Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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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

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First Mover: Otto Struve and The Use of Scientific Capital in Astrophysics, 1921–1950, Erik Paul Norquest

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Style investing: International evidence, Daniel Rafael Perez

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Inglés con barreras, Monica D. Pestana

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Development and Implementation of Challenge-Based Instruction in Engineering Graphics, Gregory A. Potter

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A Study of Six South Texas Mexican Descent Former Students: Elementary School Experiences and Their Influence on the Students' Decision on High School Completion, Lazaro Ramirez

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The Effects of Teacher Nonverbal Immediacy and Teacher Confirmation on the Affective Learning of Students with Special Needs, Jacquelyn R. Rex

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Attitudes of parents and teachers toward bilingual education, Gilda Rios

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Twelve: Race and gender representations in Hidalgo County petit jury selections, 1950–1960, Rene Rios

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Turnover intent, organizational commitment, and job satisfaction: An assessment of municipal police departments within Hidalgo County, Texas, Joel Rivera

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Dropout prevention: factors contributing to the resiliency of at-risk Hispanic students and their pursuit of a high school diploma, William Roach

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Positive Emotions and Suicide Intervention Response, Crystal Rodriguez

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Subdifferentials of Distance Functions and Applications to Facility Location Problems, Juan Salinas Jr.

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Social Skills as Predictors of Theory of Mind Development Among Children, Lucia A. Salinas

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Analysis and Design of An Anisotropic, Compliant Suspension Component, Samantha Jean Salinas

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Does Responding on Progressive Ratio Schedule of Reinforcement Vary as A Function of Phase in Estrous Cycle?, Armandina M. Sanchez

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And They Were Thirteen, Daniel Sanchez

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Development of Laboratory Based Smart Micro Grid To Be Used As An Educational Tool, Jose L. Sanchez

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After “Borderlands” The Making of an Academic Chola: Poems, Veronica Sandoval

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Synthesis and characterization of 4,4-prime-distyrylbiphenyl and its applications in organic field effect transistors, Nestor A. Santos Jr.

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French-born settlers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, 1821-1900 : immigration, influence, integration and identity, Olivier Schouteden

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Tinged, Sarah Sherrill

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The effects of teaching the academic language of language arts to secondary long-term English learners, Mary Soto

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The design, development, and optimization of variable and fixed orifice dampers with empirical and experimental testing for implementation in the railroad industry, Charles K. Speck

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Narrative analysis and computational model to predict interestingness of narratives, Laxman Thapa

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Senso no Himitsu (Secrets of War), Ricardo Tijerina Jr.

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Subthreshold 3 Phase Mixers, Jesus Angel Torres

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Characterization and Antibiotic Resistance Profile of Staphylococci in The Lower Rio Grande Valley, Diana E. Trevino

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The Role of Thermally-Induced Geometrical Changes in Temperature Trending of Railroad Tapered Roller Bearings, Andrei G. Vaipan

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‘Climate change’ and its bearing on violent crimes in a Rio Grande Valley City in Texas, Vanessa Valdez

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Comparison of soil chemistry and microbial communities that inhabit the rhizosphere of native and non-native grasses of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Jacqueline Valencia

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Awake: A young adult novel in verse, Minerva Vasquez

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An Analysis of The Dynamic Properties of The American Depositary Receipt Cross Market Premium, Jorge Vidal

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Partition a 3-colorable graph into a small bipartite subgraph and a large independent set, Qing Wang

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The Culturally Adapted Public Administrator: How Accredited MPA Programs Are Preparing Administrators with Cultural Competency, Nicholas Weimer

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Qualitative Analysis to a Nonlinear System, Pengcheng Xiao

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Soliton solutions of ultradiscrete integrable systems, Wei Yin

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Looking for Adam: An analysis of the works of Marilynne Robinson, Kristina Y. Zavala

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Design and testing of orifice valves for use in freight railcars hydraulic suspension system, Awni K. Alshakhshir

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Texas Rangers to Border Patrol the shift in border security in the 1920's: The legacy of undemocratic and often violent origins, Rodolfo Arriaga

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Hospital investments in high technology and community services: The role of local market uninsurance, Lakshmi Balasubramanian

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An information technology suitability index for mass customization, Oscar Leonardo Barrenechea

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Gender Differences in Advanced Theory of Mind and Social Competence Among School-Age Children, Cheryl A. Barton

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Coping Strategies of L2 Writers During The Writing Process: Case Studies of Non-English Dominant Students in Mainstream English Composition Courses, Petra Jakulin Baruca

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Reel Talk: Deconstructing Communication Disorders in A Sampling of Modern Films, Lisa M. Beccera

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Viviendo sin inglés: Los efectos sociales del dominio limitado en inglés entre residentes mexicanos en el condado de Hidalgo, Texas, Ericka Benavides

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Estampas de mi Tierra- Vignettes of my Land, Angel Berrios

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Identification of parameters and the distribution of the maximum and the minimum, Lijuan Bi

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Two essays on the impact of rational and irrational investor sentiments on equity market return and volatility: Evidence from the U.S. and Brazil, Pablo Javier Calafiore

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‘Diversa de mí Misma’: Silence as performative resistance in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Marcia A. Caltabiano-Ponce

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Parenting Stress on Mothers of Children with Autism, Janett Cantu

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Meeting the challenge of educational leadership: A historical and biographical examination of minority women who have made major contributions to the education of students in the South Texas Rio Grande Valley, Kathleen Neal Carroll

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Assessing the Effectiveness of Public Speaking Instruction on Students Cognitive Learning, Skill Development, and Communication Apprehension, Gilberto A. Castillo

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Commodifying Creativity: Class, Labor, and Authorship in Isabella Whitney's “A Sweet Nosgay”, Janette Cavazos

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El Huisache Es Pocho, Pero Las Raíces No: Poems, Isaac Chavarria

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An improved wideband Vivaldi antenna design, Fang Chen

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Juntos, pero no revueltos: Actitudes entre monolingües y bilingües en el aula, Miriam Cruz

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"Spreading the good word": Toward an understanding of brand evangelism, Samuel K. Doss

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The Occurrence of Child Maltreatment and Revictimization Among Hispanic Women, Eleni Isis Escorza

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Impact of Workplace Stress on Job Satisfaction Moderated by Religious Coping, Celina A. Esparza

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A critical analysis of the identification, placement, and assessment policies for achieving educational parity of bilingual learners, Lilia Rocio Estrada

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Con Mis Manos / With My Hands: A Documentation of Specific Cultural Elements Required for A Play Set in South Texas, Emily Ruby Fierros

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An investigation of high school dual enrollment participation and allied health program enrollment in a South Texas University, Martina Flores

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Electrorheological fluid effect of polymer coated carbon nanofibers and/or fullerenes in liquid crystals, Steven S. French

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Algorithmic Temperature 1 Self-Assembly, Yunhui Fu

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With His Guitar in His Hand: Representations of U.S. - Mexico Border Masculinity in Robert Rodriguez's “El Mariachi”, Marlene Galvan

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Duffing-van der Pol type oscillator, Guangyue Gao

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Parameterized Algorithm for 3-SAT, Yi Gao

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School Public Relations: Relating with LEP Families, Annette Serventi Garcia

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The U.S.-Mexico Border Fence: An Exploration of The Effectiveness of This Immigration Policy, Froylan Garza

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Angel Walking: A Documentary, Jesse F. Garza

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Poeta power: The poetic journey of La Erika: Poems, Erika Marie Garza-Johnson

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Feminism, Imperialism, Utopianism, and Science Fiction in Margaret Cavendish's “Blazing World", Terina Garza Vazquez

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Chief Lawyer of the Nez Perce: Reassessing the career of a cultural broker, Daniel R. Gibbs

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Wrestling Windmills, Christopher Girman

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A study of the effect of vibration on railroad bearing temperature, Bertha Alicia Gonzalez

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False positive rates in the neuropsychological assessment of neurologically intact bilingual Hispanic American adults, Cassandra Dayanira Gonzalez

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Bronzed Cowbird (Molothrus aeneus) Habitat Use and Differential Response to Playback of Host Song, Mary Jennifer Gorton

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DNA Staged Self-Assembly at Temperature 1, Nicholas H. Guiterrez

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The conservative conversation, Heather Hall

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A Synthetic Approach Toward Novel β-Lactams, Mohamed Hashim

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For whom the consumer retorts: Consumer identity, cultural conditions, and the ramification and re-integration of the market through co-optation, Soonkwan Hong

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First generation Hispanic high school students going to college: experiences that support decisions and college going pathways, Norma Ibarra-Cantú

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Investigating heavy metal accumulation and oxidative stress tolerance of non-accumulators and hyperaccumulators in the Brassicaceae plant family, Fritzie Joy Into

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Digit ratio and sexually dimorphic psychopathology, Miriam Sarahi Izaguirre

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Surface optimization of high density polyethylene and carbon nanofiber composites for the improvement of electromagnetic shielding effectiveness, Brandon C. Jarvis

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Politics of Pansies: D. H. Lawrence's Philosophical Vision of Reform, Andrew Keese

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Gas-Assisted Powder Injection Molding: A Comparison of Residual Wall Thickness Between Metal Cavity vs. SLA Cavity and Effect of Mold Temperature on Residual Wall Thickness, Donghan Kim

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Valley palm, Melissa E. King

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Predicting college student classroom performance with a simple metacomprehension scale, Amber Lee Klein

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Context versus rote learning in the martial arts, Pearson F. Klein

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On nonlinear response of micro and nano capacitive resonators, Martin William Knecht

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Ethnobotanical History and Seed Oil Chemistry of The Physic Nut, Jatropha Curcas, Nathan M. Leclear

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Social networks and beliefs of Mexican-American parents as predictors of parent involvement, Maria Filomena Leo

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Ecos de barro De la memoria a la imagen de la imagen al poema, Rossy Evelin Lima-Padilla

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Entrepreneurship in multinational corporations and capability development of domestic firms: An exploratory study in the US-Mexico border region, Jung-Hoon Lim

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An Analytic Hierarchy Process approach to assess health service quality, Yan Li

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Between Silver and Glass, Catherine V. Lopez

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New Algorithms for Protein Structure Comparison and Protein Structure Prediction, Zaixin Lu

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Design and implementation of an actively adjustable spring mechanism via redundant actuation, Eleazar Marquez