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    Phillips, David Ray
    This project is an alternative culminating experience for a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an elective Emphasis on Arts in Education. It follows Pathway I: Artist as Researcher. This project addresses the importance of in . . .
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    Gujjar, Krishna Deepak
    Today there are several different databases systems in the market and many organizations work with multiple databases, heterogeneous in nature. Each of these systems store data and have applications running with them. In such a scenario there are inst . . .
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    Williamson, Susan
    This study examined the knowledge of 48 high school teachers from the same rural community in California about risk factor and warning signs associated with adolescent suicide. A quantitative positivist approach survey research design was used in this . . .
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    Rahimi, Aideen Aisha
    Afghans for most of recorded history have been an isolated and non-migratory people. This began to change in the late 1970’s when the government’s shift to communism and the Soviet invasion in December 1979 caused more than half of the population in A . . .
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    George, Nixon Sunny
    Formal languages use mathematical notations to capture the software specifications precisely. Design by Contract is a technique used during software implementation to ensure that the software conforms to the specifications. However, there is a semanti . . .
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    Amin, Nuruddin
    This project focuses on the experimental study of 3-element linear antenna array operating in the X-band frequency range of 8-12 GHz. The main application of the array design is in microwave hyperthermia treatment of tumors by focused radiation. Typic . . .
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    Yerramilli, Surya
    In this modern age the power system is becoming increasingly large and much more complicated in its operation. Maintaining synchronism between various parts of power system is becoming cumbersome process, which arises stability problems in power syste . . .
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    Doran, David M.
    The Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) industry is a unique niche industry that facilitates telephone calls for primarily for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Regulation plays a key role in this industry, and as such traditional market dynami . . .
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    Bowers, Abigail Marie
    Social workers interact with registered nurses, chaplains, and other team members in their work on the hospice interdisciplinary team. Teamwork is integral to the social worker’s role in working with the patients and families. Research has discovered . . .
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    Gautam, Abhimanyu
    This report is the written document of the Master Project I have completed for my Masters Degree at CSUS. This report will help future CSUS students pursuing their masters to get valuable knowledge about the report writing. Also this report will provi . . .
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    Patton, James C.
    Defect monitoring is a necessity in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. It is a process characterized by the regular inspection of its product during the significant portions of assembly. Defect monitoring is accomplished using automated inspect . . .
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    Bruce, Gail Inouye
    In 2004 when the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) was reauthorized, Response to Intervention (RtI) was specified as an alternative or supplement to the traditional discrepancy approach, which until then had been the sole . . .
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    Priymak, Nicholas
    Financial crimes against the elderly are social ailments recognized by law enforcement agencies, social services agencies and the general population. The ramifications of these crimes, however, are not clearly understood. Further research is required . . .
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    Hernández, Bertha Elena
    The purpose of this project is to create a guide to introduce English Learner Spanish-speaking preschoolers to early literacy skills and phonological awareness and thereby help them in the process of reading and writing when they enter Kindergarten. T . . .
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    Ogunbitan, Festus
    My motivation to write a classic play about Cincinnatus, the famous Roman consul of 458 B.C., arose from my awareness that playwrights and poets through the centuries have seemed to bypass the great achievements of this important Roman consul. His leg . . .
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    Khoja, Ashif
    The business of software development and maintenance has become increasingly competitive. Software projects need to be cost-effective and provide high-quality products to compete in today's market. Today's software applications are very complex and so . . .
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    Townsend, Michelle Virginia
    The general problem forming the basis of this project was the challenge of incorporating technology in the creation of a mixed media public mural. Schools in America today include a diverse student body. Creating a mural together involved learning to . . .
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    Yalung, Crisostomo A.
    This qualitative study examines the narratives of 14 caregivers (13 Filipinos and a Honduran) around Sacramento County regarding the contribution and influence of spirituality and religion on their motivations and quality of service. Purposive samplin . . .
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    Thouta, Santosh Kumar
    The main objective of this project is to design a synthesizer that can convert mono audio signal into stereo audio signal. This synthesizer proves to be a handy hardware that allows enjoying stereo quality even though the source of the audio is mono. . . .
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    Karam, Karen
    The social issue of methamphetamine use in a rural community has created the need for social workers, law enforcement and probation professionals to address the issue from a multi-jurisdictional approach. As social workers attempt to address the safet . . .
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    Bell Wolfe, Jennifer
    This Project is an Alternative Culminating Experience for a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an Elective Emphasis on Arts in Education. It follows Pathway I: Artist as educator developing knowledge and skills in a particula . . .
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    Pabustan, Sherley P.
    The purpose of this mixed design research project is to gather pertinent information on the barriers and challenges that contribute to the lack of involvement of teen Latino fathers in the upbringing of their children. The researcher interviewed five . . .
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    Allard, Sarah Lynn
    A unit to teach basic agricultural education to third grade students was piloted to evaluate effectiveness. The first topic of this unit, which is an introduction to agriculture, was piloted and evaluated in a third grade class. Revisions were made to . . .
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    Bruce, Gail Inouye
    In 2004 when the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) was reauthorized, Response to Intervention (RtI) was specified as an alternative or supplement to the traditional discrepancy approach, which until then had been the sole . . .
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    Saechao, Lune H.
    The harsh realities experienced by Iu-Mien women refugees in Laos, Thailand and the United States have contributed to various mental health challenges. Regardless of the high percentage of mental health problems among the Iu-Mien, there are an increas . . .
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    Siddique, Ziad S.
    Nowadays portable devices like cell phones, smart phones, PDA, net books and laptops have become household items. People, for their own convenience love taking computers or personal data with them at all times. Having these portable devices with us en . . .
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    Jasoliya, Jaymin
    Image compression is getting more and more important in the electronic world with increased amount of bandwidth and storage requirement with increase in the image and video usage over internet. Pioneering advances in the image compression algorithms a . . .
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    Brown, Janet Alicia
    The following research project is a qualitative research study of essential core components and services found in supervised visitation programs providing services to court ordered mandated family reunification clients. A content analysis was conducte . . .
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    Sunku Ravindranath, Raksha
    This project discusses security issues, countermeasures and research issues in the Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. SCADA system is used in power sector for controlling and monitoring industrial processes. The major components . . .
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    Perron, Joshua Paul
    Many people enjoy outdoor activities, such as riding dirt bikes or all terrain vehicles, camping, and hunting. Sometimes these excursions occur over several days, and it is not always very easy to keep clean. Although water may be available, such as a . . .
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    Allee, Michelle Y.
    Utilizing a case study approach, interviews of 4 parents who were mandated to attend a Student Attendance Review Board (California Education Code 48321, 48325) conference due to the truant behavior of their children were conducted. The data were analy . . .
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    Andrada, Geneva
    Self-injury is a behavior that has long been stigmatized both by the treatment community and the community at large. It is this attitude that often delays or prevents those who engage in self-injury from seeking treatment. There are limited studies of . . .
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    Benjamin, Joseph Antony
    GPS has become a common household item for various purposes, the most obvious one being navigation. It is also used for other purposes and leisurely activities such as running, biking, skating, skiing and even swimming. This project uses a GPS receive . . .
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    Clarke, Caitlin Noel
    This project is a Culminating Experience for a Masters of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis on Arts in Education. The project follows Pathway III: Developing a curriculum, program, or performance related to arts education . . .
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    Thakkar, Ravi
    Hundreds of landslides are mobilized along highway corridors that can affect public safety as well as the trip quality, reliability and maintenance cost of the transportation network. Caltrans GeoResearch Group pioneered the project to identify the la . . .
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    Adams, Jeremy Daniel
    This study is an attempt to develop a statewide systematic approach to the surveying and evaluation of electric transmission structures in California to determine their eligibility for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. As federal . . .
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    Davila, Janelle Catherine
    This project is an Alternative Culminating Experience for a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an Elective Emphasis on Arts in Education. It follows Pathway V: Art Educator as Advocate. The problem addressed in this project w . . .
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    Asbury, Shauna
    This project is an Alternative Culminating Experience for a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an Elective Emphasis in Arts in Education. It follows Pathway III: Developing a curriculum project related to Arts Education. The . . .
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    Nguyen, Ana
    The association between culturally competent practice and treatment outcomes among Southeast Asians has become recognized in the field of social work. However, cross-cultural challenges continue to exist, particularly in one field of social work – chi . . .
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    Overton, Stevin T.
    American River College [ARC] is the largest of four community colleges in Sacramento, California. ARC students who are disabled are provided academic counseling and assistance through Disabled Student Programs and Services [DSPS]. During the author's . . .
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    Johnson, Kyle
    The purpose of this project is to explore and document the causes and possible remedies of restoring a heavily degraded campsite and adjacent stream. The campsite and stream in question are Millionaire Camp Site and Big Silver Creek, located within th . . .
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    Amin, Krupen
    This project is about generation of power through the solar panels in Californian highways and storing it in a storage system. The plan is to build up charging stations for electric vehicles on highways and this stored form of energy can be used in th . . .
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    Hosier, Reina
    This project is an alternative culminating experience for a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an Elective Emphasis on Arts in Education. It follows Pathway V: Art Educator as Advocate and Leader Promoting Arts Confident Teac . . .
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    Pepper, Julie
    This project is a collaborative project between Benjamin Crago-Schneider and Julie Pepper. The work for this project was shared equally by the two authors. This project is an Alternative Culminating Experience for a Masters of Art in Education: Curric . . .
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    Plocher, Lynn
    This project is an Alternative Culminating Experience for a Masters of Art in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an elective emphasis on Arts in Education. It follows Pathway 1: Artist as Educator, developing knowledge and skills in a particul . . .
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    Johnson, Linda Clark
    This Project is an Alternative Culminating Experience for a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an Elective Emphasis on Arts in Education. It follows Pathway I: Artist as Educator. This project examines the question, "Where do . . .
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    Kaur, Harpreet
    This paper provides a detailed study on the algorithms used by an ALU to perform multiplication and division for large numbers, and recommends one algorithm that will give best performance for division and multiplication. The multiplication algorithms . . .
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    Morales-Scott, Kristi
    This project is an Alternative Culminating Experience for a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with an Elective Emphasis in Arts in Education. This Project follows Pathway V: Art Educator as Advocate and Leader. The researcher established a . . .
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    Panchal, Jay Rajeshkumar
    In the past few years, there has been continuing increase in the number and range of products and services that incorporate speech technology. This increase in applications is partly due to the advances made in field of speech synthesis and recognitio . . .
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    Chan, Bena
    This project is a qualitative study about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and its benefits for oncology patients. Due to the growing popularity of this complementary action, and the lack of support from current Western medicine, there are risks to . . .
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    Asrate, Abinet Kutie
    This project presented the sensitivity analysis of dam breach parameters using Lang Creek Dam as a testing basis. Lang Creek Dam is an earthfill dam located in southern California with 62.8 feet height and 345 feet long. The dam was constructed to pre . . .
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    Weil, Jean
    My project is an Alternative Culmination Experience for a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis on Arts in Education. It follows Pathway I: Artist as Educator, which develops knowledge and skills in a particular area . . .
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    Anumakonda, Ashwin
    The Defense Information provides expert analysis on various areas like National security, International security and Defense policy. This Information promotes wide-range of discussions and debate on security issues such as nuclear weapons, space secur . . .
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    Conley, Charlotte M.
    These researchers interviewed 10 African American clergy who provide counseling services to members of their congregations, in order to examine participant’s beliefs, patterns of responses to presenting problems, and level of knowledge about mental il . . .
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    Olvera, Sylia M.
    This study recorded and identified the perceptions and thoughts regarding both stress and self-care among graduate social work students. The implications stress has on social work graduate students and its effects were also explored in this study. In . . .
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    Isenbarger-Ellis, Harmonee
    This study set forth to examine the rates of compassion fatigue among community health providers. The study included 30 providers from one agency in Alameda County. Data for this project was collected utilizing one scale, The Professional Quality of L . . .
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    Dave, Aditi
    This report discusses about potential Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) security threats and best practices to mitigate the risks caused by the security threats. Issues specifically addressed in this report are threats, vulnerabilities and risks. . . .
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    Williams, Tianna
    The aim of this explorative quantitative study is to examine the culture of silence (also referred as the “no snitching” mentality) that exists in the African American Community. Such attitude encourages African Americans to be uncooperative with the . . .
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    Dunker, Sarah M.
    For families that have a child who has experienced a medical trauma, adjusting to the demands of the injury, both physically and emotionally, can be an arduous task. However, there is a limited amount of literature available to providers to assist fam . . .
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    Patel, Vinit D.
    Human life could be much more comfortable, if global machinery works on voice commands. There are lot of products available in the market those provide us automated voice controlled working experience. Voice-identification is a kind of technology in w . . .
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    Tangri, Archana
    Employee volunteering is one of the recent trends where an increasing number of employees contribute their time and skill towards volunteering activities of their own choice or some designated activities assigned by the organization. It helps fulfill . . .
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    Harvel, Wayne
    For many clients with substance abuse disorders, it can be difficult to be successful in treatment. The purpose of this study was to examine if social work students had different perceptions about a client’s ability to stop drinking based on severity . . .
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    Kikani, Mihir
    The main goal of this project is to design and implement data communication between personal computer and PIC18F452 (Peripheral Interface Controller) microcontroller using USB (Universal Serial Bus) protocol. The major hardware components of this proj . . .
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    Jadhav, Pramukh Narayan Rao
    To utilize the vast number of resources like multi-processors and large amount of memory that are available with the new age computers, Oracle has come out with Oracle Parallel Execution that enables to enhance the performance of queries by reducing t . . .
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    Kane, Meghan Marie
    The records of the Board of Forestry arrived at the California State Archives through several different accessions and not all of the records had been processed and described in a finding aid. These unprocessed records need to be described and made ea . . .
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    Lee, Lee Lor
    This project explores the adversity of being caught between cultures and ideologies, where strength an identity make choices uneasy, where being human becomes most important. In the narrator's world, facts and opinions distort her reality. There is no . . .
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    Rose, Julaine
    Isabel Ulloa Ott and Julaine Rose contributed equally to the overall planning, research, compiling of data, writing, and editing of this project. The purpose of this project was to examine the perceptions of social workers on vicarious trauma among ch . . .
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    Smith, Shahni Nicole
    This research project explores the impact of maternal incarceration on both mother and her minor child. This qualitative research project examined the question: what are important program components and interventions to help counteract the negative ef . . .
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    Ayon, Manuel J.
    This project was a collaborative assignment in which each chapter was evenly split with each researcher. The purpose of this project was to explore the attitudes of social work students at the California State University, Sacramento, Master of Social . . .
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    Nakate, Alok Bhaskar
    Training a neural network with backpropagation algorithm is a systematic process to model a set of given data. This training process involves, among other things, scaling the input and output datasets provided to the neural network. The reason that th . . .
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    Talamantez, Josie S.
    Chicano Park is a 7.4-acre park located in San Diego City’s Barrio Logan beneath the east-west approach ramps of the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge where the bridge bisects Interstate 5. The park was created in 1970 after residents in Barrio Logan part . . .
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    Mukkamala, Rohan
    Smart Grid is the modernization of the existing power grid, which utilizes the digital technology for the two-way exchange of information and electricity between the utilities and consumers. It requires a ‘communication overlay’ network, which facilit . . .
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    Bates, Christopher S.
    Given the general acceptance of the importance of the therapeutic alliance in alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment, it becomes vital to understand factors contributing to the creation and sustainability of the therapeutic relationship. This study ex . . .
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    Magnan, Mariela Morales
    The purpose of this study was to determine if acculturation affects the likelihood that Latino parents make use of support services for their sick child and their family during the treatment of childhood cancer. A quantitative mix-methods design was u . . .
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    Stewart, Heather Ruth-Ann
    We have used a tetracycline controlled transcriptional activation system, known as tet-off, as a novel reporter system that demonstrates the capacity of Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to transfer siRNA. Traditionally, knockdown systems using siRNA are . . .
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    Kenney, Elaina
    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common malignancy diagnosed in children. High-risk leukemia patients have poor outcomes despite advancements in chemotherapy treatments. Due to current therapy dose limitations, toxicities to normal cells, long . . .
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    Abrahamsson, Ninnie Marie-Louice
    Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) is considered the earliest form of breast cancer where cells that appear malignant develop into benign heterogneous lesions confined within the epithelial membrane, yet progression to invasive ductal carcinoma frequentl . . .
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    Van Gilder, Jennifer Lynn
    Should electronic commerce be required to collect and remit sales taxes on interstate sales to consumers when there is no nexus between the seller and the taxing jurisdiction of the purchaser? Electronic commerce should keep developing and expanding w . . .
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    Wentzel, Nicole
    The child welfare system has struggled to create stable placements for children. In 1992, the Family to Family Initiative created funding to child welfare agencies to address the needs of children in foster care through the use of Team Decision Making . . .
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    Bennett, Karlie Allyson
    This study explored the successes and challenges surrounding the implementation of the 1999 Foster Care Independence Act (FCIA) in Contra Costa County. This research focused on the interpretation and implementation of the policy in the areas of housin . . .
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    Rico, Leah Marisa
    Leah Marisa Rico and Gloria Teresa Rodriguez-Rooks collaborated equally in all phases of this research project which included identification of the research problem, review of the literature, and collection and analysis of the data. The Latino communi . . .
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    Varma, Navin Krishna
    This project involves building a lightweight, robust web application for managing the inventory of the College of Engineering & Computer Science. Using progressive enhancement techniques, this project helps managing the lifecycle of equipment: req . . .
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    Mikolavich, Nikkita Helen
    This purpose of this study was to investigate assumptions about employment training programs and their relationship to employment retention. A quantitative cross-sectional survey research design was utilized for gathering information from 27 former tr . . .
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    Saechao, Fey
    This Master’s Project is a product of equal collaboration by the authors. The paucity of research examining domestic violence within the Iu-Mienh communities influenced the current research. This study examined fifty Iu-Mienh women from the greater Sa . . .
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    Bennett, Deanna Lavonne
    This study explored the issue of heart disease in the African American community. The emphasis is placed on the exploration of whether there is an association of socioeconomic status and knowledge of risk factors of heart disease amongst African Ameri . . .
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    Knapp, Zachary
    This project was written through the equal contributions of both researchers Zachary Knapp and Jeff Parrish on all five chapters. The researchers noticed that when working with individuals with schizophrenia, positive outcomes are most often defined i . . .
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    Banuelos, Angelica
    Over the last two decades there has been a significant increase in the amount of children in our child welfare system (Schwartz, 2007). This increase has led to an increase in the amount of children in kinship care. According to several studies kinshi . . .
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    Gravert, Erin Rose
    The authors collaborated and shared equal responsibility in all aspects of the development of this project, which looked at the effectiveness of using social and emotional learning programs with science-based proven effectiveness. Research shows that . . .
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    Oneal, Trevor Martin
    During preliminary substation design, only minimal information is available to the designer. Substation bus arrangements have been defined in textbooks for their advantages and disadvantages. However, the exact level of superiority/inferiority of one . . .
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    Rodriguez, Victor
    Currently, the Biology Department at California State University, Sacramento is involved with the manufacturing of Water Pasteurization Indicators (WAPIs). These indicators are use to aid developing countries with their water cleaning process. The cur . . .
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    Ahern, Erin
    This study, collaborated equally by both researchers, explored social work students' attitudes, beliefs, and experiences related to body size and body image. A self-report survey was developed and employed through a web-based service. Data were collec . . .
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    Michael, Aja A.
    This project was a collaborative effort and both researchers brought unique perspectives, ideas, and strengths to the forefront of this project. Both researchers were responsible for conducting surveys, collecting literature, and creating the project. . . .
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    Daugherty, Christina Irene
    This research study examines the challenges 15 women reported in their role as mothers and students. The purpose of the study was to explore the barriers many women encounter regarding role conflict from two or more competing social roles, one of whic . . .
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    Barclay, Diane Marie
    In the field of public history today, it is generally argued that sites such as historic house museums should interpret the history of “others” (i.e. servants, slaves, workers) as well as that of famous residents, so as to provide visitors with a more . . .
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    Chan, Wei Li
    The Sacramento History Museum has changed its operational authority three times since its opening in 1985. Other than the original marketing plan created in 1985, the institution has not developed comprehensive marketing plans for the past fiscal year . . .
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    Kisseleva-Cercone, Marina
    The purpose of this project is to examine Nemalo County (a pseudonym) Probation Department line staffs' opinions regarding the implementation of the Juvenile Strategy for Success (JSS, a pseudonym) tool. Specifically, this project sought staffs' opini . . .
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    Bhatti, Wani Maria Fernandes
    Numerous research studies indicate that refugee children attending schools in California are at greater risk of developing mental health issues due to their experiences which may have included chronic adversities during pre-migration, migration and re . . .
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    Azad, Vinit
    Due to the prevalent use of internet-enabled devices, confidentiality and privacy in communication has been more important than ever. Encryption algorithms, such as AES and RSA, are used to ensure the security and privacy of such communications. Howev . . .
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    Luamba, Pierrette
    An Afro-Eurocentric English Curriculum for Congolese Classrooms is a culturally responsive teaching Afrocentric curriculum rich in content and has been designed for active engagement and participation (Akoto, 1994; Ani, 1994; Lee, 1994; Murrell, 1993. . . .
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    Kress, Kristina Ruth
    The integration of students identified with Emotional Behavior Disorders (EBD) is increasing in the general education setting. Teachers are in need of the necessary skills and supports to help them deliver adequate instruction to these students. Studi . . .