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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ngai, Terence Nai-ching
    Trellis-Coded Modulation (TCM) is a technique which combines channel coding and modulation for the transmission of digital signals over bandlimited channels. The basic idea is to use signal-set expansion to provide redundancy for coding, and to design . . .
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    Dakota, Sage
    Consciousness as a construct continues to have utility in society; legally, medically and interpersonally. Repression is an often-studied mechanism to explain how some things are kept out of consciousness. The Constructive Repression Approach emphasiz . . .
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    Bugarin, Elba
    The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of significant others' academic support on adolescents' academic identity and educational aspirations in Latino adolescents. Self-report data was collected from 164 Latino adolescents from one . . .
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    Dalal, Hemal Mahesh
    An X-band design using NE4210S01 's scattering parameters, the input and output matching networks were designed to create four Maximum Gain Amplifiers which are combined with four 90 Degree hybrid couplers, designed using Microstrip Line Technology, t . . .
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    Di Fusco, Laura
    For a great many Americans, daily life constitutes an ongoing crisis of emotional survival (Garfield, 1987). Many individuals take on more than one role such as, a mother, wife, worker, and student. One may be faced with much pressure to be successful . . .
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    Favakehi, Mohamad
    The objective of this project is to design and evaluate an interactive terminal using vacuum fluorescent technology. The display tube used is six lines by forty characters wide to enable to display 240 characters of display data. The touch input panel . . .
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    Osagawa, Manabu
    This project is considered as a portion of the XCoNet (Xilinx Chip on the Net). The main goal of XCoNet project is to connect Xilinx FPGAs to the Internet directly so that the chip can be re-configured and upgraded by receiving the configuration bitst . . .
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    Ferman, Patricia
    The purpose of this thesis project is to develop a program, consisting of training sessions and a manual through which preschool teachers will learn ways of working with children with autism to increase social interactions. A manual will be created so . . .
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    Goraya, Sapandeep Singh
    The aim of the project is to study state of the a1t in the design, development and applications of RF MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) devices, with primary emphases on RF MEMS switches, in the context of its imminent insertion and deployment i . . .
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    Perez, Concepcion H.
    In recent years, colleges and universities have attempted to increase the effectiveness of their educational programs in order to better assure student success. An integral tool that needs to be improved in the educational system of higher education i . . .
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    Stupar, Jerry Allen
    The lack of quality physical education, as well as an absence of health and wellness concepts being taught, (particularly in California) results in children leaving elementary school with poor levels of physical activity and fitness. Project Health Zo . . .
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    Hamor, Sarah
    Music information retrieval (MIR) is the fi eld dedicated to the organization and retrieval of music data. One of the eventual goals of MlR research is automatic transcription, where any musical recording can be transcribed to accurate sheet music wit . . .
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    Talebian, Sasan
    The objective of this project is to discuss the assembly, behavior, building code requirements, and standard design practices for horizontal and vertical wood diaphragms. The discussions presented are intended to highlight the basics involved in desig . . .
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    Rathod, Nikhil
    The Project is to investigate the current techniques for fingerprint recognition. This target can be mainly decomposed into image preprocessing, feature extraction and feature match. For each sub-task, some classical and up-to-date methods in literatu . . .
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    Deisinger, David
    Purpose. The purpose of this study was to determine the response stability of measurements used in the assessment of center of pressure excursion (COPe) during step initiation. A NeuroCom� Balance Master� was used to collect data relating to subjects . . .
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    Phalen, Carol Marie
    Paralabrax clathratus, commonly known as the kelp bass, is an important sportfish to the Southern California angler, ranking among the top sportfish on commercial passenger fishing vessels since the 1950's. They commonly occur in a patchy distribution . . .
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    Coffey, Lavanson C.
    This project focuses on the development and documentation of a case study based on the build-up, check-out, certification and testing of the Dynamic and Aerodynamic Load Test (DALT) facility. Located at the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mu . . .
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    Touyarot, David A.
    Parametric and constraint-based design systems are becoming the CAD/CAM standard in most commercial applications. The ability of these systems to create parametric models allows engineers to produce designs that can be modified to fit changing require . . .
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    Hammer, Henry
    The relatively new world of computer science is in the midst of yet another technological revolution. As industry strives to produce ever faster machines and systems, many crossroads are encountered and paths are chosen. In one of the more recent batt . . .
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    Korhani, Nader
    Immigration has been an integral part of American history as a nation, since the beginning. In the past few decades, new immigrants in this country have been from a more diverse culture and ethnicity than the immigrants before them who were mostly Eur . . .
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    Azar, Viki
    The licensing requirements for a marriage and family therapist include the completion of 3,000 supervised hours combined as a trainee and an intern. While in a qualifying master's degree program, the student trainee is required to locate and secure a . . .
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    Parker, Joanna
    This study will examine the attitudes and perceptions of middle school girls towards their physical education classes and teachers. Physical education should be shared by all. All students, male or female should be provided with the same opportunities . . .
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    Chocron, Lucien
    The relationship between psychotherapy and religion has been often stormy and consistently ambivalent. Issues' concerning counseling and psychotherapy of the orthodox Jewish client is no exception. The present study is designed to understand the strug . . .
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    Chokasut, Prayut
    The design of a force feedback joystick for Virtual Reality was described in this project report. Before the final design is reached, different designs of a force feedback joystick have been attempted. In this final design, two motors were chosen to g . . .
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    Villanueva-Jonsson, Lisa
    The purpose of this handbook is to provide an in-depth look at specific labor laws which can protect the employee, allow the employee treatment options and provide resources to help start the recovery process. Fear of losing one's job often inhibits t . . .
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    Kontakos, Panagiotis
    This report focuses on issues affecting the performance of Numerical Algorithms on general-purpose processors (Pentium 4, Athlon) and the Centered DFT/IDFT method developed by Dr. John W. Adams of California State University, Northridge. The foundatio . . .
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    Dozal, Jared Michael
    This graduate project is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Mathematics for Educational Careers. It is a compilation of five projects, each focusing on different fields of mathematics relevant t . . .
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    Murga, Nelson
    The purpose of this project is to describe the architecture of a parallel processing system that uses RISC type processors as its main CPUs. The system being described is a multiprocessor system in which the processors work together on a single task i . . .
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    Young, Lin G.
    The problem of excess supply and lower demand for Ph.D.s in the academic labor market has presented a number of career challenges and obstacles to many Ph.D. students. These challenges include: barriers in establishing stable employment in their occup . . .
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    Mohtashemi, Iman
    Clusterin is a multi-functional protein that was initially isolated from ram testis. It was first identified for its ability to promote aggregation of cells, hence the name clusterin (Fritz et al., 1983). Subsequent research has identified clusterin i . . .
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    Kuwadekar, Pradnya Sanjeev
    Cell surface properties play an important role in embryonic morphogenesis and in malignant invasion. Cell surface sugar chains extend away from the cell membrane and are believed to be involved in cellular migration and adhesiveness. Some of these sug . . .
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    Trunzo, Angela D.
    College preparation is a long process that can be fostered through educational programs at all levels, but specifically during the last year of one's middle school years. It is very common for high school juniors and seniors to ponder their future pla . . .
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    Cohen, Kelly Michelle
    Drug addiction is a complex yet treatable brain disease characterized by compulsive drug cravings and seeking that persists even after severe adverse consequences. For millions of individuals in the United States, drug addiction becomes chronic, with . . .
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    Abboud, Randa I.
    Ammonia, glutamate, or glutamine can be utilized as sole source of nitrogen by Sporosarcina ureae. The growth rate is proportional to the concentration of ammonia up to a set value of 0.6 div./h at 84 mM, but concentration independent for glutamate at . . .
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    Hebeler, Aaron Keith
    The Mw 7.6 Kashmir earthquake and its surface rupture of the Balakot-Bagh fault, considered by many to be inactive prior to 2005, underscored the need to better understand the active tectonics of the northwest Himalaya and raised concern that other un . . .
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    Keshishian, Arbi
    Many studies have examined the effects of free lectins such as Concanavalin-A (Con-A) on sea urchin development and suggested that lectin binding ligands play a role in embryonic cellular interactions. In this study, the effects of immobilized Con-A o . . .
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    Jin, Huixing
    In the power amplification area, there are various classes of power amplifiers with different efficiencies. The Class D (switch-mode) amplifier is getting more popular because of its high efficiency. This project is a comparative study of class D ampl . . .
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    Wang, Xinchen
    FPGA (field programmable Gate Array) has played increasingly important roles in the military and aerospace applications today since its dramatic improvement over speed and density. Xilinx, a world leader in FPGA and programmable devices, offers a vast . . .
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    Zaldana, Luis J.
    The primary purpose of this project is to see how the following software tools solve a non-linear control problem; � Matlabs Fuzzy Logic Toolbox � Design Rule Verification Software � FuzzyTECH Design Tool � National Instruments Lab VIEW - Fuzzy Tool F . . .
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    Wilson, Mark P.
    An examination of 3 types of direct drive Permanent Magnet D.C. Linear Motors is presented. Both commutated Brushless and Brush type D. C. Linear Motors (DCLM) as well as non-commutated DCLM's (i.e. Voice Coil Actuators) will be evaluated in considera . . .
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    Avalos, James
    Motivation is the collection of causes that encourages a person to participate in an activity (Wakefield, 1996). In relation to physical education and athletic programs, studies have examined theories underlying motivation and its sources (Deci & Ryan . . .