This paper investigates the development and applications of the Black-Scholes
formula. This well-known formula is a continuous time model used primarily to price
European style options. However in recent decades, observations in financial market...
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...
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...
Computer-assisted instruction; Three-dimensional imaging; Neuroanatomy--Study and teaching (Higher)
Visualizations in the form of computer-based learning environments are highly
encouraged in science education, especially for teaching spatial material. Some spatial
material, such as sectional neuroanatomy, is very challenging to learn. It...
Depression is one of the most frequent causes of disability worldwide. It can
affect the psychological, social, and physical wellbeing of those that suffer from it, the
majority of which are women. Depression has been linked to immune activation as...
Counseling in higher education; Faculty advisors--Attitudes; College students--Attitudes
The best style of advising to offer students has been questioned over and over. The
literature review revealed uncertainty related to national surveys of advisors and students and
encouraged smaller institutional reviews. The Academic Advising...
The use of franchise advisory boards, typically composed of franchisees and
franchisor representatives, is common practice in domestic and international franchise
systems. Because effective board collaboration requires teamwork, understanding...
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...
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
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...
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...
Parents of children with disabilities; Grief; People with mental disabilities--Family relationships
This dissertation is an investigation into the intensity, nature, predictors, and time
course of grief that parents of adult children with a severe mental illness experience. This
is an area of research that has not been fully understood or...
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...
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fibrotic lung disease with poor prognosis.
To address this disease broadly, the candidate engaged in clinical work, literature
analysis, database analysis, and laboratory work. The clinical work culminated...
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...
Sleep disorders in children; Children--Sleep; Blind children
Research has confirmed that individuals with blindness have an increased risk of
developing sleep problems; this is especially problematic for families with young
children who are blind. Not only does the lack of sleep impact the 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
Web search engines; Automatic abstracting; Graph theory--Data processing
After a user types in a search query on a major search engine, they are presented with a number of search results. Each search result is made up of a title, brief text summary and a URL. It is then the user's job to select documents for...
Traditionally, fingerprint image acquisition was based on contact. However
the conventional touch-based fingerprint acquisition introduces some problems
such as distortions and deformations to the fingerprint image. The most recent
Lung cancer is the deadliest type of known cancer in the United States, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives each year. However, despite the high mortality rate, the 5-year survival rate after resection of Stage 1A non–small cell lung cancer...