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Tropical Cyclone Risk and Social Vulnerability Amongst Small and Medium-Sized Cities Along the Gulf of Mexico in the United States 

Silano, Miranda (2023-08-02)  ETD File Embargoed
As climate change continues to warm the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the United States, tropical cyclone intensity in the region may increase which will threaten vulnerable communities. The goals of this project include ...

Tropical Cyclones (TCs) Risk Assessment in South Asia: Focusing on the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh 

Tasneem, Syeda Nazifa (2023-05-02)
Tropical cyclones recurrently batter the coastal regions of Bangladesh. It causes a lot of damage in the less resilient regions, especially the cities. This study aims to pinpoint the areas that are both physically and ...

The Trouble With Gender in Othello: A Butlerian Reading of William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice 

Peters, Jeri (2007-08-15)
By applying the theories of gender as performance developed by feminist theorist Judith Butler in her 1990 work, Gender Trouble, to the canonical text of William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice, ...

True Random Number Generation from a High Frequency Chaotic Jerk Circuit 

Harrison, Remington (2019-12-05)
Shown in this work is a method for true random number generation by directly sampling a high frequency chaotic jerk circuit. A method for determination of the maximum Lyapunov exponent, and thus the maximum bit rate for ...

True Three-Dimensional Proximity Effect Correction in Electron-beam Lithography: Control of Critical Dimension and Sidewall Shape 

Dai, Qing (2013-04-23)
One of the major limiting factors in electron-beam (e-beam) lithography is the geometric distortion of written features due to electron scattering, i.e., proximity effect, which puts a fundamental limit on the minimum ...

Trust and Distrust in Conversational AI Agents: The Effects of Agent Interaction Style and User Information Need 

Harrison, Ebenezer Nana Banyin (2022-08-15)  ETD File Embargoed
Conversational agents (CAs) with artificial intelligence (AI) are computer programs with the ability to interpret and respond to users’ natural language and communicate with the users as humans would do with another human. ...

Trust in Dating Relationships: The Role of Communal Orientation 

Thorsen, Philip (2006-12-15)
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between communal orientation and trust in recently established dating relationships. We expected that the degree to which one’s partner was perceived to have a ...

Trusted, Third-Party Authenticated, Quantum Key Distribution 

Hood, Jonathan (2016-08-05)
This dissertation presents an algorithm that provides a way of establishing trust and authentication. The protocol negotiates a key using extensions to QKD algorithms that include non-repudiation and endpoint verification ...

Truth and Method on Black Mountain: The Hermeneutic Stances of Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, and Robert Duncan 

Boone, Nicholas (2007-12-15)
This dissertation examines the poetry and poetics of three poets (Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, and Robert Duncan) who taught at Black Mountain College, an experimental art school, in the 1950s. It examines these poets’ ...

The Truth is Online: Digital Reality and Remediating The X-Files 

Boyko, Nodya (2009-05-01)
In my MA thesis, I argue that the remediation of cultural artifacts enables users of web 2.0 technologies to redefine their interactive experiences with mass media and to blur the line between digital and real. My research ...

Tufted Lovegrass (Eragrostis pectinacea) and Doveweed (Murdannia nudiflora) Control in Warm-Season Turfgrasses. 

Huckabay, George (2008-08-15)
Tufted lovegrass has been identified as a problem weed in sod production in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia and Alabama, particularly in zoysiagrass. The slow growth rate of zoysiagrass is suspected to be a ...

A Tunable Coplanar Patch Antenna, a Polymer MEMS Based Tunable Bandpass Filter, and a Chip-In-Polymer Packaging Technology 

Holland, Brian (2007-12-15)
This thesis presents a tunable coplanar patch antenna, a Polymer MEMS-based tunable bandpass filter, and a chip-in-polymer packaging technology. First, a Coplanar Waveguide (CPW) based patch antenna is integrated with a ...

Tunable Polymersomes: Towards Enzyme Delivery Through the Blood-Brain Barrier 

Kelly, Jessica (2017-04-26)
Delivery of therapeutics to the brain through non-invasive administration is a difficult task due to the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which prevents the transport of 98% of therapeutics. In GM1 gangliosidosis, patients are ...

Tunneling Current and Topographical Measurements of Semiconducting Structures Relevant for Electronic Applications using Atomic Force Microscopy 

Schoenek, Benjamin (2017-07-27)
This thesis is a combination of a synopsis of techniques used in Atomic Force Microscopy and its subsidiary uses as well as a record of experimental data taken using the instrument for two separate experiments. The first ...

Turbine Aerothermal Optimization Using Evolution Strategies 

Curriston, Drew (2014-04-07)
The use of adaptive optimizers in turbine blade geometry design is discussed. Many different adaptive optimizers have been applied to turbine blade design in the past, but often the optimizer does not fit the problem and ...

Turkey Oak (Quercus laevis W.) Seedlings Experience Primarily Competitive Pressures, not Facilitation, from the Overstory in a Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris M.) Ecosystem 

Reynolds, Sean (2020-07-09)
At a site dominated by longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) in southwestern Georgia, silvicultural plans designed to encourage ecosystem-level tolerance to climate changes - namely increased water stress - are under ...

Two Alabama Case Studies for Remote Sensing of Water Resources 

Shakya, Samriddhi (2015-05-11)
Managing water resources is one of the main challenges for water resource managers. This thesis uses geospatial technologies to assist in monitoring water resources through two case studies that are of concern to both state ...

Two Essays in International Banking and Finance 

Lin, Dongyun (2009-10-21)
This dissertation consists of two essays in international finance and banking. The first essay attempts to evaluate factors that promote or impede cross-border bank mergers and acquisitions using logistic regressions. The ...

Two Iron-Sulfur Proteins Involved in Isoprenoid Biosynthesis with New Catalytic Roles 

Xu, Weiya (2010-08-05)
(E)-4-hydroxy-3-methylbut-2-enyl diphosphate synthase (GcpE or IspG) and (E)-4-hydroxy-3-methylbut-2-enyl diphosphate reductase (LytB or IspH) are involved in the last two steps of the DOXP pathway for isoprenoid biosynthesis. ...

Two Novel Relaxation Oscillator Interface Circuits for Resistive and Capacitive Sensors 

Hatfield, Emily (2023-11-27)  ETD File Embargoed
Presented in this thesis is the design and testing of two novel interface circuits for capacitive and resistive sensors. In both cases, the interface circuit is a modified CMOS inverter based relaxation oscillator, which ...