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Our people are like gardens" : music, performance and aesthetics among the Lolo, West New Britain Province, Papua, New Guinea

Lynn Leslie Stewart
Relationships among the Aesthetic, culture, and music are problematic- Frequently considered as epiphenomenal to culture, music and the arts are typically seen as adjuncts to ceremonial activity- This dissertation examines the nature of the Aesthetic, music and performance in the context of the Lolo, Araigilpua Village, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, in an attempt to develop a definition of the Aesthetic applicable for cross-cultural research and to discover the ways in which the...
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Patterns of industrial conflict 1957-1972 : an international comparison

Chai Yoke Au Yeong
Fifteen years ago A.M. Ross and P.T. Hartman published a comparative study of strike activity in fifteen countries with free labour movements, over the years 1900-1956, titled "Changing Patterns of Industrial Conflict". From their findings they had concluded that there is a withering away of the strike and a transformation of the strike from a test of economic strength to brief demonstrations of protest. The writers further classified these fifteen countries into different patterns of...
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Influence of infrared energy on early growth rates of poultry

Noureddine Ben-Abdallah
The radiosity method of radiant interchange analysis of enclosures was used to predict the intensity and the uniformity of thermal radiation within a controlled environment chamber. The chamber was designed for testing the effects of infrared radiation on young broilers. The walls of the chamber were assumed to be grey and separated by a radiatively non-participating medium. Also the black globe thermometer method was used to calculate the incident radiation at different locations in the...
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Biochemical and cytological effects of the anticancer alkaloid, acronycine, on tumor cells in culture

Bruce Partridge Dunn
Acronycine is an acridone alkaloid occurring in the bark of the Australian scrub ash. It has been reported to have considerable anti-tumor activity against a variety of experimental neoplasms, and is currently undergoing clinical trials. Little is known of the mechanisms responsible for its antitumor activity. The current study describes some of the cytological and biochemical effects of the alkaloid on tumor cells in culture. The growth in vitro of L5I78Y mouse and IRC rat...
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Time-perception in Light In August, the Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying

Margaret Clarke
It becomes apparent in three of his major novels that William Faulkner is very interested in the relationship between an individual's perception of time and his effectiveness as a human being. The characters he portrays as perceiving time as statically repetitive or as a mechanical progression of discrete moments are Faulkner's losers. They destroy themselves or are destroyed. Their faulty perceptions of time negate life's potential. Those characters who perceive time as fluid are his...
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Studies on Acetabularia chloroplast DNA

Bernice L. Muir
The physical properties and renaturation kinetics of DNA extracted from isolated chloroplasts of Acetabulavia meditewanea has been studied. 3 It has a buoyant density of 1.702 g/cm³ , which corresponds to a base composition of 42.8% G+C. When melted in SSC, Acetabulavia chloroplast DNA has a Tm of 86.7°, corresponding to a base composition of 43% G+C. The close agreement of the base compositions calculated from the buoyant density and the melting temperature indicates the...
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CAM, a computer-aided modelling program for systems dynamics models

Dhirendra Padamshi Chheda
An arbitrary continuous system model can be constructed on a Graphic Display by interacting with a light pen and dials. The user is presented with a control language and a menu on the Graphic Display, which uses pre-defined symbols to design a Continuous System Model. After constructing the model he wants to simulate, the user can assign appropriate variable names and values to the symbols, direct flow of information or material between components, can assign...
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Maximizing buffer and disk utilizations for news on-demand

Jinhai Yang
In this thesis, we study the problem of how to maximize the throughput of a multimedia system, given a fixed amount of buffer space and disk bandwidth, both pre-determined at design-time. Our approach is to maximize the utilization of disk and buffers. We propose two methods. First, we analyze a scheme that allows multiple streams to share buffers. Our analysis and simulation results indicate that buffer sharing could lead to as much as a 50%...
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Learning latent theories of relations and individuals

Michael Chi-Hao Chiang
Inductive learning of statistical models from relational data is a key problem in artificial intelligence. Two main approaches exist for learning with relational data, and this thesis shows how they can be combined in a uniform framework. The first approach aims to learn dependencies amongst features (relations and properties), e.g. how users' purchases of products depend on users' preferences of the products and associated properties of users and products. Such models abstract over individuals, and...
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A mathematical model for vortex-induced oscillation

Francis Ngai-Ho Lee
The flow around a circular cylinder exhibiting vortex-induced oscillation is modelled by 2 potential vortices in a 2-dimensional, inviscid and irrotational flow. The lift on the cylinder is obtained from the general form of the Blasius equation. Pressure distribution is obtained from the pressure equation in a moving frame of reference. The lift expression is coupled to the dynamic equation of the cylinder. The phase and amplitude of oscillation are determined by the method of...
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Barbara Pentland : a biography

Sheila Jane Eastman
The following thesis is primarily a biography of the Canadian composer Barbara Pentland, and within three chapters deals with three main periods of her life. At the end of each chapter is a short discussion of musical development and style. Chapter I, 1912-41, concerns her childhood, schooling, and life at home, where she was always faced with opposition to her Interest in composition by rather dominating parents. Her musical studies included a year in Paris...
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Modifications to horn antennas which reduce beamwidth and back radiation

Ahmad Safaai Jazi
Modifications to horn antennas through choke flanges and parabolic cylinder reflectors are investigated. The latter are introduced to narrow the beamwidth, increase the gain and reduce the back radiation without increasing the horn length. The geometrical diffraction theory concepts and the Kirchhoff method are employed in the calculation of E-plane patterns of modified horns. The Kirchhoff method is applied to determine the fields reflected from the chokes and parabolic reflectors in the forward region where...
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The Caribou tribal council

David Zirnhelt
Traditionally, the native people of the North American continent did not evolve levels of organization beyond that of the band. In addition, political organizations as we know them did not exist. As a result there is no historical precedent for the levels of organization which the Indian leadership now recognize as necessary for the protection of what remains of their way of life, and for a rebirth of their culture under conditions that they control,...
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A hierarchical software development environment for performance oriented parallel programming

David A. Feldcamp
The future of high performance computing lies in massively parallel computers. In order to create software to utilize this ever more powerful and complex hardware, software designers must reconcile the desire to provide simplifying abstractions with performance requirements. This thesis examines one approach to addressing this problem. It has been observed that most parallel programs are written so that they possess the structure of one of a relatively small number of paradigms which describe the...
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Polarization diagnostics for rubidium-80 in a spin-polarized beta decay experiment

Daniel Grant Roberge
The TRINAT group uses optical pumping to polarize atoms for precision spin-polarized beta decay experiments. This thesis describes two methods for determining the degree of polarization achieved in an experiment using ⁸⁰Rb: one method using atomic observables and one using nuclear observables. The atomic diagnostic uses a measurement of the excited state population over the duration of the optical pumping process to infer the polarization, while the nuclear diagnostic measures the beta decay asymmetry of...
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Steady state self-consistent model for pulsar magnetospheres

Denis Alan Leahy
A steady state self-consistent model for a pulsar magnetosphere is developed. It is shown that the central neutron star of a pulsar should possess a magnetosphere. In the first approximation, the inertia of the magnetospheric particles is neglected. Steady state corotating models are developed to calculate the structure of the magnetosphere for the axisymmetric case and the case of the arbitrarily oriented dipole. Two results are that charge density is proportional to the z component...
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The backcountry of Manning Provincial Park : management and use

Lucy Fox
This thesis studies the use and management of a portion of the backcountry in Manning Provincial Park, located 140 miles east of the Vancouver area. Like many other North American wildlands near urban centres. Manning Park is experiencing increased pressure due to population growth in the surrounding area and the current popularity of hiking and camping activities. Demand for backcountry recreation areas appears to be increasing faster than new lands are added to park systems....
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Characterization of conditioned effects in the kindling model of epilepsy and neuroplasticity

Steven John Barnes
Mild periodic electrical stimulation to any one of many brain sites leads to the development and progressive intensification of elicited convulsions. This "kindling phenomenon" has been widely studied as a model of epilepsy and neuroplasticity. We recently discovered that subjects in conventional kindling experiments learn the relationship between the stimulation environment and the subsequent stimulation and convulsion and that this conditioning has significant effects on both their convulsions and interictal (between convulsions) behaviour. Specifically, the...
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Comparative study of statistical methods for finding biomarkers in longitudinal data

Zsuzsanna Hollander
Solid organ transplantation is a common procedure for end-stage organ failure. After the transplantation, the rejection of the new organ is possible due to the patient's immune system trying to eliminate the foreign object. To prevent rejection, monthly painful and costly procedure is needed which involves taking a biopsy of the allograft. The purpose of our project is to find biomarkers based on blood samples, so the diagnosis/prognosis of the rejection can occur based on...
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A comparison of Pan and zoom and rubber sheet navigation

Dmitry Nekrasovski
As information visualization tools arc used lo visualize datasets of increasing size, there is a growing need for techniques that facilitate efficient navigation. Pan and zoom navigation enables users to display areas of interest at different resolutions. Fbcus+contexl techniques aim to overcome the drawbacks of pan and zoom by dynamically integrating areas of interest and context regions. To date, empirical comparisons of these two navigat ion paradigms have been limited in scope and inconclusive. In...
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The great northern wilderness : political exiles in the People’s Republic of China

Ning Wang
In the spring of 1957, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) encouraged intellectuals and students to speak out against the abuses of Party and government officials, with the avowed intention of improving governance. But when criticisms were directed at a wide range of Party policies, the CCP launched the Anti-Rightist Campaign. Those who had called for intellectual and political freedoms, and for curbing corruption, were accused of political subversion. In a nation-wide crackdown, more than half...
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Characterization of cholesterol-free liposomes for use in delivery of anti-cancer drugs

Nancy Dos Santos
Improving existing therapies with lipid based carriers has been successfully applied to drugs that have narrow therapeutic indices, such as anti-cancer agents. It is known that the addition of cholesterol to a lipid matrix of gel phase lipids (> CI 8), increases the permeability of lipid membranes below the phase transition temperature (Tc) of the bulk phospholipid species used, and thus it is predicted that these formulations may retain drugs that are not compatible with...
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The measurement of wake and surface effects in the subcritical flow past a circular cylinder at rest and in vortex-excited oscillation

Nelson Ferguson
A pressure transducer, sensitive to acoustic level pressures, was designed and used to measure amplitude, frequency and phase of fluctuating pressure on the surface of a three inch diameter circular cylinder at rest and exhibiting large-amplitude vortex-excited oscillation in a uniform incident wind flow. The phase of the fluctuating pressure relative to the cylinder motion and the cylinder amplitude and frequency were recorded. A disc probe connected to the pressure transducer was used in wake...
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The ABCs of antigen presentation : defining antigen processing pathways

Laura Alexandra Johnson
The ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter TAP (ABCB2/3) is an integral component of the endogenous antigen processing pathway. Without TAP, antigenic peptides cannot enter the ER to bind to class I MHC molecules en route to the cell surface, and as a result, no cellmediated immune response can occur. All normal cells can present endogenous antigens, but exogenous antigen presentation is conducted solely by professional antigen presenting cells (APCs). The precise mechanism of intracellular transport of...
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Blue book in steel; a novel

Richard Kitaeff
This novel is concerned in part with the development of the associated feelings of guilt, atonement and expiation from a young man's crisis of self-betrayal to his crisis of self-sacrifice. It also affirms the absurdity of imposing a personal spiritual quest on a society promiscuously addicted to debased representational modes of expression. The action occurs during one evening in New York, with mixed chronology flashbacks that reveal the evolution of the protagonist's consciousness in the...
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