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Pour Decisions: The Relationship Between Intoxication, Free-Pour Accuracy, and Subjective Impairment 

Schultz, Nicole (2019-04-23)
Reducing risk associated with college student drinking is a major public health concern. The free-pour assessment has the potential to inform interventions aimed at reducing risks associated with college student drinking. ...

Development of Analytical Systems for Detection of Biomarkers and Neurotoxic Exposure 

Zhou, Lang (2019-04-23)
Exposure to the chemical and biological compounds in environment poses a serious health threat to humanity. Timely awareness of the chemicals in environment plays a vital role in exposure assessment, damage control, and ...

Gender and Rural Vitality: Empowerment through Women’s Community Groups 

Majokweni, Zipo-zihle Pilela (2019-04-23)
Rural women are often the main supporters of their families and have been involved in improving the quality of life for households and communities. Sustainable rural development and poverty reduction is linked to empowering ...

Gene Editing and Hormone Therapy to Control Reproduction in Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus 

QIN, GUYU (2019-04-23)  ETD File Embargoed
Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) and their hybrids account for more than 60% of aquaculture production in the US. The catfish industry is being severely challenged during recent years as a result of higher operating ...

State of the Practice of Long Distance and Intercity Travel Modeling in US Metropolitan Planning Organizations and State Departments of Transportation 

Cordero, Fernando (2019-04-23)
Long distance and intercity travel represent a small percentage of total trips in the U.S., yet they represent a large percentage of total VMT. Long distance trips represent an important travel market with over $317 billion ...

El Cine Quinqui: Transgresión en las masculinidades retratadas en el cine postfranquista de la Transición 

García Rodenas, Monserrat (2019-04-23)
Spanish transition to democracy (1975-present) accelerated the process of searching for new identities and film narratives depicted what had been censored and repressed during the dictatorship. This master’s thesis is ...

Army Reserve Officer Training Summer Camp: Examining the Relationship between Leader Development Activities and Leadership Evaluations 

Steele, Roshun (2019-04-23)
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between leader development activities and leadership evaluations of cadets attending U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Cadet Summer Training Advanced ...

Drought Management Plans in Major Cities of the Southeastern U.S. v. Western U.S. 

Moore, Meredith (2019-04-23)  ETD File Embargoed
The severe drought conditions impacting California and the Western United States over the last several years have led to greater awareness of the consequences of water scarcity and the need for effective drought policy. ...

An Approach to Assist Designers Collaborating with Scientific Researchers towards the Development of Experimental Tools and Practices 

Zhang, Yimeng (2019-04-23)  ETD File Embargoed
Since consumer experience shifts from mass consumption to context and personalization consumption, we are now focusing on the ecosystem of services, experience and solution instead of only paying attention to the product ...

To Comply or Not To Comply? That Is Not The Question: A Multi-Content Analysis of Title IX Policies at Historically Black Land Grant Universities 

Pettaway, Shanita (2019-04-23)  ETD File Embargoed
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. While Title IX is directed towards the prevention of discrimination ...

Computational Methods for Evaluation of Protein Structural Models 

Alapati, Rahul (2019-04-23)  ETD File Embargoed
Proteins are essential parts of organisms and participate in virtually every process within the cells. The function of a protein is closely related to its structure than to its amino acid sequence. Hence, the study of the ...

Design Guidelines for the Application of Product Semantics 

Johnson, Trevor (2019-04-23)
This paper features a comprehensive review of the concepts and procedures of product semantics, as well as a historical account of how this field of study has evolved, from an observation of signs and symbols to a larger ...

An Experimental Study of the Propagation of Equivalence Ratio Oscillations on their Effect on Combustion Instabilities 

Walker, Josh (2019-04-23)  ETD File Embargoed
Lean premixed combustors have become a promising method in gas turbine engines to operate more efficiently and within the regulatory standards for emissions. However, this lean premixed operation is susceptible to combustion ...

Numerical Simulations of the Fourth Avenue Landslide Considering Cyclic Softening 

Kiernan, Michael (2019-04-23)
Cyclic softening of fine grained soils has led to significant infrastructure damage in previous earthquakes. Despite this, methods to evaluate the potential deformations due to cyclic softening are not as well developed ...

Guidelines for Designing Stressful Emotion Relief Toys for Adults 

Ma, Jiaxuan (2019-04-23)
Nowadays, the rapid development of society not only fulfill people’s material needs and allow them to focus more on their spiritual needs, but also stress people out. Stressful emotion relief toys are noticed by more and ...

Why a Diamond Means Forever: The Creation of the Diamond Engagement Ring Tradition in the United States, 1939-1996 

Pequignot, Jennifer (2019-04-23)  ETD File Embargoed
In 1947 “a diamond is forever” became the official slogan of the De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited and is to date one of the most recognizable slogans in the history of American advertising. This dissertation utilizes ...

Approaches for Improving Viability of Blue Catfish, Ictalurus furcatus, Stem Cells and Embryo Production of Channel Catfish, I. punctatus, Female × Blue Catfish Male Hybrids through Xenogenesis 

Vo, Khoi (2019-04-23)  ETD File Embargoed
The hybrid channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, female × blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus, male possesses superior characteristics such as faster growth rate, higher survival rate, better disease resistance and low oxygen ...

The Effectiveness of the Augmented Reality Sandbox for Improving Spatial Thinking in Undergraduates 

Johnson, Elijah (2019-04-23)  ETD File Embargoed
Spatial reasoning ability is a necessary skill for success in any of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) domains. Research suggests that spatial thinking ability and exposure to opportunities aimed ...

Patterns of Budget Agent Interaction as Indicators of Internal Transparency in the Budget Processes of Three Southeastern States: A Step Toward Normative Budget Theory 

Payne, Kimberly (2019-04-23)  ETD File Embargoed
The budget process in any state is more than the structural hierarchy, budget calendars and procedures, and the technical preferences of the day, it is also a network of budget agents interacting to complete the budget. ...

Bridging the gap between Academic Research and Public Perception of Natural Hazard Risk 

King, Robin (2019-04-23)
Natural Hazards are a common but regularly misunderstood problem in our world. Researchers have training to understand the processes and risks of natural hazards to better understand how climate related hazards develop and ...

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