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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Just war, legitimate authority and non-State actors 

    Campbell, Luke Bradley, 1985- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-06-08)
    In the classical just war tradition, legitimate authority is central to the just use of force. This tradition is consistent with the argument, as posited by Augustine and Aquinas, that legitimate authority is the guiding ...
  • Life without my head 

    Abernathy, Piper Lynn (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-24)
    This book of poems understands the human body as artifice, a device to broadcast and receive pain, even as it promises great pleasure. Here, this device is mostly female: a hyper-sexualized screensaver for a voyeuristic ...
  • Living and acting in Kansas City versus Southern California 

    DeSeure, Erin Kimberly, 1986- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-31)
    The purpose of this thesis is to compare theatre students' and recent theatre student alumni's descriptions of acting opportunities in Kansas City versus Southern California. Students from Southern California and Kansas ...
  • Love and Reform: a chamber operetta 

    Gagnon, Ryan (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-23)
    "Love and Reform" is a chamber operetta composed from a libretto written by the composer for female narrator, soprano, tenor, bass, and string quintet. The drama is an Epicurean satire concerning the imagined afterlife ...
  • Network partition for switched industrial ethernet using combined search heuristics 

    Boda, Vamshidhar Reddy (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-06-06)
    A large industrial company needs a cost efficient telecommunication network to support heavy telecommunication needs among its different departments which are distributed in various locations. Because of the huge amount ...
  • A new constraint-based algorithm to learn Bayesian network structure from data: Control of Spurious Pairwise Information (CSPI) 

    Andrade, Pablo de Morais (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-06-01)
    A Bayesian network is a directed acyclic graphical representation of a set of variables. This representation occupies the middle ground between a causal network and a simple list of pairwise correlations by including ...
  • Perceptions of gender in English news pamphlets 1660-1700 

    Fogarty, Kimberly Ann, 1980- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-18)
    Sensational murders were a popular topic for news pamphlets in England from the sixteenth century to the nineteenth. Early pamphlets are characterized by religious and dramatic imagery, but beginning in the late seventeenth ...
  • Pray for the lights to go out: the portrayal of Blacks in Kansas City published sheet music 

    Ogunmola, AnnaMarie Lois, 1982- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-20)
    This study examines sixteen pieces of sheet music published in Kansas City, Missouri, dating from the 1880s through the 1930s. The pieces are located in the LaBudde Special Collections at the University of Missouri-Kansas ...
  • The relationship between police and citizen collaboration regarding crime in multifamily rental complexes 

    Villa, Josie Lee, 1986- (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2011-05-06)
    The goal of the police is to be effective and efficient in controlling crime. The community needs to be involved in this endeavor. Through community oriented policing with an emphasis in problem oriented policing, this ...