This community contains the collections of theses submitted electronically to the School of Graduate Studies by masters degree candidates at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • A Specialization on the Remote Database Access 

    Choi, Young Bae (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 1991)
    The RDA (Remote Database Access) standards support the interworking between an application program in one open system and a DBMS in a remote open system. The Generic RDA standard defines the common aspects of a class ...
  • No Way Out: Violence in Selected American Expressionist Plays 

    Pierce, Alexander Dalton (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This thesis discusses the American expressionist plays of the 1920s and the acts of violence that occur in several of them. The expressionist plays of Eugene O’Neill, Elmer Rice, Sophie Treadwell, and Susan Glaspell ...
  • DL-DI: A Deep Learning Framework for Distributed, Incremental Image Classification 

    Maddula, Manikanta (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Deep Learning technologies show promise for dramatic advances in fields such as image classification and speech recognition. Deep Learning (DL) is a class of Machine Learning algorithms that involves learning of multiple ...
  • Blast Analysis of a Bridge with AASHTO Type VI Girders Using CSI Bridge 

    Kosaraju, Phanindra Kumar (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Protection of bridges from blast load due to terrorist attacks or accidental explosions is necessary. For this we require to study the performance of a bridge when blast loads are applied above the deck slab. The ...
  • "Whatever you do, fund the band": The History and Continuing Implementation of the 1921 Iowa Band Law 

    Jenkins, Derek Michael (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    For years, community bands had two methods of receiving the requisite funds needed for operation during the concert season: donations from local businesses or the “pass-the-hat” method. The money was used to finance ...
  • "Loving all People Regardless of Race, Creed, or Color": James L. Delk and the Lost History of Pentecostal Interracialism 

    Brown, Kenan Aaron (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Many historians of Pentecostalism have observed that following the initial potential for interracial religion among early Pentecostals following the Azusa Street Revival in 1906, most white Pentecostals progressively ...
  • 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 Attentional Demands of Positive Reappraisal in a Dual Task Paradigm 

    Wiese, Andrew D. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Emotion regulation refers to the ability to modulate experienced and expressed emotions. A specific emotion regulation strategy, cognitive reappraisal, has received extensive attention in the literature, as the strategy ...
  • Graph Format Effects in Processing Health Outcome Information 

    Poirier, Mark W. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Decision support tools that incorporate predictive risk estimates can be used to assist patients and their families in making better-informed choices about treatment options. The format utilized to present predictive ...

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