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"Straight People Are Looking at You:" Heterosexual Privilege and Homonormativity in American Visual Texts 

Blair, Nancy (2013-07-25)
My dissertation deals with the topic of representations of gay men in such American popular texts as film, television, and mainstream theatre. I advance the argument that while the 2000s have seen a dramatic rise in the ...

Strands For Wood Composites: Mechanics & NIRS Based Nondestructive Testing 

Neil, Kohan (2011-08-25)
Improvements in silvicultural techniques have allowed for rapid growth and shorter rotation age of southern pine species utilized for structural wood components. However, the rapid growth results in lumber consisting ...

The Strange Career of Birdie Mae Davis: A History of a School Desegregation Lawsuit in Mobile, Alabama, 1963 - 1997 

Brian, Duke (2009-04-17)
The Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown ruling helped transform America as it responded to the process of school desegregation. However, school desegregation remained a complex endeavor, based on changes in the law, Supreme Court ...

“Strange Homecomings” Place, Identity Formation, and the Literary Constructions of Departure and Return in the Works of Sarah Orne Jewett, Mark Twain, and Ernest Hemingway 

Klauza, Matthew (2010-04-29)
This dissertation considers place identity theory to examine three American authors’ constructions of place. It examines the literature of Sarah Orne Jewett, Mark Twain, and Ernest Hemingway for what it might reveal about ...

Strategic Factors of Institutional Practice Impacting Student Success in the Community College as Perceived by Students and Faculty: Academic Preparation, Work Ethics and Institutional Support 

Scott, Kenneth (2008-05-15)
Student success has been widely researched; however, community college student success as an outcome of institutional practice has not (Bailey, 2006a; Jenkins, 2006). Moreover, college student success is influenced by a ...

Strategic Investment Decisions for Product Development Projects - An Option-Game Approach 

Ku, Chung Lin (2015-04-08)
Gate-criteria have been identified as critical drivers of the success of a new product development (NPD) process. However, a major weakness of NPD projects is that gate-criteria are often inadequate for making go/kill ...

Strategic Valuation of Enterprise Information Technology Architecture in Healthcare Organizations 

Bradley, Randy (2006-12-15)
The knowledge and skills required to manage information technology (IT) resources are obtained, driven, and dictated by a firm's information technology architecture (ITA). IT resources are assets and capabilities that are ...

Strategies for Efficient and Effective Scan Delay Testing 

Han, Chao (2011-04-27)
Aggressive timing requirements in today’s high-speed designs have introduced the need to test for small delay defects and distributed timing faults caused by statistical process variations. Faster-than-rated clock delay ...

Strategies for Monitoring Pathologic Conditions and Treatment Efficacy in Murine Models 

Brannen, Andrew (2016-12-09)
On the surface, the pathologies of infectious disease and cancer appear fundamentally different; however, there exist several commonalities including pharmacological targets and resistance mechanisms, immune response, and ...

Stratigraphic and Paleoenvironmental Context of the Ingersoll Shale, An Upper Cretaceous Conservation Lagerstatte, Eutaw Formation, Eastern Alabama 

Bingham, Patrick (2007-08-15)
The Ingersoll shale, a thin (<1 m) clay-dominated lens within the Upper Cretaceous Eutaw Formation exposed in Russell County, Alabama, contains an exceptionally well-preserved, primarily terrestrial biota that includes a ...

Stratigraphy and Sedimentary Petrology of the Hillbank and Yalbac Formations, Corozal Basin, Belize 

Gill, Karena (2017-04-30)
The informal Hillbank and Yalbac formations are predominantly carbonate units that are found only in the subsurface of the Corozal basin in northern Belize. The 75 to 700 m-thick Hillbank and the 200 to 3000 m-thick Yalbac ...

Stratigraphy, Ore Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Genesis of Gold-Bearing Quartz Veins at the Hog Mountain Tonalite, Southwestern Appalachians, USA 

Kline, Anabelle (2019-04-24)
Hog Mountain of the southern Appalachians is a gold deposit in the eastern Blue Ridge of Alabama. The mineralized quartz veins found there have an average Au grade of 0.14 oz/t (maximum: 2.4 oz/t Au) and occur within a ...

Stream Function Path Planning and Control for Unmanned Ground Vehicles 

Daily, Robert (2008-08-15)
This research develops a harmonic potential field based path planner and controller. The first component of the dissertation compares several analytical and numerical potential field generation methods. To overcome ...

Stream-breeding amphibian responses to land use distrubances 

Barrett, Kyle (2009-04-29)
Conversion of land from an undeveloped state into agricultural or urban areas is widespread. Urban areas in particular are growing both in size and number globally. Such land use changes can potentially have negative ...

Streamflow Signature Analysis of Long-Term Effects of Urbanization on Hydrologic Alteration in the Southeastern United States 

McDaniel, Reid (2018-12-19)
Urbanization in the southeastern United States has risen exponentially over the past few decades. This increase causes runoff to have a greater surface flow, a smaller interflow, and sometimes a reduced baseflow by changing ...

Strength Assessment of Soil Cement 

Wilson, William Herbert, Jr. (2013-01-07)
Soil cement is a mixture of soil, portland cement and water that, once compacted and cured, forms a strong and durable pavement base. Construction practices and variance among core strength data have led to questions ...

Strength Assessment of Soil Cement 

Nemiroff, Jordan (2016-12-07)
Soil cement is a mixture of soil, portland cement, and water that is compacted and cured to form a pavement base. Due to construction practices and variances in core strengths, questions have arisen concerning quality ...

Strength Assessment of Soil Cement Base in Alabama 

Scales, Matthew (2020-07-30)
Soil cement is a mixture of soil, portland cement, and water that is compacted and cured to form a strong, durable pavement base. Variances among construction practices and core strength data have led to questions concerning ...

The Strength of Attractiveness and the Power of Visual Nonverbal Communication When Rating One's Communicative Competence 

Gill, Jennifer (2006-05-15)
The effect that actual communicative competence, attractiveness, and method of observation have on one’s perceived competence was examined. Four hundred and thirty-three participants either watched video or listened to an ...

Stress Analysis in Bipolar Transistors 

Gnanachchelvi, Parameshwaran (2016-05-03)
Stress effects in semiconductor devices have gained significant attention in semiconductor industry nowadays. Stress effect in semiconductor devices is used as a beneficial effect in sensor applications and strain engineering ...