Following previous studies on the rate of increase and behavior of the American
Jewish intermarried, this study sought to determine what individuals are discussing about
Jewish interfaith relationships and intermarriage. Four scholarly issues were...
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...
This study investigates the use of bongo music as a medium for social commentary in
society. African traditional musicians, without formal education have been able to
address socio-political and moral issues. The methodology includes the use...
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...
Qubbat al-Sakhrah (Mosque : Jerusalem); Jerusalem--Buildings, structures, etc.; Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, Caliph, 642-705
This thesis provides a hypothesis as to why the Dome of the Rock
was built. I examine various scholarly theories concerning the
construction of the first notable work of Islamic architecture, which was
built in Jerusalem during the last decade of...
Plague--History--Europe; Black Death--Social aspects--Europe; Erotica--Europe--History; Idols and images--Europe--History; Superstition--Europe--History
This thesis examines a large corpus of enigmatic pilgrimage badges dating from
roughly 1350-1500 CE. The badges were brought to light during archaeological
excavations of water sites throughout the Schelde Estuary in the Netherlands, the
We formulate an integro-difference model to predict the growth and spatial
spread of a perennial plant population with an age-structured seed bank. We allow
the seeds in the bank to be of any age, producing an infinite system of equations.
Feminism in art; Art, Mexican; Women in art; Art and society--Mexico
This dissertation outlines a theoretical model for contextualizing contemporary
women's art practice in Mexico within the profound socioeconomic and political events
that have taken place since 1968, characterized by the steady breakdown and...
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 &...
Within the discipline of rhetoric and composition, the notion of coherence possesses the status of sine qua non, yet this notion has been treated unevenly or been taken for granted, much as the process of composing itself was taken for granted for...
This dissertation describes research focused on the synthesis, polymerization and
applications of cationic aminooxy lipids. An efficient and convenient method was
developed to stabilize liposomes using 'click chemistry'. The 'click...
Educational change--Kentucky; School improvement programs--Kentucky; Mathematics--Study and teaching (Elementary)--Kentucky
This study examined student achievement scores in Kentucky elementary
schools to determine the relationship between implementing the America's Choice
comprehensive school reform model and student achievement in mathematics. Six
Male college students--Social conditions; College freshmen--Social conditions; People with social disabilities--Education (Higher)
This dissertation is a case study involving four, first generation, working class,
college students. The dissertation study chronicled the experiences of these students
during their first semester at the college. In order to more effectively focus...
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...
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
Social anxiety is prevalent and debilitating. Contemporary models of social
anxiety posit that negative, self-focused thought aids in the maintenance of social anxiety
symptoms. Although these models emphasize in-situation cognition, recent...
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...
Human-animal relationships in literature; Coetzee, J. M., 1940---Criticism and interpretation; Coetzee, J. M., 1940---Characters--Elizabeth Costello; Animals (Philosophy); Animal rights
For the past four decades, scholarship on the relationship between human and
nonhuman animals has been growing inside the academy and sprouting ontological and
epistemological concerns about the status of the Humanities as an institution....
Three main theorems due to Fenichel are fundamental tools in the exploration
of geometric singular perturbation theory. This expository paper attempts
to provide an introduction to the concepts stated in Fenichel's theorems and provide
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