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• #### Race as a Moderator of Neighborhood Home Ownership and Adolescent Externalizing Problems ﻿

(2015-05)
Theories and research on mental health disparities among adolescents suggest that non-White people groups are exposed to an unequal burden of stress. One factor that contributes to this unequal burden of stress is ...
• #### Race Wonder Woman: Madam C. J. Walker and the Uplift of the Race, 1867-1919 ﻿

(May 2013)
This thesis considers the influence black beauty industry mogul, Madam C. J. Walker, held in both the business and political worlds from the turn of the century until her death in 1919. Included within are explorations ...
• #### Race-Related Stress and Hopelessness in African Americans: Moderating Role of Social Support ﻿

(2016-08-23)
The disparaging mental health outcomes associated with racial discrimination are well documented in the scientific literature. Despite strong links to severe mental illness, hopelessness is largely overlooked as a consequence ...
• #### Racial and Gender Discrimination among Black Women: an Examination of Health Locus of Control as a Moderator of Maladaptive Eating Behaviors ﻿

(December 2)
Many factors may contribute to the higher prevalence of overweight and obesity for Black women. Associations between discrimination and health behaviors have been identified (Laitinen, Ek, & Sovio, 2002; Oliver & Wardle, ...
• #### Radiation Therapy Optimization Considering Uncertainties and Biological Effects ﻿

(2016-01-04)
The goal in radiation therapy is to maximize tumor cell killing while minimizing toxic effects on surrounding healthy tissues. A treatment protocol is generally used to decide on the treatment strategy and is a description ...
• #### Radiation Therapy Optimization under Uncertainty for Lung Cancer: Interplay Effects and Tumor Shrinkage ﻿

(2014-05)
Radiation therapy is a complex process where a given target volume receives a given dose of radiation divided over one or multiple treatments. Every step in this process can introduce some types of uncertainties into the ...
• #### 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 ...
• #### Ransomware - Rising Menace to an Unsuspecting Cyber Audience ﻿

(2018-05)
Ransomware has quickly become one of the biggest threats, the public and enterprises in the cyber space, have ever had to face and continues to cement itself as a prominent threat with new variants being deployed ...
• #### Rational Design of Trimetallic Electrocatalyst for Electrochemical Overall Water Splitting ﻿

(2018-05-09)
Noble-metal-free bifunctional electrocatalysts for overall water splitting have attracted increasing attention due to their earth-abundancy and high efficiency. However, current bifunctional electrocatalysts suffer from ...
• #### 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 ...
• #### Re-Os Geochronology of the Monterey Formation, Union Leroy 51-18 Well, Santa Maria Basin, California ﻿

(2015-08)
The Os isotopic composition of marine Miocene strata records chronological variations in the world’s oceans. These Os- isotope variations exhibit changes in global seawater geochemistry that result from tectonic, paleoclimate ...
• #### Reaction Kinetics of Metal Deposition by Surface Limited Redox Replacement of Upd Monolayer ﻿

(2015-05)
Noble metal coatings have been used in many applications such as catalysts, corrosion protection, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMs). Using the monolayer coating concept lowers the ultimate cost by reducing noble ...
• #### Real Time Classification of Emotions to Control Stage Lighting During Dance Performance ﻿

(2016-08-16)
Recently, there has been a growing research in the field of Electroencephalography (EEG) based recognition of emotions known as affective computing, where the subjects are either shown pictures to elicit the necessary ...
• #### Real-Time Management of Smart Grid Using Multi-Agent Systems ﻿

(2016-08-12)
In this thesis, we explore the following three areas: Design of a multi-agent system (MAS) and a microgrid, implementation of MAS in a microgrid, and real-time resource management in smart grid networks. This includes a ...
• #### Real-Time Monitoring Technology and Nanotechnology Applications on Different Environmental Scenarios ﻿

(2018-05-09)
Sensing technology has been widely applied in environmental oil detection. This research proposes for the first time the use of confocal laser fluorescence microscopy (CLFM) as an enabling technology to quantify oil prior ...
• #### Reconfigurable Optical Networks and Multi-Photon Quantum Cryptography ﻿

(2015-08)
Internet traffic keeps increasing in the past years and it is dominated by various multimedia applications with different requirements. Due to the explosion of information, traditional network architecture cannot meet the ...
• #### 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 ...