• And the TV Said..., 

    Robertson, Jonathan Craig (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-06-02)
    And the TV Said..., scored for actress, digital media, and sextet, is a music theater piece set to Jason Ludlow's script of the same name. The script is written for two characters: a woman and her television. The role ...
  • Common Plan Time at the middle school level 

    Flax, Kelly Charles, 1967- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-27)
    In this study, supporting conditions necessary to study the common plan time phenomenon at the middle level school were present. This study investigated what occurs during common planning time for two middle school level ...
  • 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 ...
  • Does learning with high-fidelity human patient dimulation during nursing school impact career retention in the nursing profession during the first years of licensure? 

    Zimmerman, Christine M., 1973- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-06-06)
    High Fidelity Human Patient Simulation (HFHPS) is becoming an increasingly common component of undergraduate nursing education. Research has not captured the long term impact of this learning modality on retention in the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Electronic structure and optical properties of layered ternary transition-metal carbides and nitrides 

    Mo, Yuxiang, 1986- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-20)
    The electronic structure and optical properties of Ti3AC2 (A=Al, Si, Ge), Ti2AC (A=Al, Ga, In; Si, Ge, Sn; P, As; S), Ti2AlN, M2AlC (M=V, Nb, Cr) and Tan+1AlCn (n=1~4) have been studied using first-principles orthogonalized ...
  • 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 ...
  • Energy efficient multi-target tracking in heterogeneous wireless sensor networks 

    Dhondge, Kaustubh (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011)
    Tracking multiple targets in an energy efficient way is an important challenge in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). While most of the prior work consider tracking multiple targets as execution of single target tracking ...
  • 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 ...
  • The expression and regulation on antimicrobial peptide genes in insects: studies in the tobacco hornworm manduca sexta 

    Rao, Xiangjun, 1980- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-10)
    Insects have evolved an efficient innate immune system to combat microbes. Most of our knowledge of insect immunity comes from studies with dipteran and lepidopteran insects, such as the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, ...
  • 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 ...
  • IP/MPLS over OTN over DWDM multilayer networks: optimization models, algorithms, and analyses 

    Katib, Iyad Adnan, 1976- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-24)
    Over the past decade, multilayer network design has received significant attention in the scientific literature. However, the explicit modeling of IP/MPLS over OTN over DWDM in which the OTN layer is specifically considered ...
  • Isopropyl alcohol to counteract effects of freezing on extended-storage alginates 

    Wilson, Dustin Christopher, 1983- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-07-08)
    The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effects of freezing and isopropyl alcohol (IA) on two extended-storage alginates. Impressions were made of a custom stainless steel model of known dimensions and stored for ...
  • Jazz elements in select Finnish and Swedish choral music 

    Peck, Sarin W. (Sarin Christine Williams), 1978- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-09)
    Jazz was born in the United States around the turn of the twentieth-century and arrived in the Nordic lands in the 1920s and '30s. After this initial encounter, jazz spread throughout Finland and Sweden, the two countries ...