11,328 Works

Containment Schemas, Scripts, And Connection In D.H. Lawrence's \"Daughters Of The Vicar,\" Iris Murdoch's A Fairly Honourable Defeat, And Monica Ali's Brick Lane: An Examination Of Englishness

Chinwe Morah
This study will look at the representation and manifestation of physical and emotional connections between people and how they reflect the need to belong through three texts which suggest the creation of modern Britain. They include D.H. Lawrence's short story "Daughters of the Vicar" (1914), Iris Murdoch's A Fairly Honourable Defeat (1970), and Monica Ali's Brick Lane (2003). In studying the representation of physical and emotional connections, the writer will use script theory and containment...

Elementary education

Laura Oakley

How Long Do Restored Ecosystems Persist?

J. Leighton Reid, Sarah J. Wilson, Gillian S. Bloomfield, Megan E. Cattau, Matthew E. Fagan, Karen D. Holl & Rakan A. Zahawi
Copyrighted by Missouri Botanical Garden

Impact of Isotopic Heterogeneity in Shallow Systems on Modeling of Stormflow Generation

Carol Kendall
A major uncertainty in hydrologic and geochemical modeling of stormflow generation in watersheds has been quantification of the contributions of water and solutes from different sources and hydrologic pathways to streamwater. Isotopic techniques have recently gained widespread acceptance as useful tools in the investigation of sources of stream flow, but considerable debate still surrounds the question of whether the spatial and temporal variations in the isotopic and chemical compositions of water components are negligible. At...

A Product of the System

Lydell Hills
This piece is a sociopolitical narrative that extrapolates upon the life of one community organizer, Lydell Hills aka Rebel Buddha, as he strives to produce a model for ethical community organizing and engagement. He begins with critical autoethnography to highlight his background and the intersections of his identity to better understand his interest in certain areas/issues for organizing. This journey leads to interviews with several Baltimore-based organizers to build a network and seek counsel in...

Understanding well-being among retirees experiencing late-life unemployment

Maren Wright Voss
(Sc. D.) -- Towson University, 2017.


Kathleen Nolan
Thousands of local historical societies operate throughout the United States and often act as the first or only preservation-related organization with which the public interacts. The multiplicity of historical societies and their analogous missions create the potential for the promotion and practice of preservation to become significantly more wide-spread at a local level. Considering this potential, this treatise explores the efficacy of historical societies as vehicles of preservation of the historic built environment and the...

Guns, Grub, And Gasoline: How The American Supply System Helped Win World War Ii

Matthew Hudson Mitchell
Abstract Title of Dissertation: Guns, Grub, and Gasoline: How the American Supply System Helped Win World War II Matthew Hudson Mitchell, Morgan State University, PhD, History, December 2015 Dissertation Chaired by: Debra N. Ham, PhD Department of History Over generations of warfare, logistics have remained the lifeblood of great military campaigns. In spite of the U.S.A having a relatively little experience in mechanized warfare, the United States military forces used overwhelming logistical strength to help...

Ultrafilters On A Nonstandard Set

Triszan Moore
With an infinite set X, we have βX, the collection of all ultrafilters on X. We construct a nonstardard model of X(denoted by *X ) and a nonstandard model of βX(denoted by *βX). With β[*X] being the set of all ultrafilters on *X, we explore the relationship between *βX and β[*X]. In this paper we actually discover that elements of *βX are not ultrafilters on *X. In other words, the set *β and the set...

Containment Schemas, Scripts, And Connection In D.H. Lawrence's \"Daughters Of The Vicar,\" Iris Murdoch's A Fairly Honourable Defeat, And Monica Ali's Brick Lane: An Examination Of Englishness

Chinwe Morah
This study will look at the representation and manifestation of physical and emotional connections between people and how they reflect the need to belong through three texts which suggest the creation of modern Britain. They include D.H. Lawrence's short story "Daughters of the Vicar" (1914), Iris Murdoch's A Fairly Honourable Defeat (1970), and Monica Ali's Brick Lane (2003). In studying the representation of physical and emotional connections, the writer will use script theory and containment...

An Assessment Of The Drift In Assumptions And Values Of Human Resource Management Scholarship: 1971-2011

Rosetta Morris
Organizations in the increasingly competitive global business environment are under pressure to improve the bottom line through the reformulation of human resource management (HRM) practices. Flexibility in employment relationships, job insecurity, stagnant wages, benefit cuts, union prevention strategies, and intensifying work characterize many contemporary enterprises. Against this background, this study seeks to examine developments in HRM scholarship since the 1970s. Specifically, it explores the question: what are the trends with regard to the priority accorded...

Effects Of Neonatal Stress Exposure On Bdnf Protein In Adolescent (Pnd 30) Mouse Brain

Jessica Mpamugo
Traumatic childhood experiences are a major risk factor for anxiety disorders and depression. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is critical to the developing brain; reduced BDNF levels have been observed in these disorders. Studies show that early life stress programs the development of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, resulting in sustained activation of the HPA axis and behavioral changes. A link between elevated levels of corticosteroids (CORT), and decreased BDNF protein also has been observed. Thus, early...

Perl Implementation Of A Contact-Waiting Time Metric For Rna Folding

Helene N. Nguewou
The aim of this thesis is to create a user-friendly prediction tool for RNA folding kinetics by using the Perl programming language. RNA folding rates can be determined experimentally for RNA sequences of various lengths. However, predicting the folding rates of long sequences can be very difficult, due to the high number of independent computations required. To avoid this problem, different types of folding metrics have been developed for indirectly predicting RNA folding rates. One...

A Systems Approach To The Development Of An Energy Benchmarking Process Model For Commercial Buildings

Onyeka Nwaogu
The United States uses the second largest amount of energy in the world – next to China. The building sector, which comprises residential and commercial buildings, constitutes 40% of primary energy consumption within the United States. The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is a crucial environmental initiative in the 21st century. Energy benchmarking has been identified as a means to achieve such goals within reasonable financial constraints - particularly with regards to enhanced building energy...

Comparing Knowledge Of Sexual Risk Behavior In Hiv/Aids Prevention Between Teens Participating In Becoming A Responsible Teen (Bart) Program And Teens Participating In A Summer Youth Development Program

Eric Okechukwu Nwazue
HIV/AIDS is a global pandemic of public health importance and continues to cause devastating effects globally with associated high morbidity and mortality. There are about 35 million people living with HIV worldwide, 1.2 million in the United States of which 25% occur in young people age 13–24. Maryland ranked second highest among 50 states in HIV diagnosis in 2013. HIV/AIDS incidence in Baltimore City are among the highest nationwide and compares with developing countries. African...

The Economic Impacts Of The 2008 Global Financial Crisis: A Comparative Analysis On The Nigerian And Brazilian Economies. (Based On Co-Integration Technique)

Adebola Olusegun Odebunmi
The 2008 financial crisis has been recorded as the worst financial crisis in history due to its significant damaging effects across the globe. This thesis examines the economic impact of this financial crisis taking Nigeria a member of NIMPT (Nigeria, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines and Turkey) and Brazil, a member of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) as test case. To carry out this study, a financial condition index (FDI) was constructed using...

Exploring The Depressed Rate Of Black Entrepreneurship: The Impact Of Consumer Perceptions

Michael Nkemakonam Ogbolu
The rate of Black entrepreneurship has remained relatively unchanged for nearly a century, and it is one third that of White. Black entrepreneurship research has traditionally focused on the entrepreneur and the entrepreneur's circumstances, such as access to capital, education, family structure, and human capital. Conversely, very little attention has been given to the impact of consumer perceptions on the rate of Black entrepreneurship. This dissertation focused on examining consumer perceptions related to Black entrepreneurship....

Urban Middle School Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs About African American Students: Origins And Influence On Instructional Practice

Christian J. Anderson
African American students are not achieving at the levels of their white and Asian counterparts on all measures of achievement including standardized assessments, particularly in mathematics. The existence of a mathematics achievement gap signifies a breakdown in the teaching and learning of mathematics for African American students. This achievement gap is pervasive in urban schools. Researchers have found that teachers' beliefs have a profound influence on the instructional practices enacted in the classroom. By conducting...

Evaluation And Reliability Analysis Of Sic Bipolar Devices Under Pulsed Conditions

Aderinto A Ogunniyi
The demand for smaller volume, higher power density power electronics and pulsed power systems to operate at higher switching frequency and at higher temperatures for future combat systems requires advancement in the electrical and physical properties of current semiconductor switches. Because these new requirements are pushing the current limitation of silicon (Si) power semiconductor switches due to material properties limitation, wide bandgap materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) are being investigated...

On Some Metric Spaces, Their Properties And Applications

Dev Raj Phulara
In 1956 Aronszajn and Panitchpakdi found that the necessary and sufficient condition which guarantees the extension of a uniformly continuous mapping T (with a subadditive modulus of continuity) between two metric spaces is that the range of T has to be hyperconvex. Since then these spaces have played an important role among metric spaces. Also the Kuratowski measure of noncompactness introduced in 1930 has important applications in various areas of mathematics, for instance, in nonlinear...

An Exploratory Study On The Influence Of Song Lyrics Referencing Marijuana, Heroin, And/Or Ecstasy: Perceptions Of Maryland College Students

Zakia S. Sterrett
The primary focus of this study was to gauge the attitudes of college students about the impact of marijuana, heroin, and/or ecstasy song lyrics on use of one or more of these drugs. The author created an online survey for Maryland college and university students 18 years of age and older; there were 125 participants. Most respondents perceived that song lyrics with references to marijuana, heroin, and/or ecstasy have no influence on their use of...

Synthetic And Natural Probes For Selective Anion Sensing

Solomon Tadesse
Anions are ubiquitous in the natural world and play fundamental roles in a wide range of chemical, biological, medical, and environmental processes. Inorganic anions from both natural and different anthropogenic sources play significant role in the various disciplines of life and may often have a beneficial and/or deleterious effect to both the environment and its constituents. The obvious dichotomy between the various beneficiary uses and the adverse effects caused by the different anions definitely underscores...

Association Between Educational Attainment And Sexual Behaviors Related To Hiv/Aids In Two Sub-Saharan African Countries

Romuladus Emeka Azuine
Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a public health problem. Worldwide, about 24 million people have died from AIDS and 33.3 million are infected with HIV. Africa accounts for 68% of new infections and 72% of global AIDS mortality. Epidemiological studies are needed to investigate the social determinants of HIV/AIDS-related sexual behaviors in Africa. This study investigated the association between educational attainment (EA) and condom use at high-risk sexual intercourse and multiple...

The Impact Of The College Environment On Black Students' Access To A Medical School Education

BarbaraMarie Butler
The focus of this study was to explore factors influencing the disparity in the acceptance rate for African American students into medical school as compared to their white counterparts. This study compared the college environment of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Principally White Institutions, with respect to African American students' perceptions regarding their college experiences and the extent to which they perceived that their experiences enhanced or diminished their success in gaining access to...

Examining The Association Between Risk Factors And Coronary Artery Disease Among Women And Men Aged 25 Years And Older: Differentials By Race And Gender

Cinese Arianne Caldwell
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality for women and men in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of cardiovascular disease and the leading cause of death in both women and men (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). Over the past several decades, CVD and CAD mortality rates have decreased (Ford, et al., 2007). Since 1984, the absolute number...

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