Periodontitis is a chronic, destructive inflammatory disease of the supporting
tissues of the teeth with a high prevalence among adults. While the complete
pathogenesis of periodontitis remains unclear, it is initiated and sustained by...
Xenoestrogens are spread throughout the environment affecting our daily
lives and may produce potential toxic effects on human health. The purpose of
this study was to develop a mechanistically reliable model capable of identifying
Public art--Kentucky--Louisville; Public art--Social aspects--Kentucky--Louisville; Political participation--Kentucky--Louisville
Public art encompasses countless forms, serves many purposes and is
constantly evolving. Engaging the community is one way public art has
developed new forms and purposes. Involving the community allows residents to
contribute to the creative...
Parasites; Medical parasitology; Parasitic diseases
This thesis investigated infection dynamics of parasitic nematodes at both the population
and individual levels by exploring evolutionary and historical aspects of infection as well
as how host-parasite interactions influence virulence. In...
Dropout behavior, Prediction of; Nontraditional college students; College dropouts; Academic achievement
For more than 100 years, nearly half of all undergraduate students have failed to persist to degree completion (ACT, 2010; Tinto, 1993; U.S. Department of Education, 2008). To make matters worse, adult students have consistently been victims of...
English language--Rhetoric--Study and teaching; College prose--Evaluation; Interaction analysis in education; Education, Higher--Computer-assisted instruction; Distance education--Computer-assisted instruction
Current scholarship indicates an increase in the use of asynchronous electronic
formats by writing instructors and tutors responding to student writing. However, little
research has been done to understand the ways in which different formats affect...
Ethnocentrism; Mass media--Social aspects; Social problems--Press coverage; Mass media and public opinion; Mass media and race relations
This study revisits Kinder's and Kam's (2007; 2009) studies that provided
political scientists with a theoretical and operational definition of ethnocentrism-our
tendency to partition the world into in-groups and out-groups. They assert that...
Paramount Ballroom (Shanghai, China); Architecture--China--Shanghai; Buildings--China--Shanghai; Shanghai (China)--History--20th century; Shanghai (China)--Social life and customs--20th century
The Paramount Ballroom was an innovative urban space that challenged traditional
Chinese values. In doing so it played an important role in Shanghai's modernization.
Traditional Confucian morality set very strict regulations on the social...
The term "promiscuity" is often used in academic literature and pejoratively
proliferated among society at large. The definition of promiscuity has not been clearly
and consistently defined within research and varies significantly from...
Mathematics teachers--Training of; Student teaching; Mathematics teachers--In-service training
Teacher candidates enter teacher preparation programs with grounded beliefs
about teaching and learning. These beliefs are especially problematic in the area of
mathematics, as they hinder instructional decisions (Karp 1988, 1991; Kolstad &...
Vicinal dithioethers and alkenyl thioethers were synthesized under environmentally
friendly conditions using alkyne and thiol in water. Alkynes were also used to develop a
multibond-fonning reaction that fonned cyclic ketones or ketoesters through...
Israel--Social conditions; Israel--Social life and customs
Times Square went mad with noise and excitement,
and a small freighter slipped from its Brooklyn berth into
the drama of the night. It was December 31, 1949--midnight-January
1, 1950; and I was on my way to the world in general
and Israel and the...
This study examined the effect on physician/nurse collaboration and
communication of the implementation of the SBAR protocol, used as nurses reported
patient changes to physicians, in a Midwestern community hospital ICU. The design was
Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980--Criticism and interpretation; Percy, Walker, 1916-1990--Criticism and interpretation; Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967--Criticism and interpretation; Nichols, Mike--Criticism and interpretation; Existentialism in art;...
Jean-Paul Sartre's existential philosophy concerns the free human individual,
particularly his possibilities to continuously create his own identities. Human existence is
never defined by objects, and he is only determined by his own actions. As...
Home and school; Parenting; Children of immigrants--Education; Academic achievement--Social aspects
With the increase of immigration to the United States, immigrant children have a unique
position in the education system. Immigrant parents influence their children through
different academic engagement practices. It is important to understand how...
Introduction: Although orthodontics can correct a variety of dental and skeletal
malocclusions, research has shown an increased risk of enamel demineralization leading
to white spot lesions (WSLs). The purpose of this study was to compare the...
Introduction: African Americans are disproportionally diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes,
and have been observed to have poor self-management, which increases risk of
complications. Social influences are commonly associated with...
Information technology--Study and teaching (Secondary); College preparation programs; Academic achievement
Career and Technical Education (CTE) has a long and rich history of achievement
among diverse populations. Two recent events have added to the complexity of CTE.
First, the accountability movement forces traditional programs to show growth...
This thesis is an exploration of Black cultural space and its influence on the
retention, adaptation, and transmission of African folktales during and after the
antebellum era. During slavery, the survival of kinship and family helped to create
Warren, Edward Perry, 1860-1928; Art in universities and colleges--United States; Art museums--United States; Art--History--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States; Archaeology--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States; Art--Collectors and...
This dissertation assesses the influence of Edward Perry Warren (1860-
1928) on the development of collegiate collections of Greek and Roman art and the rise
of art history and archaeology in elite academic institutions in the United States....