This community contains the theses and dissertations written by graduate students of the University of Missouri-Kansas City and submitted electronically beginning in Fall Semester 2010.

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  • Algorithms on Majority Problem 

    Tarafdar, Rajarshi (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    The main idea of the paper to give solutions to the majority problem where we are counting the number of occurrences of the majority element more than half of the total number of the elements in the input set and also ...
  • Are Functional Limitations Predictive of Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Chronic Pain Patients? 

    Montgomery, Deborah I. L. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Chronic pain is an escalating problem in the United States, with a prevalence of over 100 million people at an annual cost of $560 – 635 billion per year in medical costs and lost productivity. Some of the consequences ...
  • The Musical Education and Involvement of the Six Wives of Henry VIII 

    Little, Brooke Catherine (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    The first half of sixteenth-century England was a land permeated by religious upheaval and political instability. Despite being a land fraught with discord, it was a time of great advances in education, theology, and ...
  • Representative Bureaucracy and Racial Profiling in Missouri 

    Gbomina, Mercy Harris (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    There have been inquiries regarding the extent, nature, and causes of racial profiling. Numerous studies have been and continue to explore whether and how the experience of people of color differ from those of majorities ...
  • Improving Cuckoo Hashing with Perfect Hashing 

    Chadalavada, Moulika (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    In computer science, the data structure is a systematic way of organizing data such that it can be used efficiently. There are many hashing techniques that aim at storing keys in memory to increase key access efficiency ...
  • Instructional Program Coherence and Literacy Achievement 

    Coy, Raquel Diann (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    High stakes testing and meaningful accountability measures have caused many suburban school districts to take a closer look at how their students were performing, especially students from traditionally marginalized ...
  • Distributed Perimeter Firewall Policy Management Framework 

    Maddumala, Mahesh Nath (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    A perimeter firewall is the first line of defense that stops unwanted packets (based on defined firewall policies) entering the organization that deploys it. In the real world, every organization maintains a perimeter ...
  • The Relationship between Acculturation, Collectivism, Individualism and Alcohol Use in Mexican Descent Adults Living In The Kansas City Regional Area 

    Barajas-Muñoz, Ignacio Alejandro (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Several research studies have consistently reported that as Hispanic immigrants become acculturated to American society, their risk for alcohol use disorders increases sharply. However, many of these studies have used ...
  • Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Wind Ensemble 

    Baker, Dylan Arthur (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    I wrote CONCERTO FOR TENOR SAXOPHONE AND WIND ENSEMBLE in the tradition of the grand concerti of the nineteenth century, but incorporating a modern sense of harmony and rhythm. The spirit of the piece is very in the ...
  • Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis of Mandibular Overdentures Supported by Mini-Implants 

    Scully, Jessica (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This study examined the effect of using two anterior denture-supporting mini implants (mIMP2) compared to four (two anterior and two posterior) denture-supporting mini-implants (mIMP4) on the stress experienced by the ...
  • A Narratological Heuristic Case Study of Teachers Teaching in a Blended Learning Classroom Environment 

    Thies, Philip Andrew (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    The purpose of this narratological heuristic multiple case study is to describe the specific components that teachers need in both their knowledge and skills to meet the individual needs of their students in a blended ...
  • Burning Houses: A Novel 

    Thomas, Tassinda Joy (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    When Cat Byers’ mother dies and leaves her and her sister a surprise inheritance of 10 million dollars and 500 acres of oil land, a woman adrift must overcome her unresolved past and a mysterious stalker to discover ...
  • Silicon on Ferroelectric Insulator Field Effect Transistor (SOFFET): A Radical Alternative to Overcome the Thermionic Limit 

    Es-Sakhi, Azzedin D. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    The path of down-scaling traditional MOSFET is reaching its technological, economic and, most importantly, fundamental physical limits. Before the dead-end of the roadmap, it is imperative to conduct a broad research ...
  • Discovery of Peptide and Aptamer Ligands for Targeted Drug Delivery to Hepatic Stellate Cells 

    Chen, Zhijin (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    The objective of this dissertation is to present two approaches to identify Hepatic Stellate Cells (HSCs) targeting ligands using phage-display library biopanning and systematic evolution of ligands by exponential ...
  • Great Fool: Six Poems of Ryōkan for Tenor and Orchestra 

    Greenwood, Morgan Reed (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Great Fool: Six Poems of Ryōkan for tenor and orchestra (2017) is a piece of music written for tenor voice and orchestra in six interconnected songs lasting approximately thirteen minutes. Each song is an English ...
  • The Use of Digital Study Models and Perceptions Towards Existing Digital Model Software in Orthodontic Practice 

    Greenburg, Mark (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    The purpose of this project was to determine what demographic factors, if any, lead to private practice orthodontists creating digital models and then taking the additional step of using these models in treatment ...
  • Esthetic Smile Preferences of Dental Professionals 

    Eichholz, Andrew (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This study examined the preferences of esthetic smile characteristics between general dentists and specialists in orthodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics using a six item pilot survey. Characteristics examined ...
  • Skywalk 

    Davison, Amanda (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This project, a full-length play, intends to illuminate the facts surrounding the architectural collapse at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in July 1981, when two bridges in the hotel lobby called skywalks collapsed, ...
  • Improving Medication Adherence in Underrepresented Patients with Heart Disease: Piloting a Motivational Intervention 

    Clark, Jillian Mae Ricks (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Essential to reducing the risk of recurrence in individuals with cardiovascular disease (CVD), adherence to cardioprotective medications has been shown to decrease risk of cardiac-related hospitalization and mortality. ...
  • Service Order Handling 

    Choi, Young Bae (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 1995)
    Current service order handling systems in telecommunications industry have problems such as user-unfriendliness, long service waiting time, uneasy customization of services, limited capability of in-house services, and ...

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