Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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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