Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Composite mechanical property enhancement through the use of Y-end shaped short fibers, Jin Tan

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How optional usage of the Web affects reading comprehension, Jocelyn K. Tenorio

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Journey from home, Benjamin P. Varela

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Three essays on international transmission mechanism, volatility and spillovers on American Depositary Receipt returns, Priti Verma

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The effects of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 on the current educational system, Morahima Villanueva

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From “separate but equal,” to tracking to “choice”: Perceptions of different stakeholders on the impact of magnet schools on high school students, Minerva Medrano Villarreal

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Entropy-based 2D image dissimilarity measure, Meng-Hung Wu

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Factors of placement decisions of students with learning disabilities, April C. Yetsko

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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The effect of a student-chosen reinforcer on academic engagement during acquisition tasks in an elementary student with autism, Terrence Jerome Bernard

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Folk healing in the tradition of the Fidencista Movement, Katherine Brittain

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The development of Web-based aerobic and anaerobic and muscle static work capacity modules using Legacy cycle approach, Anant Ravindra Deshpande

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Design and evaluation of high-performance packet switching schemes, Taner Doganer

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The effect of a family literacy parental involvement intervention on oral language development, Azucena C. Escobar

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Where in the Hell is Dorothy Parker?, Thomas J. Fuschetto Jr.

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School-wide Positive Behavior Support: A proactive approach, Marisa Garcia

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Differences in language acquisition among students when using materials they choose vs. teacher's reading program, Alicia Gomez Bastar

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Acquiring north of the border culture through the teaching /learning process in Spanish -speaking adults along the South Texas-Mexico border, Manuel J. Gutierrez

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Is the Maquila industry a factor influencing migration to Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico?, Maria Cristina Guzman

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“Yours for the salvation of Mexican people”: Race, identity, and the growth/decline of Mennonite brethren missionary efforts in south Texas, 1937–1971, Felipe Hinojosa

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Self-efficacy, metastasis, treatment, and demographics as predictors of functional performance status of adult colorectal cancer patients, Dollie A. Husfeld

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The Hispanic image reflected in post-war Texas films: From Jennifer Jones to Jennifer Lopez, Monique James

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Parametric classification in domains of characters, numerals, punctuation, typefaces and image qualities, Osama Ahmed Khan

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Adaptive optimal control design for stable vibration attenuation of active constrained layer damping beam structure, Tatyana G. Korotkova-Egan

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RF CMOS receiver front-end using a reflex amplifier, Radovan Kuzet

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Analysis of English and Spanish academic proficiency of pre-service bilingual teachers at a university in South Texas, Matthew E. Meyers

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The working and living conditions of migrant farm workers, Hilario Molina II

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Mariguano, Juan Ochoa

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Factors that predict underachievement in Hispanic gifted students, Sandy Salinas Olivarez

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The effect of mergers and acquisitions on the wealth, risk, and efficiency of Latin American banks, Felice Policastro-Caccavale

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Efficacy of a social skills training procedure used on a child having moderate mental retardation, Anestacio Quintana Jr.

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Prayer as a treatment modality in patient healthcare: Physicians' spiritual beliefs and religious practices and their relationship to patient health, D. Ronald Rickerhauser

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Cultural relevance in the LEP-LD classroom, Blanca Estella Rojas

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Use of pedometers to promote improvement in selected physiological measurements in an older female Mexican American population, Zasha Romero

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Extraversion/introversion and subclinical self-harm in undergraduate students, Norma Salazar-Cortez

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Reading instruction practices by teachers of Hispanic elementary students: A teacher survey of classroom time spent in 25 reading instructional activities, Richard A. Steele

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Dynamic mechanical and thermal analysis of aligned vapor grown carbon nanofibers reinforced polyethylene, Jose Jaime Taha-Tijerina

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A study of education reform in Texas: State mandated testing results, effects, and the University of Texas-Pan American, Monica M. Trevino

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The effects of using an off-task paper as a nonverbal intervention for inappropriate disruptive behavior, Pamela R. Vancleef

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Stock returns and noise trading: Domestic and international evidence, Rahul Verma

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The effect of scaffolding on children's oral language development, Ana Villaurrutia

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Attitudes of Mexican Nationals toward the use of code switching in the Rio Grande Valley, Jennifer M. Vojtko

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Effects of co-teaching on student participation and math success on students with learning disabilities in the general education classroom, Mia Karen Baldwin

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Reconstructing memories: An investigation of the relationship between mental and real space in art and architecture, Claudia S. Behar

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The state of domestic violence protective orders in Hidalgo County, Texas, Cindy Noel Berner

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Exploring the managerial intuition and knowledge of managers in Mexico's maquiladora industry, Jose Castillo

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The utilization of perceived needs importance in explaining and predicting responsiveness to organizational inducements, Melissa N. Castillo

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The drivers and antecedents of satisfaction, trust, commitment, and loyalty among Chinese customers, Yun Chu

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Chorionic morphology of mayfly (Ephemeroptera) eggs of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Maria D. De Leon

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The effect of a non-verbal redirection on out-of-seat behavior in a subject diagnosed as ADHD and MR, Amy Sharon Ellison-Marino

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Analysis of lifting performance capacity through an integrated learning curve model, Jose Roel Flores

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The mediating role of organizational learning between absorptive capacity and performance in companies employing enterprise resource planning software, Edith Galy

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African American fugitive slaves and freemen in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, 1820–1865, John C. Gassner

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Ownership variables and capital structure: Evidence from Chile, Suad Ghaddar

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Breast cancer - preventive care and screening patterns among Hispanic women in the Rio Grande Valley, Sreelatha Gobburu

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An evaluation of lawlike generalizations in relationship marketing: Method and application, Wolfgang Hinck

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Factors that contribute to the retention of Mexican American special education teachers, Michelle R. Koyama

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A link with nature: The healing of soul, Kelly B. Kraehe

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Claus/claws: A journey through Leonardland's multivalent meanings, Chris Leonard

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Development of new heat sink technology for high-density microprocessors, Pedro Lopez Jr.

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The Hollow Spot: A collection of fiction, Jose Rene Martinez

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The effect of personal and managerial capitalism on firms' capabilities in Colombia's grupos económicos, Carmen Leonor Martinez-Lopez

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Indicators of teacher collaboration in Texas public high schools, Michael James McClure

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Breeding distribution and habitat use of Audubon's oriole in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, Steven Gerald Monk

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Diurnal rhythms: The daily life and art of a Mexican American migrant, Lillia Munoz

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Visualization of Internet Web pages based on authority and word frequency, David Navarro

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Healthcare trends and attitudes of migratory winter visitors in the Rio Grande Valley, Caprica Ann Neal

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Clay and creative vision, Raymond Clifford Pocquette

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Breaking up is hard to do: The dissolution of business relationships in the global market place, Jennifer A. Pope

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The Red-Light District of the Heart, Octavio Quintanilla Jr.

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The effects of nationality in the intercultural relationship in a maquila environment, cultural dimensions a practical approach, Daniel Martin Reynoso Ortiz

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Three essays on the use of financial derivatives by Latin American banks in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, Andres E. Rivas-Chavez

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International drug trafficking: Police corruption on the US/Mexico border, John Jacob Rodriguez

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Expert system development for hard disk drive failure analysis, Fernando Rodriguez Rosas

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Human reliability analysis in the performance of advanced cardiac life support tasks, Lucia Veronica Rosas

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An investigation of pre-nursing and second-year baccalaureate nursing students' perception of spirituality, Jacquelyn Kay R. Williams

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Love, labor and life: Existence through a neo-surrealist style, Manuel Saenz Jr.

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An Arabesque Tango: Dancing Letters. From two continents and one ocean far away my memories!, Fulden Sara

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The effect of Web interface features on consumer online shopping intentions, Jeffrey Sam Siekpe

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All the Elephants Faced the Door: Fiction and poetry, Stephanie B. Thome

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Analysis of performance capacity of hand grip through an integrated learning curve model, Miguel Torres

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Data analysis in the ANTES System, Yavuz Tor

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Four-year longitudinal study on the impact of migrant student identification on academic achievement, Graciela Villegas Perez

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ANTES: A Web-based acanthosis nigricans and other obesity related information system, Chunyue Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Stock return volatility in emerging equity markets: The relative effects of country and global factors, Benjamin Adam Abugri

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The relationship between perceived self-efficacy, regimen adherence, and glycemic control in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes mellitus: A pilot study, Antonieta Pelias Alteza

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Automated robotic inspection system for electronic manufacturing, Roberto Alejandro Balderas

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Attitudes of migrant receiving and home district teachers and the academic successes of migrant children, Martha Alicia Cantu

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Wordless picture books versus standard stories for language assessment of Spanish-speaking children, Yvonne De Anda

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Using commercial finite element code called ABAQUS in modeling hybrid constrained layers damping beam structure and quantitative determination of the stability of implant-bone interface using resonance frequency analysis, Daniel Delgado Jr.

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Alignment, mechanical and thermo-physical characterization of nanofiber-reinforced polyethylene, Veronica M. Diaz-Serrato

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Texas school finance equalization and student performance, Christopher Duque

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Community, fortitude, satisfaction, and loyalty: Tests of Oliver's proposed frameworks, J. Martin Fraering

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Identification of a genetic locus involved in ppGpp metabolism in Escherichia coli, Roxanne Enid Garza

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A case study of a school-age stutterer's response to delayed auditory feedback, Marcia Lynn Gonzalez

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An exploratory analysis of Mexican-American parental involvement perspectives on home, school, and community collaboration, Lisa Kay Hall-Irby

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United States GAAP versus international accounting standards: Convergence or divergence. Evidence from Form 20-F, Kendra Jo Huff

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Desert passages: Reflections in clay, Opal Jane LeMaster

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Retention of beginning teachers: A comparison of teachers prepared through an alternative certification program and a Center for Professional Development of Teachers field-based program, Glendelia Muniz Zavala

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Effects of ethanol on the toxicity and metabolism of acetonitrile and acrylonitrile, Nancy Ochoa-Garza

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Teachers' perception of school climate as a function of personality traits, Mary Carmen Pacheco