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1 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
2 Boren, AlexQuestioning my answers: Exploring Cloud Atlas in relation to my B.U.S. degree, "Philosophy for Life"In my sophomore year, I wanted to choose courses that helped me question my answers. Choosing a traditional major felt too restrictive, so I created my own major through the Bachelor of University Studies program. Titled "Philosophy for Life," my major includes courses from 13 academic disciplines o...Mitchell, David (David Stephen). Cloud Atlas; Philosophy2015-04
3 Hanks, KelleyThe multinational company of Jesus: A modern corporation in the early modern world?There is significant debate concerning whether or not the Company of Jesus should be considered a modern corporation. There are those who support this view, such as Magnus Morner and C.R. Boxer, while others, such as Dauril Alden, are critical of it. Much of the debate is centered on the economic ac...Jesuits -- History2015-04
4 Du Pre, Jessie J.Gender differences in recollected consistency or change in same sex sexuality across the lifespan: Measuring linkages between flexibility in sexual attraction, behavior, and love propensityThe flexibility of same sex attractions, engagement in same sex sexual behaviors, and propensity to fall in love with same sex partners were examined by assessing selfreported change over time in men and women of heterosexual, bisexual, and homosexual orientations. We sought to examine whether the l...Same sex attraction; Gender differences2015-12
5 Beams, AlexanderImplications of antibiotic use for co-infections when a fitness trade-off for resistance is presentHow much does indiscriminate antibiotic use promote the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections in a population? Assuming a fitness trade-off for resistance exists, it is possible for an antibiotic-vulnerable strain to outlast a resistant type within an untreated host carrying both. That means pru...Drug resistance in microorganisms -- Mathematical models Co-infections2015
6 Black, AlyssaIdentifying hybrid male sterility genes in Drosophila PseudoobscuraSpeciation, the process of one species splitting into two separate species, often involves the evolution of hybrid sterility or hybrid inviability. These reproductive isolating barriers are caused by negative interactions between genes called hybrid incompatibilities. Identifying hybrid incompatibil...Infertility, Male -- Genetic aspects Drosophila pseudoobscura -- Genetics Male sterility genes2015-05
7 Butler, Alexandra D.Utah's sex education controversy: Is it relevant today?Utah's policy of abstinence only sex education is a contentious issue. Some worry that, if not taught in school, young people will not obtain accurate information on sex, contraceptives, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Others fear that teaching safe sex will encourage adolescent sexual a...Sex instruction -- Utah2015-05
8 Allam, JeremyLow-energy satellite transfer from Earth to MarsA new type of satellite transfer that uses half the amount of fuel as conventional transfers has been discovered. This transfer, called a low-energy transfer, proved to work in 1991 when a Japanese satellite successfully went in orbit around the moon using this technique. Since then, more research h...Space vehicles -- Dynamics -- Mathematics Space flight to Mars -- Mathematics2015-04
9 Freckleton, Mitchell W.Proportional representation and the electoral college: An analysis of electoral reform in the U.S. and U.K.We all know he famous Abraham Lincoln quote from the Gettysburg Address, "A government of the people by the people, for the people." However, do Americans and even British citizens feel like "the people" are in charge o f the government? With constant criticism directed at the representational democ...Proportional representation -- United States; Proportional representation -- Great Britain; Electoral reform2015-12
10 Herman, ChristianSustainable asylum responsibility distribution in the European Union: A case for tradable refugee quotas as a replacement for the Dublin RegulationAchieving an optimal distribution of the state-by-state responsibility for granting asylum to refugees has been a longstanding challenge in the European Union. This challenge has been especially apparent in the last several years following the escalation of conflicts, particularly including the civi...Political refugees - Government policy - European Union countries; Refugees - Government Policy - European Union countries; Dublin Regulation2015-12
11 Zamantakis, AlithiaInvisible bodies: LGBTQIA youth in the juvenile legal systemScholars, such as Michelle Alexandra and Angela Y. Davis, and activists alike have begun to voice the inequitable conditions through which people of color are funneled into the prison industrial complex and laws are racially biased, so as to relegate people of color to a space of invisibility. It is...Juvenile justice, Administration of - United States; GLBTQIA youth2015-09
12 Howard, ConnorFASB proposed revenue recognition and the impact upon United States corporate financial statementsThe objective of this paper is to better understand how proposed revenue recognition principles by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) will impact financial reporting in the United States. This thesis focuses on current revenue reco...Financial Accounting Standards Board Financial statements -- United States Corporations -- United States Corporations -- Finance2015-05
13 Inglesby, KelseyHealthcare innovation: An examination of process improvementThe term healthcare innovation has been floating around different healthcare systems for quite some time, but it is becoming more and more common for healthcare systems to place an emphasis on innovation in their company. There are many forms of healthcare innovation, three forms of innovation will ...Health care reform; Healthcare innovation2015-05
14 Ferguson, Christina M.Marital status and distress among low-income couples transitioning to parenthoodThe transition to parenthood is associated with declines in couple relationship functioning and increases in psychological distress. Cohabiting and economically disadvantaged couples are at particular risk during this life transition. This study examined cohabitation as a potential risk factor for p...Couples -- Psychology2015-04
15 Redmond, Nicholas K.Elephants and empire: The Asian elephant, from Alexander to AkbarThis thesis studies the prominence of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) in the historical record. The purpose is to show the impact of elephas on human affairs, most notably in the formation and destruction of empires. Of these empires, two are of primary importance: the conquests of Alex...Elephants -- War use -- History2015-05
16 Fernandez, FlorenceEvaluation of environmental education in high school science courses across Salt Lake City, UtahWhile the effects of pollution become Incredibly more evident in the air of the Salt Lake Valley, many Utah high school students still lack the knowledge and information necessary to take preventative and immediate actions to protect their health and their environment. In this study, the reasons for...Environmental education -- Utah -- Salt Lake City; Science -- Study and teaching -- Utah -- Salt Lake City; Air -- Pollution -- Utah -- Salt Lake City2015-05
17 Kerr, Lindsay TarbetNotes and a narrative to accompany a piano recitalI wrote this thesis in connection with my hour-long senior recital, held April 19, 2015 as the culmination of my work as an undergraduate student in the piano performance program. The thesis includes extended and short program notes for each of the compositions included in my recital: Frederic Chopi...Piano - Performance2015-05
18 Ellingson, DrewBitangent lines to planar quartic curves in algebraic and tropical geometryBitangents are lines which are tangent to a curve at two points. The bitangents of a classical quartic are well understood, and a result originally due to Cayley tells us that there are always precisely 28 bitangents to a generic quartic plane curve. When looking at Tropical Geometry, the situation ...Tropical geometry; Curves, Quartic; Curves, Algebraic; Bitangents2015-04
19 Wang, ZhirongThe role of the autism-associated gene kirrel3 in synapse formationAlterations in the gene Kirrel3 are repeatedly associated with intellectual disability and autism. Kirrel3 regulates synapse formation in C. elegans but the role of Kirrel3 in synapse formation in the mammalian brain is unknown. In mice, Kirrel3 is expressed in specific cell types throughout the bra...Autism -- Genetic aspects; Synapses; Kirrel3 gene; Synapse formation2015-04
20 Shimko, TylerMapping suppressors of premature sperm activation in C. ElegansThe sperm of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans move by a crawling motion, in contrast to mammalian sperm, which exhibit a swimming motion. This method of locomotion makes the sperm of C. elegans an excellent model for examining cell motility. In order to become motile, the sperm must undergo the ...Caenorhabditis elegans -- Spermatozoa; Sperm activation2015-05
21 Waller, Rosalie G.Exome sequence comparison of seventy-seven multiple myeloma cases identifies potential risk allelesMultiple Myeloma (MM) is a heritable cancer of plasma cells with poor prognosis. Although a few genomic risk-loci have been identified for MM, no risk variants have been published that explain MM heritability. We hypothesize MM heritability is due to rare germ-line variants that can be discovered th...Multiple myeloma -- Genetic aspects; Exomes; Exome sequence; Risk alleles2015-05
22 McWhorter, Bryn A.A nuclear Iran: The economic, political, and social impetus behind negotiationsIn a shocking 2013 policy shift, the Islamic Republic of Iran entered into negotiations with the United Nations Security Council in an attempt to resolve the longstanding issue of the alleged militaristic components of its nuclear energy program. Following decades of hostile tensions with Western po...Nuclear nonproliferation -- Iran; Iran -- Politics and government -- 1997- Iran -- Foreign relations -- 1997-2015
23 Welsh, Timothy BrittonFamily curds and ways: Divergent representations of U.S. families through cheese makingIn this essay, I examine how contemporary cultural politics around family and gender are reflected in representations of food, specifically in two different styles of cheese: industrially produced and handcrafted, artisanal cheeses. The growing rift between handcrafted, artisan cheese and industrial...Cheesemaking - Social aspects2015-04
24 Chandler, JuliaDialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and respiratory sinus arrhythmia: A preliminary investigation into the effects of mindfulness practice in a transdiagnostic clinical populationResearchers have shown that mindfulness based therapies, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), are effective treatments in trans-diagnostic clinical populations with emotion dysregulation. Researchers have yet to determine the effect of mindfulnessbased therapies on respiratory sinus arrhyth...Dialectical behavior therapy; Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy; Paranasal sinuses -- Diseases; Respiratory sinus arrhythmia2015-03
25 Khoury, MarkMuscle activity changes due to immobilization and partial weight bearing of the lower legTibial fractures account for half a million hospitalizations per year. Although clinical treatment of tibial fractures requires immobilization of the affected limb and partial weight bearing (PWB) prescriptions, the effects of this treatment protocol on gait and muscle activity have not been studied...Muscles -- Physiology; Tibia -- Wounds and injuries; Muscle activity; Partial weight bearing2015-05
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