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• #### Levels of attachment security between foster and adoptive dyads using the MIMBRS observational method. ﻿

(, 2013-05-15)
The quality of the attachment relationship between foster and adopted caregiver-child dyads influences the overall quality of placement in the home. Attachment status also contributes to a host of positive and negative ...
• #### Levels of attraction of aedes aegypti and culex pipiens to nectar of plants amenable to transgenic transformation : potential for the development of mosquitocidal plants. ﻿

(, 2014-06-11)
Controlling mosquito populations is critical for reducing mosquito-borne diseases. Methods such as pesticides and genetic engineering of mosquitoes have drawbacks. We proposed a novel delivery system for controlling ...
• #### Leveraging available data for contaminants of emerging concern to develop an understanding of environmental hazard. ﻿

(, 2011-09-14)
Contaminants of emerging concern (CEC) are classes of compounds with relatively limited information available on environmental exposure, fate, and effects. The purpose of this research was to develop and test approaches ...
• #### Liang Fa's Quanshi liangyan and its impact on the Taiping Movement. ﻿

(, 2011-09-14)
Scholars of the Taiping Movement have assumed that Liang Fa’s Quanshi liangyan 勸世良言 (Good Words to Admonish the Age, being Nine Miscellaneous Christian Tracts) greatly influenced Hong Xiuquan, but very little has been ...
• #### A life for others : the rhetorical function of necessity in Luke's bios of Jesus. ﻿

(, 2012-11-29)
This dissertation investigates necessity in Luke’s bios of Jesus using rhetorical and audience-oriented criticism. New Testament scholarship has reached a consensus that the gospels are examples of ancient Greco-Roman ...
• #### The life of Governor Samuel Willis Tucker Lanham ﻿

(1930)
It is the purpose of this paper to give the career of S.W.T. Lanham showing the part he had during the periods of struggle and strife through which the United States passed during the years of his life, as soldier of the ...
• #### Linking onshore and offshore data to find seismogenic faults along the Eastern Malibu coastline. ﻿

(2007-12-04)
The Santa Monica Mountains form part of the structurally active southern edge of the Transverse Ranges Province. The purpose of this research is to identify and characterize potentially seismogenic faults in onshore and ...
• #### Lipid studies in breath-hold diving mammals and obese, pre-diabetic mice. ﻿

(, 2014-01-28)
Lipidology, or the scientific investigation of cellular lipids in biological systems, as well as their pathways and networks, is becoming an increasingly integral component in the investigation of metabolic disease and, ...
• #### Lithofacies heterogeneity, fluvial style variations, and floodplain vegetation distributions : deposition and diagenesis of the Chinle Formation at Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. ﻿

(, 2013-05-15)
The Upper Triassic Chinle Formation in the Petrified Forest National Park (PFNP) was evaluated using sedimentologic, stratigraphic, paleopedologic and petrographic criteria. The study interval, which includes the Blue Mesa ...
• #### Liturgy, ritual, and community in four plays by Brian Friel. ﻿

(, 2012-08-08)
This thesis considers the function of ritual and liturgy within four plays by Irish playwright Brian Friel—Philadelphia, Here I Come! (1964); Faith Healer (1979); Dancing at Lughnasa (1990); and Molly Sweeney (1994)—while ...
• #### Living collections in museums. ﻿

(, 2011-12-19)
This thesis focuses on the uniquely dynamic nature of living collections in museums. Emphasis will be placed on the interaction between the living collection and the staff members directly responsible for their care. An ...
• #### Local automorphisms of finitary incidence algebras. ﻿

(2017-07-07)
Let $R$ be a commutative, indecomposable ring with identity and let $(P,\le)$ be a locally finite partially ordered set. Let $FI(P)$ denote the finitary incidence algebra of $(P,\le)$ over $R$. In this case, the finitary ...
• #### Logistic regression models for short sequences of correlated binary variables possessing first-order Markov dependence. ﻿

(2015-07-23)
In this dissertation we consider a first-order Markov dependence model for a short sequence of correlated Bernoulli random variables. Specifically, we offer logistic regression models with first-order Markov dependency, ...
• #### Logistic regression with covariate measurement error in an adaptive design : a Bayesian approach. ﻿

(2008-10-14)
Adaptive designs are increasingly popular in clinical trials. This is because such designs have the potential to decrease patient exposure to treatments that are less efficacious or unsafe. The Bayesian approach to ...
• #### Logistic regression with misclassified response and covariate measurement error: a Bayesian approach. ﻿

(2007-12-04)
In a variety of regression applications, measurement problems are unavoidable because infallible measurement tools may be expensive or unavailable. When modeling the relationship between a response variable and covariates, ...
• #### Lone wolves : an assessment of the ideology behind homegrown Islamist individual terrorists. ﻿

(, 2013-05-15)
Lone wolf terrorism is an increasing threat in the United States. However, there is little information available that examines the nature of lone wolf terrorism. This thesis interprets the available literature regarding ...
• #### Look who's talking about religion. ﻿

(2006-10-13)
There is an ongoing debate about the health of America's civil society, the decline in participation of certain types of political activity, and the increasing rhetoric surrounding religion and politics. Using a national ...
• #### Lost in the cloud : cultural lag in the transition to eTextbooks. ﻿

(, 2013-09-16)
The age of electronic textbook delivery is upon us. On the national level, the Department of Education is advocating eTextbook delivery in K-12. President Obama recommends that eTextbooks be employed in K-12 education by ...
• #### Love itself is understanding : Balthasar, truth, and the saints. ﻿

(, 2013-09-24)
This study examines the thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar on the post-Scholastic separation between dogmatic theology and the spirituality of Church, which he describes as the loss of the saints. Balthasar conceives of ...
• #### Luminescent supramolecular silver(I) coordination complexes of pyridyl-substituted phosphinites, phosphonites and amines. ﻿

(2006-05-28)
Interest in the design and synthesis of supramolecular metal-organic coordination polymers has increased exponentially in the last decade. This attraction comes along with advances in crystallographic instrumentation that ...