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  • American Anxiety: Stories 

    Carlson, Anders James (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This collection of stories largely deals with anxiety felt by people in small-town, rural America in the twenty-first century. Ranging from an old woman afraid of change to a veteran returning home to a people’s militia ...
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation: An Analysis of Prostitution in Kansas City 

    Phillips, Alison R. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Prostitution arrest records provided by 11 different law enforcement agencies in the Kansas City area during the years of 2011 through 2015 are used as a means for analysis of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) within ...
  • Conformational Behavior and Structural Parameters of Some Cyclic and Chain Molecules 

    Sawant, Dattatray Kisan (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    The physicochemical properties of a molecule derive from its molecular structure, and that structure often involves the orientation of one part of the molecule about a particular bond with respect to the rest of the ...
  • Electronic Structure in the Organic-based Magnet [Feᴵᴵ(TCNE)(NCMe)₂][FeᴵᴵᴵCl₄] using the Orthogonalized Linear Combination of Atomic Orbitals Method with Hubbard U 

    Grafton, Steven Chase (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    The Hubbard U parameter is applied to the organic-based magnet [Feᴵᴵ(TCNE)(NCMe)₂][FeᴵᴵᴵCl₄] using the Orthogonalized Linear Combination of Atomic Orbitals (OCLAO) methods. The Local Spin Density Approximation (LSDA) ...
  • Forced Perspective 

    Swalwell, Ian (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This collection of eleven short stories explores the constant struggle between our expectations for our own lives and our responsibilities to others, as well as the unexpected instances of suffering that have irrevocable ...
  • The Laboring Irish: Developing Community and Industry in Early Kansas City 

    Smith, Gregory S. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    By 1880, the Kansas City community had experienced phenomenal growth. Since 1820, the new city had evolved from a fur trading post, an outfitting center for western trails, a trading center for Native Americans, a ...
  • Mississippi People 

    Baltz, Christopher Jay (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Mississippi people is a collection of short stories and essays written during the course of my three years at UMKC. The characters within, even the one's that aren't from Mississippi themselves, all have a bit of ...
  • Monetary Policies for Full Employment and Price Stability in Saudi Arabia: An Endogenous Money Approach 

    Alrasheedy, Abdulelah (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Despite being a relatively young and prosperous country, Saudi Arabia has recently suffered from substantial rises in unemployment. This dissertation thus examines the root causes for the rise in unemployment and limited ...
  • Musculoskeletal Modeling of The Human Elbow Joint 

    Rahman, Munsur (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Comprehensive knowledge of the in vivo loading of elbow structures is essential in understanding the biomechanical causes associated with elbow diseases and injuries, and to find appropriate treatment. Currently, in ...
  • Ozark Superstitions: A Collection 

    Marsden, Mariah E. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This collection of linked short stories explores the storytelling traditions of a family that continues to deal with the results of a past trauma in their day-to-day lives. The three members of the Taile family struggle ...
  • Paleolimnological Analysis of Sediment Cores from Guana Island Pond, Guana Island, The British Virgin Islands 

    Goyette, Theresa Lynne (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Shallow sediment cores extracted from three locations in Guana Island Pond were analyzed using multiple paleolimnological techniques, including sediment description, grain size analyses, X-Ray Fluorescence, elemental ...
  • Praire Madness 

    Mays, Nancy K. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Prairie Madness is a collection of fiction and non-fiction that examines the impact and power of loneliness, both lifelong and momentary. In some of this work, loneliness fuels acts of courage; in others it triggers denial ...
  • Recent Advances in Hetaryne Chemistry. Efforts Toward the Development of a Single Platform for the Generation of 4,5-, 5,6-, and 6,7-Indole Arynes 

    Albader, Zainab (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    In the beginning of 2007, indole arynes and their cycloaddition chemistry were discovered by Buszek laboratories. Since then, indole arynes and their cycloaddition chemistry have demonstrated their value in the ...
  • Red Things 

    Russo, Matthew (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Comprised of a collection of short stories and a full-length screenplay, this thesis is a demonstration of the author's progress as a writer. The stories are literary realism set in St. Louis, Missouri, particularly ...
  • The Relationship Between Economic Growth and Fossil Fuel Energy Consumption Growth in Net Energy-Importing Emerging Economies 

    Afzal, Aqdas (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This dissertation investigates the relationship between economic growth and fossil fuel energy consumption through three interrelated chapters—each of which addresses a facet of the relationship. The first chapter ...
  • The Ruhls of Relationships: Connecting with Others Through Theatrical Ambiguity 

    Jury, Whitney Rae (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    The Ruhls of Relationships: Connecting with Others Through Theatrical Ambiguity aims to bring attention to the enjoyable relationship one should have with theatre that encourages ambiguity and to highlight the joy and ...
  • A Stress Process Model of Caregiver Depression in the Health and Retirement Study 

    Nelson, Angela R. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This paper answers the research question, “What factors influence caregiver strain for an adult providing parental care”? Drawing on the stress process model and role theory, the three major conceptual domains of the ...
  • Sublime Underdogs 

    Lutz, Angela (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    It is my hope that this collection of stories, Sublime Underdogs, uncovers the beauty and the pain in unique aspects of the human experience: a lonely young woman who is terrified of getting cancer, for instance, or a ...
  • The Surviving Parties 

    Biersmith, Benedict E. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This thesis is a collection of short stories that were written and re-written between my time as an undergraduate at Columbia College and my time as a Graduate Student at UMKC. These stories were picked out from many ...
  • The Theological Edifice of Modern Experiential Protestantism: Schleiermacher, Kierkegaard, and Palmer’s Reconstruction of nineteenth Century Pietism 

    Davis, Justin Allen (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    The aim of this work is to address the development of experiential Protestantism in the nineteenth century, commonly called Pietism, through the theological contributions of Friedrich Schleiermacher, Søren Kierkegaard, ...