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.

UTRGV electronic theses & dissertations can be found here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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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