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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 . . .
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    Nomelli, Sheryl Lynn
    This study explores politics, Jim Crow, and the effect of white relationships on the survival of black politicos through the life and achievements of Louis J. Winston during the most controversial period of history experienced by the South. Born into . . .
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    Mayes, Frank
    In preparing this recital, I wanted to play a variety of clarinet music, including some that to my knowledge has never been performed outside of a teachers studio. I also included two standard works of the repertoire and two works of the twentieth cen . . .
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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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    Schuylar, Regan
    Recently my work has moved from a lighter view of people in their daily encounters to an examination of people foundering in the ruins of their lives in homes built on shifting sands. As politics vacillate and our foundations quake, many cannot swim o . . .
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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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    Peng, Beiping
    This paper compares the legislation on electronic commerce in China and America. Regulatory agencies and legislation on electronic commerce in China and America are identified. The main issues regarding the electronic transactions are discussed. By co . . .
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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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    De Leon, Carol
    The repertoire chosen for my recital is comprised of arias and art songs that reflect the natural human emotions of love and loss. This musical journey is vast in descriptive text taking the listener through a part of the imagination where power, fear . . .
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    Courter, William Farrell
    Population growth in Southern California throughout the decade of the 1980s brought about a furtherance in the augmentation of an already dynamic urban fringe to the east of the city of Los Angeles, and a continuing diminishment of local agricultural . . .
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    Siefert, Lucy A.
    The songs presented here, whether by well-known or obscure composers, are, for the most part, less familiar. However, each is intrinsically attractive, musically valid, and of more than just historical interest. Monteverdi's Scherzi Musicali (1632) co . . .
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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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    Henry, Lorelei Lee
    My thesis will focus on three of O'Brien's Vietnam War novels: The Things They Carried, Going After Cacciato, and In the Lake of the Woods. I will show how O'Brien develops these stories in terms of individual, social, cultural, and historical aspects . . .
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    Stark, Stacy A.
    This project examined the components of successful teacher induction programs, most specifically mentoring, support group meetings, and peer collegiality. The focus of this project was on assisting teachers with their incredibly diverse student popula . . .
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    Munsch, Alexander Paul
    Che dite, o miei pensieri by Antonio Caldara is a typical example of the chamber cantata form of the Middle Baroque period. It contains two da capo arias of contrasting character, each preceded by a recitative. The aria Meta di voi gua vadano from the . . .
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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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    Khadem, Zahire
    My thesis exhibition, The Body: A Grotesque Discombobulation, deals with issues of the human condition. In my mixed media drawings I depict fragmented and damaged bodies or body parts to explore physical and psychological disintegration. By abstractin . . .
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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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    Ruzicka, Alyssa L.
    Cognitive workload theories typically assume linear additive impacts on performance as cognitive workload increases (O'Donnell & Eggemeier, 1986; Tsang & Wilson, 1997). Meanwhile, current trends suggest inclusion of variability analysis may be of bene . . .
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    Sweo, Robert Edward
    This study was conducted to determine the effect of hand used and input task on input device selection. Forty-two right handed subjects were tested on both hands, across three input tasks: selection, position and orientation. Input device was used as . . .
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    Hirsch, Haim Daniel
    To determine how trust is affected by an interface containing the anthropomorphic representation of an intelligent agent, 593 visitors to a popular automotive Web site were surveyed on their use of an online agent-like system. The type of Personificat . . .
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    Ishimaru, Reiko
    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has long advocated the use of calculators at all levels of mathematics instruction. Research (Hembree, 1986; Dunham & Dick, 1994) has indicated that students using calculators possess a better attitude t . . .
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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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    David, Suzanne R.
    The effect of database linking structure on complex search task performance was examined. Database structure was either hierarchical only or hierarchical with added relational links (mixed structure). Participants were asked to provide answers to five . . .
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    Balderrama, Joe O.
    This study examined the effects of explicit warning salience on perceived risk. The design was a 4 X 6 mixed factorial. The between-subjects variable was warning label type. Its 4 levels were reactive pictogram plus text, proactive pictogram plus text . . .
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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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    Chronister, Thomas L.
    Security alarms are a proven deterrent to criminal activity at homes and businesses, but as the popularity and use of alarm systems steadily increases, so does the occurrence of false alarms. When it comes to false alarm response, some public safety a . . .
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    Theriault, Jennifer Marie
    This thesis explores the moral evolution of Joseph Conrad's protagonist, Marlow, in Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim. Marlow appears uniquely in literature as the omnipotence of cloistered Victorian moral ideals began to fade and just as the shattering . . .
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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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    Vrudny, Janet
    While Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) worked in Leipzig as the Cantor of the St. Thomas School from 1723-1734, as a part of his duties, he composed service music for the St. Thomas and St. Nicholas churches. The six great motets were composed during . . .
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    Nakabara, Jim
    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has long advocated the use of calculators at all levels of mathematics instruction. Research (Hembree, 1986; Dunham & Dick, 1994) has indicated that students using calculators possess a better attitude t . . .
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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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    Teresi, Anthony Steve
    In the current environment of decreasing financial resources, health education professionals need to explore new and innovative ways of delivering health information. This project presents an overall conceptual model, including design and content cons . . .
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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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    Winger, Douglas J.
    This graduate project addresses the need for, and creation of, a bicycle patrol manual and bicycle pursuit policy for the Los Angeles Police Department and any law enforcement agency operating a bicycle patrol unit. The paper examines issues raised du . . .
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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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    Burds, Jeanette I.
    The purpose of this study was to examine similarities and differences of Anglo students and recent Mexican immigrant students when they solved the checkerboard problem. Five pairs of Anglo students were video taped while determining the number of squa . . .
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    Turturica, Dan Cristian
    This project explores the use of video testimony as anecdotal evidence in documenting the deportation to Siberia, between 1941 and 1950, of more than 100, 000 Romanians from the ex-soviet republic of Moldova. They were among the millions of inhabitant . . .
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    Lovejoy, Barbara J.
    This graduate project is a study unit designed to teach junior high students to write using the Bank Street Writer Plus word processing program. It develops the belief that word processors can facilitate many� of the activities that produce better qua . . .
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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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    Neely, James
    Selecting music for Graduate recital can be as difficult as learning the music once it is chosen. My first thoughts about choice of literature were that no typical or standard procedure (e.g., works from each period, encompassing all languages) need n . . .
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    Koonce, Maureen Lillian
    Research has indicated that many exceptional children, especially those with emotional disturbances, have social skill deficits and that these deficits are translated into their academic and personal lives. This research is reviewed and concludes that . . .
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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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    Shoresh, Merav Oren
    The Interactive Film Explorer ("IFE") is an interactive multimedia user friendly program, which incorporates a computer and a laser videodisc. It provides relevant information through various modes of instruction, such as text, graphics, animation, so . . .
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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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    Blackburn, Matthew Lee
    Innocence is a meshing of the action/adventure and relationship film which follows Hannah, a socially detached career minded woman, whose notorious cold streak comes to an end with the reunification with her mentally challenged twin sister Wendy who a . . .
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    Nguyen, Paul
    Understanding group dynamics is important in order to enhance and maintain performance of work-teams. The purpose of this thesis is to examine factors related to social loafing and social facilitation and how such factors hinder and promote teamwork. . . .
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    Miller, Mitch
    A pretest-posttest control group design was used to investigate whether participation in Challenger Baseball increases self-esteem in children with physical disabilities and mental retardation. Two experimental groups that consisted of physically disa . . .
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    Kakos, Bernadette
    There is very little literature available regarding the relationship between neuropsychological functioning of a patient with cognitive impairment and his/her caregiver's leyel of stress or burden. The purpose of the present study was to examine the b . . .
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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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    Resnikoff, Rachel Bean
    This Graduate Project examines the negative effects caused by thin ideal images of females in the media, on the self-esteem and body image of girls ages five to eight. It suggests that by being exposed to more varied images, positive role models and m . . .
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    Kallis, Joanne H.
    The early identification of potential developmental problems in young children is a very crucial preliminary step in the prevention or minimizing of possible school failure. Traditional reliance on standardized developmental tests has sometimes result . . .
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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 . . .
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    Barnes, Rebecca Sue
    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) consists of a continuum of behaviors, such as communication, sensory, and social deficits. Students with ASD may demonstrate problem behaviors, such as physical aggression and self-injurious behaviors that interfere with . . .
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    Siegel, Stacey Beth
    Women today are taught to believe that mothering is instinctual and that when they have children they are supposed to love taking care of them. This notion perplexes many women who give birth without immediately feeling kinship with their baby. Some, . . .
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    Carrillo, Hector
    For a substantial area of America's population in early life, law enforcement represents a vast number of opportunities within several departments to establish a career. In some departments, there are over 250 different sub-areas that an individual ca . . .
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    Przypek, Veronica Anna
    This study investigated the clothing preferences of female baby boomers born 1946-1964 and then divided into early (born in 1946-1954) and late baby boomers (born in 1955-1964). A self-report questionnaire was used to gather information through snowba . . .
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    Steers, William Neil
    A study was conducted for the purpose of demonstrating the effects of sex of subject, sex of target person, attributes of the target person, and search stage on the order and amount of information accession during the impression formation process. Equ . . .