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  • Another Beast Entirely 

    McKiddy, Luke (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    This thesis is a collection of works written and rewritten over the course of my time in the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Master of Fine Arts Creative writing program. It includes short stories, nonfiction ...
  • Constructing Comanche: Imperialism, Print Culture, and the Creation of the Most Dangerous Indian in Antebellum America 

    Mika, Joshua Christopher (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Anglo-American print sources during the antebellum era framed the Comanche as “the most powerful” or “the most dreaded” Indian whom settlers encountered on the frontier. This research examines the pivotal role that ...
  • Crawford Ralston: Structures of Time 

    Ritter, William S. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Ralston Crawford is an American artist best known for his Precisionist aesthetic style that celebrates the edifices of modern America such as bridges, silos, and grain elevators. Crawford utilized a highly controlled ...
  • Engineering of Human Acid Phosphatase Enzyme Sensitive Nanomedicine for HIV/AIDS Prevention by Topical Route 

    Ngo, Albert Nguessan (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    This study is divided into two aims. Aim #1 focuses on the development and characterization of tenofovir (TFV) loaded a stimuli sensitive nanomedicine against male to female HIV/AIDS infection. Aim #2 focus on the ...
  • Father Me Again 

    Morse, Cameron (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    In this master thesis, the candidate presents a collection of original poems related to his glioblastoma diagnosis and wife’s pregnancy and childbirth, accompanied by a critical introduction, which explains his writing ...
  • The Influence of Regional Stress and Structural Control Over the Shape of Maar Craters 

    Nichols, Cody (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    This study aims to gain a better understanding of the factors leading to the expressed shape of individual maars in volcanic fields. Maars are volcanic features produced by phreatomagmatic eruptions which excavate a ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Spatiotemporal Modeling and Analysis of Disease Spread in Wildlife 

    Baygents, Gerald Walker (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Wildlife and wildlife diseases have been frequent topics in mathematical epidemiology. However, due to the complexity of real-world systems and the varying degree of randomness in the behavior of any one individual organism, ...
  • 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 ...
  • A Study of EMI-TFSI Using Current Sensing Atomic Force Microscopy 

    Lee, Jonathan Marriel (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    A current sensing atomic force microscope was employed to find simultaneous force-distance and current-distance curves for the ionic liquid EMI TFSI on HOPG. These current curves, found at various voltage biases were ...
  • 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 ...
  • Talking Texts with Teachers: A Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of Secondary English Language Arts Teachers and Their Text Selection Practices 

    Wenger, Christa C. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    The texts that teachers choose to read in the secondary English language arts classroom have been an important part of the curriculum development process for teachers of this subject. Teachers have always been interested ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Toward the Origins of Peyote Beadwork 

    Hubbell, Gerald R. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Peyote beadwork is a nuanced and elegant art form. Hundreds of thousands of people today use peyote beadwork, including the Native American Church, powwow people, gourd dancers and Native Americans wanting a marker of ...
  • 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 ...