Hip hop; Rap (Music); Alternative rock music; Geeks (Computer enthusiasts); Indie culture
In his documentary entitled, Nerdcore For Life, director Dan Lamoureux described Nerdcore as a "powerful social collision between hip hop and geek culture". Born on the Internet, Nerdcore Hip-Hop is rap music made by geeks, for geeks and...
Several technical and economic obstacles currently hamper the industrial development of ethanol from biomass. One of the key bottlenecks is the slow kinetics of the enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose, and the subsequent rate reduction as the...
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...
Parkinson's disease--Treatment; Stem cells--Therapeutic use
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a hypokinetic movement disorder resulting from the
progressive neurodegeneration of the dopaminergic nigrostriatal system in the brain and
the resulting imbalance between dopamine and acetylcholine in the basal ganglia...
Volunteer workers in social service; Halfway houses; Faith-based human services
This study examines the backgrounds and motivations of individuals who volunteer for a
Protestant Christian faith-based halfway-house for recently released offenders. Drawing
on eight in-depth interviews with volunteers from a faith-based ministry...
This thesis is a methodological analysis of fire locations in Canadian provinces
from 2001 to 2010. The research presented in this thesis highlights the dominant fire
types for each province. Accurately locating active fires and burned area is...
Stringed instruments--Instruction and study; Music teachers--Kentucky
The purpose of this study was to identify the teaching techniques of current string
teachers within the Kentucky Music Education Association. Participants (N=31)
completed a 17-question survey that focused on teaching techniques they use...
Trumpet--Methods--Self-instruction; Practicing (Music)--Psychological aspects; Trumpet--Instruction and study; Trumpet players
The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate how four college music
students-two seniors and two freshmen-practice as they prepare an etude. Participants
were all trumpet players. All participants completed two videotaped sessions of...
English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers; English language--Study and teaching (Elementary school); Parent-teacher relationships; Home and school; Academic achievement
This dissertation study examined the relationships between school support (i.e.,
student services and family outreach), parental school involvement, and academic and
social-emotional outcomes for children who are English Language Learners...
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...
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...
Shen, Fu, 1763-ca. 1808. Fu sheng liu ji; Shen, Fu, 1763-ca. 1808--Criticism and interpretation; Chinese literature--Qing dynasty, 1644-1912--History and criticism; Conduct of life in literature
This study endeavored to provide a new path to understand Fusheng liu
ji (Six Chapters of a Floating Life) by Shen Fu in the middle of the Qing
Dynasty (1636-1911). Shen Fu recorded his love story with his wife Chen Yun and his life as a Chinese...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Feminism in art; Art, Mexican; Women in art; Art and society--Mexico
This dissertation outlines a theoretical model for contextualizing contemporary
women's art practice in Mexico within the profound socioeconomic and political events
that have taken place since 1968, characterized by the steady breakdown and...
First year teachers--In-service training; Teacher turnover; Teachers--Job satisfaction
Experts attribute the teacher shortage to an increase in population while others
cite the retirement of a critical mass of baby boomers who came into teaching in the mid
to late twentieth century. Other experts argue that the teaching shortage is...
Autistic children--Education; Mainstreaming in education; Teachers--Attitudes; Inclusive education
The purpose of this research study was to examine the relationship between the
attitudes of public school teachers and the inclusion of students with autism in the general
education classroom highlighting individual teacher characteristics that...