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
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...
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...
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...
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...
Hypertension--Genetic aspects; Coronary heart disease--Genetic aspects; African Americans--Health and hygiene
Cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension, are the leading causes of death in
the United States. African-Americans carry the highest burden of disease with 32% of
adults with hypertension. Blood pressure (BP) dipping, defined as a drop of>...
Urbanization disrupts natural soil profiles and as watersheds are
urbanized, their surfaces become impervious and this will result in
reduction of infiltration. For this reason, many cities are facing problems
with treating runoff water. Best...
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...
Current high-throughput gene expression experiments have a straightforward design of examining
the gene expression of one group or condition relative to that of another. The data is typically
analyzed as if they represent strictly intracellular...
Star Wars films--History and criticism; Myth in motion pictures; Lucas, George, 1944-
The Star Wars franchise is one of the most successful film series of all time. The original three
movies, along with the more recent three prequels, serve as the foundation to a vast empire of
Star Wars television shows, action figures, comic...
Teachers of children with disabilities--Attitudes; Teacher-student relationships; Developmentally disabled children--Education; Affective education
The First Step to Success early intervention program (Walker, 1998) is a
secondary prevention intervention that targets primary grade children with moderate or
emerging behavior disorders. While the effectiveness of the First Step to Success...
Mentoring in nursing; Nurse administrators--Training of; Rural nursing; Rural hospitals
The aim of this study was to examine rural nurse managers' experiences with
mentoring once assuming their new management role. This research study used
qualitative methods to examine mentoring experiences in relatively new and
Breast--Cancer--Diagnosis; Medical screening; Breast--Radiography; Mobile hospitals
This study used the de-identified breast cancer screen data which recorded the
information of 58231 screens and 22534 participants with different background. The
analysis of disparities on age, ethnic, health insurance and screen location has been...
Youth--Employment; Teenagers--Health and hygiene; Industrial safety; Safety education, Industrial
Teenaged workers are twice as likely to be injured on the job as adult workers, and face a
number of differences developmentally and psychosocially that present challenges for
their safety at work. Little research has focused on the tasks that...
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...