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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 ...
• #### 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 ...
• #### 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 ...
• #### 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= ...
• #### Until vision and ethos reunite : Christian higher education’s struggle for academic faithfulness. ﻿

(, 2013-09-24)
Fundamentalist/modernist controversies at Southern Methodist University, Baylor University and Rhodes College illustrate the consequences of a truth/value split that ultimately created an epistemological crisis across ...
• #### Unwelcome orthodoxy: Anglican ascendancy, peculiar partnerships, and the conquering of Congregationalist contempt in eighteenth-century Connecticut. ﻿

(2007-02-07)
Interpreting anew the ascendancy of the Church of England in eighteenth-century New England from the perspective of its own members is vital to transmitting a balanced history of the religious climate in the region at the ...
• #### Up she rises : the birth and legacy of the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program. ﻿

(2015-07-29)
Historic county courthouses, the crown jewels of Texas architecture, are facing serious threats both physical and political in nature. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named them one of America’s 11 Most ...
• #### The use of new media in professional sport image repair theory : a case study of Michael Vick, Brett Favre, and Reggie Bush. ﻿

(, 2012-08-08)
Broadening the application of Benoit’s image repair theory, this case study compares and contrasts crisis management strategies of three NFL athletes, Michael Vick, Brett Favre, and Reggie Bush, to determine which methods ...
• #### Using in vitro to in vivo extrapolation (IVIVE) to develop toxicity metrics for human health risk assessment of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). ﻿

(, 2012-11-29)
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are flame retardants found in many industrial components, such as furniture foam, consumer electronics, plastics, and textiles and levels have increased in humans over the past few ...
• #### Using multiple parameters to compare effluent quality of eight wastewater treatment systems. ﻿

(, 2013-05-15)
Wastewater effluent qualities from two study sites in central Texas were compared using whole effluent toxicity (WET) tests and chemical indicator parameters. Three of the effluents were collected from the City of Whitney ...
• #### Using remote sensing to assess potential impacts of hurricanes on mosquito habitat formation : investigating the mechanisms for interrelationship between climate and the incidence of vector-borne diseases. ﻿

(2010-02-02)
The present study examined the relationship between climate and the incidence of vector-borne disease. The climatological phenomenon El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) was found to be significant in predicting the frequency ...
• #### Variation in fluctuating asymmetry among nine damselfly species. ﻿

(, 2012-08-08)
Fluctuating asymmetry (FA), measured as random deviations from bilateral symmetry, likely results from developmental disturbances by internal or environmental stresses. However, comparisons of FA in single damselfly species ...
• #### Variations in the sociology of Islam and gender : a multi-level analysis of Islam and gender in majority Muslim contexts. ﻿

(2011-05-12)
This dissertation answers two main questions: First, what is the relationship between Islam and gender? In other words, where can we find the intersection of religion and gender in the beliefs and actions of Muslims in a ...
• #### Verbal and working memory deficits in an impulsive aggressive college sample. ﻿

(2008-06-09)
Impulsive aggressors often report difficulties remembering details of their aggressive outbursts. Additionally, researchers have found impairments in working and verbal memory and in executive functions in both impulsive ...
• #### Vibrational spectroscopy in cryogenic solutions: application of thermal lensing and Fourier transform techniques to the study of molecular C-H overtone transitions. ﻿

(2007-01-22)
This dissertation explores the application of thermal lensing to vibrational overtone spectroscopy in cryosolutions. Specifically, C-H (delta v = 6) overtone spectra of hydrocarbons dissolved in liquefied rare gases are ...
• #### Virtue embodied : fathers and daughters in the eighteenth-century novel. ﻿

(2010-06-23)
In this study of five eighteenth-century British novels, I explore the connection between an author's definition of virtue and the portrayal of the father-daughter relationship. Both the father-daughter relationship and ...
• #### Virtue in the tragic vision of Cormac McCarthy. ﻿

(2011-01-05)
Cormac McCarthy's novels evoke a more complex perspective than many conventional descriptions—e.g., redemptive or nihilistic, modern or postmodern—allow. Focusing primarily on his Western novels, I demonstrate in contrast ...