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    Graduate project
    Gutierrez, Luis
    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Malaria are two diseases which place a significant socioeconomic burden on developing Portuguese-speaking African nations and other Sub-Saharan African nations. These diseases require the coordination of global e . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Eshelman, Samuel
    This study investigates the relationship between teacher observation as well as feedback and future lesson plan design. A single case study was utilized in order to survey teachers at one suburban high school in southern California. The purpose of the . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Muralles,Lorena
    Suicide remains the second leading cause of death among college-aged youth. Understanding the public health issue is not only critical but necessary because the need for interventions is evident. Also, to mitigate the issue of suicide among college st . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Egbujor, Kingsley
    The purpose of this study is to examine the frequent utilizations of the emergency department services by homeless adults through a systematic review of literature. The results indicated that many homeless individuals use the emergency department for . . .
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    Sharma, Vinay
    COVID-19 is a big threat to human mankind. The whole world is now struggling to reduce the spread of COVID-19 virus. Wearing masks is a good practice that helps to control the COVID-19 effectively. From the results of China and South Korea that is cle . . .
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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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    Masters Thesis
    Rodriguez, Katherine
    Gestational diabetes is a continuously growing issue worldwide. Controlling or preventing gestational diabetes prevent complications during pregnancy. However, as the incidence rate for gestational diabetes keeps growing each year, more pregnant mothe . . .
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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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    Abstract
    Liang, Haocheng
    Water is a very important component in the environment and it is crucial for many living organisms. When the pH of water is out of its normal range, the ecosystems fail to work. It is extremely important to monitor the pH of environmental waters. Alth . . .
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    Graduate project
    Campbell, Loralee
    Individuals that are on the Autism Spectrum have difficulties with daily life skills, especially those that fall in the social skills category. Some areas of difficulty are collaboration, problem solving, taking turns, controlling emotions and communi . . .
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    Abstract
    Bujosa, Christopher
    A successful running play should not always be defined by the amount of yards that is gained. The run is a powerful tool, and can help open up for longer plays down the field. When I decided to start watching games to find out a reasonable stat to loo . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Beas, Cristian
    Poor nutrition content is a significant contributor to global morbidity and mortality. Low- and middle- income families have struggle to access nutritious food being this a burden to their well-being. Inefficient food portions, lack of physical activ . . .
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    Abstract
    Lu, Thuy Vu Dieu
    In this work, we consider finding an optimal solution to a source-seeking problem where an electromagnetic source is to be located by a group of robots. We do not assume knowledge of a theoretical model for the source signal and study the case when si . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Grant, Timothy
    Global nitrogen (N) deposition has increased since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution due to anthropogenic influences such as the burning of fossil fuels and application of N fertilizer. Increased industrialization is expected to continue to e . . .
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    Thai, Andrew
    Phosphorylated sugars are prevalent in metabolic processes and are found in both animals and plants. Studying the function of each provides a better understanding of how biological systems respond to their environment. However, quantification of phosp . . .
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    Perdomo, Emely Giron
    Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a protozoan pathogen named Trichomonas vaginalis (Tv). Tv affects more than 300 million men and women worldwide. It has been shown that neutrophils use a process called trogocytosis to kill . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Jimenez, Velia
    Attitudes toward mental illness and mental health literacy are barriers for adolescents regarding their academics, attendance, social skills, and mental health-related issues. Prior research has shown that it is possible to improve these outcomes by u . . .
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    Gutierrez, Carlos
    Nitric Oxide (NO) has growing importance due to its biological and environmental relevance. NO interacts with copper metal centers in biological systems to effectively reduce NO to N20, but the mechanism is unknown, and the intermediates are challengi . . .
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    Hoxie, Alexis
    The main goal of the research is to create new catalysts for reducing nitrous oxide, (N2O) which is a greenhouse gas. N2O is mainly produced from fossil fuel combustion and human activities and it has a warming potential up to 310 times that of carbon . . .
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    Nguyen, Nhan
    To support the increasing need for energy and materials, alternative resources beside fossil fuels have been explored. Among these chemicals which are produced from biomass are an excellent alternative due to its sustainable nature. In order to conver . . .
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    Bonnand, Evan
    Synthesis of iron nitrosyl complexes with carbamate ligands Formation of first row transition metal complexes that can bind a nitrosyl group (NO) is of interest for understanding how biological systems reduce atmospheric pollutants, and for future c . . .
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    Courtney, Jessica
    Cultured meat is destined to impact communities on a global scale. By transitioning from livestock meat production to cell based, it is estimated to drastically decrease the use of energy, land, and water being consumed by livestock production, while . . .
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    Loeffler, Meaghan
    While perceptually separate from the other two branches of the federal government, the Judicial Branches' Supreme Court is viewed as an institution abstaining from politics and serving as the largest check on the Executive and Legislative powers. Howe . . .
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    Gonzalez, Dennis
    This paper will discuss the key factors of ecotourism for a effective and successful operation. Ecotourism has become a growing industry for the Global South as they attempt to accelerate their economic development. Academic scholars point towards pol . . .
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    Martinez, Christina
    Equality for women representation has long been an issue in the United States. It is incredible that today in 2020 there is still real concern that Congress may regain control over what women can do with their own bodies. The purpose of this study i . . .
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    Marquez, Valerie
    The criminalization of sex work has a major negative impact on those working within the industry. From being unable to seek legal recourse to facing stigma in their career prospects, sex workers face negative consequences as a result of being a part o . . .
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    Collins, Kevin
    Thought experiments have traditionally played an important role when seeking answers about personal identity. Though common and widely used, some philosophers have questioned the legitimacy of many of these thought experiments. In this paper I engage . . .
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    Nguyen, Kelly
    Through negotiations, one can settle disputes and establish beneficial business partnerships and agreements (c.f. De Dreu, Weingart, & Kwon, 2000). Therefore, being able to negotiate creative and unique agreements is a significant managerial outcome. . . .
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    Ibarra, Abbey
    Abbey Ibarra Is She Safe on the Metro Rail Gold Line? Women's Perception of Safety at the Metro Rail Abstract Women's safety on public transportation has had limited focus in transportation planning literature. In order to address this issue, . . .
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    Landin, Zane
    To better understand how professionals in medical fields are utilizing technology to address mental health. More specifically, I will evaluate the practicality and impact mental health care app's have in addressing the gap between accessibility to pro . . .
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    Jue-Sans, Emma
    This paper seeks to identify the extent to which political scandals impact a president's legitimacy and ability to govern. Focusing on recent scandals, this paper examines the Watergate, Iran-Contra, Whitewater, and Iraq & WMDs controversies. Using a . . .
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    Rosario, Martha
    In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published an extensive report stating that we have 12 years to make groundbreaking changes to the global energy infrastructure to prevent irreversible damages to our earth's natural . . .
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    Manning, Jeremy
    Social Media companies and their products operate within an as of now unidentified moral structure. I have categorized responsibility to be attributable to different entities. People are responsible and Businesses can be held responsible. Whereas a st . . .
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    Rivera, Yvonne
    Donald Trump has used unconventional means when sharing his social views about ethnic minorities, particularly those within the Latinx and Muslim communities. His use of Twitter demonstrates this, which has caused some to believe his Twitter posts are . . .
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    Gonzales, Christopher
    In coming to understand different theories concerning love, I argue towards an account on a theory of romantic love, to which I advocate five necessary conditions throughout examples portrayed in pop culture and film. First, I argue that romantic love . . .
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    Wong, Kelly
    Women's book clubs in the mid-twentieth-century United States fostered literary communities and establishing libraries. This paper argues that their actual impact extends far beyond that and shapes cultural and political discourse. Hroswitha Club, fou . . .
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    Ikehara, Taylor
    First published in 1997 in Japan, In the Miso Soup connects the dark and difficult life of sex workers in Tokyo to the effect of American capitalism on Japan following the end of the second World War. Miso Soup tells the story of a Japanese tour guide . . .
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    Mcandrew, Andaiye
    In US cities, black, adolescent males are disproportionately more likely to be exposed to gun violence in their communities than any other demographic. In these same communities, the lasting impacts of discriminatory housing policies have resulted in . . .
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    Blackmore, Elizabeth
    In 1971, a group of students from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona created Harvest International, a literary journal promoted to provide a creative writing outlet for students and faculty on campus. However, the journal has had difficul . . .
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    Jakobcic, Morgan
    Arcadia by Tom Stoppard is a play that has captured many audiences and critics attention when it made its debut in 1993. But it was not just the story or characters that drew people in, it was the way that Stoppard toggles between the two timelines wi . . .
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    Del Rey, Dana
    Beginning the late 20th century neighborhood associations emerged as key players in the governance of American cities. Today, Los Angeles boats the largest and most formalized system of neighborhood governance, with 99 elected and publicly funded neig . . .
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    Mosher, Eric
    The knowledge of chemistry is very important to many different fields of science and industry; therefore, we need to optimize how much learning occurs by students within the time frame of a semester. Data has been gathered from the CHM 1220 general ch . . .
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    Flores, Genesis
    Research has demonstrated a continued influence effect which occurs when belief in misinformation persists even after correction. Although several techniques can reduce belief in misinformation, none are able to eliminate belief entirely. In fact, res . . .
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    Tapia, Bryan
    Research has shown that people use conceptual metaphors to represent abstract concepts. English speakers conceptualize time as space via the mental timeline, representing the past on the left and the future on the right. One's orientation of the menta . . .
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    Cooper, Jasmine
    Mental fatigue is the decline in ability that results from prolonged or excessive cognitive activity. There is limited research on mental fatigue, and few studies address its impact on working memory, the ability to maintain and manipulate information . . .
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    Raman, Isabella
    In the present study, we plan to examine the neural correlates of the conscious recollection of long-term memories (LTM). This process is defined as the retrieval of qualitative or associative information during recognition, and a wealth of studies ha . . .
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    Cotter, Beverly
    Rossi and Prystauka (under review) investigated pronoun processing in L2 learners and native speakers of Spanish via electroencephalography (EEG). When processing grammar, the late (L2) learners were found to have alpha and beta oscillations that decl . . .
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    Livingword, Kenneth
    The usage of embedded systems are becoming more and more commonly used for projects and applications because of the ability to connect to the network. This is known as the internet of things (loT). With so many hardware choices out there it can be a d . . .
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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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    Audio recording
    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 . . .