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British Viola Repertoire of the First Half of the Twentieth Century

Gregory Luce
The aim of this dissertation performance project has been to obtain a familiarity with the sound and emotional palette of the British viola repertoire of 1900-1950. The music of this time and place has a uniquely soulful, pensive, and internally wrought emotional quality which translates perfectly into the character of the viola. The first recital consisted of music written for the world’s then-preeminent viola virtuoso, Lionel Tertis (1876-1975). This program included Vaughan Williams’ Romance for...

Immunohistochemical Protein Quantitation: Establishing Optimal Conditions For Linear Changes In Signal Detection As A Function Of Bound Antibody And The Relationships Be-Tween Staining Intensity, Protein Levels, And Messenger Rna For Tyrosine Hydroxylase Within Rat Brain Tissue Sections

Olatoundji Abdou Yessoufou
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is used in pathology for diagnosis of dis-ease and in basic research for studying where biomolecules reside. It is prob-lematic, however, that quantitative evaluation of substances stained by IHC is not well accepted. Demonstration that product formed by an antibody/enzyme complex (i.e., stain) is linear with respect to the amount of antibody bound is key. The objective of this work was devise assay conditions that enable a linear relation between the stain level...

Cross-Platform Question Answering in Social Networking Services

Mossaab Bagdouri
The last two decades have made the Internet a major source for knowledge seeking. Several platforms have been developed to find answers to one's questions such as search engines and online encyclopedias. The wide adoption of social networking services has pushed the possibilities even further by giving people the opportunity to stimulate the generation of answers that are not already present on the Internet. Some of these social media services are primarily community question answering...

CHESAPEAKE FREE BLACKS AND THE ORIGINS OF THE LIBERIAN STATE, 1776-1848

Herbert Brewer
This dissertation examines the phased, uneven, and contradictory development of republican ideas in the political thought of Chesapeake free blacks who migrated to Cape Mesurado, West Africa, between the founding of the Liberia colony in 1822 and Liberia’s declaration of independence in 1847, and how their republican ideas shaped the creation of the Liberian state. A key finding is the extent to which the origin of the Liberian state was specifically tied to the development...

The development of storage scab of apple

Earnest Artman Walker

Development of Management Thought: Volume 2, Part 1 (1930-1939 and 1940-1949)

Richard Hoffman
This collection of articles and summaries of the work of early management thinkers and practitioners was completed as part of a doctoral seminar on Management Thought History & Development (W605) I took in the Spring, 1978 at the Graduate School of Business at Indiana University-Bloomington with Dr. John F. Mee (PhD Ohio State). At that time Dr. Mee was the Mead Johnson Professor of Management at Indiana and former president of the Academy of Management....

Lie Algebraic Methods for Treating Lattice Parameter Errors in Particle Accelerators

Liam Michael Healy
Orbital dynamics in particle accelerators, and ray tracing in light optics, are examples of Hamiltonian systems. The transformation from initial to final phase space coordinates in such systems is a symplectic map. Lie algebraic techniques have been used with great success in the case of idealized systems to represent symplectic maps by Lie transformations. These techniques allow rapid computation in tracking particles while maintaining complete symplecticity, and easy extraction of analytical quantities such as chromaticities...

A STUDY OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SIMULTANEOUS ORAL PRODUCTION AND THE TOTAL PHYSICAL RESPONSE STRATEGY ON THE SPEAKING ACHIEVEMENT, ATTITUDES MOTIVATION, AND INTEREST OF LEVEL I SPANISH STUDENTS

Marjorie Hall Haley
Total Physical Response (TPR) is a teaching strategy in which students learn a foreign language by physically acting out teacher-directed commands. The TPR instruction strategy is based on asking the students to be silent, to listen carefully to commands and then to physically respond. The TPR strategy allows students to take an "active" part rather than an "observational" part in the learning process. It was the purpose of this study to examine this issue from...

NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION IN THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER CANDIDATE EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEW

Kathleen Freeberg Eng
This study examined the relationship between elementary teacher candidates' nonverbal communication, eye contact and smile, and their potential to be offered employment by elementary school principals. The focus of this study was the relationship between the principal's preference for the employment of a teacher candidate and the duration of eye contact, number of eye contacts, and number of smiles exhibited by the candidate throughout the interview. As subsets of number of smiles, three specific types...

Morphology, Mineralogy, and Hydrology of Soils in the Triassic Culpeper Basin of Maryland

Mark Peter Elless
Soils derived from red parent materials are problematic in terms of morphologically assessing their hydrology because these parent materials are known to retard the development of redoximorphic features within their sola. This retardation phenomena may lead to misinterpretations of these soils for both agricultural and engineering purposes. Such soils occur within the Triassic Culpeper Basin of Maryland. Eleven pedons along two topohydrosequences within this basin were therefore investigated to determine the interrelationships between the soil...

THE DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF AN INSTRUMENT FOR ASSESSING MASTERY VAN HIELE LEVELS OF THINKING ABOUT QUADRILATERALS

Mary Lora Noffsinger Crowley
The goal of this project was to create a 40 minute long multiple-choice Instrument to assess an Individual's dominant level of thinking, as described by the van Hiele model of the development of geometric thinking, on the topic of quadrilaterals. The study was composed of four stages: (a) Item development, (b) pl lot testing, (c) field testing and (d) final testing. Initially 53 items were developed and reviewed by a panel of experts. The revised...

THE EFFECTS OF SUPERLEADERSHIP TRAINING ON LEADER BEHAVIOR, SUBORDINATE SELF-LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR, AND SUBORDINATE CITIZENSHIP

Jonathan F. Cox
A field experiment was conducted to assess the effects of SuperLeadership training on trainee leadership behavior, subordinate self-leadership behavior, and subordinate citizenship. The experiment involved approximately 70 focal training participants and 500 subordinates. Participants were assigned to two conditions: a) a training condition, in which participants received training immediately after baseline questionnaire data were collected; and b) a comparison condition, where participants did not receive training until after a second set of data had been...

DEFINING TASTE: ALBERT BARNES AND THE PROMOTION OF AFRICAN ART IN THE UNITED STATES DURING THE 1920s

Christa J. Clarke
Dr. Albert C. Barnes, though best known as a daring collector of modern art, was also an important and influential advocate of African art during the 1920s. In an era in which many Westerners perceived objects from sub-Saharan Africa as ethnographic curiosities or ritual artifacts, Barnes was one of the first American collectors to selectively acquire and actively promote a "comprehensive" collection of African sculpture . In 1922 , Barnes began purchasing African art through...

Transition Metal Polypnictides from Zintl Ions

Scott Charles
The chemistry of the soluble E7 3- ions (E = P, As, Sb) with various transition metal complexes has been investigated. Alloys of K3E7 react with (arene)M(CO)3 (M = Cr, Mo, W) complexes in the presence of three equivalents of 2,2,2-crypt in ethylenediamine to give [K(2,2,2-crypt)]3[E7M(CO)3] complexes. Nine [E7M(CO)3] 3- compounds (E = P, As, Sb; M = Cr, Mo, W) have been prepared. The compounds have norbomadiene-like E7 fragments, with a formal negative charge...

COOPERATION AND SOCIAL BONDS IN COMMON VAMPIRE BATS

Gerald Carter
Regurgitated food sharing among vampire bats is a classic textbook example of reciprocity ("reciprocal altruism"). But many authors have contested both the notion that reciprocity explains vampire bat food-sharing and the importance of reciprocity more generally. In Chapter 1, I review the literature on evolutionary explanations of cooperation. I show why reciprocity was once considered important but is now considered rare: overly literal translations of game theory strategies have resulted in problems for both defining...

COLD WAR II: UKRAINIAN SOVEREIGNTY AND IDENTITY

Thomas Laurence McCloskey
Ukraine’s 2014 Revolution of Dignity showcases tensions between nationalism and internationalism in a post-Cold War era. Ukraine’s political leaders and ordinary citizens express opposing views about the identity and sovereignty of their nation, as some want closer ties with the European Union, while others seek closer relations with the Russian Federation. The myths and memories of Ukraine’s Cossack past, as well as its time in the former Soviet Union, animate discourses throughout the conflict. These...

Black Male Pespectives On The Implications Of Zero Tolerance Policies: A School-To-Prison Pipeline?

Arthur Taylor Polly
This study examines the lived experiences of African American male students who have attended schools that implement zero tolerance policies as a disciplinary strategy and how these lived experiences have shaped their social and academic progression. More intently, this study will explore the immediate and long-term effects of zero tolerance policies and how it has affected the lived experiences of these African American male students on both a community and classroom level. Finally, through investigation...

Bioremediation Of Chlorinated Toxic Chemicals Using Plant: Microbial Interactions

Tassew Mekonnen Mekuria
The impact of chlorinated organo-chemicals on human health and the environment has received wide attention because of their long geochemical half-lives and ecotoxic nature. Due to the presence of highly electro-negative Cl atoms, the compounds become electron deficient in nature and chemically inactive in reaction. As a result, such compounds gain water insolubility and are sequestered in the soil. In general, biodegradation of chlorinated organo-chemicals is a two step process: (i) dechlorination, mainly operated by...

TRACING THE EVOLUTION OF STYLE AND TECHNIQUE IN UNACCOMPANIED VIOLIN WORKS SPANNING THE SEVENTEENTH THROUGH TWENTIETH CENTURIES

Audrey Wright
Violin playing on a universal level encompasses a vast history of stylistic and technical traditions. By studying the evolution of the styles and techniques of violin playing–while not always obvious or expected–one can further understand and have a greater appreciation for the genre as a whole. The specific realm of unaccompanied polyphonic violin repertory is a unique one, for the violin itself was never physically ideal for chordal playing, and yet, composers have expanded their...

Investigations into interkingdom signaling and quorum sensing phenotypes

Amin Zargar
Bacteria secrete and recognize communication molecules to coordinate gene expression in a process known as quorum sensing (QS). Through coordinated expression, bacteria are able to influence phenotypic changes on a larger population scale, such as biofilm formation. Recent studies into interkingdom communication have found cross-talk communication among bacteria and eukarya as well, which has been shown to influence actions pathogenicity and inflammation, among others. In this work, we developed E. coli ‘controller cells’ that guide...

For Richer Or Poorer: A Secondary Analysis Of The Hill Neighborhood Small Area Plan For Community Development

Candace Cotton
The purpose of this secondary data analysis was to examine differences amongst the four constructs (bondedness, socioeconomic status (SES), rootedness and neighborhood). This study also investigated whether residents' demographic characteristics race/ethnicity, age and gender were associated with the four constructs. Participants in this study were resident's from Easton's “the Hill” neighborhood in Maryland. Hypothesis tested whether or not H1: There were differences among race/ethnicity, age group and the construct bondedness of residents in the neighborhood....

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