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• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-05-24)
While conflicts between Protestants, Catholics, and Jews once dominated the religious, social and political landscape, it has been argued that these have been supplanted by divisions between the religious right and left. ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-01)
The increasing demand for energy and a growing concern for global warming, owing in part to the steep rise in anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, have sparked worldwide interest in clean coal technologies. Although the ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-12-13)
Scientists use advanced computing techniques to assist in answering the complex questions at the forefront of discovery. The High Performance Computing (HPC) scientific applications created by these scientists are running ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-12-13)
One of the fundamental problems in modern geochemistry is the significant discrepancy between laboratory-measured and field derived feldspar dissolution rates. Zhu et al. (2004) proposed a new hypothesis for explaining the ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-01)
This study examines the interlinked histories of sentimentalism and animal advocacy in the period stretching from the Restoration to Romanticism. Portraying Britain's culture of sentiment as the context for unprecedented ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 1996-02-03)
Curves and surfaces are two of the most fundamental types of objects in computer graphics. Most existing systems use only the 3D positions of the curves and surfaces, and the 3D normal directions of the surfaces, in the ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-01)
This study examined the impact of the bilingual/bicultural deaf educational (ASL/English) philosophy on academic performance. The academic performance of deaf and hard-of-hearing students (N-182) was made available from ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-01)
This nine-year ethnographic study describes how three children, Emily, Tristan, and Simon learned, used and understood literacies over time, across sites and within specific discourses. In documenting the literacies of ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-01)
This dissertation examines the relationship between deliberative democracy, the idea that public decisions should be made by discussion among free and equal citizens, and internal and external political efficacy. Internal ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2014-07)
There has been extensive research on electronic brainstorming (EBS) over the past two decades, yet little is known about how best to design technology to enhance overall team performance. This dissertation seeks to open a ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2011-10-19)
A number of atmospheric-pressure ionization sources for mass spectrometry has recently appeared in the literature to yield a field that is collectively referred to as Ambient Desorption/Ionization-Mass Spectrometry (ADI-MS). ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-01)
Purpose: The purpose of this study was twofold. First, a new method, the Max Power Model, for assessing resistive (Fres) and propulsive (Fprop) forces using tethered swimming was developed. The Max Power Model (MPM) is ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-16)
Concerning the contention of Pine and Gilmore (1999), experiences are directly related to a business's ability to generate revenue, providing tourist experiences that are more memorable and easier to retrieve would lead ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2014-12)
Various studies have been done on exotic spin-dependent short-range forces in the mm to &mu;m range. We are using an ensemble of optically polarized $^3$He gas and an unpolarized test mass to search for such forces. The ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-03)
There are presumably two and only two kinds of people in the world: men and women. Above all else, male and female are seen as mutually exclusive, complementing but never overlapping, categories. Like much of the world, ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-05-24)
There is growing evidence that the current method of identifying students with a reading disability is ineffective. The wait-to-fail model of assessing students after second/third grade and conceptual problems using ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-05-24)
The discipline of gender studies, driven by the social movement of feminism, has become an established area of study on a number of university campuses. Early examinations of gender studies courses identified two specific ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-01)
The goal of this study was to examine whether predictable motivational activation in the appetitive and aversive systems underlies the production and experience of discrete emotions (anger, sadness, joy, and fear) experienced ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-08)
Involvement in activities outside of class has long been assumed as complementary to educational and developmental processes. Since a liberal education approach is meant to address more than academic achievement, understanding ...
• ([Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University, 2010-06-01)
Over the last couple of decades, distributed systems have been demonstrated an architectural evolvement based on models including client/server, multi-tier, distributed objects, messaging and peer-to-peer. One recent ...