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  • Lee, Sung Ha ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2015-02)
    Cannabis, known as marijuana, is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, but we have limited knowledge about its effects on the brain, particularly the reward circuitry. Cannabinoids, the psychoactive ...
  • Lavelle, Christopher M. ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-01)
    Neutron scattering research is performed primarily at large-scale facilities. However, history has shown that smaller scale neutron scattering facilities can play a useful role in education and innovation while performing ...
  • Webb, Michael ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-01)
    Powerful instrumentation exists for the determination of elemental concentrations in a range of samples, but all such instruments are the product of compromises among desirable properties. Sensitivity, accuracy, precision, ...
  • Weyhaupt, Adam Gilbert ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-01)
    Until 1970, all known examples of embedded triply periodic minimal surfaces (ETPMS) contained either straight lines or curves of planar symmetry. In 1970, Alan Schoen discovered the gyroid, an ETPMS that contains neither ...
  • Teutsch, Jason Richmond ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-01)
    It is a basic fact that, given a computer language and a computable integer function, there exists a shortest program in that language which computes the desired function. Once a programmer establishes the correctness of ...
  • Place, Skyler Schwartz ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-12-13)
    In mate choice, one must gather information to be able to ascertain the value of potential mates. This information can come from directly and independently gathered sources, by talking to each potential mate oneself, or ...
  • Guidry, Kevin Robert ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2014-06)
    Higher education scholars, policy makers, and administrators know little about the experiences of undergraduate students who matriculate with minimal experience with technology. It is often assumed that all students, ...
  • Jung, Chang-Yeol ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-01)
    We demonstrate how one can improve the numerical solution of singularly perturbed problems involving multiple boundary layers by using a combination of analytic and numerical tools. Incorporating the so-called boundary ...
  • Tamburro, Paul ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-01)
    Since the 1960's there has been an increase in the assertion of a Native American identity across North America. This identification has been expressed in the Ohio Valley region (Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky) through ...
  • Barrett, Brian William ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-15)
    Parallel programming presents a number of critical challenges to application developers. Traditionally, message passing, in which a process explicitly sends data and another explicitly receives the data, has been used to ...
  • Smith, Jennifer Joan ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2011-10-19)
    Jennifer J. Smith ONE STORY, MANY VOICES: PROBLEMS OF UNITY IN THE SHORT-STORY CYCLE Tracing the genre from its nineteenth-century antecedents to its present-day incarnations, my dissertation argues that ...
  • Garrison, Joshua Brooks ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-01)
    In 1904 G. Stanley Hall published his seminal work Adolescence: Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology, Sociology, Sex, Crime, Religion and Education. The dissertation has two primary concerns: first, ...
  • Mohamed, Emad Soliman ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-12-13)
    The Arabic orthography is problematic in two ways: (1) it lacks the short vowels, and this leads to ambiguity as the same orthographic form can be pronounced in many different ways each of which can have its own grammatical ...
  • Isaacson, Mary J. ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-15)
    Adolescence is a time of turbulence as young people stretch parental boundaries, seeking where they fit in society. For many American Indian adolescents this time involves the initiation of dangerous high-risk behaviors. ...
  • Van Der Pol, Barbara Jean ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-01)
    Abstinence as a protection against STD and unwanted pregnancy is highly promoted by public health and health education professionals. However, few studies of abstinence have focused on abstinence within the context of ...
  • Wilson, Andrew D. ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-05-24)
    Coordinated rhythmic movement is very specifically structured in humans. 0° mean relative phase (the two oscillating limbs doing the same thing at the same time) is easy and stable; 180° (the two limbs doing the opposite ...
  • McGlothlin, Joel W. ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-01)
    Natural selection favors traits that fit not only the external environment, but also the internal environment of the organism. As a consequence, traits often show a pattern of correlation, or phenotypic integration. In ...
  • Lyons, Alvin L ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-16)
    The study of the nonprofit sector has traditionally focused on nonprofit organizations as recipients of charity. A perspective that has been relatively neglected is that of nonprofit organizations as not only recipients ...
  • Zhang, Hui ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-08)
    People have long been fascinated with understanding the fourth dimension. While making pictures of 4D objects by projecting them to 3D can help reveal basic geometric features, 3D graphics images by themselves ...
  • Lawton, Arthur John ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2013-12)
    Limited Pre-Modern calculating skills favored geometry for design and layout. Technical limitations precluding durable, detailed measured drawings favored sequentially proportional steps transmitting information from design ...

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