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  • Active Mobile Interface for smart health 

    Gorla, Pratima (2013)
    Computer interfaces are rapidly evolving beyond the traditional keyboard-mouse-monitor triad. The widespread availability of touch screens and voice recognition software has made it possible to execute commands in many ...
  • Assessment of HEC-18 equations for NCHRP abutment scour based on Kansas field data 

    Ambrose, Jacob Andrew (2013)
    Bridge failures are caused by many different failure mechanisms, not the least of which is scour. Scour occurs due to the erosion of streambed or bank material due to flowing water and is often considered as being ...
  • Bed degradation of the lower Missouri River 

    Morgan, Jacob Alan (2013-06-04)
    The phenomenon of bed degradation can be due to a multiplicity of causes, but ultimately reflects a change in either the sediment input or sediment transport capacity of a system. Causes for the accelerated rate of degradation ...
  • But Rather Becomes 

    Grist, James Edgar (2013)
    This collection of female-driven short fiction explores the ways that girls and women are victimized, excluded, empowered, misled, or left to their own devices within contemporary patriarchal American culture. Feminist ...
  • Caricature as the record of medical history in eighteenth-century London 

    Brooks, Barbara (2013)
    This thesis examines two disparate developments that began in sixteenth-century Renaissance Italy and converged in almost inconceivable ways in eighteenth-century London. One of these developments was the public study of ...
  • A comparison of soil characteristics in relation to success of a restored prairie 

    Krabbe, Stephen M. (2013)
    The Department of Energy's Weldon Spring Site began as an ordinance site and later became a uranium processing facility. Remediation of hazardous waste resulted in an on-site disposal cell and approximately 150 surrounding ...
  • Constructing massive blue elliptical galaxies in the local universe 

    Haines, Tim (2013)
    Over cosmic time, galaxy mass assembly has transitioned from low-mass, starforming disk galaxies to massive, quiescent elliptical galaxies. The merger hypothesis for the formation of new elliptical galaxies provides one ...
  • Cooperative relaying in cellular networks for improving receiver diversity and cell radius 

    Marepally, Venkat Reddy (2013)
    Wireless network sharing has been the principal idea in the recent developments of wireless communication systems not only for improvement in capacity, data rates and coverage area but when considering an emergency service ...
  • Crafting the past: the appropriation of found photography in the African-American revisionist art of Betye Saar 

    Wilson, Megan Kathryn (2013)
    This thesis uses Betye Saar as a lens through which to explore how contemporary black artists address negative, inaccurate, or incomplete perspectives of African-American history. It will focus on the popular trend of ...
  • Current-mode CMOS hybrid image sensor 

    Benyhesan, Mohammad Kassim (2013)
    Digital imaging is growing rapidly making Complimentary Metal-Oxide-Semi conductor (CMOS) image sensor-based cameras indispensable in many modern life devices like cell phones, surveillance devices, personal computers, ...
  • Daniel H. Burnham: his legacy to American architecture 

    Andrews, Cynthia Courtney Whitlock (2013)
    This thesis will identify artistic sensibilities and leadership characteristics of the American architect Daniel H. Burnham (1846-1912). It will assert that this particular architect had enormous impact on urbanism in the ...
  • Dawn of Spring for full orchestra 

    Jiang, Yu (2013)
    The orchestral work Dawn of Spring was inspired by a poem with the same title, which was written by MENG Haoran, one of the most famous ancient Chinese poets during the Tang dynasty. The poet described a lively picture ...
  • The Death Of Greater Man 

    Salestrom, Nicholas George (2013)
    While many of the stories in this collection deal with the population and physical space of the state of Nebraska (both in the current era and in speculation on the state’s future), every story in the collection deals ...
  • Der Struwwelpeter: a song cycle for soprano and chamber ensemble 

    Gagnon, Gregory Michael (2013)
    Der Struwwelpeter: A Song Cycle for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble, sets seven of the stories from the iconic, mid-19th century children's story by Heinrich Hoffmann. The text set is from a widely published, anonymous ...
  • Enantioselective hydrolysis of 1-arylpropargylic esters by enzymatic kinetic resolution and dynamic kinetic resolution of 1-arylallylic esters 

    Nelson, Keegan Gregory (2013)
    Chiral 1-arylprop-2-en-1-ols and 1-arylprop-2-yn-1-ols are useful building blocks for modern pharmaceuticals. Previous work has found that enzyme catalysis is a potential new enantioselective synthetic route to the former. ...
  • Falsetto With Sour Cherries 

    Varanka, Barbara Kristina (2013)
    In this master thesis, the candidate presents her collection of original poems, accompanied by a critical introduction, which explains her writing and revision process. In the critical introduction, careful attention ...
  • The Fiction We Make Between Us 

    Myers, Marcus (2013)
    This manuscript contains two sections, “Quiet Project” and “Notes for a Memoir,” each of which could later expand into a separate chapbook, or a section of a book, of poems. In the first section, “Quiet Project”, the ...
  • Francis A. Schaeffer : the force behind the evangelical takeover of the Republican Party in America 

    Broomfield, Charles S. (2013)
    Over the last 40 years or so, Americans have been involved in a religious/political struggle that has divided the nation. The struggle has impacted American government, culture, the economy, and international relations. ...
  • Geochemical evaluation of the Younger Dryas Boundary (YDB) impact hypothesis, El Carrizal Baja California Sur, Mexico 

    Stone, Matthew W. (2013)
    The Younger Dryas Boundary (YDB) extraterrestrial impact hypothesis is purported to have triggered the Younger Dryas stadial and coincides with the Pleistocene extinction and disappearance of the Clovis Paleo-Indian ...
  • A gestural human computer interface for Smart Health 

    Ginjupalli, Sowmya (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2013-03-19)
    For centuries, man was forced to live a highly active lifestyle with food being a precious commodity. Technological advances in the past few decades have resulted in increasingly sedentary lifestyles and a surfeit of ...