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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