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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 ...
• #### Quantification and Molecular Characterization of Anti-citrulline Antibodies in Rheumatoid Arthritis ﻿

(2012-08-08)
Autoimmune diseases are believed to result from the inability of the immune system to distinguish self and non-self. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease that leads to joint destruction and affects ...
• #### Quantifying T cell Mediated Killing for Melanoma Immunotherapy ﻿

(2014-12)
Adoptive cell therapy (ACT), based on the adoptive transfer of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) has well-recognized advantages such as (1) high specificity for target cells; (2) the ability to target even micrometastases; ...
• #### 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 ...
• #### Quantitative Resolution Analysis for Seismic Spectral Decomposition Methods ﻿

(2017-12-08)
The S-transform is one way to transform a one-dimensional seismogram into a two-dimensional time-frequency analysis. This study investigates its use to compute seismic interpretive attributes, such as peak frequency 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 ...
• #### Qviva: The Chosen: A Qualitative Contenta Analysis of the Portrayal of Latinos in a Reality TV Show ﻿

(2013-09-11)
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 ﻿

(2013-12-18)
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 ﻿

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 ...
• #### 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 ...