# Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

• (1994)
T cells recognize foreign antigen through a heterodimeric $\alpha\beta$ T-cell receptor (TCR). The TCR ligand is a peptide bound to a membrane-bound protein coded by the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) locus. Like ...

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• (1986)
Studies were conducted to characterize the clinical signs, pathologic changes and pulmonary and systemic immunity of T-2 toxicosis in swine following a single, topical (15 mg/kg), intravascular (0.6 to 5.4 mg/kg) or ...

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• (1993)
In this dissertation, it is shown how efficient natural language parsing with constraint-based grammars can be achieved. In so doing, a variant of the LR-parsing algorithm is developed that deals with grammars using ...

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• (1995)
Thomas McGrath (1916-1990) is the kind of literary figure scholars interested in canon revision dream of finding: an arguably major twentieth-century American poet whose work has gone almost unnoticed by academics, and one ...

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• (2014-05-30)
Animals such as rats and seals sense through movement by oscillating their whiskers back and forth to extract environmental information including nearby object features and fluid-flow characteristics. However, current array ...

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• (2012-02-06)
The aim of this dissertation is to examine the unique importance of tactile perception in Western Modernism, focusing on three individuals and an artistic group, namely, D. H. Lawrence, Walter Benjamin, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, ...

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• (1993)
The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' and administrators' beliefs about the Values Teaching Program and its implementation in Taiwan. The focus was on what teachers' beliefs about what curriculum principles ...

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• (2011-05-25)
In many parts of the world, immigration typically involves families emigrating from one country to another. However, transnational marriage, in which one spouse immigrates to the other spouse's county, has recently increased ...

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• (2013-05-24)
In this dissertation, I develop a line of thought that Berkeley had only started to develop in his published works and in his personal Notebooks. This line of thought concerns the role played by Spirit, or active volitional ...

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• (2012-09-18)
This thesis offers an inside look at college athletics and dissects what it truly means to understand what it takes to compete as a student-athlete at a high level. It also makes suggestions on what athletics departments ...

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• (2011-05-25)
This qualitative study took a naturalistic inquiry approach to explore vignettes of the process of transformational learning in young adults, ages 16-24, working as lifeguards in the aquatics environment. Data were collected ...

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• (1989)
The writers of the supernatural tales present in their stories nonrational events that can be set in either the primary or the secondary world or an ambiguous region in between, such as dreamland. Whether the reader accepts ...

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• (2014-01-16)
Humans’ ability to understand speech is remarkable in that, despite large amounts of inter-talker variability due to factors such as pitch, speech rate, and accents, we are usually able to understand what is being said ...

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• (2014-09-16)
When audiences talk back, either by responding or retorting, the line between performers and audience members blurs, bringing into relief the relationship between spectatorship and agency. The dramas of W. B. Yeats, W. H. ...

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• (2011-08-25)
This dissertation utilizes a sociocultural linguistic approach that combines sociolinguistic, discourse analytic and ethnographic methods in order to examine how black public figures use African American English (AAE) to ...

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• (1976)

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• (2014-01-16)
The Tambora Project reconstructs on a global scale the most destructive episode of abrupt climate change in the modern historical record. The volcanic sulfate veil produced by the Tambora eruption in the period 1815-18 ...

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