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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Within the discipline of rhetoric and composition, the notion of coherence possesses the status of sine qua non, yet this notion has been treated unevenly or been taken for granted, much as the process of composing itself was taken for granted for...
This dissertation describes research focused on the synthesis, polymerization and
applications of cationic aminooxy lipids. An efficient and convenient method was
developed to stabilize liposomes using 'click chemistry'. The 'click...
Women Veterans--United States; Military discharge--United States; Women college students--United States
Through an exploration of identity and enculturation experiences, this narrative
inquiry dissertation investigated how female veteran students make meaning of their
experiences and renegotiate their understandings of identity after transitioning...
Enterprise zones--Kentucky--Louisville; Enterprise zones--Law and legislation; Regional planning--Kentucky--Louisville; Economic policy--Kentucky--Louisville
Multiple analytic methods are used to provide an
analysis and evaluation of specific economic and neighborhood
development policies undertaken by and continued by the
Commonwealth of Kentucky, the City of Louisville, and
Jefferson County since the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
RNA--Analysis; Probability measures; Genetics--Research--Methodology
The present experimental designs have unique challenges in the analysis of microRNA
expression intensity levels. In this project, various Normalization techniques were
discussed with different statistical techniques and their application in an...
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...
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
Digital control systems; Computer security; Process control--Computer programs; Supervisory control systems--Security measures
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are networked control systems used in many critical infrastructure areas such as power water and transportation. Many of these systems continue to use legacy field devices that lack cyber...
Gas manufacture and works; Carbon dioxide mitigation; Natural gas
The separation of carbon dioxide from natural gas is of great interest from the environmental and energy perspective, respectively. From the environmental point of view, capturing CO2 effectively from power plants can have a positive impact on...
Much work has been done in the past on the nutritional value in young life of different dairy products, all of which experiments have been carried to successful completion by various men at different times. There is, however, no published...