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1 Meier, John E.An evaluation of the quality of contemporary ray tracing methods on architectural materialsPredictive computer graphics can be used to visualize the appearance of an object or scene from a virtual design. A seminal experiment in that field was performed in 1984 to evaluate the perceptual quality of computer graphics images with a physical model of the scene. The original study was limited...Ray tracing algorithms2009-05
2 Taggart, Maxwell M.A novel MRI-based screening method for assessing atrio-esophageal fistula risk following cardia ablationAtrio-esophageal fistulas affect 1 in 2000 patients who undergo cardiac ablation procedures with a mortality rate of 93%. Methods for detecting atrio-esophageal fistula formation that are objective and non-invasive could reduce the mortality associated with this disease. This study was performed ret...Magnetic resonance imaging; Cardia ablation; Trio-esophageal fistual2014-12
3 Oliva, Brenden ClarkSecond hand storiesThis collection of short stories examines human behavior through the lens of biology, particularly the present-day manifestations of evolutionary history. The stories' characters exhibit behavior that appears to contradict Darwinian concepts of individual success. On the surface they are self-destru...American fiction - 21st century2012-05
4 Kopcrak, GinaUnearthing Hamlet in UlyssesAlthough Ulysses is a complex work, it is possible to discover aspects of it by close reading and analyzing specific aspects of particular episodes. I use a variety of critics of Ulysses to discover aspects of Shakespeare's play Hamlet in the Scylla and Charybdis episode, the ninth episode of Ulysse...Hamlet (Legendary character) - Examination; Joyce, James, 1882 -1941. Ulysses - Examination; Shakespeare criticism2012-07
5 Niederjohn, KristaSex and sexuality: a reflection of society as seen through theatreMy honors thesis at the University of Utah consists of two parts: a performance, and a paper. Both focus on the idea of the arbitrary definition of sex and sexuality. Sex is defined as: "sexual activity, including specifically sexual intercourse." Sexuality is defined as: "a capacity for sexual feel...Sex in the theater2013-08
6 Gallegos, MorganHerThis creative exploration is a study of how a girl comes to identify herself in an increasingly judgmental and harsh world. Her is a collection of short stories that are linked together through one character. The stories are intentionally fragmented to display the fragmentary nature of identity. Eac...American fiction - 21st century2012-05
7 McDaniel, TylerUtah's Pathways to Higher Education: a Critical, Quantitative AnalysisThis work uses linear and nonlinear models in order to predict student success and pathways in higher education in the state of Utah. Postsecondary Grade Point Average is used as a metric for success in higher education. Pathways are identified using clustering analyses, which group observations a...Higher education and state - Utah; Higher education and state - United States; Low-income students - United States
8 Comstock, MackenzieThe Dilemma of Global Justice: Assessing Why the United States Has Not Joined the International Criminal CourtThe United States has long been called the policeman of the world, intervening in international conflicts in order to promote peace and security on a global scale. With such a history, why then, has the United States not joined the International Criminal Court? A key actor in the establishment of...International criminal courts - United States2016-08
9 Humphrey, DiannaOh the Humanities! Using the Clemente Program to Educate Underserved Students in Art HistoryAs funding for the arts perpetually decreases, the importance of art historical education becomes more evident in society and providing a sustainable model for this education is of vital importance. The Clemente Program for the Humanities at East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah advocates for in...Clemente Program for the Humanities - Utah - Salt Lake City; Art and history - United States; Education2016-08
10 Laubacher, SamanthaInternational Comparisons in Education: the Finnish ModelInternational comparisons in education can be used as a baseline to see how a country is doing in comparison with education systems across countries. Performance analyses are essential when looking to inform or modify existing policies. In this research, I compare the educational system of the Uni...International comparisons - United States; International comparisons - Finland2016-08
11 Esposito, CamilaAxl Inhibitors for Pancreatic Cancer TreatmentBackground: In the United States more than 46,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Although it is relatively rare, pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in men and women. Gemcitabine, the most common treatment for pancreatic cancer has less than 10% partial respo...Pancreas - Cancer - Research2016-05
12 Livnat, YotamA Less Obvious Connection: the Relationship Between Religious Coping and the Development of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder in a Military SampleWhile there has been a well-documented negative correlation between religious coping and post-traumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder in military samples, there has been little research in to potential reasons for this relationship. It has been proposed that in many ways religion wo...Post-traumatic stress disorder - Patients - Religious life
13 Black, Taylor MadisonImpacts of Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Outlier Body Mass Indices on Pediatric Asthma OutcomesThere are seven million children in the United States impacted by asthma [1]. When assessing the severity of a child's asthma, it is important to take into account risk factors known to affect child hood asthma. Two such risk factors that are modifiable include parental tobacco smoke exposure (TSE)...Asthma - Child; Tobacco smoke - Health aspects - United States2015-05
14 Gordon, Oakley BenedictElecting representative representatives: a case for modified single transferable voting in American legislative electionsAmerican government is founded upon the principle that its rulers should represent and be elected by its citizenry. To this end, America and its states elect large deliberative bodies charged with representing the people within their jurisdictions. The architects of federal and state governments, ho...American government; Voting - United States2012-05
15 Hunter, SamuelSignaling Role of the Hamp Domain in the Escherichia Coli Serine ChemoreceptorThe chemoreceptor Tsr enables Escherichia coli to track serine gradients in its environment. Binding of serine to the periplasmic domain propagates a signaling conformational change through other domains of the chemoreceptor molecule to modulate the activity of CheA, a kinase associated with t...Chemoreceptors - Research2016-07
16 Astin, M. HollyModulating Intestinal Liver X Receptor Activity to Alter the Development of Atherosclerosis in ZebrafishThe liver X receptors (LXRs) are important regulators of lipid and cholesterol metabolism and control diverse pathways in development, reproduction, metabolism, immunity and inflammation. Thus, LXRs have potential as therapeutic targets for diseases as diverse as lipid disorders, atherosclerosis...Liver X receptors - Research; Zebrafish - genetics2016-08
17 Barbeau, WilliamCharacterization of a New Ribosome Associated Quality Control PathwayProteins are life's double edged sword. Proteins are essential macromolecules of life, and the tasks that some proteins accomplish are quite marvelous. At the same time, if proteins misfold they have the potential to kill the cell that harbors them. It is becoming increasingly clear that proteins ha...Ribosomes - Research2016-12
18 Jimenez, Cecilia CardozoSocial-Emotional Problems in Toddlers: Relationship with Language Development and Autism RiskPurpose:Children with language delays are at increased risk for persistent difficulties such as language disorder, learning disability, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Further, the presence of a language delay may also indicate risk for social-emotional problems. However, research examining so...Language Development Disorders - in infancy & childhood2016-08
19 Russell, NicholeThe Role of Introns Within Alpha Conotoxin Genes in Cone SnailsCone snails, of which there are more than 600 species, have attracted a lot of attention. Cone snails, found in warm tropical waters across the world, are predators and produce venoms comprising diverse toxins. These toxins, termed conotoxins, have been the subject of a great amount of research. Whi...Cone snails - Research; Alpha conotoxin - function of2016-12
20 German, MassiellA genetic analysis of VSX2 function in the mouse eyeVsx2 is a homeodomain-containing transcription factor essential for maintenance of neuroretinal identity and neurogenesis. Vsx2 is believed to function via mechanisms that are strictly cell-intrinsic. However, recent research reveals evidence for involvement of Vsx2-mediated cell non-autonomous mech...Neurogenesis - physiology2012-05
21 Glauser, DavidThe economic effects of legalizing marijuanaMarijuana legalization would offer an important advantage over decriminalization in that it would allow for legal distribution and taxation of cannabis as well as decrease costly enforcement and incarceration expenses. Despite these costly enforcement efforts, marijuana is the most commonly used ill...Marijuana - Political aspects - United States2012-05
22 Forrest, Lauren N.The role of perception in eating disordersIndividuals with eating disorders often suffer from severe body dissatisfaction and distorted perceptions of the body (Bruch, 1969; Cash & Deagle, 1997; Farrell, Lee, & Shafran, 2005). Though populations with eating disorders may perceive their body sizes differently, most previous work has investig...Eating disorders - Psychological aspects2012-05
23 Fox, ZachThe physical effects of solvent in molecule-based magnetsMolecule-based magnets are being studied in order to expand the utility of magnets in modern devices. Advantages of molecule-based magnets include less energy intensive synthesis and greater versatility through changes to organic components of the structure. This class of materials is studied to ena...Magnets - Experiments2012-05
24 Eike, Daniel AaronNutritional Assessment of Children Ages 0 - 5 Years in Rural Punjab, IndiaMalnutrition is a major health risk that affects nearly 50% of children in India. The state of Punjab has been termed the "breadbasket" of India because of its massive agricultural production. Despite this, children throughout Punjab still suffer from high rates of malnutrition. The purpose of this ...Nutrition - in infancy & childhood - Punjab2016-12
25 Dean, CourtneyFood Aid or Industry Subsidy? the Power Dynamics of How the U.S. Feeds the WorldIn the 1950s the United States passed Public Law 480 and officially took up the cause of international food aid. Today, the United States is the largest provider of food assistance in the world accounting for over 50% of all aid. While other counties have stepped back or shifted their commitments t...Public law - United States - History2016-08
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