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• #### The Austin chalk and its petroleum potential : South-Central Texas ﻿

(, 2017-10-09)
The Austin Chalk Formation (Upper Cretaceous) consists of uniformly bedded lithologies throughout south-central Texas. The lithologies found within the subsurface are technically wackestones to mudstones. These general ...
• #### Governor control optimization of hydro power plants using hybrid fuzzy logic and PID control. ﻿

(2017-07-07)
Control of hydro power plants has been an issue of concern for researchers; moreover, more emphasis has always been put on governor control which naturally has slower response, but vital in ensuring system stability and ...
• #### Numerical simulation of a single fracture with various parameters. ﻿

(2017-06-15)
Hydraulic fracturing is the process of enhancing host rock permeability through injection of pressurized fluid in order to obtain oil and natural gas. Typically, microseismicity is used during the fracturing process to ...
• #### Open hearts, closed doors : native Protestants, pluralism, and the "foreigner" in America, 1924-1965. ﻿

(2017-06-15)
At the turn of the twentieth century, leading white Protestant denominations sponsored vigorous home mission work among immigrant communities in the United States. As the century progressed, these programs, often conducted ...
• #### Information Overload : detection and prevention through the usage of consumer neural devices. ﻿

(2017-07-06)
Information Overload is a state in which individuals have a vast amount of information that is readily available, almost instantaneously, without mechanisms to check the validity of the content and the potential risk of ...
• #### Sleep quality as a moderator between self-control and the intention-behavior gap of diet and physical activity. ﻿

(2017-06-15)
Meta-analyses and weight regulation treatment studies found inconsistent direct relationships between cognitive self-control and complicated behaviors such as healthy diet and engagement in physical activity. Variability ...
• #### Stranged marriages : unconventional matrimony in western American fiction. ﻿

(2017-06-23)
Marriage does more than unite individuals. It affirms existing social structures and promises to perpetuate them. Embedded within marital conventions are traces of a society’s assumptions regarding race, gender, class, ...
• #### Sedimentary organic matter diagenesis : oxidative transformations and dynamics upon pyrolysis. ﻿

(2017-07-07)
The organic matter fraction preserved in ancient sediments is the largest carbon pool on earth, and holds immense importance in the context of global biogeochemical cycling and as petroleum source rock. This dissertation ...
• #### A critical biography of Bernard Ramm: an exemplar of the development of a neo-evangelical-Baptist identity in the American Baptist Convention. ﻿

(2017-07-06)
Bernard Ramm (1916-1992) was an American Baptist (ABC-USA) theologian who lived during the heart of the twentieth century. His embrace of the neo-evangelical movement, which arose during the 1940s, led to the development ...
• #### Effects of debt relief under the enhanced HIPC Initiative and the MDRI on developing countries using a time-shifted difference-in differences strategy. ﻿

(2017-06-28)
The IMF and World Bank launched the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative in 1996 to alleviate the debt overhang problem in developing countries. They amended the program to the Enhanced HIPC Initiative in 1999 ...
• #### The differential roles of objective neuropsychological testing and self report measures in assessing neurocognitive impairment in relation to addiction severity among alcohol abusing individuals. ﻿

(2017-01-26)
Background: Individuals with varying levels of alcohol use severity may present with unique neuropsychological deficits. While some of these deficits are apparent, others may not be noticeable until challenged to utilize ...
• #### Mental health and the relationship with God : an attachment and internal working model perspective. ﻿

(2017-06-01)
Religion and spirituality in the realm of mental health and coping have illustrated complex relationships and effects. The field has recognized a need to extend beyond religious affiliation and behaviors and investigate ...
• #### 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 ...
• #### The growth patterns of woody vegetation in Central Texas woodlands in response to industrial atmospheric carbon dioxide. ﻿

(2017-05-12)
Anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions contribute to climate change. Climate change influences plants within ecosystems; however, plant growth may mitigate climate change consequences. In southern and central Texas, recent ...
• #### Stochastic dynamic optimal power flow under the variability of renewable energy with modern heuristic optimization techniques. ﻿

(2017-06-19)
With the increasing penetration of renewable energy to power systems, such as wind power, more challenges have been brought to system operations due to the intermittent nature of wind. Such influence can be reflected on ...
• #### “Still persuade us to rejoice” : witness, place, and gratitude in W.H. Auden and Derek Walcott’s poetry. ﻿

(2017-07-07)
My dissertation considers W.H. Auden and Derek Walcott’s stereoscopic poetic witness. It focuses on movement, place, and gratitude in the Atlantic world, as both authors recurrently travel beyond national boundaries. Both ...
• #### Reservoir characterization and prediction of the Lower Cretaceous Glauconite Member at Jenner-Suffield Field, Alberta, Canada. ﻿

(2017-06-09)
Significant hydrocarbon reserves at Jenner and Suffield fields of southern Alberta, Canada, occur within the Lower Cretaceous Glauconitic Member of the Upper Mannville Formation. The Glauconitic Member accumulated within ...
• #### Spatial correlation of selected earthquakes with the Dog Valley Fault in northern California using LiDAR and GPS data. ﻿

(2017-07-28)
The 1966 M6.0 Truckee earthquake has a reported location of 39.438°N 120.160°W at ~10 km depth (Ryall et al., 1968), ~5 km southwest of the Stampede Dam, an earth-fill structure built in 1970 to impound 226,500 acre-feet ...
• #### Rhetorical constructions of civility in higher education : analyzing Salaita and Curry. ﻿

(2017-08-01)
Higher education has seen an increase in pleas for civility. These calls have been in response to alleged instances of “incivility” demonstrated by their faculty members and students. Civility is understood as a requirement ...
• #### Using high-p intervention to reduce difficulties in task transition for children with autism. ﻿

(2017-07-31)
Difficulties with task transition is a problem that cannot be neglected as it interferes with instruction times. This study extended the use of high probability request sequence (high-p) intervention to reduce challenging ...