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    De Cuir, Margo
    Gender inequality is a pervasive social construct that impacts everyone within society. Couples who experience infidelity are not exempt from this and infidelity may act as a mechanism to address gender inequality. By identifying signifiers of gender . . .
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    Sallop, Marvin B.
    The purpose of this project is to acquaint the reader with the findings of Sign language Linguistics, to present in perspective, some of the descriptive elements of American Sign Language, and to offer suggestion as to how the discoveries of Sign Lang . . .
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    Gilbertson, Max L.
    In the last century photography has been recognized as a media for recording visual stimuli. Photographers such as M. Brady (11), T. O'Sullivan (12), and D. Hill (17) have concentrated on taking pictures of social events or natural phenomenon. More re . . .
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    Kitano, Riichi
    This graduate project explores two seemingly opposite disciplines; spiritual ecofeminism and martial arts, and how those two can enhance each other. Whether people recognize it or not, both feminists and martial artists have been claiming the same mot . . .
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    Lascelles, Tewa
    The rich historiography of Normandy goes back centuries. Recent scholarship, however, has many researching the formation and early existence of the medieval duchy. The idea of researching the surviving Carolingian and Norman annals along with the duca . . .
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    Loomis, Linda Wood
    Individuation, the conscious realization of one's own part in the process of human growth, is a unique psychological reality, including strengths and limitations, which leads to the integration of the Self as a whole being. It is my hypothesis 'that b . . .
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    Blankfield, Alexander Joel
    This study explores the merits of using career oriented programs to enable minority group students to enter economic mainstream as professionals in greater numbers. The core of this study is the Career Opportunities for Youth Programme (C.O.Y.) which . . .
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    Grigorian, Masha
    This thesis is concerned with analyzing the characters of Harry Potter, Lord Voldemort, and Professor Severus Snape from the sensational children's book series, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling through the perspective of literary and critical theory. Alth . . .
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    Chukhadarian, Lucin
    This thesis brings together three shorter plays, "Reverse Intimidation," "Collectors," and "Chandra," each of which I've been working for some time. Each play explores the courage and the fragility of women. "Reverse Intimidation" is based on personal . . .
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    Hattier, Charlene
    Abstract Art as a Tool for Communication: The Importance of Social Justice Art Curriculum By Charlene Hattier Master of Art in Art, Art Education The general question to be investigated is, “How do educators address difficult, controversial topics of . . .
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    Nishikawa, Makoto
    In determining the scope interpretations of quantifiers, linguists follow the view that the one which is “leftmost” in the surface structure is interpreted to have the highest scope. Many linguists have posited left-right order as the determining fact . . .
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    Mandel, Jerrold L.
    This study represents an attempt to assess the relationship between unclear communication and deviant behavior. It was hypothesized that as stimuli became less discriminable, and the consequences of responses became less predictable, behavior would be . . .
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    Monroe, Marlisa Jeanine
    Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) was a highly creative and artistically diverse individual. His talents were expressed in every field of art, and in each field he was successful. The diversity of his talent defies traditional categorization and makes it diffi . . .
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    Riley, Michelle Jo
    In order to further the study of gender roles as an interacting set, the gender role expectations of 82 married CSUN students and their spouses were examined in terms of the interaction of husband-wife expectations at three hypothesized levels of defi . . .
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    Bernstein, Lois Ingerneri
    Adolescent girls today are required to examine an unlimited range of options and possibilities open to them. Because girls are not socialized to be independent and decisive, the burden of making choices can be overwhelming. Adolescent girls need assis . . .
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    Chu, Suming
    Believe Me is a fantasy drama about a 17 year old boy Michael, his soul transfers into his twin sister Emily's body in a car accident. But he still wants to help Amanda, the girl he likes to fulfill her last wishes. In the end, he sacrifices his life . . .
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    Moffat, Rosemary
    The beginning of the 21st century brought with it many trials, many of which have torn holes in our concepts of community, and created fissures between people. In our search for ways to re-create strong community, this project examined the ways that c . . .
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    Tomikawa, Tetsuji
    This paper investigated a major problem confronting deaf would-be graduate students: The Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Two related topics were included: special graduate admission policies with regard to minority and handicapped students, and Sel . . .
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    Steinmetz, Leslie R.
    The major purposes of the writer of this thesis were to review the literature regarding reading and academic achievement scores of Mexican-American children in the southwestern United States and to develop original Mexican-American cultural and histor . . .
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    Schultz, Christopher A.S.
    Brewer’s Oak (Quercus garryana var. breweri) is a dense, shrub-like variety of Garry Oak (Quercus garryana – referenced as Oregon White Oak or Oregon Oak), which is found primarily in the western regions of North America. Scientists and surveyors work . . .
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    Escalante, Danny
    Personal mythology perceived through adolescent desire, and quotidian events inform my work. Through a variety of media, I explore themes of mark making, identity and environment. By dissecting and reassembling the elements that comprise a painting in . . .
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    Wolkov, David
    This is a study investigating (1) the causes and events leading to the curriculum revisions which incorporated abstract philosophical issues into secondary mathematics, and (2) the consequences of these curriculum changes. Assessments are made of the . . .
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    Rodie, Warren Wendell
    Owens Valley, lying in eastern California’s Basin and Range Province, is a graben, built through the action of block faulting. Sedimentary deposits of the Tertiary period overlay granitic intrusions of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The climate . . .
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    Labonville, Marie Elizabeth
    This study examines the underworld scenes of the Orpheus operas of Claudio Monteverdi, Christoph Willibald von Gluck, Joseph Haydn, and Jacques Offenbach. The purpose is to discover what similarities, if any, occur among works dealing with the same ba . . .
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    Ramsay, Alice Box
    The Preface is followed by on Introduction devoted to a brief survey of the musical exchange between North America end Latin America. The purpose of this Introduction is to provide a brood perspective for the chapters to follow. Part I is essentially . . .
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    Karr, Crystal
    This document is about my transformative teaching experience. Through my own teaching and research I have discovered that art becomes more meaningful when it contains both technique and content. I found that students become more engaged when the art c . . .
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    Abers, Marilyn
    Burdens and supports is the beginning idea--amorphous organs of clay, bound, supported and pierced by ribbons of steel. The clay reacts to the steel which is constructed first, like the feminine dancer following the masculine lead. The clay harmonizes . . .
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    Hirsch, Gita Mera
    Schools in the United States are moving towards an inclusive model of education. There is, therefore, an increased need for general education teachers to be well versed in the implementation of accommodations for students with special needs. Yet, ther . . .
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    Marshall, Bruce Reginald
    The ubiquitous "energy crisis," brought to the public's attention by the Arab oil embargo of 1973-74, thrusted southern California’s two largest energy utilities unwillingly, and unexpectedly, into the media limelight. For the first time in their more . . .
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    Ali, Mohammad
    The word formation process for English has been the center of much study. However, one area has received less attention than the rest, specifically the word formation process of English personal names. This paper seeks to investigate whether the Engli . . .
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    Aguiniga, Elia
    The informal economy refers to a "medium for survival and for making ends meet for people that either cannot find a job in the formal sector, cannot survive economically earning a minimum wage, or simply require extra income" (Rendon, 2016, p.19). The . . .
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    Sharp, Tilghman
    Forty-six depressed and anxious cardiac patients who had suffered myocardial infarction and/or bypass surgery were given twelve weekly sessions of either supportive or behavioral therapy. Patients completed a battery of psychological assessments at fi . . .
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    Naden, Roy Cecil
    Because our society has become so significantly television oriented, and beceuse programs of technical excellence sponsored by stations or organizations with considerable financial resources are common everyday presentations, and because television is . . .
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    Spees, Marsha J.
    Although sign language interpreters have long been used as facilitators of communication between the deaf and hearing, only within the past twenty years has the use of interpreters become a formal part of the educational system. School districts emplo . . .
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    Schwartz, Agnes Szekely
    The subject of this paper is the history, content, structure, and analysis of my Master of Music Recital which I gave on March 21, 2010. The repertoire focuses on the works of European composers. I have planned on a selection of short character pieces . . .
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    Freeman, Daniel
    A comedienne clasping a manly-man hand to her face-that's the sight gag splashed across the cover of Tina Fey's bestselling memoir Bossypants, a joke and title with centuries' worth of setup. A subversion of expectations is reflected in the cover desi . . .
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    Danforth, Catherine Pamela
    The purpose of this investigation is to describe a level of urban social dialect as it is typically spoken by the older generation native resident of Northeastern Mannheim. Attention is focused on phonological, morphological, and syntactic variation, . . .
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    Gilliland-Swetland, Tanner
    At the core of my work is the question, what constitutes a community? My interdisciplinary practice, centered around three-dimensional object making, often uses forms that reference minimalism, urban design, and do-it-yourself construction. I am inter . . .
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    Rodgers, Horace Edgar Jr
    "A Portrait of a Middle-Aged Man" provides a cross-sectional analysis of a typical man in throes of a mid-life crisis. Seen in three different settings which reveal the conflicts arising out of employment, family and social encounters, the protagonist . . .
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    Smyth, Tim Christopher
    Since the concept of locus of control was proposed by Rotter in 1954, other theorists have sought to expand upon his initial bipolar concept. Levenson (1972) proposed that locus of control is not two dimensional or bipolar but that externality can be . . .
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    Kaufman, Gordon L.
    This paper presents a comparative study of self-concept in deaf students with deaf parents as opposed to deaf students with hearing parents. The students involved in the study were of junior high and senior high levels at the American School for the D . . .
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    Hofacker, Charles F.
    In order to resolve some of the contradictions that exist in the area of pictorial memory and to more fully understand the processing of visual materials, a study was undertaken to examine the serial position curve when the stimuli are relatively comp . . .
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    Kopchick, Eleanor Hobbs
    The purpose of this project is to present a profile on severe to profound multihandicapped deaf students presently being served in various programs for the deaf throughout the United States. Public Law 94- 142 mandates rights guaranteed to all handica . . .
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    Laguire, Allison
    The purpose of this paper is to examine how arts integration in the STEM disciplines can become a vehicle for engaging students in a deeper understanding of STEM curricula. There is much discussion in the educational world that the acronym STEM should . . .
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    Seigal, Jesse Travis
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of introducing a media-based, embedded cognitive strategy into the classroom instruction of military journalism students who historically have had problems effectively processing the information . . .
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    Elisara, Unai
    In this grant I will be addressing the need for an expansion of Feleti Barstow Public Library of Pago Pago, American Samoa. This Library is the only library on the island and houses many of the island's cultural and historical artifacts. I am requesti . . .
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    Martinez, Nicole
    Los Angeles is one of the most identifiable cities in the world with a well-known image and the appeal of Hollywood; the city draws people from all over the globe. The idyllic depiction of Los Angeles was not always this appealing. The settlement was . . .
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    Fleur, Sharon M.
    Parents, this handbook is written to supply answers to your question “how can I help my child?” When your son or daughter was identified as a disabled reader, you undoubtedly had many questions as to what this meant for your child and for you as a par . . .
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    Young, Michael Edward
    This thesis contains a methodology for implementation of a program budget applicable within institutions of higher education. The purpose of the study is to provide an applied example of program budgeting to an educational institution and show the res . . .
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    Fortine, Bruce D.
    In 1973, the Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District approved the creation of the Community Services Office. In this thesis, a brief history of the growth and development of the community college functions is included, with e . . .
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    Myers, Ruth
    This paper describes the effective use of art activities with college student mothers and their preschool children in the Child Development Center of Los Angeles Valley College. The purpose of the classes was to use simple, unstructured art activities . . .
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    Arthur, Michael Douglas
    The camera is one of the most precise instruments available to the artist for visual expression. Together with the artist's good sense for composition, the camera lens format helps in the elimination of distracting elements in the environment. By its . . .
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    Kern, Peggy Kroto
    The purpose of this study was to research art experiences of an expressive nature appropriate for the mentally retarded child at the elementary school level. The research was conducted in a public elementary school for trainably retarded children and . . .
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    Burt, Donna
    The four series presented in this abstract represent the development of a simple idea, that of a landscape etching, into a technically complex serial image expressing some of the many changes which constantly occur to the landscape. Through a combinat . . .
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    Straub, Marianne Agnes
    Overuse of many of the National Parks is resulting in permanent damage to areas that were set aside to preserve the unique heritage of the nation, and projections indicate that this growth in demand will continue. Those remedial steps taken by the Nat . . .
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    Haber, Sharon Joy
    This study was designed to investigate the various factors which might influence the decision-making process of clinical psychologists in relation to ethical violations. One of 27 questionnaires containing a vignette of an ethical violation by a psych . . .
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    Narayanamurti, Krishna
    Late in Jane Austen’s "Emma," a peculiar scene of harrowing adventure disrupts an otherwise realistic novel. On an early morning walk, Harriet Smith takes a wrong turn into the woods outside the posh village of Highbury. A “gang” of young “gypsies,” p . . .
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    Jenkins, Lindsay
    Though theatres across the nation have identified the need for equity, diversity and inclusion, there is still much opportunity for discussion around how these policies are best implemented. Though much focus has been placed on the need for diversity . . .
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    Kimball, Mary Eleanor
    The hypothesis that Graphoanalysis (GA) is a valid predictor of scores on the Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey was tested by correlating Graphoanalyses of writing samples from 30 Ss, done separately by two Graphoanalysts (Gs), with results of the . . .
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    Henderson, Malcolm T.
    Since I have been away from the secondary classes for the deaf, have become increasingly aware of changes that I would like to see made in the program here in Los Angeles. With regard to the operation of the program itself, probably the changes needed . . .
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    Lee, Ambre
    Establishing and maintaining a professional teacher blog enables teachers to publish, reflect, share, collaborate, and enrich their professional presence. While publishing has long been the standard for university professors, secondary teachers do not . . .
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    Gottlieb, Joyce R.
    The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the survival and celebration of the classical myth of Phaëthon in the visual arts of sixteenth-century Italy, with particular attention to the meaning and function of this myth for patron and artist. The ear . . .
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    Hollaar, Sally Ann
    Self help groups are fast becoming a major source of support for individuals as they struggle to overcome life's major crises. It has been estimated that self help groups currently serve over fifteen million (15,000,000) people in the United . States . . .
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    Gilman, Benedicte
    Quantitative content analysis was used to examine coverage of women in a weekly Marxist-Leninist newspaper. A stratified random sample of stories on all topics in three issues from each year of the study was analyzed for variables dealing with both me . . .
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    Borozan, John Nicholas
    As stated in the title, this thesis is an introductory course of study in New World Archaeology designed and structured for high school students as a one semester course. It is divided into seven teaching units that cover prehistoric culture areas of . . .
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    Jones, Bonnie Lynne
    The "Egg and Rope Series" evolved as a synthesis of ideas, conscious and unconscious, molded into an expression through a conceptual and physical act, involving materials, space and time. My intention was to utilize two seemingly unrelated objects, th . . .
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    Hannah, Gerald D.
    In searching for a subject that would be both stimulating in appearance and provocative in imaginative response, I selected the Carrousel. In justifying this choice one could reflect on the romantic vision of a baroque menagerie frozen in an eternal p . . .
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    Papa-Lewis, Rosemary
    This study employed the hypothesis that within the Middle School environments, there is no significant difference in measured levels of self-concept with either behavioral, social, and/or academic maladjustment of heterogeneous students who have, and . . .
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    Giacomi, M. Jean
    Results from a “science Functional Test” done on a glove-box type work station developed at NASA-Ames Research Center provided the questions addressed in the present study. An experiment was conducted to examine the optimum arrangement of access posit . . .
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    Bauch, Cathleen Frances
    This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a motor skills program on the visual perception and motor skills of a group of inner-city kindergarten children. Sixty kindergarten children were involved in the study. The children were given t . . .
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    deLara, Christine
    The purpose of the present study is to investigate both male and female subjects’ attributions of responsibility to a rape victim as a function of the following variables: (1) sex of the rape victim (female vs. male); (2) level of attitudinal similari . . .
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    Evans, Joan Linda
    Art education has had a low priority in elementary school curriculums. The average elementary classroom teacher's lack of training and experience in art education causes dependence on stereotype approaches, dittos, copying, and tracing in place of ori . . .
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    Greenfield, Abbe
    The purpose of this paper is to encompass two thoughts: (1) To suggest to the reader some of the psychological and social difficulties encountered by the handicapped, and (2) To inform counselors as to some techniques in approaching the handicapped an . . .
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    Osorto, Karla
    STEM education is a term that is being heard more and more in schools nowadays. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. Through STEM education students are able to see the purpose of learning certain skills in all the differ . . .
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    Young, Patricia Leigh
    Statistics now reflect rapid increases in the number of youngsters suffering from anorexia nervosa - the pursuit of excessive thinness through self-starvation. Early detection of this disorder is imperative in the successful treatment of underlying pr . . .
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    Reid, William Taylor
    Maximum and minimum temperatures in the Eastern Mojave Desert are primarily a function of elevation: lower elevations are warmer due to greater compression. Both mean maximums and minimun1s for July change about 8 kelvins per kilometer; January mean m . . .
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    Sarchio, John Peter
    It is through Transpersonal Psychology that--in the West--the spiritual facet of life is formally accepted as a legitimate aspect of the psychological realm of humankind. Where Eastern philosophy and religion have focused on spiritual development, and . . .
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    Warburton, Edward Alan
    This study measures the effect of random error on the determinants of coefficients and constants of the exponential terms used in the analysis of biological tracer data. Many biological activities take place in well-defined areas, systems, or organs w . . .
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    Nisman, Ronda Sue
    Fourteen male and six female student volunteers from California State University, Northridge served as subjects for this study which was conducted over a five month period. Each subject was committed to the test program for five weeks, and was subsequ . . .
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    Gomez, Jocelyn
    I explore the experiences of two Latinas who have been active for over 40 years in Los Angeles labor unions from the 1970s to the present day. My study is based on in depth interviews and primary documents. Through in depth interviews, I found that th . . .
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    Trethewey, Mary Richardson
    I have chosen to work with clay and metal to fulfill a dream of warmth, grace, and simplicity which speaks to primary human emotions and reinforces that which we have in common with one another. Paradoxically, I have been conditioned by a highly speci . . .
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    Crary, Paul David
    This thesis explores the effects of racial change on audience perception of violent scenes designed to be shown on television. Ninety-eight subjects were obtained, voluntarily, from the campus of California State University, Northridge. Forty-eight we . . .
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    Hershaft, Alan Michael
    After Kempe's (1962) pioneering article which identified Child Physical Abuse Syndrome was published, well-intentioned legislators of all fifty states passed child abuse reporting laws which mandated various professionals to report suspected or actual . . .
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    Antman, Betty Fox
    In 1972 the A. E. Wright Middle School, Las Virgenes Unified School District received an NDEA grant and organized a reading laboratory equipped with a wide range of multi-media instructional materials. The program adopted was one of individualized ins . . .
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    Alexandre, Laurie Ann
    The John Reed Club was a group of politically radical writers, artists, and journalists, who aligned themselves with the struggles of the working-class and militant left during the early Depression years (1929-1935). The Clubs were in the forefront of . . .
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    Smith, Richard Michael
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    Prior, Emily
    Using ethnographic methods and feminist theory, this research analyzes women's sexual identities and power within the context ofBDSM (bondage/discipline, dominant/submissive, sadist/masochist) power exchange relationships. This research expands upon t . . .
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    Shadley, Mara Stein
    According to Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Competence (n.): (1) Means sufficient for the necessities of life; (2) the quality or state of having requisite abilities or qualities. As a result of national and state assessments, government . . .
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    Farrukh, Sawsan
    This paper is an investigation of the widows found in Jane Austen’s Lady Susan and Sanditon, two unpublished works during her lifetime. The paper presents a careful close read of both Lady Susan and Lady Denham and their methods of manipulation in ord . . .
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    Dowling, Jennifer Jane
    During the last decade, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries caused the largest transfer of wealth in history by taking control of the pricing and production of its vast oil resources away from Western nations. This thesis is a qualit . . .
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    Beckman, Donna S.
    The creative portion of this thesis is The Girl Who Loved Gable, a psychological detective novel. Set in Los Angeles in the present, the novel is a first person narrative. The central character is Leda Swann, a 30 year old female detective who is assi . . .
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    Parsons, Patrick Robert
    The thesis applies Marxist economic precepts to the function of the newspaper industry, thereby explaining the industry's economic growth and daily operation. Topics from employment to chain ownership are considered and analyzed in terms of their role . . .
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    Lopez, John R.
    Mexican Americans are both the oldest and newest minority group in the United States. Except for the Indians, colonial settlers coming from Mexico were the earliest inhabitants of what is now the United States. Yet, they can be termed a "newest minori . . .
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    Hairston, Ernest
    INTRODUCTION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. The primary purpose of this study of the Negro deaf population in the Los Angeles area is exploratory and very general. It was undertaken to determine the approximate number of Negro deaf adults in the Lot Angeles are . . .
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    Corbett, Edward E.
    This study is intended for parents of deaf children so that they might see what deaf people say about the problems of deafness. It is also intended to prepare parents for the ramifications of deafness. Another reason for this study is to enhance paren . . .
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    Iurlano, Anita M.
    The developmentally disabled hearing impaired is a growing population with unique needs for services. The goal of any agency providing services to this population is to maximize independence, productivity and community integration. This document outli . . .
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    Hunter, Christopher H.
    The modern medium of mass communication, television, has been in commercial uses for entertainment, advertisements, announcements, education, information, and emergency broadcasts. It may affect the safety of life or i property. The greatest advantage . . .
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    May, Karl H.
    The student crossed his fingers and waited as the instructor began setting-up the test equipment. He had worked for three weeks on the construction of a baby cry signal lamp. Would it work? Would it really tell him if a baby cried? His baby? You see t . . .
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    Rupp, Susan J.
    This study focused upon the role of interpreters employed in public high school hearing-impaired programs in seven Western states. The purpose of this study was threefold: 1. To identify the percent of time interpreters are engaged in performing a var . . .