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    • A comparison of speech patterns in children with cochlear implants and their peers with normal hearing 

      Houston, Haley (2020-05)
      Purpose: The current study investigates the speech patterns of young children with cochlear implants and their peers with normal hearing by comparing group differences on typical and atypical phonological processes, ...
    • A Dosimetric Evaluation of MiniPIX Performance Using In-situ and Simulated Environments 

      Masek, Reed B. (2020-05)
      Space weather is becoming increasingly relevant as human activity in space and around grows. Primary contributors to this space radiation are galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) which continue to mystify scientists with their high ...
    • A Novel Robotic Surveying Technique for Free-Falling Penetrometers 

      Akinwande, Samuel I. (2020-05)
      Severe floods and sea level rise (SLR) are increasingly urgent effects of global climate change. Wetlands are natural buffers that prevent inundation and destruction from floods. Anthropogenic destruction of wetlands is ...
    • After Kahn at IIM 

      Bhatt, Rishma (2020-05)
      Alexandra Tyng describes her father's design approach at the Indian Institute of Management as a combination of building typology and program. Library, classrooms, dormitories and teacher’s residences are designed as ...
    • Against the Machine 

      Cadenhead, Erin P. (2020-05)
      With its preoccupation with misogyny and violence towards women, the Romance genre instructs its female readers how to react to what has become unavoidable in a patriarchal world. Unfortunately, the abuse perpetrated by ...
    • Amman: Jordanian Identity after Modenrism 

      Salameh, Petra K. (2020-05)
      The Municipality of Greater Amman sought from the early 1950s to frame Amman as the Modern City of the Middle East. To reach such a goal, they instated five urban planning commissions over the course of fifty years. The ...
    • An Evaluation of the Number of Response Options for Scales in Psychology 

      Borjas, Maria (2020-04)
      Self-report scales are used widely in the field of psychology. These scales tend to widely differ on scale format for many reasons including consistency, time issues, and convenience. Previous studies have found that scale ...
    • Bathing in History - Damascus 

      Alhakeem, Gada (2020-05)
      “England knows Egypt; Egypt is what England knows; England knows that Egypt cannot have self-government; England confirms that by occupying Egypt; for the Egyptians. Egypt is what England has occupied and now governs; ...
    • Civilian Voices from the Iraq War: Profiles of Iraqi Refugees in Houston 

      Kazmi, Wafa-e-fatima (2020-04)
      Following the Iraq War of 2003, a rich stream of information analyzing PTSD in American soldiers, the realities of war, and other important narratives began to appear. However, in part because journalists were embedded ...
    • Comparing the Time Courses of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Attention in the Temporal Domain 

      Swami, Apurva (2019-12)
      Attention shifts within and between time and space frequently during our everyday life. Attention can be controlled both voluntarily and involuntarily and the brain must choose which stimuli are most relevant to process. ...
    • Design and Analysis of an Origami-Inspired and Hydrogel-Activated Flood Barrier 

      Gorman, Matthew T. (2020-05)
      Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the U.S., resulting in billions of dollars in damage to personal property and public infrastructure each year. Portable, quickly activated flood barriers are required to ...
    • Development of a Monte Carlo Algorithm for the Prediction of Acid Site Distribution in Zeolites 

      Hiew, Shu Ning (2020-05)
      Zeolites are porous aluminosilicates that afford exceptional benefits as catalysts in the petrochemical industry, or for vehicle emission control, to name a few. The presence of aluminum (Al) in the silicate (SiO4) framework ...
    • Disability Policy and Completion and Retention Rates in Higher Education 

      Alex, April (2020-05)
      According to the National Council on Disability (2015), students with disabilities attend postsecondary education institutions at similar rates to students without disabilities. Among students that received special education ...
    • Exploring Food Safety and Occupational Behaviors Among Platform-to-Consumer Online Food Delivery Couriers 

      Hodges, Jack R., Jr. (2020-05)
      In the digital age, consumers have the opportunity to utilize new channels when making purchasing decisions. In the restaurant industry, one of these new channels is online food delivery (OFD), wherein guests order food ...
    • Finding Home in the Sunbelt: A Study Of Salvadoran Activism In Houston 1980-1999. 

      Martinez Alvarenga, Manuel (2020-05)
      The decade of the 1980s witnessed an unprecedented migration wave from Central America to the United States. Migrants from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala made their way north, seeking to escape the worsening living ...
    • Ghosting I. M. Pei 

      Rabitoy, Colette (2020-05)
      In 1980 I. M. Pei completed his design of the Chase Tower, a building that has still holds the title as the tallest in Houston. The project was built with funds from the late 70's Oil boom along with a surplus of other ...
    • Hermite-Gauss Quadrature with Generalized Hermite Weight Functions and Small Sample Sets for Sparse Polynomials 

      Vu, Brian-Tinh D. (2020-04)
      This thesis derives a Gaussian quadrature rule from a complete set of orthogonal lacunary polynomials. The resulting quadrature formula is exact for polynomials whose even part skips powers, with a set of sample values ...
    • Home Address 

      Mayden, Melinda (2020-05)
      This manuscript aims to do exactly what it claims to in the title—to address home. Home is a word that gets used without thought and often multiple times per day. “Let’s go home” and “I’m on my way home” are thrown out ...
    • How Can We Refer to God? 

      Mayorga, Layla Y. (2020-05)
      When we talk about objects in the world, we picture them as existent objects. However, unlike most names, if the word God refers, it does not do so in the same way, other names refer to a physical object. The term God has ...
    • Identity in the Writings of Lucian of Samosata 

      Loos, Stefan T. (2020-05)
      The second-century CE Greek sophist, rhetorician, and satirist Lucian of Samosata (c. 120-185 CE) presents a complex figure in his writings. A native of the province of Syria who wrote in Greek under the Roman Empire, ...