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• #### RADIO-FREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF BIOMATTER AND NANOPARTICLES FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS ﻿

(2012-08)
The influence of radio-frequency (rf) electromagnetic fields on biological tissues plays a critical role in their diagnostic and therapeutic applications. These include hyperthermia and rf ablation modalities for cancer, ...
• #### Random Walks on a Lattice with Deterministic Local Dynamics ﻿

(2012-08)
In this thesis we prove statistical properties of dynamical systems on a lattice with randomly occurring jumps. The original model of this type, called a hybrid system, was introduced by E. Kobre and L. S. Young in 2007. ...
• #### RANK ONE DYNAMICS NEAR HETEROCLINIC CYCLES AND CONDITIONAL MEMORY LOSS FOR NONEQUILIBRIUM DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS ﻿

(2013-08)
There are two parts in this dissertation. In the first part we prove that genuine nonuniformly hyperbolic dynamics emerge when flows in $\mbb{R}^{N}$ with homoclinic loops or heteroclinic cycles are subjected to certain ...
• #### RAYLEIGH WAVE TOMOGRAPHY OF TEXAS FROM AMBIENT SEISMIC NOISE ﻿

(2013-05)
Texas has been one of the leading states in petroleum production since the discovery of the Spindletop oil field in 1901. Despite its huge economic value of petroleum and numerous geophysical explorations in several oil ...
• #### RDA Is Here: Full Scale Implementation of RDA at UH System Libraries ﻿

(2014-02-20)
The national libraries of United States started their implementation of RDA on March 31, 2013. University of Houston Libraries decided to take action to ensure a simultaneous implementation of the new resource description ...
• #### Re-Imagining the Library Website ﻿

(2015-11-06)
This was a keynote presentation given at Oklahoma Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries for their Annual Conference, "Re-Imagining the Library!" It took place at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, ...
• #### RECONOCIMIENTO LÉXICO Y COMPRENSIÓN LECTORA DE LOS ESTUDIANTES DE ESPAÑOL COMO LENGUA DE HERENCIA ﻿

(2015-05)
Con el fin de contribuir a la discusión sobre la alfabetización avanzada de los estudiantes de español como lengua de herencia (ELH), este estudio se propone examinar el desarrollo de la competencia léxica y la comprensión ...
• #### RECONSTRUCTION MODELS TO IMPROVE IMAGE QUALITY ﻿

(2013-12)
High-resolution images provide more information for better post-processing such as detection, recognition, segmentation, identification, and visualization. The need for high-resolution images occurs in health care, where ...
• #### Redefining tumor suppressor microRNAs: functional complexities & nanoparticle mediated delivery ﻿

(2012-12)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are 22-24 nucleotides non-coding RNAs that can simultaneously influence the levels of multiple target genes and have the potential to strongly silence multiple gene networks. MYCN and ALK are well ...
• #### Rediscover Discovery: Evaluating Web‐Scale Discovery Platforms ﻿

(2013-03-19)
In 2012, the University of Houston Libraries conducted an extensive evaluation process of the major library web-scale discovery platforms in the marketplace. The methodology included evaluation of vendor demonstrations, ...
• #### Registration and Visualization of 3D Breast Images ﻿

(2015-08)
Breast cancer is one of the most common invasive cancers in women. Current treatment for women diagnosed with this cancer often consists of surgical removal of the entire breast (i.e., mastectomy). Most women who choose ...
• #### Regular treadmill exercise prevents sleep deprivation-induced impairment of hippocampal-dependent memory and synaptic plasticity ﻿

(2011-08)
Study Objectives: Evidence suggests that regular exercise can protect against learning and memory impairment in the presence of insults such as stroke and neurodegeneration. The purpose of this study was to determine the ...
• #### RELATING STRATIGRAPHY, LITHOLOGIC FACIES, AND 3D SEISMIC ATTRIBUTES TO OIL PRODUCTION IN BAKKEN FORMATION WELLS, RED SKY AREA, WILLISTON BASIN, NORTH DAKOTA ﻿

(2015-08)
The Bakken Formation is considered the most important hydrocarbon-bearing rock unit in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and is currently one of the most prolific unconventional resource plays in North America with a ...
• #### Relation Between Ethnic Match and Completion of Therapy among Vietnamese Clients at an Ethnic Specific Agency ﻿

(2012-05)
Previous research on the relation between ethnic match and treatment outcomes has focused on examining Asian Americans as a whole and not as distinct ethnic groups. The present study investigated the relation between ethnic ...
• #### RELATIONS BETWEEN ATTENTIONAL STRUCTURE AND ATTENTIONAL FUNCTION: UTILIZATION OF ALTERNATIVE STATISTICAL APPROACHES ﻿

(2012-08)
Limited research findings regarding structure-function relations in the domain of attention may stem from problems in estimating these relations in small samples combined with data distributions that do not conform to the ...
• #### Relationship Between Flavonoid Structure And Phase-II Metabolism ﻿

(2010-05)
Objective: The overall objective is to develop structure-metabolism relationships (SMRs) between UGTs and flavonoids for predicting glucuronidation of flavonoids. The goals of this research project were to: 1) identify the ...
• #### Relative Contributions of Eye-Position and Retinal Information to Perceived Egocentric Visual Direction ﻿

(2011-05)
Purpose: Visual directions of object(s) in space are judged with reference either to the self (egocentric), or to the eye (oculocentric). Perceived egocentric direction (EVD) is based on the combination of sensed eye-position ...
• #### Relative Contributions of Phonological Awareness and Orthographic Knowledge to the Reading Proficiency of Chinese Students Learning English as a Foreign Language ﻿

(2011-05)
Phonological awareness and orthographic knowledge have been shown in the literature as the two most important precursor skills underlying word identification, which is in turn integral to reading comprehension. Despite the ...
• #### Reliable Route Planning for Emergency Evacuation ﻿

(2013-05-16)
Large scale evacuations are important in the wake of events such as an anticipated strike of a natural disaster or a looming military attack. Planning to evacuate people towards safe areas and effective management of the ...
• #### Remote Sensing of Hydrocarbon-induced Rock Alterations at Cement Field, Oklahoma ﻿

(2014-08-12)
This study uses satellite- and ground-based remote sensing techniques to detect hydrocarbon-induced rock alterations at the Cement oil field, Oklahoma. Hydrocarbon seepage is the escape of oil and gas from petroleum ...