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...
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...
Parasites; Medical parasitology; Parasitic diseases
This thesis investigated infection dynamics of parasitic nematodes at both the population
and individual levels by exploring evolutionary and historical aspects of infection as well
as how host-parasite interactions influence virulence. In...
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...
English language--Rhetoric--Study and teaching; College prose--Evaluation; Interaction analysis in education; Education, Higher--Computer-assisted instruction; Distance education--Computer-assisted instruction
Current scholarship indicates an increase in the use of asynchronous electronic
formats by writing instructors and tutors responding to student writing. However, little
research has been done to understand the ways in which different formats affect...
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...
Parks, Suzan-Lori. In the blood; Parks, Suzan-Lori--Criticism and interpretation; African American women in literature; African American women--Social conditions
This research examined how the dramatic writing of Suzan-Lori Parks functioned as a
form of critical pedagogy which may serve to elevate the critical consciousness of
African American women. It sought to consider the implications of her dramatic...
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...
This dissertation is comprised of three essays that address the question: what
specific cognitions lead to the formation of entrepreneurial intentions?
Essay 1, "Explaining and Predicting Entrepreneurial Intentions,"...
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...
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...