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Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Embracing Complexity: A Reflective investigation of Cultural Transformation Through Experiential Learning, Joshua Yarden

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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A Descriptive Study of Nursing Home Organizational Culture, Work Environment and Culture Change From the Perspectives of Licensed Nurses, Jennifer Lyn Bellot

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The Immunological Contributions To Heterotopic Ossification Disorders - Insights From Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, Michael Richard Convente

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The Writing Exam as Index of Policy, Curriculum, and Assessment: An Academic Literacies Perspective on High Stakes Testing in an American University, Jennifer Maria Freeman

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MYO1C Binds to PiP2 With High Affinity Through a Putative Ph Domain, David Hokanson

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Essays on Monetary Theory and Policy, José Suárez-Lledó

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Pre-Socratic Thought in Sophoclean Tragedy, Meggan Jennell Arp

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¿Hacemos Una Peli? Negrablanca y Los Entornos de un Cine Hecho en Comunidad., Helena Fernandez De Llanos

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Essays on the Replication of Organizational Routines: The Effect of Templates on Knowledge Transfer, the Mechanisms Underlying Knowledge Transfer Methods, and Variation Through Replication, Robert James Jensen

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Leopold Eidlitz: Becoming an American architect, Kenneth Franklin Jacobs

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From the Beginning: What Educators and Parents of Children With Special Needs Do to Resolve Differences, Jeannette E. Newman

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The Philosophy of the Face and 20th Century Literature and Art, Bernard J. Rhie

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Marketing America: Public Culture and Public Diplomacy in the Marshall Plan Era, 1947–1954, Amy C Garrett

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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The Architecture of Joseph Michael Gandy (1771-1843) and Sir John Soane (1753-1837): An Exploration Into the Masonic and Occult Imagination of the Late Enlightenment, Terrance Gerard Galvin

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Expanding Antiquity: Andrea Navagero and Villa Culture in the Cinquecento Veneto, Christopher James Pastore

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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"To End This Day of Strife": Churchwomen and the Campaign for Integration, 1920-1970, Janine Marie Denomme

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The Making of a Courtroom: Landlord-Tenant Trials in Philadelphia's Municipal Court, David Latham Eldridge

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Music and Embodied Imagining: Metaphor and Metonymy in Western Art Music, Deanna Kemler

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Understanding French Grand Opera Through Dance, Maribeth Clark

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La Comida y las Memorias: Food, Positionality, and the Problematics of Making One's Home, Erica Irene Rubine

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Knowledge Codification, Process Routinization, and the Creation of Organizational Capabilities: Post-Acquisition Management in the United States Banking Industry, Maurizio Zollo

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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News As a Political Resource? A Case Study of the Media Strategies and Media Representation of the National Organization for Women, 1966-1980., Bernadette Barker-Plummer

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Communities Through the Lens: Grassroots Video in Philadelphia as Alternative Communicative Practice, Cindy Hing-Yuk Wong

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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The Plea of the Land: "Teach Our Children Better". Legislated Educational Reform and National Education Association Affiliates: Stakeholder Reports in Minnesota, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania, Phyllis Fox Catz

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Political Orientations and the Influences of Cohort Membership and Time: Patterns of Change in Tolerance, Confidence, and the Strength of Party Affiliation, Chien Joanna Lei-Lee

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War and the Creation of the Northern Song State, Peter Allan Lorge

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The Subversive Utopia: Louis Kahn and the Question of the National Jewish Style in Jerusalem, Yasir Mohammed Sakr

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Lost Keys: Text and Interpretation in Old Greek "Song of Songs" and Its Earliest Manuscript Witnesses, Jay Curry Treat

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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The Persistence of the Andalusian Identity in Rabat, Morocco, Beebe Bahrami

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Creatio ex Nihilo: Matter, Creation, and the Body in Classical and Christian Philosophy Through Aquinas, James Noel Hubler

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How Brand Names Brand Societies: A Comparative Study of Brand Names Registered in Selected English-Speaking Countries 1870-1980, Charles Augustus McClure

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Conversation About Aids and the Media Environment in Thailand: Mass Media Roles in Context Building and Content Providing for Interpersonal Discourse, Yoshimi Nishino

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Observing Women: Doris Lessing, Christa Wolf, Marguerite Duras, Andrew Jonathan Shields

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Remembrance, Emulation, Imagination: The Chinese and Chinese American Catholic Ancestor Memorial Service, Beverly Joan Butcher

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The Role of the Emotions in the Moral Life According to Immanuel Kant, Josefine Charlotte Nauckhoff

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Public Parks in Urban Britain, 1870-1920: Creating a New Public Culture, Nan Hesse Dreher

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Homeless and Hopeless: Resignation in News Media Constructions of Homelessness as a Social Problem, Bernadette R. McNulty

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The Corporate Closet Managing Gay Identity on the Job, James D. Woods

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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The Tutankhamun Burnt Group From Gurob, Egypt: Bases for the Absolute Chronology of LH III A and B, Martha Rhoads Bell

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Archaeological Investigations at Salterstown, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Orloff Garrik Miller

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Pox Britannica: Smallpox Inoculation in Britain, 1721-1830, Deborah Christian Brunton

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Cinematic Competence and Directorial Persona in Film School: A Study of Socialization and Cultural Production, Lisa Helen Henderson

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Of Us and Other "Things": The Content and Functions of Talk by Adult Visitor Pairs in an Art and a History Museum, Lois Helayne Silverman

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"Covering the Body": The Kennedy Assassination and the Establishment of Journalistic Authority, Barbie Zelizer

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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Power, Pain, and Pleasure in Pornography: A Content Analysis of Pornographic Feature Films, 1972-1985, Stephen Robert Prince

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

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The 700 Club as Religion and as Television: A Study of Reasons and Effects, Stewart Hoover

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Continuity and Change in English Morphology: The Variable (ING), Ann Celeste Houston

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The Concept of 'Dhamma' in Thai Buddhism: A Study in the Thought of Vajiranana and Buddhadasa, Pataraporn Sirikanchana

Theses/Dissertations from 1984

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Core-Formed Glass From Dated Contexts (Classical, Mediterranean), Murray C. McClellan

Theses/Dissertations from 1983

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The Process of Adoption of Small Scale Irrigation in Rural Mexico, ELVIA MARTINEZ-DE-BENITEZ

Theses/Dissertations from 1979

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An Algebraic Approach to Symmetry With Applications to Knot Theory, David Edward Joyce

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Communication, Social Organization and the Redefinition of Death A Case Study in the Institutionalization of an Idea, Leslie Ann Rado

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The Dysfunctional Attitude Scale: A Validation Study, Arlene Nancy Weissman

Theses/Dissertations from 1977

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Learning About Crime: Conceptions of Crime and Law Enforcement as They Relate to Use of Television and Other Information Sources, Susan Schwartz McDonald

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Naqqāli and Ferdowsi: Creativity in the Iranian National Tradition, Mary Ellen Page

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The Relationship Between Daytime Serials and Their Viewers, Sari T. Thomas

Theses/Dissertations from 1976

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Interpreters and Egyptianized Nubians in Ancient Egyptian Foreign Policy: Aspects of the History of Egypt and Nubia, Lanny David Bell

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Toward a Behavioral Basis for Urban Planning and Design: Inquiry Into Decision Processes and the Psychosocial Costs of Planned Environmental Change, Jimmy Michael Cobb

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Client Relationship and Mass Media Policy: A Comparative Case Study of Mass Market and Library Market Production And Distribution In Children's Book Publishing, Joseph Turow

Theses/Dissertations from 1975

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Railroads and Aspects of Social Change in Senegal, 1878-1933, PAUL EDWARD PHEFFER

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Electrical Brain Stimulation in the Rat: Differentiation of Temporal Integration Characteristics in the Substrates for the Rewarding and Aversive Effects, Peter Shizgal

Theses/Dissertations from 1974

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Melanesians as Methodists: Economy and Marriage on a Papua and New Guinea Island, Stuart James Berde

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Children's Susceptibility to Television Advertising: A Behavioral Test of Cognition and Attitude, John R. Rossiter

Theses/Dissertations from 1973

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Social Implications of Adult Literacy: A Study Among Migrant Wohen in Peru, Heli Ennis de Sagasti

Theses/Dissertations from 1972

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Genetic and Sociocultural Influence on Language Development, Lynn Harding Waterhouse

Theses/Dissertations from 1969

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The Statutes of the Teutonic Knights: A Study of Religious Chivalry, Indrikis Sterns

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Emotional Arousal as a Factor in Communication-Mediated Aggressive Behavior, Dolf Zillmann

Papers from 1967

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Chronic Valve Disease and Left Atrial Splitting in the Dog [Dissertation], James W. Buchanan

Theses/Dissertations from 1965

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Some Probabilistic Models of Simple Choice and Ranking, Anthony Marley

Theses/Dissertations from 1960

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The Christian Socialists of Austria as a Parliamentary Party, Edwin Lane Dunbaugh

Theses/Dissertations from 1930

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The Secondary School Population in Some of its Social and Economic Relationships: A Study of the Secondary School Population Enrolled in the Public Secondary Schools of Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, Herman M. Wessel