The purpose of this dissertation was to describe the development and validation of the Sorokin Psycho-Social Love Inventory (SPSLI) and the testing of a Predictor Model of love actions for people who experienced divorce. The SPSLI is based on five...
Tick-borne diseases; Health behavior; Health attitudes; Health education--Social aspects
Human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME), a tick-borne disease that has recently surfaced in
the United States, exists in regions where the tick vector population is established. This
study utilizes methods that look beyond identifying high-risk regions,...
For this thesis, I wrote 28 new pages, all composed between December, 2011 and March,
2012. They are the best I've written. The other five pages are drafts from work
previously written in U of L Creative Writing workshops. My poems endeavor to...
Regression analysis is a statistical method used to relate a variable of interest, typically y (the dependent variable), to a set of independent variables, usually, X1, X2,...,Xn . The goal is to build a model that assists statisticians in...
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...
Nitrile hydratase (NHase) is a metalloenzyme that contains a non-heme iron (III)
or non-corin cobalt (III) in a non-redox active role. NHase is used as biocatalyst in the
industry for the hydrolysis of nitriles to arnides. The trivalent metal ions...
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...
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.
Job embeddedness theory, as introduced by Mitchell, Holtom, Lee, Sablynski, and
Erez (2001), offers a method of discovering why people stay in an organization. By
analyzing the construct's three dimensions (links, fit, and sacrifice) within...
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...
The role of the active site tyrosine residue in the Co-C5' bond activation in the
context of adenosylcobalamin-dependent mutases has been computationally
investigated. The density functional, complete active space self-consistent field
Israel--Social conditions; Israel--Social life and customs
Times Square went mad with noise and excitement,
and a small freighter slipped from its Brooklyn berth into
the drama of the night. It was December 31, 1949--midnight-January
1, 1950; and I was on my way to the world in general
and Israel and the...
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
The use of a fluidized bed dryer to dry acrylo-nitrile-
butadiene-styrene terpolymer was studied. Data for
fluidized bed drying were obtained from the Monsanto
Company's fluid bed dryer. Fluid bed theory, drying
phenomena, and fluid bed drying...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Chronic periodontitis is strongly associated with composition of the oral biofilm
occupying the gingival crevicular aspect of the tooth and its associated root. Some gram-negative,
"red complex" bacteria instigate periodontal bone loss in...