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• #### Qviva: The Chosen: A Qualitative Contenta Analysis of the Portrayal of Latinos in a Reality TV Show ﻿

(May 2013)
This study examines the portrayal of Latinos in a reality television show, Q’Viva. In the current political climate shaped largely by the media in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, Latino immigrants, as well as ...
• #### 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 ...
• #### 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 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 ﻿

(2018-05-22)
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 ...
• #### 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 ...
• #### 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 ...
• #### Recovery during the Daily Commute and Its Impact on the Relationship between Job Demands and Work-Life Conflict ﻿

(2018-05-11)
By extending research on the concept of borderlands in work-life boundary theory, as well as the strain-inducing effects of commute impedance, I argue that an individual’s daily commute from work to home constitutes a prime ...
• #### Recruiting and Strategic Human Resource Management: Hr Bundles, Organizational Culture, and Individual Differences in Applicant Attraction ﻿

(May 2014)
I examine the responses of job applicants to the human resources (HR) system and organizational culture to explain why individuals vary in their choice of potential workplaces. Prospective applicants subjectively interpret ...
• #### Recycling Produced Water in Hydraulic Fracturing: A Comprehensive Analysis of its Impact on the Formations of the Appalachian Basin ﻿

(2015-08)
Environmental interest, regulation changes, and costs have motivated the oil and gas industry to begin recycling produced water in high concentrations during new well stimulation. Accordingly, the potential impact of ...
• #### 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 ...
• #### Reduced-Order Modeling of Fluid Transmission Lines ﻿

(2014-12)
Solutions of fluid transients in transmission lines are very difficult to obtain, and they are generally computed using numerical techniques. In addition to their computational difficulties, the numerical methods do not ...