# Browse College of Liberal Arts and Sciences by Title

• (2010-08-20)
We tested whether the gene expression of dissimilatory sulfite reductase (dsr mRNA), a critical enzyme in the sulfate reduction pathway, can serve as an indicator of the rate of sulfate reduction in natural systems. We ...
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• (1995)
The thesis consists of six chapters and focus on two topics: quantile regression and survival analysis. Firstly, direct use of regression quantiles to construct confidence intervals and confidence bands for conditional ...
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• (1992)
Powell (1986) proposed a quantile regression estimator for censored regression models on the basis of equivariance of quantiles to monotone transformations. In this thesis, censored quantile regression models are generalized ...
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• (2011-08-26)
The fact that the application of mechanical force to materials can change the reactivity of their constituent molecules (or ions) has been known for millennia, but the complexity of these multi-scale phenomena limited their ...
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• (1996)
The techniques of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and spectroscopy have recently garnered much attention as tools for detecting and localizing metabolic changes in living tissues in various pathologic states and during ...
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• (1991)
This thesis is intended to present a new model for the comparative study of dialects with the quantitative measurements, and under this new model, the subgrouping of the Modern Wu dialects, one of the major groups of Chinese ...
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• (2012-02-01)
Cellular senescence, an irreversible cell cycle arrest induced by a diversity of stimuli, has been considered as an innate tumor suppressing mechanism with implications and applications in cancer therapy. The senescence ...
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• (1990)
Over 200 samples of mid-Cretaceous organic-rich sediment were examined to determine abundance and isotopic composition of reduced sulfur. Mid-Cretaceous pelagic sediments, particularly those of the North and South Atlantic, ...
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• (1994)
This thesis is an attempt to evaluate and correct the sanguine view of the U.S. labor market prior to the twentieth century as a 'spot' market. The spot-market characterization permits economists to produce clean predictions ...
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• (2010-08-20)
In this thesis, we first use the ${\mathbb C^*}^2$-action on the Hilbert scheme of two points on a Hirzebruch surface to compute all one-pointed and some two-pointed Gromov-Witten invariants via virtual localization, then ...
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• (2010-01-06)
The first five chapters of this thesis uses modern density functional and ab initio methods to analyze donor-acceptor complexes of transition metals. Chapter 1 gives background for the theories used in this work. In ...
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• (1990)
A series of time-independent scattering calculations were done on the helium and silicon-monoxide (B =.0901 meV) system in its ground electronic state using the rigid rotor approximation. Close Coupling results were compared ...
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• (2013-08-22)
Earth's climate system displays various modes of variability ranging from intra-seasonal to inter-decadal time scales, which hamper our ability to detect the human-caused warming signal in the climate record. Despite 44 ...
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• (1991)
Nondifferentiable quasiconvex programming problems are studied using Clarke's subgradients. Several conditions sufficient for optimality are derived. Under certain regularity conditions on the constraint functions, we also ...
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• (1995)
Here we generalize quasigeodesics to multidimensional Alexandrov space with curvature bounded from below and prove that classical theorems of Alexandrov also hold for this case. Also we develop gradient curves as a tool ...
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• (1989)
The pattern of glacigenic sedimentation in the Haliburton region suggests that stagnation is an important element in the regional style of deglaciation in areas of moderate bedrock relief (50-150 m), such as the shield ...
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• (2013-02-03)
This dissertation analyzes first-generation youth’s linguistic and social practices in the construction of a new urban Andean identity in Peru. Since the 1940s, socio-economic events have led to massive migration of Quechua ...
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• (2014-05-30)
This dissertation is a comprehensive critical history of forgotten or neglected queer American writers in the international expatriate community in France who used their time in the French mainland and colonies to construct ...
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• (2011-01-14)
Based on eighteen months of field research in Israel-Palestine, this dissertation is an ethnography of the experiences of queer Palestinians. Simultaneously embraced (as victimized homosexuals) and rejected (as dangerous ...
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• (2013-02-03)
In the existing, but sparse academic literature that exists, queer lives and lifestyles have consistently been juxtaposed to an intangible hetero-normative ideal. This becomes particularly problematic for the study of this ...
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