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  1. Essays in Empirical Auctions and Partially Identified Econometric Models

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    Description: Chapter 1: (Bounds on the Counterfactual Revenue Distributions in Auctions with Reserve Prices) In first-price auctions with interdependent bidder values, the distributions of private signals and values cannot be uniquely recovered from bids in Bayesian Nash equilibria. Non-identification invalidates structural analyses that rely on exact identification of the model primitives....
    Keyword: Economics
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: Xun Tang
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-18
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  2. Large Scale Complex Protein Synthesis Networks: Modeling and Analysis of Translation Elongation Behavior

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    Description: The genetic information in DNA is transcribed to mRNA and then translated to proteins, which form the building blocks of life. Translation, or protein synthesis, is hence a central cellular process. Decades of experimentation have elucidated a vast wealth of molecular information about discrete translation steps, but the sheer complexity...
    Keyword: Chemical Engineering
    Subject: Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Creator: Hermioni Zouridis
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-11
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  3. Beside the Point: Places in Nabokov's The Gift

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    Description: Beside the Point: Places in Nabokov's The Gift Peter-John Thomas This dissertation is devoted to the habits of thought embodied in Vladimir Nabokov's last Russian novel, The Gift. Nabokov is famous for creating intricate verbal structures which, however, resist conversion into rigorous propositions. Two major categories of critical response have...
    Keyword: Slavic and East European and Literature
    Subject: Slavic Languages and Literatures
    Creator: Peter John Thomas
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-10
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  4. Radio ways: Society, locality, and FM technology in Koutiala, Mali

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    Description: This study in media anthropology uses participant observation, interviews, questionnaires, and recorded broadcasts to analyze how people use FM radio technology in the Koutiala area of southeast Mali, and particularly how they use FM radio to produce locality by relating audience members to one another, to the dominant national culture,...
    Keyword: technology, politics, Media anthropology, language ideology, cultural representation, and Africa
    Subject: Anthropology
    Creator: Craig Tower
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-02
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  5. The Effects of a Behavioral Weight-Loss Intervention on Barriers to Physical Activity in Obese African-American Wome

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    Description: Background: More than 81 percent of African-American women are overweight or obese. In addition to being heavier than Whites, African-Americans have a harder time losing weight and are less likely to engage in physical activity. A growing body of literature suggests several barriers to physical activity that prevent African-American women...
    Keyword: Clinical and Psychology
    Subject: Clinical Psychology
    Creator: Allison Lynne Thompson
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2007-09-05
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  6. Mechanisms regulating astrogliosis and functional recovery following spinal cord injury

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    Description: The studies in this thesis are directed towards defining the signaling mechanisms that regulate astrogliosis after SCI and towards developing potential therapeutic techniques for modifying this process. The central hypothesis is that alteration of the extracellular milieu after SCI can limit the deleterious effects of glial scar formation and enhance...
    Keyword: Biology
    Subject: Neuroscience Institute Graduate Program
    Creator: Vibhu Vinodchandra Sahni
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-25
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  7. Optical Switching via Quantum Interference Effects in a Multilevel Atomic System

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    Description: All-optical switches have far reaching applications in both quantum and classical information processing. Most current all-optical switches depend on intense interactions between light and nonlinear media which may be extremely inefficient. The need for high switching beam powers have prevented all-optical switching from being very useful in most applications. Our...
    Keyword: Nano-fiber, optical switching, and Laser cooling
    Subject: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Creator: Ken Salit
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  8. Nonlinear Dynamics of Interacting Interfaces in Electrochemical and Biological Systems

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    Description: Interfacial phenomena play a considerable role in many physical, chemical and biological systems. Some of these systems exhibit interaction of several interfaces. This thesis contains a study of two types of systems characterized by interacting interfaces. First, a theory of the formation of nanoscale porous structures in oxides of metals...
    Keyword: Mathematics
    Subject: Applied Mathematics
    Creator: Christine Sample
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-03
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  9. The Extended Finite Element Method for Special Problems with Moving Interfaces

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    Description: Problems involving irregularly shaped domains or embedded interfaces occur in a wide range of mathematical models. These include models in computational biology, fluid mechanics, and solidification. Numerical solutions for this type of problem can be difficult to obtain, and therefore a variety of methods have been devised to solve them....
    Keyword: Solidification, Film Thinning, Level Set, Biofilm, and X-FEM
    Subject: Applied Mathematics
    Creator: Bryan Smith
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-09
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  10. INSULARITE, MIGRATION ET IDENTITE AU SEIN DE LA LITTERATURE ET DU CINEMA ANTILLAIS CONTEMPORAINS

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    Description: My dissertation, entitled "Mobile Islands: Home, Migrancy and Identity in French Caribbean Narratives", examines the representation of home, space and migration in French-Caribbean literature and film. Using original narratives of Guadeloupean and Martinican writers and filmmakers, I demonstrate that the sociological phenomenon of mobility between the Caribbean and France has...
    Keyword: exile, French Caribbean, insularity, and migration
    Subject: Comparative Literary Studies
    Creator: Stephanie M Silvestre
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-29
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  11. Computational Design and Analysis of High Strength Austenitic TRIP Steels for Blast Protection Applications

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    Description: Recent assessment of material property requirements for blast resistant applications, especially for the naval ship hulls, has defined the need to design steels with high stretch ductility and fragment penetration resistance, along with high strength and adequate toughness. Using a system based computational materials design approach, two series of austenitic...
    Keyword: Engineering
    Subject: Materials Science and Engineering
    Creator: Padmanava Sadhukhan
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-26
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  12. Multiple Modes of Voluntary Visual Attention: Analysis of Within Test Reliability, Between Group Differences, and the Interrelationships Among Tests of Voluntary Visual Attention.

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    Description: The majority of research on voluntary visual attention has focused primarily on specific attentional processes. While we know much about individual attentional abilities such as shifting attention among spatial locations, tracking multiple objects and maintaining attention for specific targets, we know little about how these attentional processes relate to one...
    Keyword: Psychology
    Subject: Psychology
    Creator: KatieAnn KatieAnn
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-30
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  13. QUANTIFICATION OF BIOMASS ACCUMULATION ON BUILDING SURFACES THROUGH SIMULATION OF NATURAL MODES OF DEPOSITION

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    Description: Microbiological dating of a crack's age depends upon establishing a viable method of sampling biomass from surfaces. Age is based upon the hypothesis that the amount of biomass on a given crack surface is proportional to the time that has passed since the surface was exposed. Presented herein is the...
    Keyword: Concrete, Crack Dating, Biomass Quantification, and Confocal Microscopy
    Subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Creator: Laura Sullivan-Green
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-19
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  14. Essays in Economic Theory

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    Description: The main theme of this dissertation are departures from standard assumptions in economic theory, specifically, departures from the model of subjective expected utility in decision theory. Part 1 axiomatizes the robust control criterion of multiplier preferences introduced by Hansen and Sargent (2001). The axiomatization shows that the class of multiplier...
    Keyword: Economics
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: Tomasz J Strzalecki
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-19
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  15. Essays on the Econometric Theory of Rank Regressions

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    Description: Several semiparametric estimators recently developed in the econometrics literature are based on the rank correlation between the dependent and explanatory variables. Examples include the maximum rank correlation estimator (MRC) of Han (1987), the monotone rank estimator (MR) of Cavanagh and Sherman (1998), the pairwise-difference rank estimators (PDR) of Abrevaya (2003),...
    Keyword: Bootstrap, Maximum rank correlation estimator, Efficiency, U-Processes, Monotone rank estimator, and Semiparametric models
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: Viktor Yevgenyevich Subbotin
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-25
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  16. Catalyst Nuclearity Effects in Olefin Polymerization

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    Description: The new binuclear organo-zirconium and -titanium metal complexes {2,7-di-[(2,6diisopropylphenyl)imino]-1,8-naphthalenediolato group 4 metal complexes {1,8-(O)2C10H4-2,7[CH=N(2,6-iPr2C6H3)]2}Zr2Cl6(THF)2 (FI2-Zr2) and {1,8-(O)2C10H4-2,7-[CH=N(2,6- i 2 t Pr2C6H3)]2}Ti2Cl6(THF)2 (FI -Ti2) are compared to the mononuclear analogues {3- Bu-2(O)C6H3CH=N(2,6-iPr2C6H3)}ZrCl3(THF) (FI-Zr1) and {3-tBu-2-(O)C6H3CH=N(2,6- i Pr2C6H3)}TiCl3(THF) (FI-Ti1), respectively, in ethylene polymerization and ethylene + olefin copolymerization processes. The comonomers studied...
    Keyword: methylenecycloalkane, polymerization, bimetallic, phenoxyiminato, and olefin
    Subject: Chemistry
    Creator: Michael R Salata
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-12
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  17. E. coli RNA helicase DbpA and its role in assembly of the large subunit of the ribosome

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    Description: Assembly of the large and small subunits of the <em>E. coli</em> ribosome is a complicated process that involves transcription, processing, and modifying of the ribosomal RNA, the binding of ribosomal proteins, and the folding of the particles into complex structures. A number of ribosome assembly factors, including maturation factors, GTPases,...
    Keyword: Chemistry
    Subject: Interdepartmental Biological Sciences Program
    Creator: Lisa Marie Sharpe Elles
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-11
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  18. Authority, Quotation, and Collective Composition in 20th and 21st Century U.S. Theatre and Drama

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    Description: My dissertation argues that certain continuities among U.S. theatre collectives in the 20th and 21st centuries have gone unnoticed largely because the aesthetics and politics of these companies are seemingly so unrelated. These continuities, which connect the 1960s' anarcho-pacifist spectacles of the Living Theatre to the contemporary "community" theatre of...
    Keyword: O'Neill, Cornerstone, SITI Company, and Living Theatre
    Subject: English
    Creator: Scott Proudfit
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-23
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  19. Predictive Activity in Macaque Frontal Eye Field Neurons During Standard and Natural Scene Searching

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    Description: Saccades are rapid eye movements that bring visual images into focus by placing them on the fovea. The control of accurate and precise saccades is essential for normal visual perception of the world around us. Disruptions in saccade production are the hallmark of several neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and...
    Keyword: natural images, movement sequence, visual search, saccade, planning, and scanning
    Subject: Neuroscience Institute Graduate Program
    Creator: Adam Phillips
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-24
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  20. Analysis of Latent Membrane Protein (LMP) 2A Signaling Through Src Family Kinases and the Role of LMP2B in Modulating LMP2A Signaling

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    Description: Latent membrane protein 2A (LMP2A) and LMP2B are viral proteins expressed during Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) latency in EBV-infected B cells both in cell culture and in vivo. Although Lyn has been shown to be important in mediating LMP2A signaling, it is still unclear if Lyn is used preferentially or if...
    Keyword: Molecular and Biology
    Subject: Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences
    Creator: Mark Rovedo
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-03
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  21. A Brain-Machine Interface for Regaining Control of a Paralyzed Arm: A Primate Model of Cortically Controlled Functional Electrical Stimulation

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    Description: A critical challenge in improving the quality of life for spinal cord injury survivors is to restore the capacity to grasp and manipulate objects. While progress has been made to restore hand function by using functional electrical stimulation (FES) to activate muscles, providing the means to control the multiple degrees...
    Keyword: Engineering and Biomedical
    Subject: Biomedical Engineering
    Creator: Eric Pohlmeyer
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-28
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  22. Essays on Education, Policy, and Household Formation

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    Description: This thesis is organized into three essays, each with particular insights involving public policy and family formation: In the first essay, I address the well-documented correlation between the prestige of the university and the labor market income of its graduates by investigating whether a possible medium for this effect is...
    Keyword: Divorce, Marriage, Education, Financial Aid, and College Major
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: Benjamin Walter Bohdan Passty
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  23. The Private and Public Effects of School Reform

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    Description: The expansion of public education at the beginning of the twentieth century had a profound effect on the American economy. This dissertation explores the impact of changing educational institutions on both individuals and communities with a study of Iowa during its introduction of modern grammar schools and high schools during...
    Keyword: History and Economics
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: John Michael Parman
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-26
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  24. The Responsiveness of Prices to Aggregate Technology Shocks and Monetary Policy Shocks

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    Description: I show that the speed of price adjustment to aggregate technology shocks is substantially larger than to monetary policy shocks. In the context of large Bayesian Vector Autoregression models, I establish that aggregate and disaggregate prices adjust very quickly to technology shocks, while they only respond sluggishly to monetary policy...
    Keyword: difference in price responsiveness, sticky prices, real effects of monetary policy shocks, aggregate technology shocks, and rational inattention
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: Luigi Paciello
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-07
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  25. Differences in Conceptual Organization Among Types of Wine Experts: The Impact of Goals on Representation

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    Description: Most cognitive research on conceptual structure has studied undergraduate populations and either natural (biological) or artificial (experiment-specific) categories. This project investigates how people with extensive, rich knowledge about a complex real-world domain organize and use that knowledge. The research extends prior work on differences among types of experts within biological...
    Keyword: wine, expertise, categorization, reasoning, and inductive inference
    Subject: Psychology
    Creator: Julia Beth Proffitt
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-02
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  26. Tissue Engineering Scaffolds for Protein and DNA Delivery: A Platform for Islet Transplantation

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    Description: Tissue engineering offers a promising approach for the replacement of diseased or injured tissues, and is based upon the premise that cells can be induced to form new tissues when presented with the appropriate set of environmental cues. Polymer scaffolds play a central role in most tissue engineering strategies by...
    Keyword: Engineering
    Subject: Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Creator: Christopher Rives
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-21
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  27. Science-Based Design of High-Performance Bubblegum

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    Description: A multicomponent bimodal poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc) polymer composite has been scientifically designed to increase biaxial plastic flow stabilization for the achievement of large biaxial deformations. For this, a systems-based approach was used for the computational materials design of a high performance bubblegum whose mean in-vivo bubble diameter exceeds that of...
    Keyword: Engineering
    Subject: Materials Science and Engineering
    Creator: Leslie Dale Morget
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-25
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  28. Light Field Modulation for Enhanced Image Capture and Projection

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    Description: The light field is a 4D function that describes the flow of light in all directions through every point in free space. Digital cameras only capture a 2D projection of the 4D light field entering the camera lens. In this dissertation I modify the light field as it enters a...
    Keyword: agile spectrum, super-resolution, multispectral, and light fields
    Subject: Computer Science
    Creator: Ankit Mohan
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-08
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  29. Metal-organic frameworks as hydrogen storage materials: effects of framework reduction and cation doping

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    Description: The safe and efficient storage of hydrogen is possibly the chief obstacle to its use as a fuel on a large scale. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are well poised to provide unique solutions to hydrogen storage, and gas storage in general, a result of their crystalline, porous networks that present the...
    Keyword: Zn paddlewheel, heat of adsorption, metal-organic frameworks, hydrogen storage, doping, and adsorption
    Subject: Chemistry
    Creator: Karen Lynn Mulfort
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-30
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  30. Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Colloidal Gold Nanoprisms

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    Description: Au nanoprisms are a new type of inorganic nanoparticle that is particularly interesting because these particles can be made in high yield, are composed of a metal with well known surface chemistry, exhibit strong, architecture and environment-sensitive optical features, and have well-defined crystallographic facets. All of these features make Au...
    Keyword: nanoprism, gold, anisotropic, synthesis, nanotechnology, and quadrupole
    Subject: Chemistry
    Creator: Jill Erin Millstone
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-29
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  31. Microparticle Manipulation in Optical Lattices

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    Description: With the interference of several coherent beams, a periodical potential is produced for the particles trapped inside. The theoretical calculations show that the optical force applied on the particle in such optical lattice is in sinusoidal form. The force amplitudes vary greatly depending on the ratio of the particle size...
    Keyword: brownian motion, colloidal crystal, Optical tweezers, interferometer, and particle separations
    Subject: Physics and Astronomy
    Creator: Weiqiang Mu
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/18/2018
    Date Modified: 09/18/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-29
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  32. Forest Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial Kenya, 1940-1990s

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    Description: Forest Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial Kenya, 1940-1990s Alphonse Omondi Otieno In the period 1940-1990s, the Kenyan forestry policy evolved from an emphasis on preservation to a combination of programs which embodied both rural Africans' interests and practices and state interests in environmental issues. Using four cases from the western...
    Keyword: Negotiations, Forestr, Intersections, yPreservation, History, Contests, and African
    Subject: History
    Creator: Alphonse Omondi Otieno
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-31
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  33. Tell Me Thy Company: Inter-Organizational Relations in the United Nations System

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    Description: For all its significance in world affairs, the United Nations is full of paradoxes. As a system - i.e. as a collection of independent yet interrelated entities - its contradictions derive from the juxtaposition of forces encouraging fragmentation and calls for improved harmonization. On its part, the reality of inter-organizational...
    Keyword: interorganizational relations, United Nations, and international organizations
    Subject: Political Science
    Creator: Barbara Murphy
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-17
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  34. Activity- and drug-induced plasticity of synaptic and intrinsic properties in pyramidal neurons of the rat hippocampus

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    Description: The vertebrate brain, which is made up of a vast array of individual neurons, is responsible for controlling numerous functions and behaviors, including distinguishing between visual cues, learning to navigate in a new environment, or making complex decisions. These neurons form specific networks that receive, process, and integrate chemical and...
    Keyword: memory, subiculum, tmetabotropic, plasticity, burst, and amphetamine
    Subject: Neuroscience Institute Graduate Program
    Creator: Shannon Jessie Moore
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-04
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  35. Essays in Empirical Analysis of Consumer Behavior and its Impact on Retailer's Optimal Strategies

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    Description: I examine how consumers' purchase' decisions and intentions of purchases are affected by uncertainty about future deals (temporary price cuts or sales) for a product and how these results affect retailers' optimal pricing and marketing strategies. First I look at the effects of uncertainty about the timing of deals (i.e....
    Keyword: deals, pricing, consumer behavior, retailer, and uncertainty
    Subject: Managerial Economics and Strategy
    Creator: Priscilla Yung Medeiros
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-18
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  36. The Modulation of Magnetic Properties In Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agents using Enzymes

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    Description: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an advanced imaging modality that is experiencing increasing popularity in clinical and experimental settings. MRI enjoys the benefit of high-resolution, the use of non-ionizing radiation, and the ability to distinguish between soft tissues. MR imaging is enhanced with the use of Gd3+ chelated contrast agents;...
    Keyword: Chemistry
    Subject: Chemistry
    Creator: Paul J Lee
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-30
    Rights: In Copyright
  37. System-Level Synthesis and Verification

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    Description: As device sizes decrease, more functionality can be placed in an integrated circuit. Therefore, the design complexity of these circuits increases. To deal with complexity, designers move to higher abstraction levels. Currently, the highest abstraction level is the system-level. In our work we investigate the synthesis and verification problem at...
    Keyword: Engineering and Computer Science
    Subject: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Creator: Nikolaos Liveris
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-02
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  38. Do Stock Mergers Create Value for Acquires?

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    Description: This dissertation studies whether stock mergers creates value for acquirers. The first chapter of this dissertation conducts a comprehensive review of the existing merger literature relevant to this topic. It includes existing merger theories, empirical studies on whether mergers are value destroying or value creating, and methodological issues on empirical...
    Keyword: Finance and Economics
    Subject: Finance
    Creator: Qi Lu
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-02
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  39. Mechanistic Modeling of Polymer Pyrolysis: Investigation of Intrinsic Kinetics, Reaction Pathways, and Structural Heterogeneities

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    Description: Resource recovery is a promising category of polymer recycling where polymeric waste is converted via thermal or chemical means to monomer and chemical feedstocks. Specifically, pyrolysis is an attractive method because of its simplicity and ability to handle a heterogeneous feedstock. Polymer pyrolysis is characterized by a complex free radical...
    Keyword: Chemical Engineering
    Subject: Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Creator: Seth Elon Levine
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-29
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  40. Design and Production of Protein-Based Polymers for Application as Drag-Tags in Free-Solution DNA Sequencing

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    Description: End-Labeled Free-Solution Electrophoresis, or ELFSE, is an alternative strategy for DNA sequencing that proposes to eliminate the need for a viscous sieving matrix for size-based DNA separation. In this bioconjugate method, a perturbing entity or "drag-tag" is attached to differently sized DNA fragments produced by the Sanger reaction. This drag-tag...
    Keyword: End-labeled free-solution electrophoresis, DNA sequencing, protein polymer, and bioconjugation
    Subject: Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Creator: Jennifer Lin
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-20
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    Resource Type: Dissertation
  41. Biofilm Modeling for Wastewater Treatment: Multiple Species and Multiple Components

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    Description: This work explores the development and implementation of a biofilm model for multiple solid species and multiple dissolved components. The model makes use of several different advanced numerical methods in order to achieve the goal of describing the behavior of biofilms growing in wastewater treatment reactors. Using the model we...
    Keyword: EPS, soluble microbial products, multi-species, multi-component, and biofilm
    Subject: Applied Mathematics
    Creator: Brian Vernon Merkey
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-04
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  42. Mechanism of Nuclear Import of a Smooth Muscle Cell-Specific Plasmid Vector for Gene Therapy

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    Description: Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. While many therapies have been used to treat vascular disease symptomatically, gene therapy offers a means of treating the molecular dysfunctions driving disease pathogenesis. Unfortunately, gene therapy has achieved only modest therapeutic success in clinical trials due to a...
    Keyword: nuclear localization signal, plasmid, nuclear import, karyopherins, and gene therapy
    Subject: Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences
    Creator: Aaron Michael Miller
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  43. Structural and Functional Analyses of Herpes Simplex Virus Type1 Glycoproteins B and L, Two Essential Components of the Viral Fusogenic Complex

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    Description: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection of host cells requires virus attachment to the cell surface and subsequent membrane fusion between the virus envelope and host cell membrane to deliver the nucleocapsid containing the viral genome into the host cell. A proposed mechanism for HSV glycoprotein-induced membrane fusion is gD binding...
    Keyword: Biology
    Subject: Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences
    Creator: Erick Lin
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-17
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    Resource Type: Dissertation
  44. Charge Dynamics in New Architectures for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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    Description: The promise of a clean, renewable, and abundant energy supply make the efficient conversion of solar energy to electricity a compelling scientific and societal goal. In the following chapters, I will describe my efforts to advance one class of photovoltaic technology, dye-sensitized solar cells, by demonstration and characterization of unexplored...
    Keyword: Architectures, Energy, Dynamics, Solar, Dye-Sensitized, and Photovoltaic
    Subject: Chemistry
    Creator: Alex Martinson
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-11
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  45. Effects of chitosan on the alignment, morphology and shape of calcite crystals nucleating under Langmuir monolayers

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    Description: The mechanisms governing selective CaCO3 crystal nucleation in living organisms remain unclear. For example, nacreous layers from the inner surfaces of shells are built as brick-and-mortar complexes of plate-like aragonite single crystals and organic layers. Unstable [001] surfaces of calcite columns in prismatic layers are also stabilized by organic molecules....
    Keyword: SEM, Chitosan, Calcite, Grazing incidence x-ray diffraction, Biomineralization, and Langmuir monolayer
    Subject: Physics and Astronomy
    Creator: Kyungil Kim
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-21
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  46. Three Essays in Theory of Vertical Contracting and Extensive Form Games

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    Description: In the first chapter we analyze profits and efficiency implications of a relation between an upstream duopoly and downstream monopoly in Hotelling linear city model. While exclusive contracts maximize the monopolist's profit, at the same time socially they are inefficient. Linear prices, while more efficient, usually also do not achieve...
    Keyword: Economics
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: Jakub Kaluzny
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-08
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    Resource Type: Dissertation
  47. Determining the Functions of the Cytosolic Domains of mu1B

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    Description: Polarized epithelial cells are divided by tight junctions into an apical membrane domain, which faces the lumen of an organ, and a basolateral domain, which is in contact with underlying connective tissues. To establish and maintain polarity, newly synthesized and recycling transmembrane proteins are sorted to either the apical or...
    Keyword: epithelial cells, PI(3, 4, 5)P3, recycling endosome, AP-1B, and protein trafficking
    Subject: Interdepartmental Biological Sciences Program
    Creator: Shelby King
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/17/2018
    Date Modified: 09/17/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-06
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  48. The Hertz-VPM Polarimeter and Applications of Multiwavelength Polarimetry

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    Description: We present initial results from Hertz/VPM, the first submillimeter polarimeter employing the dual Variable-delay Polarization Modulator (dual-VPM). This device differs from previously used polarization modulators in that it operates in translation rather than mechanical rotation. We discuss the basic theory behind this device, and its potential advantages over the commonly...
    Keyword: submillimeter polarimetry, polarization modulation, and protoplanetary disks
    Subject: Physics and Astronomy
    Creator: Megan M Krejny
    Owner: Jason Christ Chandra
    Date Uploaded: 09/16/2018
    Date Modified: 09/16/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-13
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  49. Essays on Identification in Econometric Models

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    Description: This dissertation consists of three essays on the identification analysis of econometric models. The first essay explores the identification question in semiparametric binary response models when all regressors have discrete support. I suggest a recursive procedure that finds sharp bounds on the parameter of interest and can be applied to...
    Keyword: Econometrics and Economics
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: Tatiana Komarova
    Owner: Jason Christ Chandra
    Date Uploaded: 09/16/2018
    Date Modified: 09/16/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-24
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  50. New Techniques for Managing Audio-to-Video Translation

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    Description: The idea of the unity of audition and vision has been a topic of interest since the time of ancient Greece. Investigation of this idea has continued to grow in many areas, especially in psychology, music, visual art, and computer science, most notably since the invention of the world's earliest...
    Keyword: constant-Q filter bank analysis, match between auditory and visual parameters, audio-to-visual instruments, and transformation algorithms
    Subject: Music Theory
    Creator: Mikyung Kim
    Owner: Jason Christ Chandra
    Date Uploaded: 09/16/2018
    Date Modified: 09/16/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-22
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  51. Breakout Reactions from the CNO-cycle

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    Description: Breakout reactions from the CNO cycles leading into the rp-process in explosive stellar hydrogen burning environments have been studied using the Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS). Earlier work is reported and summarized with an introduction to the beam, target and detector development in the nuclear astrophysics group at Argonne...
    Keyword: CNO cycle breakout reactions, experimental nuclear astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, and nuclear reactions
    Subject: Physics and Astronomy
    Creator: Louis J Jisonna
    Owner: Jason Christ Chandra
    Date Uploaded: 09/16/2018
    Date Modified: 09/16/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-06
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  52. Understanding the composite practice that forms when classrooms take up the practice of scientific argumentation

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    Description: Traditional classroom practices communicate epistemic commitments and goals that might be contrary to those needed for meaningful participation in scientific inquiry practices. In this dissertation, I explore how traditional classroom practices influence students' participation in the practice of scientific argumentation. I address this through a two-pronged approach. First, given that...
    Keyword: classroom culture, curriculum development, scientific argumentation, classroom discourse, and design research
    Subject: Education and Social Policy - Learning Sciences
    Creator: Leema G Kuhn
    Owner: Jason Christ Chandra
    Date Uploaded: 09/16/2018
    Date Modified: 09/16/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-14
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  53. Synaptic integration in excitable CA1 pyramidal neuron dendrites

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    Description: A pyramidal neuron receives thousands of inputs spread throughout its dendritic tree, which it must integrate into a decision about whether or not to fire action-potential output. Since action potentials are the primary means by which these neurons communicate with their network partners, understanding this input-output relationship is critical for...
    Keyword: Biology and Neuroscience
    Subject: Interdepartmental Biological Sciences Program
    Creator: Yael Katz
    Owner: Jason Christ Chandra
    Date Uploaded: 09/16/2018
    Date Modified: 09/16/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-29
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  54. Plato's Grounds for Philosophy: The Virtues of Dialectic in the Later Dialogues

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    Description: This dissertation consists of three self-standing essays, each of which focuses on a dialogue from Plato's later period. Together, they touch on some of his well-known views in metaphysics and moral psychology, from his theory of forms to his theory of the tripartite soul. But the topic that unifies these...
    Keyword: dialectic, philosophical method, and Plato
    Subject: Philosophy
    Creator: Tushar Irani
    Owner: Jason Christ Chandra
    Date Uploaded: 09/16/2018
    Date Modified: 09/16/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-06
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  55. Essays on Mechanism Design with Limited Communication and Congestion in Global Games

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    Description: In the first part of the dissertation I study mechanism design under limited communication. Chapter 1 offers a detailed analysis of auctions with simultaneous limited communication. I solve for both welfare and revenue maximizing equilibria. The striking feature of optimal equilibria is that they are asymmetric even when the setup...
    Keyword: Economics
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: Nenad Kos
    Owner: Jason Christ Chandra
    Date Uploaded: 09/16/2018
    Date Modified: 09/16/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-21
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  56. The Regulation of Infection-Induced Cardiac Autoimmunity and Natural Dissemination of Trypanosoma cruzi in Experimental Chagas Heart Disease

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    Description: Chagas heart disease, caused by infection with the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, is still regarded as a major public health problem in Central and South America. The finding of cardiac specific autoimmunity during infection in both humans and experimental animals has provided a basis for investigation of its potential role...
    Keyword: Myosin, Cardiac, Trypanosoma cruzi, Luminescence, Chagas, and Autoimmunity
    Subject: Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences
    Creator: Kenneth Vincent Hyland
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-10
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  57. Effects of Applied Music Composition and Improvisation Assignments on Sight-Reading Ability, Learning in Music Theory and Quality in Soprano Recorder Playing

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    Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of applied improvisation and composition assignments that were related to and reinforcing of curriculum content on fifth-grade students' ability to sight-read traditional music notation, ability to learn to play the soprano recorder, and understanding of music theory. Specifically, the research...
    Keyword: recorder, divergent, composition, creativity, convergent, and learning
    Subject: Music Education
    Creator: Lois Veenhoven Guderian
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-04
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  58. Investigation of Phosphorus Cycle Dynamics Associated With Organic Carbon Burial in Modern (North Pacific) and Ancient (Devonian and Cretaceous) Marine Systems; Strengths and Limitations of Sequentially Extracted (SEDEX) Phosphorus Data

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    Description: Periods of time characterized by widespread accumulation of organic carbon (Corg) -rich deposits have been interpreted to form as a result of increased rates of marine primary production and oxygen-deficient conditions in bottom and pore waters. Yet, debates persist regarding the source of nutrients (in particular phosphorus (P)) to marine...
    Keyword: Geology
    Subject: Geological Sciences
    Creator: Jason A Flaum
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-15
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  59. Vacancy Clustering Phenomena in Silcon Carbide Reactor Components: A Multiple Time-Scale Atomistic Problem

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    Description: The goal of this dissertation was to elucidate the coalescence of vacancies in the cubic polytype of silicon carbide in a nuclear reactor relevant system. Large-scale empirical potential atomistic simulations were employed and the exploration of long time-scale behavior was performed through a new application of the parallel replica dynamics...
    Keyword: silicon carbide, damage, radiation, molecular dynamics, SiC, and cascade
    Subject: Mechanical Engineering
    Creator: David Edward Farrell
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-06
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  60. Speaking of Science: The Role of the National Science Foundation in the Development of United States Information Infrastructure

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    Description: This dissertation argues that the National Science Foundation's role in, and influence on, the development of large scale scientific and technological systems, most notably improvements to U.S. information infrastructure, can best be understood through an examination of the NSF's institutional history. Because of the Foundation's weakened starting position at its...
    Keyword: NSF, NSFNET, nano, internet, frontier, and infrastructure
    Subject: Media, Technology and Society
    Creator: Jason Anthony Gallo
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-28
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  61. Micro/Nanoscale Friction and Application of Surface Wettability in MEMS

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    Description: Micro/nanoscale friction behavior has drawn a great deal of attention because it can reveal friction behavior at the interface level and ultimately lead to the discovery of the origin or real mechanism of friction. Surface wettability is an important property of solid surfaces and has been widely used in fundamental...
    Keyword: Mechanical Engineering
    Subject: Mechanical Engineering
    Creator: Bo He
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-28
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  62. Three problems in microfluidics: Electrokinetic instability, electrohydrodynamic self-assembly, and slip

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    Description: This thesis deals with three problems encountered in micro- and nano-fluidics: linear stability analysis of electrokinetic mixing in icrochannels, development of a general purpose numerical technique for fully resolved simulation of electrohydrodynamic particulate flows, and studying the phenomenon of molecular scale slip next to boundaries in micro- and nano-channels. Mixing...
    Keyword: Mechanical Engineering
    Subject: Mechanical Engineering
    Creator: Hua-Yi Hsu
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-28
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  63. Social support and women's health in El Alto, Bolivia.

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    Description: As in other parts of the global south, economic difficulties in rural areas of Bolivia have forced many of Bolivia's indigenous people to migrate to urban areas such as El Alto, where formal employment and access to services are limited. Women are particularly vulnerable as they must balance economic activities...
    Keyword: Anthropology
    Subject: Anthropology
    Creator: Kathryn Hicks
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-15
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  64. The modulation of MFG-E8 mediated microglial phagocytosis

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    Description: Phagocytosis is an essential mechanism for clearance of pathogens, dying cells, and other unwanted debris in order to maintain tissue health in the body. Macrophages execute this process in the peripheral immune system, but in the brain microglia act as resident macrophages to accomplish this function. In the peripheral immune...
    Keyword: microglia, phagocytosis, MFG-E8, apoptosis, Gas6, and Alzheimer's disease
    Subject: Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences
    Creator: Abby Denise Fuller
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-11
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  65. Resurgent analysis of the Witten Laplacian in One Dimension

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    Description: The Witten Laplacian corresponding to a Morse function on the circle is studied using methods of complex WKB and resurgent analysis. It is shown that under certain assumptions the low-lying eigenvalues of the Witten Laplacian are resurgent.
    Keyword: Mathematics
    Subject: Mathematics
    Creator: Alexander Getmaneko
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-11
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  66. Estrogen Neuroendocrine Feedback is Mediated Distinctly via Estrogen Response Element Dependent and Independent Estrogen Receptor Alpha Signaling

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    Description: Gonadotropins LH and FSH are secreted by the pituitary in response to hypothalamic GnRH and act to stimulate ovarian follicle development, steroid production and ovulation. Gonadal steroids, including estrogen, enter the circulation and provide neuroendocrine feedback at the hypothalamus and/or pituitary. Estrogen provides negative feedback to suppress gonadotropin release throughout...
    Keyword: Classical, Neuroendocrinology, Estrogen, Non-classical, Nonclassical, and Reproduction
    Subject: Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences
    Creator: Christine Ann Glidewell-Kenney
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-15
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  67. GasMBE Growth and Characterization of Strained Layer InP-GaInAs-AlInAs Quantum Cascade Lasers

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    Description: The semiconductor-based Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) offers several key advantages over gas lasers, solid-state lasers, and other semiconductor-based mid-infrared lasers. While the QCL has historically operated best in the λ ~ 7-9 μm range using InP-based materials, a major challenge has been to achieve a high-power, room-temperature continuous-wave (CW) operation...
    Keyword: intersubband, Compound Semiconductor, InP, Gas Source Molecular Beam Epitaxy MBE, Mid-Infrared Laser, and Quantum Cascade Laser
    Subject: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Creator: Allan Joseph Evans
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-22
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  68. Strategies for Immobilization of Cell Adhesion Molecule and Cytokine Receptor Ligands: Inspiration from the Cell Membrane and Marine Mussels

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    Description: Cells are regulated by a combination of soluble stimuli and adhesive interactions with other cells and the extracellular matrix (ECM). We are developing systems to present ECM and cytokine receptor ligands in a defined manner for applications in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell (HSPC) culture. We hypothesize that the controlled,...
    Keyword: CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor cell, lipopeptide, polydopamine, lipid membrane, and glycosaminoglycan
    Subject: Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Creator: Shara Marie Dellatore
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-25
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  69. Protein Folding Under an Applied Force

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    Description: In this thesis we study protein folding with external force. In Part I we simulate the folding or unfolding procedure based on the two-state model. For constant-velocity experiments, the simulation results fit the experimental results. For constant-force experiments, we introduce cooperativity between domains to explain the different behavior between single...
    Keyword: Mechanical Engineering
    Subject: Mechanical Engineering
    Creator: Pengfei Diao
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-18
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  70. The Kinesin-1 Motor Domain is Regulated by a Direct Interaction of its Head and Tail

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    Description: Kinesin-1 is a motor protein that transports cargo along microtubules. Inside cells, the majority of kinesin-1 is regulated to conserve ATP and ensure its proper intracellular distribution and coordination with other motors. Regulated kinesin-1 is folded in half, and interactions between coiled-coil regions near the N-terminal enzymatically active heads and...
    Keyword: kinesin and regulation
    Subject: Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences
    Creator: Kristen Dietrich
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-04
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  71. Characterizing Critical Residues for the Interaction of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Integrase with DNA Substrates

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    Description: A tetramer model for HIV-1 Integrase (IN) with DNA representing the LTR termini was previously assembled which predicted amino acid residues on the enzyme surface that interact with the LTR termini (Chen et al, 2006). A separate structural alignment of HIV-1, SIV, and ASV INs predicted which of these residues...
    Keyword: Integrase, HIV, DNA, and model structure
    Subject: Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences
    Creator: James Robert Dolan
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-27
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  72. Efficient Management of Spatio-temporal Trajectories for Location-based Services

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    Description: The recent years have witnessed a large number of emerging applications in location based services, thanks to the wide spread use of GPS devices, cellular phones, RFID tags and mobile sensor nodes. A fundamental technology that enables such services is the efficient management of the vast volume of spatio-temporal information...
    Keyword: spatio-temporal trajectory and moving object database
    Subject: Computer Science
    Creator: Hui Ding
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-09
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  73. Highly Modular Protein Polymers for Multivalent Display, Liquid Crystalline Bacillary Polymers and Hydrogels for in Situ Tissue Engineering

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    Description: The de novo design of bio-inspired materials with precisely controlled properties is challenging, but has potential applications in nano-biotechnology. Applications range from nanometer scaled assemblies to three-dimensional scaffolds for tissue engineering. Genetic engineering of protein-based polymers offers distinct advantages over traditionally synthesized polymers, de novo proteins can be produced with...
    Keyword: tissue engineering, hydrogel, Protein polymers, and liquid crystalline polymers
    Subject: Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Creator: Nicolynn Elaine Davis
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-28
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  74. Grief as Medicine for Grief: Complaint Poetry in Early Modern England, 1559-1609

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    Description: This dissertation traces the meaning and scope of early modern complaint poetry. I argue that what I understand as a secular "poetics of dissatisfaction" arose to fill the void left when religious auricular confession was no longer an institutionalized practice, and that this mode of literary expression was itself shaped...
    Keyword: confession, complaint, juridical testimony, and early modern
    Subject: English
    Creator: Joanne Teresa Diaz
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  75. Loneliness, Stress and Depression over the Transition to Adulthood: Physiological and Interpersonal Pathways

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    Description: Loneliness, Stress, and Depression over the Transition to Adulthood: Interpersonal and Physiological Pathways Leah Darrah Doane During the transition into adulthood, youth experience substantial stressful changes as they navigate shifts in their interpersonal, familial, educational and economic domains of life. This dissertation aims to understand how the unique experiences of...
    Keyword: depression, loneliness, interpersonal relationships, stress, and HPA axis
    Subject: Social Policy to Education and Social Policy - Human Development and Social Policy
    Creator: Leah Darrah Doane
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-15
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  76. Essays in Macroeconomics

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    Description: The goal of this dissertation is to improve our understanding of the driving forces behind short-term movements in important aggregate variables such as exports, imports, the trade balance, output, investment, and employment. The first chapter contrasts the cyclical behavior of the trade balance and trade flows in a group of...
    Keyword: Trade, Business Cycles, Emerging Economy, Supply and Demand Shocks, and Macroeconomics
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: Reinout De Bock
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-24
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  77. Peptoid Mimics of Helical, Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides: Studies of Structure-Activity Relationships, Synergy, and Mechanism

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    Description: The growing worldwide threat of antibiotic-resistant pathogens has necessitated a constant search for new classes of antibiotics. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are integral components of innate immunity in virtually every living organism, and, due to their proven efficacy over millions of years of evolution, are considered promising leads for new antibiotic...
    Keyword: functional synergy, N-substituted glycine antibiotics, bacterial ultrastructure, fluorescence spectroscopy, electron microscopy, and antibacterial mechanism
    Subject: Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Creator: Nathaniel Paul Chongsiriwatana
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-03
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  78. Synthesizing Mixed Phase Titania Nanocomposites with Enhanced

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    Description: Recent work points out the importance of the solid-solid interface in explaining the high photoactivity of mixed phase TiO2 catalysts. The goal of this research was to probe the synthesis-structure-function relationships of the solid-solid interfaces created by the reactive direct current (DC) magnetron sputtering of titanium dioxide. I hypothesize that...
    Keyword: Engineering
    Subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Creator: Le Chen
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-31
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  79. Nonlocal Coherence in Normal Metal-Superconductor Nanostructures

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    Description: One of the central features of the now half-century old theory of the microscopic origins of superconductivity in elemental materials is the correlations between pairs of electrons with opposite spin and momentum. The constituent electrons of these Cooper pairs have the unusual property that their mean spatial separation is much...
    Keyword: Astronomy and Physics
    Subject: Physics and Astronomy
    Creator: Paul Cadden-Zimansky
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-09-19
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  80. Complex Patterns in Oscillatory Systems

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    Description: Motivated by the rich variety of complex patterns observed on the surface of fluid layers that are vibrated at multiple frequencies, we investigate the effect of such resonant forcing on systems undergoing a Hopf bifurcation to spatially homogeneous oscillations. We use an extension of the complex Ginzburg-Landau equation (CGLE) that...
    Keyword: pattern formation, oscillatory systems, multiple frequency forcing, resonant forcing, superlattice patterns, and nonlinear dynamics
    Subject: Applied Mathematics
    Creator: Jessica Maral Conway
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-26
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  81. Solving Static and Dynamic Stochastic Optimization Problem Via Sparse Grid and Interior Point Methods and Complexity Analysis

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    Description: Stochastic programming models static or dynamic optimal decision making under uncertainty. In contrast to deterministic mathematical programming, stochastic programming generally uses expectation functionals in objective or constraints over known or partially known distributions of the problem data. Its features many decision variables under complicated constraints over discrete time periods. Its...
    Keyword: chance constrained problem, sparse grid, interior point method, and stochastic optimization
    Subject: Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
    Creator: Sheng Yuan Chen
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-28
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  82. Pore-Scale Investigation of Colloid Deposition, Changing Pore Geometry, Fluid Flow, and Solute Transport in Porous Media

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    Description: The overall objective of this thesis is to develop a package of high-resolution, non-invasive experimental and numerical approaches to observe in situ pore-scale geometry modification due to colloid deposition, and quantitatively predict its effects on the large-scale transport properties of the porous medium. High-energy synchrotron-based X-ray difference micro-tomography (XDMT) was...
    Keyword: Civil Engineering
    Subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Creator: Cheng Chen
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-22
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  83. Competition, Quality Choices and Vertical Differentiation: Applications to the Nursing Home Industry

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    Description: This dissertation contains three essays that investigate various factors affecting firms' choice of quality in the context of nursing homes. The first essay examines how strategic interactions with competitors affect quality levels selected by nursing homes. I explore nursing homes' responses to minimum nurse staffing standards imposed in two large...
    Keyword: Economics
    Subject: Managerial Economics and Strategy
    Creator: Min Chen
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-17
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  84. Creativity or Chaos: Channeling the Creative Capacity of Multicultural Teams

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    Description: The present thesis presents a new application of dynamic constructivism (Hong, Morris, Chui, & Benet-Martinez, 2000; Morris & Fu, 2001) to teamwork process in creativity in multicultural teams. With its roots in cognitive psychology, dynamic constructivist theory posits that varying values, social structures, and norms within cultures create different knowledge...
    Keyword: Business Administration
    Subject: Management and Organizations
    Creator: Susan Crotty
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-16
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  85. Surprising Metamorphoses: Transformations of Race in Early American Literatures

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    Description: >"Surprising Metamorphoses: Transformations of Race in Early American Literatures," analyzes early American literary representations of race within the context of contemporaneous belief systems. Contrasting sharply with subsequent periods, much late eighteenth-century thought conceptualized race as an external, mutable bodily condition that could change over time. Identifying how this thinking informs...
    Keyword: Native American writing, critical race studies, early American literature, race, and African-American writing
    Subject: English
    Creator: Katy Leigh Chiles
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-10
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  86. Investigation of Carrier Transport in Semiconductor Nanowires by Scanning Probe Techniques

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    Description: In this work, electron beam induced current (EBIC) and scanning photocurrent microscopy (SPCM) were used to quantitatively investigate the electronic properties of silicon nanowire devices. For the first time, it was shown that minority carrier diffusion lengths in phosphorous-doped silicon nanowires are significantly reduced from their bulk values because of...
    Keyword: diode, diffusion length, nanowire, silicon, carrier concentration, and photocurrent
    Subject: Materials Science and Engineering
    Creator: Jonathan Edward Allen
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-25
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  87. A Genealogy of Business Ethics

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    Description: This dissertation is a genealogy of business ethics, focusing mainly on the United States from the 1880s to the 1930s. Looking back from the 1930s, it asks: Where does business ethics come from? How did it come to be? What is it made out of? What are its social, cultural,...
    Keyword: Economic Sociology, Historical Sociology, Business Ethics, Sociology of Morality, and Genealogy
    Subject: Sociology
    Creator: Gabriel Abend
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-19
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  88. Essays on Inference in Partially Identified Models

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    Description: This dissertation is composed of three chapters, each contributing to different aspects of the literature of partially identified econometric models. In the first chapter, I introduce a bootstrap procedure to perform inference in the class of partially identified econometric models defined by finitely many moment equalities and inequalities. I provide...
    Keyword: Partial Identification, Bootstrap, Hypothesis testing, Inference, and Set Identification
    Subject: Economics
    Creator: Federico Andres Bugni
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-05
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  89. Processing and Properties of Porous NiTi

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    Description: Increasing interest in long-life bone implants with reduced mechanical properties reducing the stress-shielding effect and a structure mimicking bone porous architecture has encouraged study and development of fabrication methods for porous NiTi. The main objective of this work was to advance these goals by developing new processing procedures for porous...
    Keyword: Engineering
    Subject: Materials Science and Engineering
    Creator: Ampika Bansiddhi
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-23
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  90. Studies on the S-velocity Structure of the North American Upper Mantle

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    Description: Several surface wave tomographic studies of the upper mantle structure beneath North America are presented, which take advantage of high quality seismic data, primarily recorded in the last decade, to create better resolved S-wave tomographic models. The first study presents a regional 3D model, IL05, of the upper mantle beneath...
    Keyword: Geology
    Subject: Geological Sciences
    Creator: Heather Bedle
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-10-07
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  91. The Role of Chemokine Signaling in Models of Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

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    Description: Peripheral neuropathic pain is a debilitating affliction for which there is little effective treatment. Patients suffer from symptoms ranging from loss of sensation to hyperalgesia and allodynia. The neuroinflammatory process in chronic pain conditions has become a main focus of study because of the release of proinflammatory cytokines, which can...
    Keyword: chemokine, neuroinflammation, and neuropathy
    Subject: Neuroscience Institute Graduate Program
    Creator: Sonia Kaur Bhangoo
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-26
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  92. Computational Design of Precipitation-Strengthened TiNi-Based Shape Memory Alloys

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    Description: Motivated by performance requirements of future medical stent applications, experimental research addresses the design of novel TiNi-based, superelastic shape-memory alloys employing nanoscale precipitation strengthening to minimize accommodation slip for cyclic stability and to increase output stress capability for smaller devices. Using a thermodynamic database describing the B2 and L21 phases...
    Keyword: Engineering and Material Science
    Subject: Materials Science and Engineering
    Creator: Matthew D. Bender
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-21
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  93. The Structural, Mechanical, and Osmotic Properties of Acrylic Triblock Copolymer Gels Determined by Self-Consistent Mean Field Theory and Experiment

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    Description: In recent years, research has expanded the uses of triblock copolymer gels to a wide variety of applications including everything from ceramics processing to regenerative medicine and drug delivery. The research presented in this dissertation focuses on a physically crosslinked, block copolymers gel system in a selective solvent. This system...
    Keyword: Engineering and Material Science
    Subject: Materials Science and Engineering
    Creator: Rafael Edmundo Bras
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-23
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  94. How Diversity Transforms the Project of Racial Equality

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    Description: Over the last 35 years, discourse on "diversity" has become commonplace in many U.S. institutions. My research interrogates diversity as a racialized political project, focusing on the organizational uses of diversity discourse. I base my analysis on case studies of a public university, a Fortune 500 company, and a city...
    Keyword: race, racial formation, comparative ethnography, discourse, diversity, and law and organizations
    Subject: Sociology
    Creator: Ellen C. Berrey
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-07-30
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  95. Strategic R&D and NPD Management Under Uncertainty

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    Description: Funding risky Research and Development (R&D) and New Product Development (NPD) projects is crucial for the long term health of any large company. Such funding decisions are multiobjective and are undertaken with sparse data. Therefore prescriptive or algorithmic solutions are not adopted by practitioners. Descriptive solutions that provide managerial insights...
    Keyword: Industrial
    Subject: Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
    Creator: Souvik Banerjee
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2018
    Date Modified: 09/13/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-22
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  96. Insights on the Intracellular Mechanism of Action of the Anticancer and Antiangiogenic Copper Chelator Drug: Ammonium Tetrathiomolybdate (TM)

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    Description: The biological antagonism between copper and molybdenum, first observed when cattle developed copper deficiencies after ingesting high levels of plant-born molybdenum, is currently being used in humans to treat two conditions: Wilson's Disease as well as several forms of metastatic cancer. There is surprisingly little known about the interaction of...
    Keyword: inorganic biochemistry, structural chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, and biophysics
    Subject: Chemistry
    Creator: Hamsell Miguel Alvarez
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/12/2018
    Date Modified: 09/12/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-27
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  97. VBOT: Motivating Computational and Complex Systems Fluencies with Constructionist Virtual/Physical Robotics

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    Description: As scientists use the tools of computational and complex systems theory to broaden science perspectives (e.g., Bar-Yam, 1997; Holland, 1995; Wolfram, 2002), so can middle-school students broaden their perspectives using appropriate tools. The goals of this dissertation project are to build, study, evaluate, and compare activities designed to foster both...
    Keyword: Constructionism, Learning Sciences, Computational Fluency, Robotics, and Complex Systems
    Subject: Education and Social Policy - Learning Sciences
    Creator: Matthew Berland
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/12/2018
    Date Modified: 09/12/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-27
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  98. Shaping nurture: Evocative effects of children on their environments

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    Description: Understanding how contexts shape child development is a primary goal of human development research and theory. Child effects, or the influence of children on their own environment, may be a key process by which contexts and children interact to shape subsequent development. Yet, child effects have been under-studied in social...
    Keyword: mobility, child care, child effects, home environment, evocative, and human development
    Subject: Social Policy to Education and Social Policy - Human Development and Social Policy
    Creator: Emily Keller Snell
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/12/2018
    Date Modified: 09/12/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-16
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  99. Night Shifts: Moral, Economic, and Cultural Politics of Turkish Belly Dance Across the Fins-de-Siècle

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    Description: This dissertation examines the ways in which performance forms articulate with urban identities in the context of transnational economic and cultural exchange. In this multisited historical ethnography, I explore the links between late 19th-century Ottoman and contemporary Turkish public spheres fractured by morality battles and political transformation. Both periods are...
    Keyword: dance, modern Turkey, Islam, Urban ethnography, gender analysis, late Ottoman Empire, and cultural anthropology
    Subject: Performance Studies
    Creator: Oyku Potuoglu-Cook
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/12/2018
    Date Modified: 09/12/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-15
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  100. Exploring Motivation for Social Interaction in Children with Autism

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    Description: Autism was originally described as involving an apparent lack of motivation for social interaction. Social motivation has not figured prominently in subsequent theorizing regarding this disorder. Instead, theory of mind deficits have taken center stage as a theory of autism. This is surprising because evidence of social motivation deficits appear...
    Keyword: social skills, treatment, autism, social motivation, and theory of mind
    Subject: Communication Sciences and Disorders - Learning Disabilities
    Creator: Gwendolyn Mason Fiske
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/12/2018
    Date Modified: 09/12/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-14
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation