Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

 

Print theses & dissertations are located in the General Collection/Stacks on the University Library's 2nd floors in Brownsville and Edinburg.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Explaining the contact caveat: The role of social identity and intergroup threat, Jesse Acosta

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Development of a DNA Barcoding Reference Library for Identification of Medicinal Plant Materials Used in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas: a Representative Case Study Using Arnica (Asteraceae), Hector G. Aguilar de Alba

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Approximate analysis solution of Burgers-KdV equation, Hani Aldirawi

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The Struggle Itself Toward the Heights Is Enough to Fill a Man's Heart: Calling, Moral Duty, Meaningfulness and Existential Self of Zookeepers, Luisa G. Allen

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The effects of math anxiety on consumer price perception and purchase decision, Peter Andersen

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Evaluation of security vulnerabilities of popular computer and server operating systems under cyber attacks, Rodolfo Baez Jr.

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Higgs Boson equation in de Sitter spacetime: Numerical investigation of bubbles using GPUs, Jacob N. Banda

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Doc and the chimera conspiracy, Jesus Beltran II

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Correlation of Amyloid Beta and Spatial Learning and Memory Deficits on a Thy1-APP Mouse Model for Alzheimer's Disease, Amber Lynn Betz

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The Acute Effects of Shred Matrix on Hemodynamic Responses, Substrate Utilization, Endurance, Arterial Compliance, and Body Water Distribution, Samuel R. Buchanan

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Redemption Denied: Variations of the Underworld Descent in Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian and The Road, Nathan W. Calley

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Wind tunnel flow characterization utilizing turbulence spheres, David Omar Cano

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Surface characterization of 316L stainless steel for biomedical applications, Lawrence Cano

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The role of oxidative stress in the Rotenone model Lymnaea stagnalis, Homero L. Cantu

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Ecosystem services of urban trees and the impacts of urbanization, Jorge E. Cantu

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A phenomenological study of middle school bullying in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Vanessa Cristina Cantu

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Characterization of Continuously Oscillating Neurons (CONs) of the Medial Septum of Rats, Nadia Noel Carreon

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Women, war, and planes: Women Airforce service pilots' experience working alongside the Army Air Force during World War II, Stephanie Michelle Cavin

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An empirical assessment of patient healthcare quality: A lean hospital supply chain perspective, Subhajit Chakraborty

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Personality of personal trainers: A study of perception and preference, Andy L. Chasse

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The relationships between managerial metacognition, total quality management, and a firm's sustainable competitive advantages: An empirical investigation based on structural equation modeling analysis, Young Sik Cho

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Latina Mothers' Expectations and Perceptions about a Dual Language Education in the Rio Grande Valley, Rosalinda A. Cobarrubias

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Computational prediction of remodeling of collagen fiber network in articular cartilage under dynamic unconfined compression, Juan Andres Coello Amado

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Development of metallic and ceramic nanotubes via magnetron sputtering, Hillario Cortez

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Future memory: Ray Bradbury and the aesthetics of nostalgia, Billy J. Cryer

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Eavesdropping on the past: An oral history exploration of English and Spanish in contact in Texas' Rio Grande Valley, 1904-1945, Aaron B. Cummings

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Women's speech as reflected in the television series, Friends, Gema Del Moral

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Characterization of oxidative stress response proteins in metal-tolerant and metal-sensitive Brassicaceae plant species, Luis M. De Santiago

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Restoring Semi-Arid Thornscrub Forests: Seeding Growth and Survival in Response to Shelter Tubes, Grass-Specific Herbicide, and Herbivore Exclosures, Krysten Noelle Dick

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Onboard load sensor prototype for use in freight railcar service, Thomas Michael Diedrich

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Electrocardiogram data collection under network attacks on the MAC platform, Golshan Famitafreshi

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A study on Hispanic college students' mathematics anxiety, study habits, and academic performances on mathematics, Luis M. Fernandez

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The impact of information quality awareness on users' behaviors toward information quality practices, Javier Flores

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Exploring the effectiveness of a prevocational seminar on self-efficacy and work motivation among inpatient adults with severe mental illness: An experimental study, Amanda L. Foster

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Ethanol energy futures: Identifying hedge ratios, cointegration equations and price bubbles, Sergio Garcia

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Physician assistant students' perceptions of mental illness: A correlational study of empathy, attitudes, and stigma levels, Juliann M. Garza

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Gratitude and Kindness: Just What the Doctor Ordered, Kathleen E. Glynn

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Learning to Speak: Poems, Celina A. Gomez

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Two dimensional inverse dynamics model of human knee dynamics during the moderate squat exercise, Ricardo Gomez Jr.

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Development, optimization, and implementation of a vibration based defect detection algorithm for railroad bearings, Amy Gonzalez

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Two-dimensional dynamics model of the lower limb to include viscoelastic knee ligaments, Eduardo Granados

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Complex short pulse equation and its integrable discretizations, Raul M. Guajardo

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Financial market and pricing of emerging financial derivatives: A mathematical approach, Haicheng Gu

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Infection rates and distribution of Trypanosoma cruzi in triatomine insects from several public parks of Starr, Hidalgo and Cameron Counties, Carlos Guzman Jr.

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Aerodynamic flow field characterization of airfoils with and without leading edge modifications, Oscar Hernandez

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Improving queueing implementation on high speed switches, Wendy Hernandez

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Loss of mitochondrial DNA causes decreased cell viability, Alan M. Herrera

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Even playing field? Examining challenges female sportswriters face, David Hinojosa

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A study of the selective laser alloying of elemental titanium and boron powder, Yingbin Hu

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The perceived impacts of disability on family by individuals with disabilities in VR services: A multivariate analysis, Benjamin C. Jenkins

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PDMS microchannel scaffolds for the isolation of individual axon regeneration, Bong Kyun Kim

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Species Identification and Habitat Assessment of the South Texas Siren, Taylor C. LaFortune

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His words spoke to me: An analysis of cult rhetoric through memoir, Devan Leigh Lemke

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Exploring English Language Learners' Identity Negotiation in a Sixth Grade English Language Arts Classroom, Carolina G. Lopez

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Not my son, Cynthia Marie Lopez

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Don't Bring Me Down: A Study of the Perceived Emotional Impact of Positive, Negative, and Neutral Content on Facebook, Isis Lopez

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Professional Learning Communities and School Culture: A Case of Study in District-Wide Implementation of a PLC, Jaime Lopez

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The Acute Effects of Aerobic Exercise Durations on Arterial Compliance in Recreationally Active Males, Joe Angel Lopez

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Creolization of identity in Caribbean texts: Towards the healing of the creole, Victoria A. Marin

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Physical activity as a behavioral treatment in SHR rats: An animal model of ADHD, Jessica A. Martinez

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Evaluation of control strategies for the spread of citrus greening, Vicente Valle Martinez

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Queer monsters, and Bruno & his speaking queers, Charles R. Mcgregor

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Investigation of slective laser melting of mecanically alloyed metastable Al5Fe2 powder, Hugo Montiel

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The Acute Effects of Different Warm-up Techniques of Power Output, Agility, and Flexibility in Athletes, Kristopher Manuel Nava

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Analysis of Variables Related to Corridor Use by Ocelots and Bobcats in South Texas, Sarah E. Nordlof

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Effect of crimping, multilayering, and twisting on polymer fibers for ACL replacement, Mariana Ocampo

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Efficient query processing over uncertain road networks, Bamikole A. Ogundele

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Nonlinear dynamics of electrostatically actuated M/NEMS plates to include Casimir and van der Waals effects, Reynaldo Oyervides

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Removal of cobalt and nickel from water using MnO2 and Mn3O4 nanomaterials, Maria Dolores Pacheco

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Oxidation of Dibenzothiophene to Dibenzothiophene-Sulfone Using Molybdenum (VI) Oxide, Tungsten (VI) Oxide, and Ratios of Molybdenum (VI) Oxide and Tungsten (VI) Oxide at Atomspheric Pressure, Sean M. Pelfrey

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Security integrity of EKG signal monitoring under different network attack conditions, Raghava Teja Pingali

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Proper orthogonal decomposition for incompressible and compressible flows, Seyed Milad Rafieinaini

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Facilitación de actividades colaborativas de parejas bilingües en un aula de primaria: Analizando su efectividad en el aprendizaje estudiantil, Otilia Rivas

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Effect of instruction and textbook adoption procedures on kindergarten students' learning of the concept of rectangle, Francisco Rivera

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The Relationship Between Social Presence, Student Satisfaction and Academic Achievement in Fully Online Asynchronous Courses, Martin Rodriguez

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Assessing Coral Assemblages Inhabiting Relic Coral Banks Off the South Texas Coast, Rebekah E. Rodriguez

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A Conversation with Rita Moreno: Examining The Employment Challenges of The Latino Actor, Valente Rodriguez

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Factors impacting vocational rehabilitation employment outcomes: An analysis of state-federal service provision, Valerie Jeannette Rodriguez

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A sociolinguistic study on the use of Coke in the RGV, Kylie Ross

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Consumer responses to imported products: The product adoption process, antecedents, and consequences, Miguel Angel Sahagun

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Zeros of cubic Eisenstein series, Sahak D. Sandragorsian

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Exploration of Nickel Tolerance and Hyperaccumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana Transformed with Streptanthus polygaloides Metal Tolerance Protein 1 (SpMTP1) cDNA, Madeleine K. Sano

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Certified rehabilitation counselors working in rehabilitation agencies: An investigation of factors impacting job satisfaction and intent to quit, Cynthia A. Serrata

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Theory of mind and inhibitory processing among bilingual Mexican American young children, Sarah E. Stegall

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Essays on insider trading, Xu Sun

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Determining the dynamic co-diffusion of four e-services using country-level panel data, Samer Takieddine

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Differential gene expression between two deveopmental stages of the Gené's organ in the cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, Jason P. Tidwell

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On various solutions to a (2+1) dimensional general Camassa-Holm equation, Eric J. Tovar

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Functional analysis of the MMS19 gene in Carica papaya, Jorge A. Trujillo

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E Pluribus Unum: The Pursuit of Linguistic Equality Through Adequation and Denaturalization, Natalie A. Tupta

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Alternative Restoration Treatments to Maximize Growth and Survival of Tamaulipan Thornscrub Species During Seeding Establishment, Jennifer Lynn Vela

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Restoration Strategies to Migrate Shrub Encroachment into Coastal Prairies, Erick Mark Verderber

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Use of a simulated directional social network to compare measures of user influence, Jose G. Villarreal Jr.

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La evolución del personaje femenino y su transformación político-social en la obra de Julia Álvarez "En el tiempo de las Mariposas", Lorena M. Villarreal

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Natural polymer based composite scaffolds for tissue engineering applications, Marcos R. Villarreal

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Intimate partner violence in South Texas (Rio Grande Valley): An exploratory research of Latinas of Mexican descent, Georgina Villegas

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Three essays on bailout banks during 2007-2009 financial crisis, Daphne Shu Nu Wang

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Adolescent street literacy: The art of the hustle, Regina L. Welch

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Lost, beat, blank: The punk unconscious in subversive and transgressive cultural productions, Joel R. West

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Animal Habitat Utilization and the Impacts of Small-scale Disturbances on Vegetation Within Larch Forests in Northeastern Siberia, Aaron Phillip White

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Religious consumption: Inside the minds of Apple and Catholic devotees, Yi-Chia Wu

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Distributed coordinate tracking control of multiple wheeled mobile robots, Yifan Xing

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Secondary complications among person's with spinal cord injury and best practices for life care planners, Noel A. Ysasi Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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An empirical study of some branching processes with upper barrier, Alejandro Aguilar

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Preliminary transcriptome analysis and Homeobox gene isonlation for Tomocerus minor (Entomobryomorpha: Tomoceridae), Alejandro Alaniz

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Seeds of Solutions™: An economical & efficient approach towards power engineering education, Eli Alvarez

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A Través De La Neblina, Monica Alvarez Suarez

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Mirrors of Mechanized Man: Capitalism and Intertextuality as Represented in the Works of Herman Melville, Franz Kafka and Don Delillo, Samantha J. Amberson-Dominguez

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Assessment and Treatment of Elopement in Young Children with Autism, Ivette Andrade

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Acute effects of whole body vibration exercises with various frequencies and amplitudes on arterial stiffness in males, Omar Apodaca

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Recruitment patterns of juvenile fish at an artificial reef in the Gulf of Mexico, Rachel Noel Arney

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Effects of vapor grown carbon nanofibers on electrical and mechanical properties of a thermoplastic elastomer, Daniel Thomas Basaldua

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The Best Bullies: A Critical Analysis of Young Adult Anti-Bullying Novels, Nina Marie Bone

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Developing the modern heroine of fantasy literature: An examination of Lyra from "His Dark Materials" and Clary from "The Mortal Instruments", Diana Aileen Borghols Herrera

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Herman Melville and Richard Wright: Camaraderie and Revolt, Linda Braune

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An evaluation of alternative methods for online survey recruitment: the equivalency of data collected through amazon mechanical turk and second life to traditional undergraduate student samples, Elizabeth M. Briones

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Investigating Determinants of Employer's Perspectives to Hire and Willingness to Accommodate Individuals in Addiction Recovery: A Mixed Method Approach, Alicia D. Brown

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Does optimism pass on to the employees? the impact of supervisor optimism on employees in small and medium sized businesses, Roger S. Brown

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Strategy, politics and Latino graduate education: A descriptive policy analysis of the South Texas/border initiative, Emily Calderon Galdeano

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The construction and performance of masculinity through the voice of Mexican American male authors: Arturo Islas' "The Rain God" and Rigoberto González's "Men Without Bliss", Edna Elizabeth Camacho

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Sign me up! Determining motivation for high school chemistry students enrolling in a second year chemistry course, Nilda N. Camarena

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Rates of evolution and point mutations of bacterial plant pathogens compared to bacterial vertebrate pathogens, Alejandro Cantu

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A historical analysis of the reasoning and rationale behind the federal prohibition of marijuana, Carlos Caro

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La Intencion Pictorica en Tres Novelas de Corte Realista de Ana Maria Matute, Viviana Carvajal

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Cluster computer simulation of buffer sharing schemes under bursty traffic load, Javier Castillo

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Personality and socio-institutional predictors of self-employment intentions among people with disabilities: An empirical investigation, Yuleinys A. Castillo

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Isolation and characterization of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) degrading bacteria isolated from a PCB contaminated reservoir in Donna, TX, Sergio Cepeda

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Expression and functional characterization of MTP genes from Arabidopsis thaliana in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Yessica E. Cerino

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Distributed formation tracking control of multiple car-like robots, Chunyu Chen

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Probabilistic Shortest Time Queries Over Uncertain Road Networks, Yaqing Chen

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Management of silverleaf whitefly, Bemisia argentifolii bellows and perring (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), using non-crop companion plants in organically-managed cantaloupe systems in South Texas, Ruth Renee Colyer

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An examination of G10 carry trade during non-crisis and crisis period (2007-2009), Charles Kwame Armah Danso

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A digital backend for the low frequency all sky monitor, Louis Percy Dartez

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Is Texas measuring up to federal expectations? An examination of the No Child Left Behind legislation on Texas Region One Education Service Center district schools, Maricela De Leon

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A decision support system to measure product suitability for additive manufacturing processes, Cynthia De Vasconcellos Barros

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Factors that contribute to Hispanic English Language Learners' high academic performance in high school science in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas: A multicase study, Antonio Elizondo

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Landing: On The Other Side, Marianita Escamilla

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Applications of magnetostrictive materials in the real-time monitoring of vehicle suspension components, Raul Estrada

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The relationship between institutional ownership and firm performance, Javeria Farooqi

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The feminization of the literary voice and the rhetorical tradition in The Lais of Marie de France, The Mirror of Simple Souls, and The Book of the City of Ladies, Elisa B. Filippone

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A comparison of fish communities over different reef configurations in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, Catheline Y. M. Froehlich

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Postmodern and posthuman literature, John P. Gallagher

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A 129NW Neural Amplifier and Gm-C Filter for EEG Using gm/ID Methodology, Samuel A. Gallegos

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Can I Smile with Spirit? Towards a Process Model Associating Workplace Spirituality and Emotional Labor, Ashwini Gangadharan

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Benefits of using reading strategies in elementary bilingual classrooms, Diana Arely Garcia

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Mímesis, Ficción y ética: El Dinero En Los Cuentos De Julio Ramón Ribeyro, Karen Garcia Escorcia

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On toroidal knots, chirality, and molecules, Ramiro Garza

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Role-identity prominence of the 'migrant' role-identity in migrant college students, Raul Garza

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Characterization of GaN thin films grown by RF Magnetron Sputtering for fabrication of an AlGaN/GaN HEMT biosensor, Rocio Yolanda Garza

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Posmodernismo e identidad en la narrativa de Juan Villoro, Jonathan Godinez Perez

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GPS-MIV: The General Purpose System for Multi-display Interactive Visualization, Irving A. Gonzalez Garza

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Premenstrual experiences: The simultaneous examination of the association of self-perceived stress, college-related stress, and sleep quality, Sara Julia Gonzalez

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Two dimensional mathematical model of fluid flow in a growing solid tumor, Adriana Gracia

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Sedimentation and barnacle recruitment and growth in a shallow coastal lagoon of south Texas, John Jack Gray

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Snow monkeys in South Texas, a thirty year study of behavioral adaptation, Lou E. Griffin

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Narrative structure in the works of Frederic Rzewski, Bree K. Guerra

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A Screening Platform for Identification of Compounds That Inhibit Protein Synthesis in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Yanmei Hu

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Conocimiento de los padres acerca del programa de educación bilingue [Parental knowledge about bilingual education programs], Eliaber Jimenez

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Globular cluster simulations by MOCCA code, Dongming Jin

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Exponential replication of patterns in the Signal Tile Assembly Model and experimental non-deterministic assembly of lines in the Probabilistic Tile Assembly Model, Alexandra B. Keenan

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Study of creative processes that lead to successful visually narrative art products, Denissa U. Kiehl

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Bicultural self-efficacy, student achievement, and persistence of Mexican American college students, Richard Kirk

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Bilingualism and age of onset of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia in Hispanic Americans, Deborah M. Lawton

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Language attitudes, ideologies, maintenance, and Spanish Heritage Learners in the South Texas border, Hyanghee Lee

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Nanostructured Transition Metal Oxides for Energy Storage and Conversion, Qiang Li

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Radar Image Processing and Its Applications Based on Convolution Back Projection, Qitong Li

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Stakeholders' perceptions of parental involvement and home-school connections in a South Texas border town, Cynthia A. Lopez

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Monitoring citrus nutrition in the Rio Grande Valley for fertilizer recommendations, Iram Lopez

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"But, Whatever The Reason, His Heart or His Shoes, He Stood There on Christmas Eve, Hating the Whos": Dr. Seuss' The Grinch as The Racialized Other in American Culture, Marina Malli

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School Principals' Perceptions of Bilingual Education and Their Relation to English Language Learners' 8th Grade Reading Performance on STAAR, Imelda Mares

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Tejanos and the Texas Revolution: Their reaction to the Centralist threat, Michael Marino

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The role of app development and mobile computing in motivating the secondary mathematics classroom, Jennifer Lee Marquez

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The Born approximation, multiple scattering, and the butterfly algorithm, Alejandro F. Martinez

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Pulsar J0453+1559, the 10th double neutron star system in the universe, Jose Guadalupe Martinez

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A decision support model for process planning in remanufacturing using fuzzy set theory and genetic algorithm, Juan C. Martinez

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Resaca ecosystem development: colonization and succession of the macroinvertebrate community, Leah M. McIntosh

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A dual band high impedance antenna for RF Harvest applications, Andres J. Medina

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Balanced modular parameterizations, Esteban J. Melendez

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Mispricing, Speculation and Real Activities Manipulation, Cristhian R. Mellado-Cid

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Los años sin causa, Victor Adolfo Menco Haeckermann

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Creating an information systems security culture through an integrated model of employees compliance, Mohammad I. Merhi

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Studies of a mathematical model for generating rhythmic behavior with a simple brain, Juan C. Morales

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Organizational Culture and Generation Cohorts: A Comparative Analysis Between A Public and Private Organization, David A. Morgan

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Cubic B-spline: Derivation with two applications, Maria Mungia

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Transylvania, Texas, Joshua Murray

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Topological pressure and fractal dimensions for bi-Lipschitz mappings, Hugo E. Olvera

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"Yes, we are Latino women but very proud to have serve[d] our country": Ethnic Mexican women's contributions to World War II, Laura L. Oviedo

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Effects of Climate Change on The Potential Distribution of 12 Endemic Lizards of The Genus Plestiodon of Mexico, Mayra Oyervides

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Factors affecting attitudes towards individuals with schizophrenia: Perceptions of Mexican American college students, Valerie Paredes

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Difference in the perception of political art inside and outside the art gallery, Jose Maria Parga

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The relationship between course design, sense of community, and student achievement of students in online courses, Maria Eugenia Perez-Butron

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The acute effects of different blood flow restriction settings on blood lactate, electromyography and leg strength during bilateral knee extensions, Guillermo Eduardo Perez

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Manuel Guerra and the politics of Starr County, Texas 1880-1920, Jesus Perez

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A study comparing the pedagogical effectiveness of virtual worlds and of traditional training methods, Benjamin Peters

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Corrosion assessment and enhanced biocompatibility analysis of biodegradable magnesium-based alloys, Luis Enrique Pompa

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Influence of Surface Modification on Corrosion and Biocompatibility of Titanium Alloys, Zia Ur Rahman

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Companies' Responses to Negative Online Reviews, Claudia L. Ramos

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From Laredo to Matamoros: The Constitutionalist Battles Along the Rio Grande 1913-1914, Jesus Ramos

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Del Norte: A collection of short stories y El corrido de Dani, Jesus Alfredo Reyna

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Underpricing and buy and hold abnormal returns in venture capitals' portfolio firm IPOs, Abdelhamid Riani

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Cloning and characterization of EF-Tu and EF-Ts from Streptococcus pneumoniae, Carlos Eduardo Rivera

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Examining the perceptions of trust between principals and teachers in elementary schools with high student academic achievement, Gabriela Rodriguez

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Educational practices, funding, and the implementation of a reading first program, Maria Maricela Rodriguez-Salaiz

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Anxiety symptoms among Mexican and Mexican American groups based on acculturation, Yolanda Rodriguez

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Temperature and relative humidity effects on water loss and hemolymph osmolality of Littoraria angulifera (Lamarck, 1822), Phillip J. Rose

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Last breath, Marshall James Saenz

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Consumer evaluation of corporate social responsibility: New insights from the expectancy confirmation/disconfirmation paradigm, Roberto Saldivar

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Creating her own power: "Morte Darthur's" Morgan Le Fay, Cynthia A. Scott

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Reflections of Oppression, Fatemeh Semiari

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The effects of perceived gender coaching styles of female coaches on extrinsic motivation of female athletes on team sports, Cameron Sitler

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Using the Differential Fay Identities for ribbon graph enumeration, Indalecio Soto Jr.

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The effects of enhanced discharge education on knowledge retention in first time stroke/TIA patients, Edward M. Stiner Jr.

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Deconstructing the rhetoric of fear in post 9/11 young adult literature, Ronald Dean Straight

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Metal Oxide Nanostructures for Energy Conversion and Storage, Xing Sun

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Gauging wetland restoration status using benthic-based structural and functional metrics, Claudia Alejandra Tamez

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Low speed water tunnel testing, John J. Taylor

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"Maese Pedro" y Sei Personaggi in Cerca d'Autore: procedimientos teatrales de la narrativa cervantina en la obra de Luigi Pirandello, Mara Theodoritsi

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An analytical and experimental biosensor for human MIG using AlGaN/GaN based HEMT devices, Hector Trevino II

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Evaluation of an educational breastfeeding program for a non-profit agency in South Texas, Marcela Urbina Zavala

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A Preventive Maintenance Framework in Dairy Production Operations, Maria F. Vargas

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Efficient evaluation of SPARQL property path queries over PROV-DM provenance graphs in an RDBMS, Rodolfo E. Roman Velasco

A collective qualitative case study of challenges encountered by superintendents in a Texas school district from 1979 to 2013, Ana Dalia Villareal Oliveira

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I won't die, Azael Villarreal

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Detection of gravitational wave signals from NS-NS inspirals in presence of non-stationary noise, Wenhui Wang

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The generation model of internal waves in a forced rotation-modified ocean, Daqi Xin

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Manufacture and Characterization of Silver and Copper Nanostructures Produced via Forcespun Nylon 6 Nanofibers, Wenqian Zhao

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Dynamics for the Compound Burgers-KdV equation, Xiangqian Zheng

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Prediction of Time-to-Graduation for STEM Hispanic Undergraduate Students, Gejun Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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La Gente de Migración y Acción: African Americans in Revolutionary Mexico 1880–1929, Alfredo Aguilar

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On Cubic Multisections, Andrew Alaniz

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Metodos de Lectura en Espanol [Reading Methods in Spanish], Maria T. Almanza

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Miguel A. Nevárez: A Life History of Educational Leadership, Rolando Avila

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San Juan and Its Role in The Transformation of The Rio Grande Valley, Roseann Bacha-Garza

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Electrospinning Nanofibers for Controlled Drug Release, Indrani Banik

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Nascent nanocomputers: DNA self-assembly in O(1) stages, Michael C. Barnes

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Perceived Creative Partnership: A Consequence of Music's Social Use, Paul Gennaro Barretta

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Generations Apart: Exploring The Generation Gap in Theatre, Jesus Briones

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El Murmullo de la Noche: Antologia de Cuentos Extranos, Alberto Alejandro Cabada

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U.S. Jazz in The 1950s, Amanda Canales

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The Soul of Man Under Capitalism, Joe L. Cantu

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Effects of Habitat Enrichment on The Stress Level of The Sit-and-Wait Predator Sand Boa (Gongylophis Colubrinus), Jose Manuel Cantu Martinez

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Examine participant dropout, undiagnosed diabetes and undiagnosed prediabetes in a chronic disease prevention education program, Yiwen Cao

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Synthetic aperture radar with compressed sensing, Yufeng Cao

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VizLab: The Design and Implementation of An Immersive Virtual Environment System Using Game Engine Technology and Open Source Software, Moises D. Carrillo

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Lax Pairs for Some Nonlinear Equations, Ana Castillo

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Thorns of Native Lower Rio Grande Valley Plants are Colonized by Potentially Pathogenic Bacteria, Felicia A. Charles

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Analysis of Brownsville Public Utilities Board Hybrid Wind and Solar Energy Systems: Case Study and Analysis in Brownsville, Texas, Lina L. Chavez

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Angel in Skirts, Mary Ruth Chen

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Family-Friendly Work Environment? An Investigation of Women's Job Stress and Satisfaction, Nina Ciric

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Investor Return in REITs: Evidence of Market Timing and Capacity Constraints, Ekaterina Petrova Damianova

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Living in The Outskirts, Thomas De La Cruz

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The Impact of Securitization, Bank Liquidity Shocks, and Government Intervention on Lending and Banks' Asset Composition: Evidence from The U.S. 2007-2009 Financial Crisis, Peter V. Egly

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The Effects of Principal's Transformational Leadership Behaviors on Teacher Leadership Development and Teacher Self Efficacy, Socorro M. Espinoza

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Essays on CEO Networks and Banking, Fang Fang

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Factors Contributing to Successful Employment Outcomes for Hispanic Women Who Are Deaf: Utilization of Chi-Squared Automatic Interaction Detector and Logistic Regression Analysis, Amber M. Feist

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Desde El Ombligo De Mi Madre, Veronica Gaitan

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A comparison of site fidelity and habitat use of red snapper (lutjanus campechanus) to evaluate the performance of two artificial reefs in South Texas utilizing acoustic telemetry, Andres Garcia

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Predicted Effects of Climate Change on The Distribution of The Invasive Grass Dichanthium Annulatum, Cynthia Isabel Garcia

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Mathematical Modeling of Two-Phase Arterial Blood Flow, Ani Emire Garcia Escorcia

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Electrospinning Polymer Blends for Biomimetic Scaffolds for ACL Tissue Engineering, Vanessa Lizeth Garcia

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SfMTP1 and SpMTP1 Cloning and Expression in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae: Potential for The Genetic Engineering of Arabidopsis Thaliana, Elyssa Rae Garza

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Stolen Youth: A Co-Authored Memoir, Jeanilee A. Garza

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My Purple Summer: A Comparative Analysis of Frank Wedekind's Play "Spring Awakening" and Steven Sater's Adaptation "Spring Awakening: A New Musical", Joel A. Garza

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Traveling Wave Solution to Two-Dimensional Burgers-Korteweg-De Vries Equation, Xiaoqian Gong

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Design and configuration of laser tweezers microscopy for force measurements on single DNA molecules, Carlos Jeziel Gonzalez Banuelos

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Special Delivery, Jacob M. Guerra

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La Joya ISD Fine Arts: Teaching Mexican Identity Through Music and Dance, Katrena H. Henry

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Hemodynamic and neuromuscular responses to exercises performed on stable and unstable surface with and without blood flow restriction, Agnelia Tiffany Hernandez

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Thermal Analysis of Carbon Nanofiber Reinforced Isotactic Polypropylene, Anna Alicia Hernandez

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Essays on the relationship between investor sentiment and Real Estate Investment Trusts, Daniel Huerta

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Proper Orthogonal Decomposition of High-Speed Flows, Oscar Huerta

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Assessing The Impact of Conflict-Type on Decision-Effectiveness in Top Management Teams: The Moderating Effect of Attributions, Emotions, Conflict-Handling Behavior, and The Environment, Kevin J. Hurt

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Shifting Policies of Educational Desegregation and Its Effects on The Resegregation of The Aldine Independent School District, Tonya Elisette Juarez

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Examination of Dietary Habits and Fruit and Vegetable Intake in A Chronic Disease Program, Qian Kuang

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A Historical Snapshot on the Progression of Educational and Social Opportunities for Mexican American Students in the San Benito Public School System, 1909-2009, Marco Antonio Lara, Jr.

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Oxidation of Dibenzothiophene to Dibenzothiophene Sulfone Using TiO2, Juan H. Leal

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I,metaboy, Mario Leal Jr.

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Development of Hydrodynamic Channel Routing Model of The Lower Rio Grande River to Assist in Flood and Stormwater Management, Andrew W. Leeper

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The effects of a red tide, Karenia brevis episode on the benthic macroinvertebrate communities of South Padre Island, Texas, Liana Lerma

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Compressed Sensing for Multiple Input-Multiple Output Radar Imaging, Juan F. Lopez Jr.

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The effect of investor sentiment on futures market returns and volatility, Kenneth Steven Lovell

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Nonlinear Dynamics of Carbon Nanotubes Under Soft Alternating Current Actuation, Le Luo

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Evolution of Complex Features in Digital Organisms, Javier A. Magana

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Estrategias utilizadas en aulas bilingues en la ensenanza de la lectura en Espanol, Maria Marquez

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Decomposition patterns and nitrogen dynamics of black mangrove (Avicennia germinans)leaf litter in disturbed estuaries linked to the Lower Laguna Madre, Texas, Mario Alberto Marquez

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Portrayals of The Dehumanization of The American Prisoner in Miguel Piñero's “Short Eyes” and Tom Fontana's “Oz”, Gerardo C. Martinez

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Distribution and Abundance of Anopheles spp. in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, South Texas, Norma Hermelinda Martinez

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The relational algebra toolkit: A user-friendly approach to presenting and processing relational algebra queries on the web, Jeremy J. Miller

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The Computation of Fluid Velocity in A Closed Cavity with A Moving Lid, Daniel A. Montez

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A Survey of Heavy Metals in Water, Soil and The Surrounding Plants in The Lower Rio Grande Valley, Erving W. Morelius

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Understanding User Resistance to Information Technology: Toward A Comprehensive Model in Health Information Technology, Madison N. Ngafeeson

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Document Collection Visualization and Clustering Using An Atom Metaphor for Display and Interaction, Khanh V. Nghi

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Finding No One, Sarah Owen

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The Effect of Perceived Parental Style on Hispanic Adults Receiving Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment in South Texas, Elizabeth C. Palacios

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A model for the micro-doppler effect of the quadrupedal body motion, Noe Pena

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The status of women and the Arab Spring, Karen Pimentel

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Reduction of Nitroaromatic Compounds with Sodium Borohydride Using Transition Metal Sulfides, Samuel Pina Jr.

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Cross case analysis of three middle school mathematics teachers, Sandra Quiroz

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Simulation of electronic processes of nanoenergetic gas generator using Cabrera Mott oxidation model, Zamart Ramazanova

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Case Study of A District's Implementation of Culturally Relevant Social Studies Curriculum, Dagoberto Eli Ramirez

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I. Norbornene as Organocatalyst: Unusual: Amination II. Stereoselective Synthesis of 3, 4 Di-Substituted β-Lactams; Classical vs Microwave Method, Ravi Reddaboyna

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Examining The Association Between Personality and Alcohol Use Among Mexican Americans: Acculturation and Gender as Moderators, Miguel A. Reyes

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Oxidation of Dibenzothiophene to Dibenzothiophene Sulfone Using Tungsten (VI) Oxide, Alejandrina Rivera

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[No Titles in Utopia], Esteban J. Rodriguez

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Dynamical Behaviors of Gonorrhea Strain Competition Model, Marisabel Rodriguez

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The effects of labeling Hispanic English language learners as learning disabled, Sandra Irma Rodriguez

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Efficacy Beliefs of Beginning Hispanic Teachers and The Organizational Health of Schools in a South Texas School District, Gisela S. Saenz

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Calibration and Optimization of A Load Sensor Embedded in A Railroad Bearing Adapter, Lorenzo Saenz IV

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Mass production of β-silicon carbide nanofibers by the novel method of Forcespinning, Alfonso Salinas

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An Analysis of an Exemplary South Texas Charter School, Mario H. Salinas

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Biological Compatibility and Cytotoxicity Studies of Hepa-1c1c7, HepG2, and MCF-7 Cancer Cell Lines Upon Exposure to Silver, Palladium, and Gold Nanoparticles, M. Esther Salinas

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Analyzing The Effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Marital Satisfaction Among The Veteran Latino Population of South Texas, Iris J. Segundo

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Voice-over documentaries: synchronization techniques in English-Spanish and English-Polish translation, Katarzyna Sepielak

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Sex As A Moderator of The Association Between Childhood Trauma, Impulsivity, and Primary Psychopathy in A Hispanic Undergraduate Sample, Judy D. Sifonte

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Design and Optimization of A Railroad Conductive Suspension Element Pad Composed of Thermoplastic Polyurethane and Carbon Black, Ruben Suarez Jr.

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Remediation of Copper(II) and Lead(II) from Aqueous Solution Using Engineered Iron Oxide and Manganese Oxide Nanomaterials, Carlos Tamez Jr.

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Distributed Sparse Matrix Solver and Pivoting Algorithms for Large Linear Equations, Esteban Torres

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Top management team behavioral integration, organizational ambidexterity, and small firms' performance: The moderating effect of entrepreneurial orientation, Huy Quang Tran

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The Effectiveness of Alternative Certification Teachers Versus Traditionally Trained Teachers in Three School Districts in Texas on Hispanic Students' Scores in 9th Grade Algebra I: What Leaders Should Know, Anysia R. Trevino

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Graduation as a function of attendance and discipline of students in the Student Success Initiative of Texas in one south Texas urban school district, Maria Luisa Trevino-Guerra

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Toward Understanding The Subcultural Mosaic: Fragmentation of The Culture and The Symbiotic Interplay of The Market and Subcultures, Emre Ulusoy

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The Llano Grande Grant: The Transformation of Land Ownership in The Rio Grande Valley, 1749-1910, Maria G. Vallejo

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Will a confederate's initial decline of assistance influence people's willingness to help others?, Israel Vela

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On closed subsets of non-commutative association schemes of rank 6, Jose Vera

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The queries to Google Search as predictors of migration flows from Latin America to Spain, Dawid Wladyka

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Probabilistic Model and Algorithms Design for Motif Detection, Yuan Xue

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Three Essays on Hedge Fund Flows, Regulation, and Economic Geography, Weifang Yang

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Innovation-ICT-cybersecurity: The triad relationship and its impact on growth competitiveness, Manal M. Yunis

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Algorithms in Abstract DNA Self Assembly, Xingsi Zhong

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Comparisons of Emotional Reactivity in Two Variations of Schedules of Reinforcement, Mayra A. Aguillon

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Synthesis and luminescence properties of core-shell structured (lanthanum(1-x)europium(x))(2)zirconium heptoxid[at]yttrium orthoborate spherical nanoparticles, Suresh Babu Alaparthi

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Defect Detection in Railroad Tapered-Roller Bearings Using Vibration Analysis Techniques, Iris L. Alvarado

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Time and Fortune, Tiffany C. Anderson

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Development of a Vibration and Temperature Measurement Device for Railroad Bearings, Andrea P. Arguelles

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The Impact of Financial and Trade Openness on Economic Growth and Stock Returns: The Case of Africa, Tibebe Abebe Assefa

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A history of labor degradation on the border, Hidalgo County, Texas, 1920-1970s, Edward David Avila

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Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Collectivism, and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Mexico, Miguel Angel Baeza

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The Southern Woman: A History of Rebellion, Passion, and Betrayal in Gone With The Wind and Caballero: A Historical Novel, Jessica Banda Vela

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Our celebrities our selves: Reconstructing ourselves as online personalities, Arne Baruca

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Responses to Predator Recognition Odors in Marmorkrebs, Loren Samantha Beard

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Microwave-Induced Bismuth Nitrate-Catalyzed Multicomponent Reaction Toward Heterocycles, Ashwini Bobbala

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The Construction of Salvadoran Identity in A Houston Barrio: Lengua, Identidad y Transnacionalismo, Stephanie Brock

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The Last Orchard, Caleb David Camacho

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Mental Health Factors That May Contribute to Sexual Functioning, Monique Tenay Cano

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Electrospun Biocompatible Polyurethanes with The Addition of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Travis Cantu

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Examining Master Schedule Practices in Rio Grande Valley Schools: Effects on Student Attendance, Discipline, and Grade Point Averages, Benito T. Carriaga

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The Conditions of Production Surrounding “Crawling with Monsters”: A Way To Create Social Consciousness Through Theatre in South Texas, Jorge Augusto Contreras

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The 504 Program Experiences of Parents of Students with Type 1 Insulin-Dependent Diabetes in One South Texas Public School District, Mary Frances Cornwall-Garza

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Radicalization in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina: Social Disorganization and Its Consequences, Mirela Dapo

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K-Nearest Keyword Search in RDF Graphs, Eugenio De Hoyos

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A Study of Limited English Proficient Students' Perceptions of The Effectiveness of Research-Based Best Practices in Developmental Education Reading Courses at The University of Texas-Pan American, Mauricio Eugenio De Leon

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Re-envisioning Professional Development for The Teaching of Writing: Lessons Learned From The National Writing Project and Where We Go From Here, Susan M. Diaz

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A New Algorithm for DNA Motif Detection, Ran Ding

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Early Embryology of The Insect Oligotoma Saundersii (Embiidina) Using Targeted Genes as Developmental Landmarks, Omar Doria

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Zumba® Fitness as A Cultural Mediator, Cole E. Durain

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African Slavery in Colonial Veracruz: The Factors that Aided its Creation and Expansion, Veronica Nohemi Duran

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Three Essays on Cross-Listings from Emerging Markets, Omar Alejandro Esqueda

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Re-Imaginando la Literatura Chicana en el Siglo Veintiuno: La Conciencia Mestiza y “The People of Paper” de Salvador Plascencia, Jose R. Flores

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The Effect of Choice and Degree of Participation on Customer Value and Performance Outcomes, Nicholas Jason Flores

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Fort Brown, Jeannie Marie Floyd

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Aqui Es: The Rhetoric of Identification in An Act of Local Branding, Bonnie M. Garcia

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Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Effectiveness of Metallic Thin Films Deposited on High Density Polyethylene and Styrene Butadiene Copolymer Reinforced with Carbon Nanofibers, Horus Garcia

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School Type and Student Achievement: Does School Type Affect Student Achievement in Hidalgo County, Texas?, Krystal Estarei Garcia

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Selected Factors Related to The Mathematics Academic Achievement of Eighth Grade English Language Learners, Anthony Garza

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First language use by adequate formal schooling adult English language learners in a university English language institute, Joel S. Garza

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Generalizing Agent Plans and Behaviors with Automated Staged Observation in The Real-Time Strategy Game Starcraft, Zackary A. Gill

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UTPB: A Benchmark for Scientific Workflow Provenance Storage and Querying Systems, Carlos F. Gomez

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Self-esteem and Identity: A Case Study of Two Bilingual Education Students, Julia Gomez Montalvo

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Knowledge, skills, and dispositions influencing middle school teachers' decision making in planning social studies instruction in a Hispanic serving school, Angela Gonzalez

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A Case Study for Financial Feasibility of Automated Costing Support in A Small Machine Shop, Benito A. Gonzalez

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A third grade bilingual teacher's knowledge and practices for developing reading comprehension, Miriam Guerra

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The Role of Liquidity in The Market for American Depositary Receipts: Evidence from Latin America, Alma Delia Hales

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Constructing A Professional Identity: Non-Native Speakers as Teachers in College Freshman Composition Classes in an American University, Marcela Hebbard

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Predicting College Success: An Analysis of Graduating Students at the University of Texas-Pan American, Esther G. Herrera

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Another Sort of Life: A Novel, Andrew S. Hollinger

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Prairie Bound: How Laura's Past Forged My Future, Lori J. Houston

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"Aliens Say What Humans Can't": Popular Culture and Totalitarianism in "The Twilight Zone", Lisa M. Howell

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Measuring The Impact of Narrative on Player's Presence and Immersion in A First Person Game Environment, Raul Huerta

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"Threads of Belief", Erum S. Javed

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Essays on Time-Varying Risk and Investor Sentiment: Evidence from the U.S. And G-7 Countries Using Multivariate GARCH Modeling, David William Johnk

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Do U.S. Firms Fly Higher When Bypassing The U.S. Capital Markets? An Investigation of The Short- and Long-Run Performance of Foreign IPOs?, Robert N. Killins

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CAPM and Irrational Market: Theories and Empirical Studies, Jaehan Koh

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Load Sensor in An Elastomer Suspension Element, Jazmin Ley

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The Impact of Interest on Reading Motivation for A Struggling Mexican American Adolescent Reader, Abelardo Lopez Jr.

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A Study of A High Performing, High Poverty Elementary School on The Texas-Mexico Border, Cynthia Iris Lopez

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Investigating elementary teachers' instructional planning and teaching experiences with long-term English learners: a qualitative study, Melinda V. Lopez

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Executive Compensation, Firm Performance and Liquidity Under Imperfect Corporate Governance, Yongli Luo

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Synthesis of Novel Bis-β-lactams, Jocabed Marquez

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Palabras Bajo El Mar, Silvia Mar

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Characterization of A Serine/Threonine Phosphatase Encoded by MG_207 of Mycoplasma Genitalium, Mario A. Martinez

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Production and Characterization of Biodegradable Nanofibers via Forcespinning™ Technology, Zachary T. McEachin

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Perception of Communication Training Need Among Pediatric Trauma Team Members, Monica M. Mercado

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Awareness of Individual Daily Caloric Requirements and Food Energy Content and its Relation to Calorie Intake: A Multiple Baseline Design, Frances Rachel Morales

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Utilization of Lithic Resources at Huerequeque, An Initial Period (2150–1000 B.C.) Site, Casma Valley, Peru, Daniel Wilson Nicholson

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Mariguano, Juan Ochoa

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Self-determination, Success, and College Readiness of First Generation Students in A Higher Education Institution, Manuel Ochoa

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The Search for Health Information on The Internet: Perceptions of Patient Medical Communication Competence During The Medical Appointment, Kelli K. Owen

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2D Modeling of Forcespinning™ Nanofiber Formation with Experimental Study and Validation, Simon Padron

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Fabrication and Characterization of Polylactic Acid and Polylactic Acid/Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Nanofibers Through Centrifugal Spinning, Richard Patlan

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Se la robaron (elopement) in central Mexico: An ethnographic case study from Santiago Tlacotepec, Susana Pelaez

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A Comparison of Display Techniques for Large Graphs, Ana Rocio Pena

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Remediation in Mathematics: A Factor in The Retention of Entering Freshmen at A Hispanic Serving Institution, Rolinda May Pena-Park

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Improving The Mechanical Properties of Polymers by Adding Self-Healing Capabilities, Alma Perez

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The Image of The American Revolutionary Soldier and The Problem of Historical Memory, Stephanie N. Powelson

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Is Capital Structure Relevant? An Empirical Examination of Capital Structure Choices, William R. Pratt

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The Past and Its Impact on The Present: The Development of Gender and Ethnic Identity in Kingston's "Woman Warrior", Mukherjee's "Jasmine" and Kincaid's "Lucy", Rachel M. Puckett

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Marginalized within the borderlands: The undocumented citizen students of the University of Texas-Pan American, Christian V. Ramirez

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Convolution Backprojection for SAR Image Formation, Timothy P. Ray

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The Influence of Venture Creation Stage on The Relationship Between Environmental Context and Social Network Orientation Among U.S. Minority Groups, Tammi C. Redd

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Family Members' Support Approaches Toward Veterans Exhibiting Symptoms of PTSD: A First Step Toward Validating The Inconsistent Nurturing as Control Theory Scale, Danielle M. Reed

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Reading Programs: How Do They Measure Up with The NRPs Research About Teaching Students to Read and The Effectiveness To Develop Reading Skills for BLs, Sarai Rios Valdez

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Academic Rigor in High School Curricula, College-Readiness, and Post-Secondary Performance, Sharon A. Roberts

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Walking Out: The Success of The Edcouch-Elsa Student Walkout of 1968 Through The Media, David Robles

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The Value of Literary Journalism: Searching for Truths Through An Objective/Subjective Dialectic, Omar Rodriguez

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Assessment of Oxidative Stress Gene Expression in Brassicaceae Plant Species Using A Real-Time PCR Method, Florestella Ruiz

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The Imagineknights: An Experiment in Imagination, Rachel Saldana

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Second grade ELL's emic perspective of an afterschool reading program: an interactional ethnographic study of reading opportunities and social construction of second grade ELL's read alouds, Susana S. Saldivar

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A History of The Texas Education Agency Instructional Facility Allotment (IFA) Program in Hidalgo County School Districts Located in The Texas Rio Grande Valley from 1997 to 2007, Michael J. Sandroussi

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Essays on Hedge Fund Performance, Sang Heon Shin

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Domain Independent Ordering of Narrative Events, Lucian T. Silcox

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Evidence of Olfactory and Visual Learning in The Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), Dara G. Stockton

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Development of An Assay to Screen for Novel Proteins from Bacillus Thuringiensis with Antibacterial Activity, Auriole T. Tamegnon

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Qualitative Analysis of The Burgers-Huxley Equation, Jing Tian

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The Relation Between Gender Role Socialization, Work-School-Family Conflict And Mexican-American College Students' Academic Performance, Alma D. Trevino

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La Educación Cultural A Través De La Danza Folklórica Mexicana, Karla Y. Uvalle-Castro

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Control Charts for First Order Autoregressive Analysis with An Exogenous Variable, Becky M. Vela

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Perceived Anxiety Control and The Contribution of Gender in Social Anxiety Symptoms Within Latinos, Delia Yazmin Villarreal

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An Analysis of Narrative Types and An Investigation into The Privileging of Narrative Types on Standardized Testing, Rachel Villarreal Garza

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Negotiating Literature Discussions in Multiple Contexts: Talking About Books with Latinas in Elementary School, Joanna L. Waggoner-Norquest

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Improving academic writing skills among undergraduates at a Hispanic serving university in South Texas with cooperative learning, scaffolded instruction, and formative feedback, Lori Wells

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Development of Algorithms and Criteria for Continuous Condition Monitoring of Railroad Bearings, Sean Michael Woods

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Border Hispanics’ Physical Activity Improvement In A Chronic Disease Prevention Program, Lu Xu

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Remanufacturing Cleaning Process Evaluation, Comparison and Planning, Ozan Yagar

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Implementation of Wireless Temperature Sensors for Continuous Condition Monitoring of Railroad Bearings, Andoni Zagouris II

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Evaluation of Security Availability of Data Components for A Renewable Energy Micro Smart Grid System, Leonel Aguilera Zambrano

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Synthesis and Characterization of Biodegradable Electrospun Polyurethanes For Biomedical Applications, Xujun Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Study of The Parasitic Fauna in Sciaenops Ocellatus, Lower Laguna Madre, Texas, Veronica Abrigo

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The Effects of Physical Activity on Self-Injurious Behavior, Lynnette D. Aguilar

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Relationship among superior-subordinate communication, job satisfaction, and internal customer satisfaction in higher education, Tanzeer Ahmed

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Consumer Experience Intensity: Towards A Conceptualization and Measurement, Ebru Ulusoy Akgun

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“Oye: Words are One Big Mind” A Collection of Poems, Samuel Arizpe

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Spanish/English language definitions for Applied Behavior Analysis terminology, Claudia Arteaga

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Design for soft error tolerance in FPGA-implemented asynchronous circuits, Yu Bai

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Mameluk Una novela corta, Ruben Baldazo

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Essays on the dynamics of stock returns in emerging markets: Roles of volatility and sentiment in Turkey, Sidika Gülfem Bayram

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Triangular desire in Sandra Cisneros's “Never Marry a Mexican”, Laura V. Bazaldua

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Disciples of Vu, Leif Carl Behmer

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Biocompatibility of electrospun polymer nanofibers (EPNs) with NIH 3T3 cell line and interaction of quercetin with different flavonoids: Induction of phase II enzymes in vitro cancer cell lines, Brenda S. Benavides

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Academic and social aspects of recent immigrant children's school experiences in a public elementary school in a U.S.- Mexico border town in South Texas, Alicia Judith Bolt

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Bismuth nitrate-induced novel nitration of eugenol and estradiol: An exploratory study, Luis Canales

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Assessing the interrater reliability of the Assessment of Pediatric Resuscitation Communication (APRC), Alyssa Cerroni

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“To reveal or not to reveal”?: A comparison of Hispanic daughters' openness toward mothers & risky behavior as a function of father-involvement, Cynthia A. Chavez

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Use of Preventative Health Care Services in Hispanic Workers in Manufacturing Sector in South Texas, Pooja Chopra

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Monitoring atrazine-degrading and atrazine-tolerant bacterial populations in Lower Rio Grande Valley agricultural canals using quantitative-PCR and internal atzA primers, Ibdanelo Cortez

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Duffing-van der Pol-type nonlinear oscillator system, Jing Cui

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Modeling Instabilities of Electrically Driven Jets Under Constant or Variable Applied Field and Non-Zero Basic State Velocity, Sayantan Das

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A Study of Mexican American Education in The Mercedes Independent School District, 1908-2008: Opportunities and Obstacles?, Beatrice De Leon Edwards

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Collapsing of Non Homogeneous Markov Chains, Agnish Dey

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Zero Inflated Exponential Distribution and It's Variants, Sougata Dhar

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Evidence on banking efficiency: An analysis of financial intermediation in Mexico, Violeta Diaz Avilez

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A case study of Spanish language use in a Texas border colonia, Maria E. Diaz

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Intractability of Integration and Derivative for Multivariate Polynomial and Trigonometric Function, Liang Ding

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“To Kill a Mockingbird”: A production analysis, Richard D. Edmonson

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Variation in Parenting Style in a Captive Group of Western Lowlands Gorillas, Ana E. Fernandez

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Phosphormorphosis, Elizabeth Fernandez Figueroa

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Educational effects of implementing a K-12 dual language instruction program in a community with a high percentage of Hispanics and Hispanic English language learners, Mario A. Ferron

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Chemical Education Experiences from The English Language Learner Perspective, Annette Flores

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Distributed Semantic Web data management in HBase and MySQL cluster, Craig M. Franke

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At-risk Hispanic students' perception of afterschool programs: a new model targeting the needs of English language learners, Cynthia Wise Galvan

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The Evaluation and Analysis of The Impact of Variability on The Twelve Workstation Factory, Hernando Garrido

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In-group implicit prejudice against Mexican Americans in the Rio Grande Valley, Christelle Fabiola Garza

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Mathematics of Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging, Guillermo Garza

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History of Childhood Sexual Abuse in Mexican Origin Undergraduate Students and Its Relationship to Impulsivity, Jessica Lee Graham

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Third grade taks reading performance differences, textbook adoptions and Texas reading first initiative participating and non-participating campuses, Erica Briana Guerra

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Are Progressive Ratio and Fixed Interval Schedules of Reinforcement Related Measures of Impulsivity?, Christine Guiterrez

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“Breakfast Shots” and Other Stories: Collected Fiction of Joseph D. Haske, Joseph D. Haske

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The New Woman persona in “Dracula” and the “Twilight” series: An elliptical struggle of social order, Silvia E. Herrera

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The Ripening of Mangos, Katherine Hoerth

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Hijos como mediadores lingüísticos entre padres y diferentes entidades sociales, Mercedes Huerta

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The First-Integral Method for Duffing-Van Der Pol-Type Oscillator System, Xiaochuan Hu

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“Combustible Sinners” and other stories, Myra Ivette Infante

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Benchmarking Bottom-Up and Top-Down Strategies to Sparql-To-Sql Query Translation, Andrii Kashliev

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Binge Drinking in Undergraduate Mexican-Origin Students and Its' Relation to Impulsivity, Rosalva M. Longoria

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Characterizing and Optimizing the Molten Salt Cleaning, Yangyang Long

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Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Theory and Application, Jaime Xavier Lopez

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An Investigation into Temperature Trending in Railroad Tapered Roller Bearings Through Vibration Monitoring Techniques, Rafael Kristian Maldonado

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Life Stories of Four Conjunto Musicians: Adding to the Culturally Relevant Curriculum of the Rio Grande Valley Schools, Andres Martinez

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Enriched vs Impoverished Housing: Food Choice and Consumption, Berenice Martinez

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Tierra Sagrada: Stories, Jose Rene Martinez

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k-Hyponormality of powers of multivariable weighted shifts, Mayra O. Martinez

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Parenting Strategies as Predictors of Cognitive Development Among Children, Nydia E. Martinez

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My Made for TV Life or How We Survived My Psycho-Killer Dad, Sarah Beth McDonald

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Creation of Post AP Chemistry Class, Julian Medrano

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Access to healthcare for “undocumented citizens” in the Rio Grande Valley, Milena A. Melo

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The Mexican Identity and Music: Audioscapes and The Transnational Death Metal Band Brujeria, Michael D. Mena

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The New Chicana Heroine: Representations of Anzaldua's Mestiza Consciousness in Chicana Feminist Cultural Productions, Monica E. Montelongo

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Using Discrete Event Computer Simulation to Analyze the Effects of Proposed Changes to Personnel in A Hospital Medical Laboratory, Gerardo Morales

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La Llorona and horror: A Chicana feminist reading of the films “The Wailer” and “The Wailer II”, Orquidea Morales

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Examining the Knowledge Sharing and Uncivil Behavior of Envious Employees: An Affective Events Theory Perspective, Ankur P. Nandedkar

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The Use of Debit Cards in Promoting On-Time Payment Behavior in A Daycare Center in The Rio Grande Valley Region of Texas, Ruben James Nieto