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• #### The Catholic Church and the nonviolent resistance in Chile. ﻿

(2006-07-25)
When can nonviolent action be effective? That is the question that originally initiated this research project. While studying the different factors scholars believe to be important to a successful nonviolent action, I ...
• #### A novel spectropolarimeter for determiation of sucrose and other optically active samples. ﻿

(2006-07-25)
Polarimetry and spectropolarimetry are important tools in the sugar industry and pharmaceutical research. Polarimetric measurements cannot be performed on colored samples because the presence of color interferes with the ...
• #### Subversive pseudo-dialogic: W.B. Yeats's use of the dialogic to present the monologic. ﻿

(2006-07-25)
The application of Mikhail Bakhtin's theory of the dialogic provides unique insight into the poetry and plays of W.B. Yeats. Though this early twentieth century Irish writer favored poetry over the novel form on which ...
• #### Fidelity to God: perseverance in Hebrews in light of the reciprocity systems of the ancient Mediterranean world. ﻿

(2006-07-25)
The primary focus of this dissertation is to demonstrate how Hebrews represents, in view of its historical and religious context, human fidelity to God. Reciprocity was one primary dynamic in the ancient Mediterranean ...
• #### 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= ...
• #### A comparison of field programmable gate arrays and digital signal processors in acoustic array processing. ﻿

(2006-07-29)
The Field Programmable Gate Array's (FPGA) constant growth in computing power has given embedded system developers a choice to replace their current processors with a FPGA. However, most systems continue to use the original ...
• #### Bayesian evaluation of surrogate endpoints. ﻿

(2006-07-29)
To save time and reduce the size and cost of clinical trials, surrogate endpoints are frequently measured instead of true endpoints. The proportion of the treatment effect explained by surrogate endpoints (PTE) is a widely ...
• #### Analysis of the impact of a ten-year technology initiative on students’ outcome. ﻿

(2006-07-29)
Results from this study indicate that this research model is capable of examining the long-term effect of a teacher technology training initiative. Further research with an extensive data management design and larger ...
• #### Conceiving coexistence: an exposition on the divergent Western and Islamic conceptualizations of tolerance. ﻿

(2006-07-29)
This dissertation provides a brief analysis of select writings and practics of tolerance in Western and Islamic histories to show how an intercultural understanding of tolerance is well within the philosophical, theological, ...
• #### The fantastic and related subgenres in three contemporary novels. ﻿

(2006-07-29)
Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine (1984), Amy Tan's The Bonesetter's Daughter (2001), and Cynthia Ozick's The Puttermesser Papers (1997) manifest the fantastic and related subgenres. According to structuralist critic Tzvetan ...
• #### The importance of economic surroundings on religious adherence. ﻿

(2006-07-30)
Sociological explanations of religious adherence tend to focus on characteristics of the individual. One exception is the largely discarded concept of relative deprivation. By its nature, relative deprivation is dependent ...
• #### El nuevo historicismo y la otredad en la narrativa contemporánea nicaragüense: el caso de Sergio Ramírez. ﻿

(2006-07-30)
En la presente tesis se analiza la narrativa nueva-histórica del autor nicaragüense Sergio Ramírez (1942), la cual consideramos como una de las tres tendencias fundamentales de la literatura latinoamericana contemporánea ...
• #### Transfer transitions: first semester experiences of transfer students at selected Texas Christian universities. ﻿

(2006-07-30)
This study examined the experiences of new transfer students in the Fall semester of 2005 at three Christian universities. The research focused on determining the variables that predicted transfer students' successful ...
• #### La relevancia de la memoria en la nueva narrativa chilena: el caso de Marcela Serrano y Ramón Díaz Eterovic. ﻿

(2006-07-30)
The objective of this thesis consists of following the trajectory of the concept of memory in the New Chilean Narrative while employing a critical literary approach oriented toward Cultural Criticism. We analyze Lo que ...
• #### Irrational exuberance: calculating the total number of museums in the United States. ﻿

(2006-07-30)
Museums have been present in the United States since the late 1700's. Now that the twenty-first century has started, a definite total for the number of museums in the United States needs to be determined. Without this ...
• #### Resident perceptions of management issues in the Red River Gorge: a qualitative assesment. ﻿

(2006-07-30)
Management of protected areas is oftentimes a difficult process, particularly when stakeholder groups with different agendas are impacted by decisions regarding use of the resource. The Red River Gorge area in eastern ...
• #### Analysis of exercise intensity and energy expenditure of women participating in the Curves exercise program. ﻿

(2006-07-30)
The Curves program is designed to improve fitness. The purpose of this study was to identify exercise intensity, HR and energy expenditure in a group of women participating in the Curves program. Seventy-eight women (53.6 ...
• #### Perceptions, management practices, instructional programs and resources frequently used by urban school principals to meet the requirements of school accountability. ﻿

(2006-07-30)
The purpose of this study was to investigate and identify principals' perceptions of management practices, instructional programs, and resources most important to meeting the requirements of public school accountability. ...
• #### 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 ...
• #### In young company: supervisor strategies for managing conflict with older subordinates. ﻿

(2006-07-30)
This study examined the conflict-management strategies used by younger supervisors with their older subordinates. The organizational culture variables of openness-to-change and supportiveness were also tested as mediating ...