Clement VI, Pope, ca 1291-1352; Popes--Primacy--History; Popes--Temporal power--History
The papacy of Clement VI (1342-1352) was distinguished by
its political activism, its attempt to resurrect the impetus
for crusading, and its efforts to attract the best and
brightest talents to Avignon. The attributes which
Donne, John, 1572-1631--Criticism and interpretation; Donne, John, 1572-1631--Knowledge--Mathematics
John Donne wanted to live the leisurely life of a
gentleman undisturbed by financial difficulties, devoting
his life to entertaining his audience with his
witty insights into life and, especially, love. However,
his marriage, which was frowned upon...
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
Swarm Intelligence (SI) techniques were inspired by bee swarms, ant colonies, and most
recently, bird flocks. Flock-based Swarm Intelligence (FSI) has several unique features, namely
decentralized control, collaborative learning, high exploration...
In this thesis self-assembled growth of Ag2Ga nano-needles on batch fabricated
micro-grippers are reported. The room temperature growth of Ag2Ga nano-needles have
been recently developed as stylus for Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). Integration...
Falls (Accidents); Children's accidents; Children--Wounds and injuries; Child abuse--Investigation
Pediatric short-distance falls, especially from beds or other furniture, are common
false histories given by caretakers to cover up abusive trauma. However, short-distance
falls are also a common occurrence in young children. Knowledge of the types...
Military nursing--History; World War, 1914-1918--Women; World War, 1914-1918--Medical care; Women and war--History--20th century
World War I resulted in the deaths of over 8,500,000
military personnel and in addition, millions of civilians.
There were not enough doctors to provide the necessary
medical care for the masses of seriously sick and wounded,
and other than in...
The thesis deals with the political career of John Marshall Harlan prior to his appointment in 1877 as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. Throughout the majority of those twenty-three active years in Kentucky politics, Harlan...
Thirty smokers were solicited from the Wichita, Kansas community via the newspaper and broadcast media for a stop-smoking project. The volunteers were assigned to one of two treatments: double smoking or a modification of Von Dedenroth's (1964)...
Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT), known for its ferroelectric properties, is widely used in micro-electromechanical (MEMS) and nano-electromechanical (NEMS) devices. PZT is a ceramic material that is most commonly found in its sol gel form, which...
Short-term memory; Memory--Effect of sound on; Memory--Effect of noise on; Speech
The Irrelevant Speech Effect (ISE) is a phenomenon in which the presentation of
auditory materials (typically speech) impairs the serial recall of visually presented
materials, either digits or letters. Although this effect has been replicated in a...
This project investigated the effect of hypothermia on the monocyte response with the goal of understanding, which intracellular processes are affected by hypothermia leading to differences in cytokine secretion. A better understanding of the...
Prostate--Cancer--Diagnosis; Chemical detectors; Biosensors
Prostate cancer is the most common type diagnosed among men in the United States.
Random oligodeoxynucleotide (ODN) libraries are used to generate DNA aptamers by
systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment (SELEX). We explored...
Anxiety in adolescence; Parent and teenager; Parenting
This dissertation examined the prediction of anxiety symptoms over time during
developmentally significant periods - the transition to middle school (12 years old) and
the transition to high school (15 years old). Specifically, relationships...
English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers; Reading; Second language acquisition
Teaching reading in the mainstream classroom is a challenge. This challenge is
compounded when trying to meet the needs of English language learners. Recently,
Response to Intervention (RTI) has been suggested as a framework for classroom
Technical writing; English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers; Academic writing--Study and teaching
This dissertation examines how nonnative English speaking (NNES) faculty and
students in engineering respond to language variation and how that response influences
their teaching and learning of academic writing. Using grounded theory approach...
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...
Jin, Ha, 1956-; Masculinity in literature; Chinese literature--20th century; Sex (Psychology) in literature
This dissertation consists of readings of three selected novels by Ha
Jin-Waiting, The Crazed, and A Free Life. These novels cover three historical
periods of Contemporary China under the rule of the Communist Party in
sequence-the Mao's era...
Blood flow--Measurement; Magnetic resonance imaging
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a progressive atherosclerotic disorder which
is defined as any pathologic process obstructing the blood flow of the arteries supplying
the lower extremities. Moderate stenoses mayor may not be...
Hyaluronan (HA) is a major structural component of the ocular vitreous humor
(VH) and lipids are essential building blocks of cell membranes. However, little is known
about their possible interactions. The VH is known to undergo liquefaction...