    The social sciences have four explanations for the gender wage gap: preference, crowding, power, and socialization. Neoclassical economists explain the wage gap as the result of employers and employees' work-related ...
  • Exploratory identification of introductory algebra-based physics success factors 

    Gnefkow, Andrew Joseph, 1985- (University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2011-06-08)
    The field of physics suffers from low student matriculation through its degree programs as well as being viewed as being abstract, complicated, and incomprehensible by students enrolled in introductory courses. A study was ...
  • Formulation of nanoparticles encapsulating hydrophilic molecules following their ionic complexation 

    Gaudana, Ripal, 1981- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-06-01)
    Part 1: Dexamethasone is one of the most widely used drug molecules for the treatment of posterior segment ocular diseases. The major problems associated with the delivery of dexamethasone include its poor aqueous solubility ...
  • Friction 

    Homola, Noah Michael (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-10)
    This work includes short stories of various lengths with a mix of creative non-fiction.
  • Gao Brothers' Execution of Christ: visual lexicon transcending culture, time, and place 

    Leung, Christina S.Y. (Christina Soon-Ying), 1980- (2011)
    After the death of Chairman Mao Zedong in 1979, China began a national transformation from a once self-imposed isolated culture to one that hoped to be economically and culturally engaged with the rest of the world. Chinese ...
  • Indole Arynes in organic synthesis : discovery and applications for the total synthesis of complex natural products 

    Luo, Diheng, 1976- (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2011-05-03)
    Arynes and heteroarynes are very important and useful reactive intermediates with many applications in organic synthesis, including natural products total synthesis. Although benzyne, the parent and most famous aryne, has ...
  • An investigation of hydrogen gas in olivine 

    Alshawabkeh, Ashraf (Ashrad Abdallah), 1978- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-04-26)
    This study was designed to explain natural seeps of hydrogen gas. Ordinarily H2 occurrences are regarded to be product of the process of serpentinization. However other sources or explanation may exist for the natural ...
  • Just war, legitimate authority and non-State actors 

    Campbell, Luke Bradley, 1985- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-06-08)
    In the classical just war tradition, legitimate authority is central to the just use of force. This tradition is consistent with the argument, as posited by Augustine and Aquinas, that legitimate authority is the guiding ...
  • Life without my head 

    Abernathy, Piper Lynn (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-24)
    This book of poems understands the human body as artifice, a device to broadcast and receive pain, even as it promises great pleasure. Here, this device is mostly female: a hyper-sexualized screensaver for a voyeuristic ...
  • Living and acting in Kansas City versus Southern California 

    DeSeure, Erin Kimberly, 1986- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-31)
    The purpose of this thesis is to compare theatre students' and recent theatre student alumni's descriptions of acting opportunities in Kansas City versus Southern California. Students from Southern California and Kansas ...
  • A medicare benefit expansion: inpatient clinical and economic outcomes in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's Disease 

    Haley, Jane Castelli, 1962- (University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2011-07-08)
    Background: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, (CMS) implements National Coverage Decisions (NCD) to expand access or eliminate regional reimbursement differences. Policymakers may estimate clinical and economic ...
  • The origins of money: evaluating chartalist and metallist theories in the context of ancient Greece and Mesopotamia 

    Semenova, Alla, 1982- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-06-02)
    Tracing the origins of money in archaic Greece (roughly 900-500 BC) and ancient Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC, this thesis assesses the applicability of Chartalist and Metallist theories of money's origins. It ...
  • Perceptions of gender in English news pamphlets 1660-1700 

    Fogarty, Kimberly Ann, 1980- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-18)
    Sensational murders were a popular topic for news pamphlets in England from the sixteenth century to the nineteenth. Early pamphlets are characterized by religious and dramatic imagery, but beginning in the late seventeenth ...
  • Performance standards for walk-in coolers and freezers in the United States as a function of local weather conditions 

    Anupindi, Raja Srinivas Rao (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-26)
    Walk-in coolers and freezers are medium (~35º F) and low (~-10º F to -20º F) temperature commercial food preservation equipment, with high market demand. There is considerable potential for energy savings through ...
  • Praising Girls: The Epideictic Rhetoric of Young Women, 1895-1930 

    Wood, Henrietta Rix (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-17)
    At the turn of the twentieth century, young women began to see themselves and to been seen as a distinct social group for the first time in the history of the United States. This recognition was fostered by historical ...
  • Promoting ethical behavior among local government employees: the roles of ethical leadership, ethics codes, training, and audits 

    Elmore, Tracey (Tracey Pemberton), 1964- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-06-03)
    The purpose of this research was to learn the impact that ethics codes, ethics training, and audits have in promoting ethical behavior among local government employees. The research began with a survey of city auditors and ...