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• #### Ultra-sensitive instrumentation in the UV-Vis-NIR spectral region with application on overtone spectroscopy. ﻿

(2015-07-24)
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) is a technique widely used in molecular spectroscopy. Technology advancements are such that FT-IR spectrometers can measure vibrational transitions occurring well within the ...
• #### Uncovered : the cover-up of the My Lai massacre. ﻿

(2009-04-01)
In the midst of a war that was being fought not on open battlefields but in dense jungles, an atrocious event occurred in the presence of soldiers of the United States military. Over five hundred Vietnamese civilians, the ...
• #### Underlying constructs in play therapy themes : an exploratory factor analysis. ﻿

(2014-10-22)
Play therapy and play are vital to understanding the inner world of children. Children initially lack the vocabulary to fully express their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Benedict (2001) has developed a classification ...
• #### Understanding Futōkō as a Social Problem in Japan: The Social Context and Motivation for Change ﻿

(2013-12-10)
Futōkō is a growing social issue in Japan in which students experience so much anxiety from the school environment that they become physically unable to attend, regardless of their intentions. There is much conflict behind ...
• #### Understanding physical activity behavior among dialysis patients : a social cognitive approach. ﻿

(, 2012-08-08)
While engaging in physical activity is important for the general population due to its documented health benefits (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011), it is especially beneficial to patients on dialysis. ...
• #### Understanding student-faculty interaction within faculty-in-residence programs. ﻿

(2015-04-16)
Student-faculty interaction within faculty-in-residence programs is a unique phenomenon within colleges and universities. This study aimed to develop a model for explaining how student-faculty interaction occurs within ...
• #### Understanding the impact of Equine-Assisted Learning on levels of hope in at-risk adolescents. ﻿

(, 2012-11-29)
In this study, the researcher uses an experimental design to investigate the impact of five-week intervention of group Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) on levels of hope, self-efficacy, and depression in at-risk adolescents. ...
• #### Understanding the world better than it understands itself: the theological hermeneutics of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. ﻿

(2008-10-02)
This dissertation argues that Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s work is best understood as a consistent project of theological hermeneutics with an ecclesial focus.  The project examines Bonhoeffer’s life and writings with the intention ...
• #### Understanding what happens on the other side of the door : emotional labor and motivation in direct sales. ﻿

(2015-03-19)
This study’s central purpose is to expand the research conducted within the field of communication on motivation and emotional labor. Specifically, this paper proposes an ethnographic examination of the intricate interplay ...
• #### Underutilization of medication to treat ADHD in African American children: reasoned action and planned behavior. ﻿

(2006-07-30)
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common mental illness diagnoses given to children today. While African American children are diagnosed with the disorder at approximately the same rate as Anglo ...
• #### Unemployment Duration under Wrongful Discharge Law ﻿

(2005-08-13)
In the 1970’s and 1980’s, courts in most U.S. states adopted some type of common law wrongful discharge cause of action. The various causes of action for wrongful discharge are generally placed into three categories: public ...
• #### Unexpected Environmental Conditions Suggest Paleozoic Plant Morphological Gas Conductance Models ﻿

The importance of plants in regulating and defining Earth’s greenhouse gas and water vapor composition has been previously demonstrated. This study addresses the relationship between the morphological and physiological ...
• #### Unfunded Pension Liabilities in State and Local Governments ﻿

In the last few years, many state and local governments have been under scrutiny concerning their pension plans. Many of these governments have severely underfunded pension liabilities, causing problems for many constituencies, ...
• #### Unilever: a novel ﻿

(2014-04-28)
Abstract: Unilever is a novel that deals with commercials, commercialism, consumerism, and their roles in American culture. The tension in this story hinges on the attractions and allures of commodities versus the desire ...
• #### Unintended consequences : how agricultural subsidies are fueling the drug trade. ﻿

(, 2011-12-19)
The United States has historically subsidized its farmers directly and indirectly through a variety of different methods. In recent years, there has been evidence that OECD agricultural subsidies are leading farmers in ...
• #### Unique fragmentation of pentafluorobenzylic alcohols and the use of modified injection port liners in the gas chromatographic-based screening for catalytic activity. ﻿

(2006-02-16)
An unprecedented reaction, the base-catalyzed fragmentation of pentafluorobenzylic alcohols, was investigated. Studies on a variety of C6F5-derived alcohols show that a dual reaction pathway occurs in mixed solvent systems ...
• #### Uniqueness implies uniqueness and existence for nonlocal boundary value problems for fourth order differential equations. ﻿

(2006-07-07)
In this dissertation, we are concerned with uniqueness and existence of solutions of certain types of boundary value problems for fourth order differential equations. In particular, we deal with uniqueness implies uniqueness ...
• #### Uniqueness implies uniqueness and existence for nonlocal boundary value problems for third order ordinary differential equations. ﻿

(2006-07-29)
For the third order ordinary differential equation, $y'''=f(x,y,y',y'')$, it is assumed that, for some $m\geq 4$, solutions of nonlocal boundary value problems satisfying $y(x_1)=y_1,\ y(x_2)=y_2,$ \[y(x_m)-\sum_{i= ...
• #### Unit Delay Scheduling for the Inversion Algorithm ﻿

(2009-11-05)
The Inversion Algorithm is an event driven algorithm whose performance meets or exceeds that of Levelized Compiled Code simulation, even when the activity rate is unrealistically high. Existing implementations of the ...
• #### A Universal Symmetry Detection Algorithm ﻿

(2013-09-20)
Research on symmetry detection focuses on identifying and detecting new types of symmetry. We present an algorithm that is capable of detecting any type of permutation based symmetry, including many types for which there ...