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TRANSCENDENTAL IDEALISM’S THEORY OF SELFHOOD

Caroline Ann Buchanan
In this dissertation, I take on an exegetical project of understanding how Fichte’s theory of the self influences his account of moral deliberation, and specifically, his account of conscience. I argue that moral action can only be understood within Fichte’s system as possible on the basis of the individual’s own cognitive awareness that they are not only bound by the moral law, but that they are so in virtue of their essential nature as selves....

Guided Tour

Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani

Times Square Ink.

Benjamin Chesluk

Untitled

Patrick Herbert

Establishment of American Chestnuts on Surface Mined Lands in Appalachian Coalfields Region

Michael E. French
American chestnut (Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Borkh.) was an dominant hardwood throughout eastern North America until the introduction of an exotic fungus (Cryphonectria parasitica (Murr.) Barr) in the early 20th century devastated American chestnut populations. Chestnuts that have been bred for blight resistance have recently become available for testing. Due to the overlap of American chestnut’s natural range and the Appalachian coalfields region, the potential establishment of founder populations of blight-resistant chestnuts on reclaimed coal surface...

Testing a Values-Based Approach to Healthcare Decision-Making in Older Adults

Paul Jefferson Geiger
Despite natural declines in physical and cognitive function, older adults maintain good emotion regulation abilities, leading to emotional wellbeing and resilience. This phenomenon can partially be explained by socioemotional selectivity theory (SST), which posits that when time is perceived as a limited resource, older adults focus attention on positive environmental stimuli to regulate emotions. Although this positivity effect maintains emotional wellbeing, it may disrupt information processing related to healthcare decision-making. Older adults request less information...

THE CADENZAS OF THE FIRST MODERN GUITAR CONCERTOS

Carlos Ricardo Saeb Valenzuela
This research project explores the resources employed in the cadenzas of the first four distinguished guitar concertos of the twentieth-century. The purpose of this research is to establish the influence and impact of these works in the development of a new idiomatic guitar language. Although the first known twentieth-century guitar concerto is Rafael Adame’s Concierto Clásico (1930), it has been largely ignored and has had no significant influence on subsequent generations. Therefore, the focus of...

Personality and Learning Predictors of Adolescent Alcohol Consumption Trajectories

Sarah J. Peterson
In a sample of 1897 youth studied across the last year of elementary school to the second year of high school, we (a) characterized different developmental trajectories of drinking frequency and drinking-related problems and (b) tested an a priori risk model that predicted variation in trajectory group membership. Analyses revealed five separate trajectories for both drinking frequency and drinking problems. Wave 1 scores on impulsigenic traits, expectancies for the reinforcing and stimulating effects of alcohol,...

Develop a Highway Inventory Data Quality Control Scheme (PL-26)

Mei Chen, Obaidur Rahman Kazi & Tony Fields
Since passage of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), transportation agencies have become increasingly reliant on data for planning and programming, asset management, and performance tracking. An efficient asset inventory database with accurate data is critical for states to comply with MAP-21 (and now FAST Act) requirements. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Division of Planning maintains the Highway Information System (HIS), which is a primary source of this information for transportation...

Contesting Masculinity

Christine Metzo

Rant #6

Bruce Burris

That Which Was the Burning Slag of Navarone

Chris Green

The Green Dress Project

Amanda Lewis

Amtrak Porter Has a Smoke near the Entrance of Penn Station, New York City

Andrew Feight

Book Review: Halberstam, Judith. Female Masculinity. Durham: Duke University Press, 1998.

Melinda Spencer

Book Review: Melnick, Mimi. Manhole Covers. Photographs by Robert Melnick. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1994.

Paul Kingsbury

Beirut

Sandy Feinstein

Artists Gallery

Using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning Techniques to Characterize Configuration Bug Reports

Wei Wen
In this study, a tool is developed that achieves two purposes: (1) given bug reports, it identifies configuration bug reports from non-configuration bug reports; (2) once a bug report is identified to be a configuration bug report, the tool finds out what specific configuration option the bug report is associated. This study starts with a review of related works that used machine learning tools to solve software bug and bug report related issues. It then...

CHANGES OF PERCENT BODY FAT, WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE AND FRUIT AND VEGETABLE INTAKE AMONG DIVISION I COLLEGIATE FEMALE SOFTBALL PLAYERS AFTER NUTRITION CURRICULUM PAIRED WITH TECHNOLOGY

Rachel Thomas
Previous research has found that the quality and intake of collegiate athletes’ diets does not meet the recommended standards. Little research has been completed in regards to the diets of collegiate female softball players. The purpose of this research study was to determine if an 11-week nutrition curriculum paired with a technology could increase fruit and vegetable consumption while decreasing percent body fat and waist circumference. The sample included 14 female softball players. Paired t-test...

A PHYSICS-BASED APPROACH TO MODELING A PHYSICS-BASED APPROACH TO MODELING WILDLAND FIRE SPREAD THROUGH POROUS FUEL BEDSWILDLAND FIRE SPREAD THROUGH POROUS FUEL BEDS

Tingting Tang
Wildfires are becoming increasingly erratic nowadays at least in part because of climate change. CFD (computational fluid dynamics)-based models with the potential of simulating extreme behaviors are gaining increasing attention as a means to predict such behavior in order to aid firefighting efforts. This dissertation describes a wildfire model based on the current understanding of wildfire physics. The model includes physics of turbulence, inhomogeneous porous fuel beds, heat release, ignition, and firebrands. A discrete dynamical...

Energetic Effects of Hole Transporting Materials on the Performance of Organometal Halide Perovskite Photovoltaic Cells

So Min Park
Efficient, inexpensive, lightweight and flexible solar cells are desired to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. Organometal halide perovskite (OMHP) photovoltaic (PV) cells have shown dramatic increases in solar cell efficiencies increase over the last 5 years. OMHP PV cells have attracted significant attention due to their broad absorption spectra, high electron and hole mobility, and low production cost. The interface between hole transporting layer (HTL) and perovskite thin films have a significant influence...

THE SURVIVAL OF VARIOUS PATHOGENIC ORGANISMS IN FATS AND OILS

Kelsey Ellen Lamb
The research within this thesis sought to determine the ability of various animal derived fats and plant derived oils to support the survival of several pathogenic cocktails over a multitude of storage times. The Salmonella study explored the survival rate of a four strain Salmonella cocktail in beef tallow, pig lard, duck fat, coconut oil, and extra virgin olive oil over seven days at 26˚C and 37˚C storage. The animal fats and the coconut oil...

Face Threat Mitigation in Feedback

Alexis A. Hadden
This experimental study examined the effects of an instructor’s face threat mitigation tactics on student self-efficacy for learning and perceived emotional support from the instructor in a written feedback setting. Participants (N = 401) were randomly assigned to one of four feedback scenarios in which level of face threat mitigation and instructor age and status were manipulated. Student grade orientation and state feedback apprehension were measured prior to being exposed to the feedback scenario. Results...

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