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    Vahle, Laura
    Incest is underdiagnosed in the clinical setting. Clinicians often assign non-incest diagnoses based on symptomatology that is secondary to the underlying primary problem which is the impact of the externally induced trauma, incest. Another aspect of . . .
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    Sepe, Christine Azzoni
    The goal of this graduate recital was to present a varied program. The artistic performance demonstrated the continued development of piano literature in terms of style and form from the Classic, Romantic, and Impressionistic Periods of music. Represe . . .
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    Johnson, Kelly M.
    In order to generalize the results of stereotyping and discrimination studies to intergroup situations, it is important to attempt to examine simultaneously the many individual variables that have been implicated in this process. Three of these variab . . .
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    Roper, Scott Francis
    In the songs of John Dowland, the transparent texture of the guitar’s polyphonic accompaniment together with the poetic lyricism of the vocal line makes an excellent intimate beginning set in recital. In contrast, Bellini’s bel canto melodies have muc . . .
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    Moore, Jo Ann
    The Department of Defense (DOD) is spending millions of dollars annually providing employees with the necessary training and education required to become certified in the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP). If an employee occupies a p . . .
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    Mohan, Kalavathy
    This Project presents an easily testable design for Programmable Logic Arrays (PLAs). The design is made in such a way to make the PLAs fully testable. This is achieved by adding extra logic. The extra logic added consists of one shift register, two o . . .
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    Buchanan, Shirley E.
    The historical record shows that the expansion of the United States and the fulfillment of an American national paradigm hinged on the interactions and negotiations that were cultivated with native people.
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    Hsu, Ivan S.
    It is sometimes difficult to purchase an IC to perform the exact function one desires. Generic motor controller parts are usually available, but they contain many useless functions and lack others for specific applications. This project covers the des . . .
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    Sumii, Felicia
    Data was previously collected on 228 incarcerated pregnant women during their MIRACLE project intake interview. During the intake interview demographic data, criminal histories, social histories, and personal and family trauma histories were collected . . .
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    Hoffman, Sarah E.
    Background and Purpose. Students, faculty, and staff at CSUN who are diagnosed with stroke, cerebral' palsy, arthritis and spinal cord injury may face compromised physical access to and within campus buildings, especially if structures were built prio . . .
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    Blauvelt, Serenity
    This project focuses upon designing an intentionally structured group for college men about the multiple expressions of masculinity. Within the project, there is information and exercises that are included to prepare a college professional to facilita . . .
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    Basarkar, Girish Madhav
    The research described in this report is the application of numerical and parameter identification techniques to the pressure and flow data from a group of maximal expiratory flow tests to estimate the mechanical properties of the lungs (pleural press . . .
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    Yang, Wei-Chun
    THE LOTTERY IS A SHORT NARRATIVE FILM CONSISTING OF THREE segments delineating the misconceptions that many new immigrants from Taiwan hold about living in the U.S. The subject matter of these three segments included in this film is respectively: heal . . .
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    Abu Wadi, Ali
    The aim of this study is to fill a considerable gap in Bedouin dialectology by providing a phonological analysis of the Bedouin dialect of the al-Ramadhin subtribe of al-Tayaha in the Naqab Desert (southern Israel) in order to determine the presence o . . .
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    Kosakowski, Cheryl Roraff
    In the early eighteenth century George Frederick Handel turned from the Italian operatic tradition and made a deliberate attempt to appeal to the English middle-class audience through the genre of the oratorio. His libretti were in English and were, f . . .
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    Guerrero, Veronica
    The sole purpose of this project is to emphasize the importance of early preparation for college. Research indicates that Latinos are underrepresented in institutions of higher learning. Furthermore, it also ventures to demonstrate that factors such a . . .
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    Gravelle, Jessica Spike
    While many critics note the numerous musical allusions in Ishmael Reed's Mumbo Jumbo, Jack Kerouac's On the Road, and Maxine Hong Kingston's Tripmaster Monkey, this thesis examines the appropriation of jazz in particular to these three American texts. . . .
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    Wasef, Rosalie G.
    This project provides the guidelines for the creation of a multicultural classroom and implementation of these guidelines in a classroom of three year old children at Oxnard College Child Development Center. An evaluation of both the manual and the cl . . .
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    Martain-Haverbeck, Veronica
    Tourism, the world's leading industry, can be a tool to promote peace and alleviate poverty for one of the world's most marginalized people, Guatemala's Mayans. Guatemala' s current political and socio-economic situation is rooted in centuries of a de . . .
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    Wong, Lai F.
    Anorexia nervosa is becoming an increasingly common disorder, especially in Western countries where great emphasis is placed on being slim. Fashion models face an exaggerated need to maintain a slim shape not only because their success depends upon it . . .
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    Yoder, Sean C.
    The genus Mycobacterium is commonly associated with diseases such as leprosy, tuberculosis and other pulmonary infections. Mycobacterium avium is increasingly identified as a cause of disseminated disease in AIDS patients. A need for a better understa . . .
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    Putney-Hyde, Norella Margaret
    Diabetic, stroke and hip fracture patients of a home care agency are studied relative to their family support and their home health care success. Gender, age, diagnosis, ethnicity and the primary caregiver are evaluated. The research is augmented by t . . .
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    Burigo, Ray
    The purpose of this study was to assess the nutritional knowledge, behaviors, and concerns of the CSUN varsity athlete. The collected findings are to serve as a guideline for the development of nutrition education material to be utilized to enhance th . . .
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    Pandya, Manoj K.
    VHDL is a hardware description language that can be used to model a digital system. It contains elements that can be used to describe the behavior or structure of the digital system, with the provision for specifying its timing explicitly. A top down . . .
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    Marks, Ronald
    Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome) is chronologically the second installment in Italian composer Ottorino Respighi's "Roman trilogy". It is a symphonic tone poem scored for a very large orchestra and is set in four movements. The musical content is represen . . .
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    Simon, Robert L.
    Luis Milan was one of his country's foremost performers on the vihuela. His tutor book, El Maestro, published in Spain in 1536, was distinguished not only as the first collection of vihuela music, but also as the earliest source employing verbal indic . . .
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    Simon, Robert L.
    Luis Milan was one of his country's foremost performers on the vihuela. His tutor book, El Maestro, published in Spain in 1536, was distinguished not only as the first collection of vihuela music, but also as the earliest source employing verbal indic . . .
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    Bergquist, Alina Louise
    The adolescent years of life are typically a time when normal physical, emotional and mental development can become turbulent. The identified role of a teenager is to gain independence from his or her parent(s) as they develop their own interests towa . . .
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    Rabowsky, Brent
    This project examines a practical method for the compression of images using the discrete cosine transform (DCT). The basics of image compression are examined, including a general description of transform coding. The DCT is analyzed from two different . . .
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    Metz, Mark A.
    Two syrphine flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) were studied to measure the possible difference in the abdominal color pattern variation of sternites 2-5. Toxomerus marginatus, a non-mimetic syrphine, shows much more variation in its abdominal color pattern t . . .
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    Mathews, Barbara Lynn
    The purpose of this graduate project is to determine the relationship between political systems, public processes, and policy decisions. The study consists of the application of theoretical concepts to a proposed development project currently being co . . .
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    Craven, Lauren
    The purpose of this thesis project is to create a reference guide that school counselors in the Los Angeles area can utilize to better understand eating disorders. The information will include specific types of eating disorders, as well as their sympt . . .
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    Nunez, Annette
    This study investigated that the use of Floor time in a social-emotional skills group, would increase the emotional development of the group, and increase the spontaneous initiations within the group. The social skills group consisted of four children . . .
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    Fang, Qi
    This graduate project designed and implemented a prototype of an easy-to-use, yet very versatile and powerful 20 sketcher and 30 interactive modeler for architects. The predominant concepts of the modeler design are a simplified and integrated GUI tha . . .
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    Hightower, Whitney Jennifer
    This applied research project investigates the use of culturally responsive teaching as a means of increasing students' knowledge and understanding in social studies, and provides a culturally responsive unit incorporating primary sources on the Japan . . .
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    Deaton, Jack Wesley
    Experimental and theoretical studies of the manner in which molecules are distributed amongst micelles are described. Micelles are spherical, when separated "compartments" in aqueous solution that have the ability to solubilize water insoluble molecul . . .
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    Lopez, Elizabeth
    In recent years, there has been a rapid increase in HIV infection rates among women. Young females in particular have been disproportionately affected. Current HIV prevention interventions fail to meet the needs of those young females who are at highe . . .
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    Kellis, Melody T.
    In 2003 I came home to the United States after living in Europe for almost eight years. The week of my return was also the week that Colin Powell made his presentation to the United Nations regarding the American "proof' for war against Iraq. As I lef . . .
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    Deyirmencian, Nuran Ohannes
    The behavior of water flow through a rectangular open channel spillway with a stilling basin and step was analyzed using Excel and Visual Basic for Applications. All the parameters of the flow (such as critical flow, depths at key points, lengths of d . . .
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    Hallin, Mary J.
    Africa is often called the "Dark Continent". Few studies have sought to understand African consumer behavior from the consumers' perspective. Utilizing conjoint analysis and Likert statements, this thesis evaluates the determinants of Cameroonian purc . . .
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    Ruiz, Linda
    Mexican-American immigrants have been key figures in one of the greatest migration occurrences in the United States. This population makes contributions to the culture, financial system, and employment industry of the United States. They are an ongoin . . .
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    Hocking, Sheldon M.
    Today is difficult, there really aren't many things left that seem to be pure. I think love is pure. I think art is pure. And magic. Magic is everything we don't know ... Fritz Scholderl I have long been fascinated by the magic and power of objects an . . .
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    Bates, Rebecca Joyce
    To become part of any literary tradition is to call upon the classics while inventing new and individual ideas and concepts. In my writing I strive to find a balance between the old and the new . I have been heavily influenced by authors in the litera . . .
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    Cuillier, Joseph A.
    This project demonstrates that a Catholic school is operated more efficiently and effectively than a public school. An in-depth, two-year comparison was done to support this finding while working as a teacher in each setting. This is a comparative stu . . .
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    Pardo, Kenneth A.
    Background and Purpose. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an aerobic exercise program on the treatment of mild (stage I) cubital tunnel syndrome. Subjects. Two female subjects participated in this study. Both subjects were diag . . .
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    Steiger, Laura L.
    Construct accessibility has been found to play an important role in the interpretation of social information. Even when a construct is primed implicitly it has been proven to have a temporary effect on person perception. The present experiment examine . . .
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    Hernandez, Elizabeth
    The purpose of this study is to examine protective factors of adolescent resiliency with a focus on educationally supportive parenting behaviors. It is a correlational study examining the effects of perceived academically supportive behaviors by paren . . .
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    Holtreman, Isabel
    Hostile Takeover: A Love Story is a romantic comedy about Frannie O'Riley, an overgrown tom boy who has trouble opening up her heart to love and romance. Frannie works in her father's construction company, a company that had once been successful but i . . .
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    Guzman, Isabel Pacheco
    The purpose of this study is to examine group differences in attachment styles and relationship functioning among individuals with high and low psychopathic traits. It was hypothesized that individuals with high psychopathic traits would report greate . . .
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    Gunther, Daniel R.
    The use of AIDS metaphors in AIDS articles from popular American periodicals is compared and contrasted. Articles from periodicals listed under the AIDS subject headings in the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature for January to March, 1983 are com . . .