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• #### Qualitative Investigation of Mexican-American Experiences of Racial Microaggressions ﻿

(2011-08)
Racial microaggressions are the brief, commonplace racial slights and insults that are expressed by Whites against people of color (Sue, Capodilupo et al, 2007). This qualitative study examined previously unexplored area ...
• #### Quantitative Comparison of Channel-belt Dimensions, Internal Architecture and Characteristics of Two Fluvial Systems in Sequence 1, Ferron Notom Delta, South-Central Utah, U.S.A. ﻿

(2013-05)
The geometry, proportion, and spatial distribution of fluvial deposits are critical components in subsurface reservoir analysis, but their prediction can be difficult. This study describes and compares an amalgamated, high ...
• #### Quantitative comparison of metrics for human pose estimation ﻿

(2013-08)
Human Pose Estimation is an important problem in computer vision that has received considerable attention in recent years. The multitude of application's related to Visual Surveillance, Human Computer Interaction and ...
• #### QUANTUM MECHANISMS OF DENSITY WAVE TRANSPORT ﻿

(2012-12)
The non-linear properties observed in charge density wave compounds have been studied for many years. The quasi one-dimensional conductor NbSe3 is particularly important because a small electric field can depin the charge ...
• #### Quaternary Depositional History of a Shelf-Margin Minibasin, Northern Gulf of Mexico ﻿

(2015-05)
High-resolution 3D seismic data were used to study the evolution of a shelf- margin minibasin located approximately 160 km off of the coast of Louisiana. Depositional packages were delineated and classified based on observed ...
• #### QUEERING SILENCE: A NARRATIVE LOOK AT THE PARALLEL STORIES OF LGBT AND HARD OF HEARING STUDENTS IN THE EDUCATIONAL SETTING ﻿

(2010-12)
We are told from an early age not judge a book by its cover. This idiom is the perfect way to look at my research; it expresses the idea that what we present on the outside is, many times, a cloak to hide what is really ...
• #### 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 ...
• #### 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 ...
• #### Registration and Visualization of 3D Breast Images ﻿

(2015-08-04)
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 ﻿

(2015-07-29)
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 ﻿

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 ...