Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are persistent environmental pollutants which
are detectable in the serum of all American adults. Amongst PCB congeners,
PCB 153 has the highest serum level. PCBs have been dose-dependently
associated with suspected...
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...
Student evaluation of teachers; College teachers--Rating of; College students--Attitudes; Teacher-student relationships
This dissertation explored the relationship between student, course, and
instructor-level variables and student course ratings. The selection of predictor variables
was based on a thorough review of the extensive body of existing literature on...
Item response theory; Goodness-of-fit tests; Monte Carlo method
Item response theory (IRT) is expanding to diverse research settings, without accompanying access to easily implemented model fit methods. One simple model fit approach involves x2/df ratios. However, its utility is not known across several...
Drug resistance in microorganisms; Salmonella typhimurium
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium is an enteric pathogen capable of infecting
a wide range of hosts. The manner in which this pathogen is able to interact with its
host is difficult to define, as is the case with most microbes. Through the...
Alcoholism and crime; Parks; Liquor laws; Drinking of alcoholic beverages--Social aspects
Recent criminological research has shown the importance of place, as places
create the opportunities required for crime to occur. This study tests for the presence of
crime symbiosis, or the interactive relationship between alcohol outlets and...
Kwame Nkrumah framed a model of African unity and development, which stood out in
sharp contrast to the Western model of capitalist development and neo-liberal democracy.
Decades after his demise, the African Union which he co-founded with other...
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...
The rate of overqualification, defined as a person having more education or skills than
their job requires them to have, has continued to grow since the issue was first identified
as a significant problem. Though evidence that suggests the rate of...
Farmers' markets--Kentucky--Louisville; African Americans--Nutrition; African American consumers--Kentucky--Louisville; Health promotion--Kentucky--Louisville--Citizen participation; Food--Social aspects
The purpose of this study is to obtain a better understanding of the interactions and the
social environment of the local farmers' markets, Fresh Stops, and Healthy in a Hurry
Corner Stores in West Louisville and East Downtown. This study will...
Barbershops--Social aspects; African American men--Social life and customs; African American men--Conduct of life; African American men--Psychology
Labeled as a man's environment, the Black barbershop is a sacred location for
Black men. Yet, it is unclear how Black men communicate in the Black barbershop.
This research study examined the communicative process of Black men within the...
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...
Supervisory control systems--Security measures; Computer security; Security systems
This thesis documents the successful development and testing of a more secure industrial control system field device architecture and software. The implementation of a secure field device has had limitations in the past due to a lack of secure...
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...
Women cabinet officers; Cabinet system--United States; Sex discrimination--Government policy--United States; Budget process--United States
The persistent private sector wage gap between men and women is one of the
more intractable deficiencies of modem American society. It may be symptomatic of
male privilege, a theory that outlines pervasive, ubiquitous discrimination that favors...
Sex role in motion pictures; Stereotypes (Social psychology); Sex role in children
The purpose of this study was to investigate the gender stereotyping of two
animated films by boys and girls (N=25). Based on Bern's (1983) gender schema theory,
it was hypothesized that children would stereotype Aladdin as being for males...
In this novella, a young girl wakes to discover she has lost her voice and that
people can no longer hold their secrets back from her. Tasked with offering them
absolution through listening, she must also deal with the increasing toll bearing...
This dissertation examines popular periodicals in the late 19th- and early 20th-century America as pivotal artifacts in the history of literacy education. It first reviews current histories of literacy, writing instruction, and magazines at the...