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• #### 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 ...
• #### MacDonald’s Antiphon : literary traditions and the "lost church" of English worship. ﻿

(, 2012-08-08)
This dissertation examines the ways in which Victorian novelist and fantasist George MacDonald re-imagines Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ideas about the religious function of literary traditions. Each chapter of this project ...
• #### Magnetic investigation of the continental-oceanic crustal boundary ; northern Gulf of Mexico. ﻿

(, 2012-11-29)
Current mapping of magnetic intensity data shows that the Gulf Coast magnetic anomaly is not one anomaly but two distinct anomalies, with one portion trending parallel to the margin before curving northward through central ...
• #### Making a molehill out of a mountain : creating a policies and procedures manual for the Confederate Reunion Grounds. ﻿

(2014-09-05)
The goal of this project was to assist Dixie Hoover, Site Manager for the Confederate Reunion Grounds (CRG) in Mexia, Texas, in creating a cohesive set of policies and procedures for the site. The CRG was recently transferred ...
• #### Male characters in Nada (1945) and Entre Visillos (1958) ﻿

(, 2014-01-28)
This study demonstrates how male characters in Nada (1945) and Entre visillos (1958), two twentieth-century novels written under Francisco Franco’s dictatorship, play a pivotal role in the development of two impressionable ...
• #### "Man is made a mystery" : the evolution of Arthur Machen's religious thought. ﻿

(2010-10-08)
Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author now known almost exclusively for his late nineteenth-century weird horror tales such as The Great God Pan (1894) and The Three Impostors (1895). The few Machen critics who have ...
• #### "A man may have wit, and yet put off his hat" censorship in Ben Jonson's Bartholomew fair and A tale of a tub. ﻿

(, 2013-09-24)
Ben Jonson’s career gives us an interesting window into English Renaissance censorship, since a number of his plays were scrutinized, altered, or suppressed by the authorities. In response to the critical consensus that ...