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• Understanding physical activity behavior among dialysis patients : a social cognitive approach. ﻿

(, 2012-08-08)
While engaging in physical activity is important for the general population due to its documented health benefits (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011), it is especially beneficial to patients on dialysis. ...
• Understanding student-faculty interaction within faculty-in-residence programs. ﻿

(2015-04-16)
Student-faculty interaction within faculty-in-residence programs is a unique phenomenon within colleges and universities. This study aimed to develop a model for explaining how student-faculty interaction occurs within ...
• Understanding the dragon's theatre : an Anglophone historiography of Vietnamese theatre. ﻿

(2016-08-03)
Anglophone scholarship on Vietnamese theatre has a complex history; its authors range from British and American explorers to current day Asian theatre scholars. The evolution of English-language scholarship on Vietnamese ...
• Understanding the effects of high altitude electromagnetic pulse on the US power grid by creating a power grid model and analyzing transformer susceptibility. ﻿

(2019-04-23)
The purpose of this thesis is to address two topics in understanding the effects of high altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) E3 by determining the latitude and longitude of loadflow buses, and analyzing transformers as ...
• Understanding the European Union Through Comparison to Sovereign States ﻿

(2017-05-23)
The European Union qualifies as a new type of intergovernmental organization, a supranational organization, because its member states have integrated to a much greater degree than any other intergovernmental organization ...
• Understanding the impact of Equine-Assisted Learning on levels of hope in at-risk adolescents. ﻿

(, 2012-11-29)
In this study, the researcher uses an experimental design to investigate the impact of five-week intervention of group Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) on levels of hope, self-efficacy, and depression in at-risk adolescents. ...
• Understanding the salience of multiracial students’ racial identity. ﻿

(2018-04-19)
As the number of multiracial individuals in the United States increases, it is important for educators to understand how the experiences students have in college can influence the way these students understand and make ...
• 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 ...
• Understanding what happens on the other side of the door : emotional labor and motivation in direct sales. ﻿

(2015-03-19)
This study’s central purpose is to expand the research conducted within the field of communication on motivation and emotional labor. Specifically, this paper proposes an ethnographic examination of the intricate interplay ...
• 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 ...
• Unemployment Duration under Wrongful Discharge Law ﻿

(2005-08-13)
In the 1970’s and 1980’s, courts in most U.S. states adopted some type of common law wrongful discharge cause of action. The various causes of action for wrongful discharge are generally placed into three categories: public ...
• Unexpected Environmental Conditions Suggest Paleozoic Plant Morphological Gas Conductance Models ﻿

The importance of plants in regulating and defining Earth’s greenhouse gas and water vapor composition has been previously demonstrated. This study addresses the relationship between the morphological and physiological ...
• Unfunded Pension Liabilities in State and Local Governments ﻿

In the last few years, many state and local governments have been under scrutiny concerning their pension plans. Many of these governments have severely underfunded pension liabilities, causing problems for many constituencies, ...
• Unilever: a novel ﻿

(2014-04-28)
Abstract: Unilever is a novel that deals with commercials, commercialism, consumerism, and their roles in American culture. The tension in this story hinges on the attractions and allures of commodities versus the desire ...
• Unimolecular decomposition kinetics at resolved internal energies. ﻿

(2016-12-01)
The kinetic behavior of microcanonical unimolecular decomposition reactions involving clusters formed by the electrostatic interaction between transition metal cations and simple organic molecules has been measured at ...
• Unintended consequences : how agricultural subsidies are fueling the drug trade. ﻿

(, 2011-12-19)
The United States has historically subsidized its farmers directly and indirectly through a variety of different methods. In recent years, there has been evidence that OECD agricultural subsidies are leading farmers in ...
• Unintended consequences of well-intended regulation : the procyclical effects of the Basel I capital regulations on the U.S. banking industry. ﻿

(2018-04-20)
Numerous solutions have been posed to address the risks that fractional reserve banking systems cause for depositors. The newest regulatory trend to combat these issues has been capital regulation. Many critics have accused ...
• 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= ...