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Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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The Concept of Overcoming the Political: An Intellectual Biography of SS-Standartenfuehrer and Professor Dr. Reinhard Hoehn, 1904-1944, Joshua A. Katz

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Practice and Fit in the Allocation of the Resource of Faculty Time: A Study of Current and Preferred Scholarly Practice of the Faculties of Ten Theological Schools Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), Roger Allen Nicholson

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The Influence of Oriental Art and Ideas on Robert Motherwell's Work: An Investigation of Certain Affinities Between His Work and Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy and Ink Painting, Zhao-Kai Qin

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An Analysis of Visual and Verbal Appropriates in Mark Tansey's Philosophers Paintings, James W. Rhodes Jr.

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Stem Cell Factor and Kit Expression in Type I Neurofibromatosis, Kenneth Eugene Roth

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Jasper Johns' Words in His Paintings, Margee Stanchfield Wright

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An Investigation of the Relationship between Popular Music and Analytic Cubist Paintings in Prewar Paris, Lulan Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Evaluation of Cannabinoid Receptor Interaction of Anandamide, the Endogenous Cannabinoid Receptor Ligand, Irma Bateman Adams

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The Development of the New Thai Shopping Center from a Blending of American and Thai Influences, Amornrut Chaiwanichkit

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The Pursuit of Happiness, John W. Chapin

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Calliphysics, Sara Miller Clark

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Fears in Children with Chronic Constipation: Reliability and Validity of the Defecation Anxiety Scale, Elizabeth Page Clawson

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Power Analysis for the Mixed Linear Model, Cheryl Annette Dixon

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Threads of Time: Technique, Structure and Iconography in an Embroidered Mantle from Paracas, Mary Anne Dyer

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Development of Quasi-Likelihood Techniques for the Analysis of Pseudo-Proportional Data, Jennifer A. Elder

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A New Device for Performing Simultaneous Sterno-Thoracic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (SST-CPR), Deepak S. Gupta

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Staging The Illusion Director as Magician, Steven Harders

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Computer Modeling of Anatomical Structure: A Representative Example of Modeling the Inguinal Canal, Jason Michael Highsmith

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Eighteenth Century Men's Civilian Waistcoats, Frances Burroughs Loba

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Physical and Chemical Stability of Spray Dried Sugars and Protein-Sugar MolecuIar Mixtures for Inhalation, Venkatesh Naini

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Determinants of the New Entry of HMOs into A Medicare Risk Contract: A Resource Dependence-Diversification Model, Chih-Wen Pai

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Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Ethanol in Healthy Volunteers: Effects of Input-Rate and Degree of Ethanol Exposure on Subjective and Objective Measures of Impairment, Vijay A. Ramchandani

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Fully Open Mouth, Louis M. Abbey

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The Computer Age and Planning: A Survey of Technological Infusion, Robert Skot Bayers

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Role of Perceived Competence in the Behavior of Socially Anxious Persons in Problem-Solving Groups, Scott D. Bradshaw

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The Relationship Between Physician Personality Type and Medical Malpractice Risk, Thomas H. Casey

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The Linkage Between Hospitals and Nursing Homes: Alternative Approaches to Minimizing Transaction Costs, Herng-Chia Chiu

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Attachment, Social Support, and Violence in Adolescent Delinquents, James R. Craft

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Statistical Methods for Detecting and Characterizing Departures from Additivity in Multi-Dimensional Drug/Chemical Mixtures, Kathryn S. Dawson

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An Empirical Examination of the Major Organizational Dimensions that Influence the Perceived Quality of Federal Personnel Office Services, John Elton Dunning

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Determinants of Continuity of Care for Persons Transitioning from State Psychiatric Facilities to Communities, Sarah P. Farrell

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Prevention as a Component of Homeless Policy: A Longer-Term Evaluation of the State of Virginia's Homeless Intervention Program, Emma Kathleen Flaherty

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Attorney and Judicial Perceptions of the Credibility of Expert Witnesses in Child Custody Cases, Michael T. Foot

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"COLD CASE" INVESTIGATIONS WITHIN FAIRFAX COUNTY: TURNING THE LIABILITY OF TIME INTO AN ASSET, Rodney L. Gohn

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The Role of Follicular Dendritic Cells in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Pathogenesis, Sonya Lynn Heath

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The Iconography of the Sacred Mother of Santa Maria Tonantzintla, Julia Stephens May

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An Evaluation of a Program for Incarcerated Mothers: Parenting Training and the Enhancement of Self-Esteem, Alvin R. Moore

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"Writing a Picture": Adolph Gottlieb's Rolling and Yoshihara Jiro's Red Circle on Black, Ginger Suzanne Russell

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The Impact of the Tau Mutation on Reproductive Function in the Golden Hamster, Eliza Leake Thomasson

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ORGANIZATIONAL SLACK, EFFICIENCY, AND QUALITY OF CARE IN ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS, Kyung II Youn

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Regulatory Analysis of Vimentin Expression in Metastatic Versus Nonmetastatic Breast Cancer Cell Lines, Danielle N. Bird

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Expression, Purification and Characterization of Hepatitis C Virus Core Protein from E.Coli Using a Chemically Synthesized Gene (1), and Cloning, Expression, Purification and Characterization of the Major Core Protein (P26) from Equine Infectious Anaemia Virus, Ashley James Birkett

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A Causal Model of Hospital Volume, Structure and Process Indicators, and Surgical Outcomes, Myra Boles

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Review of the p53 Tumor Suppressor Gene and its Role in Gliomas, James Dearing Christian

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The Impact of Advanced Information Technologies on Architecture and Engineering Design Firms: A Field Study, McDonald Davis III

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ADVERTISING BUDGET REDUCTION IMPACTS ON EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: A DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS : Evaluation of Virginia State Parks 1994 Advertising Campaign, Lois Ann delBueno

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Predictors of General and Dating-Related Conflict Among Parents and Middle Adolescents: The Active Role of the Adolescent, Bonnie Brodzeller Dowdy

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The impact of telecommuting on the supervisory performance appraisal process, Margaret A. Klayton

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Einstein's Equations in Vacuum Spacetimes with Two Spacelinke Killing Vectors Using Affine Projection Tensor Geometry, Miles D. Lawrence

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The Standardized Influence Matrix and Its Applications to Generalized Linear Models, Jiandong Lu

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Characterization of fibroblasts with a unique defect in processing antigens with disulfide bonds, Brian J. Merkel

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Florine Stettheimer: a Re-Appraisal of the Artist in Context, Melissa (Liles) Parris

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Adjusting Holt-Winters Exponential Smoothing for External Intervention: A Mathematical Technique for Making Quasi-Judgmental Adjustments For Anticipated Changes, Daniel Wayne Williams

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Radiosurgery for Malignant Brain Tumors, Michael Jino Yun

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Design and Evaluation of an Augmentative Communication Aid for Multiply Impaired Individuals, Mark S. Annett

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An Investigation of Bank Lending Practices To Test Portfolio Theory and Theories of Credit Rationing and Customer Relationships, Christine Chmura

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Comparison of Succinylcholine Induced Fasciculation Attenuation with Defasciculating Doses of Vecuronium and Mivacurium Based on Ideal Body Weight, Marvin E. Early

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PERCEIVED IMPORTANCE OF CLINICAL TEACHING CHARACTERISTICS FOR NURSE ANESTHESIA CLINICAL FACULTY, William Hartland Jr.

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CHARACTERIZATION OF A PROMOTER REARRANGEMENT AND A SECOND PROMOTER IN THE HUMAN C-MYB PROTO-ONCOGENE, Sarah Margaret Jacobs

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Relationships Among the Distribution of Terminal Fields of Sensory Afferent Projections to the Deep layers of the Superior Colliculus within the Cat, Wayne Thomas Shaia

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Mechanisms of Complement Resistance by Pathogenic Naegleria fowleri Amoebae, Denise Marie Toney

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Oculomotor Deficits in Diseases of the Basal Ganglia: Parkinson's and Huntington's Diseases, Todd B. Baird

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Mature Women Students: Effects of the Gender Division of Labor on Education, Sarah Jane Brubaker

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Regulation of Phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase Activity in Rat Pancreatic Acini, Bruce R. Conway

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Rituals, Cindy Lynn Cunningham

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A Study of Virginia Public-school Affiliated GED Instructors Who Teach Writing Skills for the Essay Component of the GED Writing Skills Test, Rodger Leonard Doss

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Adolescents' Perceptions of the Effects of School-Based Family Life Education on Utilization of Parents as a Resource for Problem Solving and for Sex-Specific Information, Bonnie B. Dowdy

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SEQUENCE SPECIFICITY OF TENIPOSIDE-INDUCED DELETION AND INSERTION MUTATIONS AT THE APRT LOCUS OF CHINESE HAMSTER CELLS, Yi-Hong Han

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The Effect of Tourniquet Application On Systemic Coagulation, Christa Choate Hudalla

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Weird People, Joy Marie Humphrey

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Evidence That Nicotine Can Acutely Desensitize Central Nicotinic Cholinergic Receptors In Vivo, John Randolph James

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I Have Kept My Heart Yellow: Stories, Eileen A. Joy

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THE EFFECT OF BODY POSITION CHANGES ON ARTERIAL OXYGEN SATURATION IN OBESITY AS MEASURED NONINVASIVELY BY PULSE OXIMETRY, Anna Marie Angela Klosterman

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An analysis of the values influencing neonatal nurses' perceptions and behaviors in selected ethical dilemmas, Deborah A. Raines

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The Social Construction of Abortion, Alexis Lora Ruffin

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Mechanisms of Regulation of the Human c-myb Proto-oncogene During Myelomonocytic Differentiation, Lawrence H. Boise

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Divine Imagination: Correlations Between the Kabbalah and the Works of William Blake, Mikell Waters Brown

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Finessing for the Queen of Trumps, Ann Burrus

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An Empirical Investigation of a Choice of Accounting Method for Investments by Colleges and Universities: Positive Accounting Theory Applied in a Not-For-Profit Environment, Bruce W. Chase

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The Problem of Mutual Exclusion: A New Distributed Solution, Rajeev Chawla

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Perceptual and Cognitive Abnormality Model of Hypochondriasis: Psychological Correlates of Amplification and Misinterpretation, James R. Craft

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The Effects of Carboxyl-group Specific Modification and Triiodo-L-thyronine on Cardiac Sodium Channels, Samuel C. Dudley

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Job Satisfaction of Nurse Anesthesia Faculty: A Preliminary Study, James Patrick Embrey

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Geriatic Nurse Practitioner's Health Promotive Behaviors: A Test of Theory of Reasoned Action, Sandra L. Venegoni

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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A Study of Art Unions in the United States of America in the Nineteenth Century, Jane Aldrich Dowling Adams

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From Constructivism to Deconstructivism, Gladys Brenner

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Adolescent Pregnancy and Loneliness, Estelle M. Brodeur

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Immunodominant Antigens of Actinobacillus Actinomycetemcomitans in Antibody Positive Subjects, Joseph V. Califano

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Integrating a Kodaly Music Curriculum into a Developmental Early Childhood Program, Phyllis Entin

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The "New Age Movement": A Case Study, Zachary Grant Goodell

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Expression of an Expectation of a Future Desire to Move by Older Community-Dwelling Adults, Brenda K. Goodman

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EXPOSURE TO PHOSPHINE GAS DURING APPLICATION OF MAGNESIUM PHOSPHIDE IN STORED PRODUCT WAREHOUSES, Mark Anthony Harrison

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Professionalism and Job Satisfaction of Registered Nurses in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Elisabeth B. Hutton

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Imide/Arylene Ether Copolymers, Brian J. Jensen

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ROLE OF NEWLY SYNTHESIZED STEROID HORMONE ANTAGONISTS IN ADRENOCORTICO-STEROID HORMONE-INDUCED HYPERTENSION, Justicia Opoku-Edusei

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Molecular and Cytogenetic Characterization of de novo Acrocentric Rearrangements in Humans, Lisa Gail Shaffer

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The Analysis of 3-Channel "Vector" Visual Evoked Potentials and Possible Neuroanatomical Correlates, Lance Mitchell Siegel

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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An Exhibition of Recent Work by Robert Colescott, Susanne K. Arnold

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Efficiency of the Thermal Jacket on the Delivered Temperature of Prewarmed Crystalloid Intravenous Fluid, Danny R. Bowen

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Biochemical Characterization of the Axolemmal Mitogen for Cultured Schwann Cells, Mark A. DeCoster