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• #### 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 ...
• #### Like the green bay tree : the necessity of virtue for happiness. ﻿

(2009-06-01)
It is a generally accepted truth that the wicked flourish, as the psalmist has it, "like the green bay tree": their evil ways, far from hurting them, actually contribute to their well-being and vicious contentedness. From ...
• #### The limits of myth and place in J.M. Synge's Deirdre of the sorrows and Brian Friel's Faith Healer. ﻿

(, 2014-09-05)
This thesis considers the limits of myth, nature, and place in J.M. Synge's Deirdre of the Sorrows and Brian Friel's Faith Healer. In Deirdre of the Sorrows, I argue that Synge remythologizes the Irish Deirdre myth in such ...
• #### Linear stability analysis of Mach 10 nitrogen flow over 7-deg half-angle cones. ﻿

(2017-08-02)
Linear stability theory (LST) analysis was performed on Mach 10 7-degree half-angle straight cones in nitrogen for comparison with experimental results obtained in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) Hypervelocity ...
• #### A linked-plane obstacle-set algorithm for modeling broad muscle paths : application to the deltoid muscle. ﻿

(2008-10-01)
Computer modeling is commonly used to simulate muscle paths for the study of human biomechanics. Because some muscles, such as broad muscles, have complex morphology, modeling the paths of these muscles can be challenging. ...
• #### 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, ...
• #### Literature circles and the reader self-efficacy of reluctant and/or struggling readers. ﻿

(2017-07-24)
In an era of high-stakes accountability measures in education, the researcher designed this study to explore a more student-centered approach to English language arts and reading instruction via literature circles. The ...
• #### 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 ...
• #### Lithospheric magmatism in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. ﻿

(, 2014-09-05)
This dissertation looks at the formation of three different volcanic centers throughout southern Colorado and northern New Mexico to evaluate potential sources for their subduction-like trace element signatures. These ...
• #### Liturgical inculturation among Baptists in the United States. ﻿

(2015-03-25)
Liturgical inculturation seeks to cultivate worship that is meaningful in the church’s context by joining texts and rites with the cultural pattern surrounding the church. This study begins with a brief investigation of ...
• #### 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 ...
• #### Living in Bible times : F.F. Bosworth and the Pentecostal pursuit of the supernatural. ﻿

(2015-02-20)
This study examines American pentecostalism using the healing evangelist F.F. Bosworth as an interpretive lens. Bosworth’s formative experiences, long-running success, and influence on pentecostal culture situate him as a ...
• #### Living tradition in music : a study of three recent works for wind ensemble. ﻿

(2015-03-23)
Tradition in music produces a foundation to which later composers must respond. I have defined ‘traditional’ musical elements as preexisting musical material with a history of and associations with established practices ...
• #### Living, Like the Lily, In the Present: Kierkegaard's Philosophy of Time ﻿

(2016-04-25)
Each of us experiences two conflicting attitudes towards time. On the one hand, we all, at least to some degree, look ahead towards the future. On the other hand, we sometimes feel like we ought to live in the present, ...
• #### 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 ...
• #### Local wellness policies : key barriers of implementation. ﻿

(2017-07-24)
Over a decade after passing the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 2004 and mandate of Local Wellness Policies, school districts are still facing barriers within implementing these policies. The success of these policies ...
• #### 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, ...