753 Works

CONSUMER RESPONSE TO TABLE SPACING IN A FAST-CASUAL RESTAURANT

Howard B., III Clark
The purpose of this research was to evaluate consumer response based on two distances (12 and 24 inches) between tables in a fast-casual restaurant. An onsite survey was conducted to measure customers’ cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses to questions on pleasure, privacy, stress, arousal, comfort, control, customer satisfaction, and future dining intentions based on their experience with the table spacing. Results showed that table spacing has an effect on diner’s pleasure, feelings of privacy, and...

Misbehaving Minuets

Jennifer L. Salamone
It is nearly impossible to read scholarship on Franz Joseph Haydn and escape the mention of musical humor. Scholars have long recognized the presence of humorous elements within Haydn’s compositions. Current literature delves into various aspects of humor in the composer’s works; in this project I focus specifically on humorous aspects of the minuet and trio movements from the late string quartets, Opp. 76 and 77. I begin by exploring and defining humor itself. Centuries...

METHODS FOR DETERMINING TIME TO RETURN TO PLAY AFTER RECREATIONAL INJURY IN FIELD AND COURT SPORT ATHLETES

Sarah N. Morris
An observational study was used to illustrate the application of time to event analysis methods to return to play; a secondary data analysis of athlete injury data from the High School RIOTM Injury Surveillance System (ISS) database was conducted. National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)-certified athletic trainers from approximately 100 high schools in the US enroll their school in the system and complete the online “Exposure Report Form” for reportable injuries each week. New lateral ankle...

BUILDING CAPACITY THROUGH A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE FOR STUDENTS WITH MODERATE TO SEVERE DISABILITIES SEEKING INCLUSION IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Jason L. Wheatley
Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is an urban school district in Louisville, Kentucky. While serving more than 100,000 students, JCPS is the 27th largest school system in the United States. JCPS serves students with moderate to severe disabilities (MSD) seeking to attain an alternative diploma upon exiting secondary school. Students with MSD enrolled in JCPS age 16 and older receive transition services to support post-secondary transition. Community stakeholders and JCPS central office staff are concerned...

Laboratory Performance Comparison of Vortecone Inertial Dust Scrubber to Flooded-Bed Dust Scrubber

Adam J. Levy
Increasing incidence of Black Lung disease in miners since the early 1990s has concerned law makers and the mining industry. New regulations promulgated by MSHA in 2014 lowered the permissible limit of dust exposure of underground workers. The hazards of respirable coal dust have been common knowledge throughout the mining industry since the enactment of the 1969 Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act, and many administrative controls have been put in place since its...

BEHAVIORAL DEFICITS ACROSS DEVELOPMENT IN A NOVEL MOUSE MODEL OF FETAL ETHANOL EFFECTS

Andrew B. Hawkey
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are a spectrum of anatomical, developmental and neurobehavioral impairments resulting from ethanol (ETOH) exposure during fetal development. Efforts to develop and screen novel pharmacotherapies against fetal ETOH effects depend heavily upon rodent models to provide indicators of the safety and efficacy of such compounds, in addition to helping better understand the underlying mechanisms to develop and test these pharmacotherapies. The following experiments describe the development of a novel mouse model...

On Making a Difference

Joshua Kerby Jennings
Short-term missions participants encounter difference in purportedly captivating ways. Current research, however, indicates the practice does not lead to long-lasting, positive change. Brian M. Howell (2012) argues the short-term missions experience is confined to the limitations of the short-term missions narrative. People who engage in short-term missions build assumptions, seek experiences, understand difference, and convey meaning, as a result of this narrative. The process of telling and retelling travel stories is integral to the short-term...

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...

Nation, Culture, Language, Metaphor: Living with and Understanding Each Other

Kelli McAllister, Christine Metzo & Jeffery Nicholas

The Canvas of the Other

Anthony Peter Spanakos

Return to Balhats

Evidence of History

Mike Pinsky

Guided Tour

Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani

Times Square Ink.

Benjamin Chesluk

Untitled

Patrick Herbert

Beirut

Sandy Feinstein

Artists Gallery

A Performer's Guide to Works for Trumpet and Synthesizer by Meg Bowles

Steven Siegel
The trumpet and electronics genre of music has been in existence since 1965. While various dissertations have discussed other composers and their works in this field, there is still a need for a treatise exploring appropriate performance practice for the electroacoustic trumpet music of Meg Bowles. There has been no study of the compositional process nor trumpet techniques required for performance of these works and other electronic compositions. This dissertation will study the compositions for...

INCORPORATING TRAVEL TIME RELIABILITY INTO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK MODELING

Xu Zhang
Travel time reliability is deemed as one of the most important factors affecting travelers’ route choice decisions. However, existing practices mostly consider average travel time only. This dissertation establishes a methodology framework to overcome such limitation. Semi-standard deviation is first proposed as the measure of reliability to quantify the risk under uncertain conditions on the network. This measure only accounts for travel times that exceed certain pre-specified benchmark, which offers a better behavioral interpretation and...

THE LIMITS & EFFECTS OF DRAW ON PROPERTIES AND MORPHOLOGY OF PAN-BASED PRECURSOR AND THE RESULTANT CARBON FIBERS

Sarah Edrington
The process, structure, and property relationship of PAN fiber as a precursor to carbon fiber was studied. The limitations of stable spinning and property improvement associated with hot draw in solution spinning were found and quantified. Conditions were varied to generated precursor fiber up to the limit of draw, from which actual samples were collected for thermal conversion to carbon fiber. Samples of PAN and subsequent carbon fiber were characterized using tensile testing and x-ray...

FRACTIONATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF LIGNIN STREAMS FROM GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SWITCHGRASS

Enshi Liu
Development of biomass feedstocks with desirable traits for cost-effective conversion is one of the main focus areas in biofuels research. As suggested by techno-economic analyses, the success of a lignocellulose-based biorefinery largely relies on the utilization of lignin to generate value-added products, i.e. fuels and chemicals. The fate of lignin and its structural/compositional changes during pretreatment have received increasing attention; however, the effect of genetic modification on the fractionation, depolymerization and catalytic upgrading of lignin...

HARVEST FESTIVAL BY YANN-JONG HWANG

Wei-Sian Chen
The purpose of this study is to provide an introduction and analysis of Harvest Festival, a work for piano four hands by Taiwanese composer Yann-Jong Hwang. This work incorporates elements of traditional Taiwanese music that is largely unfamiliar to performers and listeners beyond the border of Taiwan. With the exception of Professor Hwang’s own journal article on this piece, this project is the only study of Harvest Festival available in the United States or Taiwan....

SAFETY-BASED GUIDELINES FOR LEFT-TURN PHASING DECISIONS WITH NEGATIVE BINOMIAL REGRESSION

Kiriakos Amiridis
The efficient and safe movement of traffic at signalized intersections is the primary objective of any signal phasing and timing plan. Accommodation of left turns is more critical due to the higher need for balancing operations and safety. The objective of this study is to develop models to estimate the safety impacts of the use of left-turn phasing schemes. The models are based on data from 200 intersections in urban areas in Kentucky. For each...

EXAMINING RACISM AND WHITE ALLYSHIP AMONG COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGISTS

Kathryn H. Owen
Historically, research has focused on White individuals’ initial responses to learning about White privilege and other indicators of early stages of racial awareness and identity development. However, the literature is relatively sparse regarding understanding the experiences of racial identity development in White individuals who are beyond initial introductions to racial awareness, such as Counseling Psychologists (CPs). The assumption is that Counseling Psychology professionals are adequately trained to provide efficacious mental health services and engage in...

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