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Portraits: A Collection

Portraits: A Collection

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Date: May 2010
Creator: Boswell, Timothy
Description: This collection consists of a critical preface and five short stories. The preface analyzes what it terms 'fringe fiction,' or stories dealing with elements that are improbable or unusual, though not impossible, as it distinguishes this category from magical realism and offers guidelines for writing this kind of fiction. The short stories explore themes of attachment, loss, guilt, and hope. Collection includes the stories "Portrait," "Dress Up," "Change," "Drawn Onward, We Few, Drawn Onward," and "Broker."
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Portrayal of Race by Public and Private University Newspapers

Portrayal of Race by Public and Private University Newspapers

Date: December 2010
Creator: Hayton, Tasha
Description: This study investigated how two college newspapers cover race and how the papers employed racial stereotypes when describing sources. One of newspapers is a student-produced paper at a private university. The other is a student-produced newspaper at a public university. The study conducted content analyses of front-page news stories in both college newspapers. The sources in the story were analyzed for racial stereotypes. Stereotypes were identified based on frames used in modern racism research. A t-test and chi-square were used to compare the coverage of minorities to Whites. Once the quantitative content analysis was completed, I used textual analysis to identify what ways the news stories used stereotypical coverage of minorities. The study used critical media theory.
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The Portuguese Expeditionary Corps in World War I: From Inception to Destruction, 1914-1918

The Portuguese Expeditionary Corps in World War I: From Inception to Destruction, 1914-1918

Date: May 2012
Creator: Pyles, Jesse
Description: The Portuguese Expeditionary Force fought in the trenches of northern France from April 1917 to April 1918. on 9 April 1918 the sledgehammer blow of Operation Georgette fell upon the exhausted Portuguese troops. British accounts of the Portuguese Corps’ participation in combat on the Western Front are terse. Many are dismissive. in fact, Portuguese units experienced heavy combat and successfully held their ground against all attacks. Regarding Georgette, the standard British narrative holds that most of the Portuguese soldiers threw their weapons aside and ran. the account is incontrovertibly false. Most of the Portuguese combat troops held their ground against the German assault. This thesis details the history of the Portuguese Expeditionary Force.
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A Position-Classification Plan in the Public Service Contrasted with Position-Classification in a State Institution of Higher Learning

A Position-Classification Plan in the Public Service Contrasted with Position-Classification in a State Institution of Higher Learning

Date: 1946
Creator: Crow, Herman L.
Description: This thesis discusses the similarities and differences between position classifications in public service and a state institution of higher learning.
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Positive and Negative Affect: Differential Impact of Optimism, Pessimism, and Coping in People Living with HIV/AIDS

Positive and Negative Affect: Differential Impact of Optimism, Pessimism, and Coping in People Living with HIV/AIDS

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Date: August 2005
Creator: Ranucci, Melissa B.
Description: People living with HIV/AIDS (PLH) struggle with depression. Recent research suggests that depression affects medical regimen adherence, disease progression, and risky sexual behaviors. The present study uses a stress and coping theory viewing HIV-related stigma and physical symptoms as stressors in PLH. Results suggest whereas symptoms and stigma consistently predict negative affect, positive affect, and overall depression, the role of optimism, pessimism, active coping, denial, and behavioral disengagement is not as clear. Pessimism and denial predict negative affect and depression. Optimism and behavioral disengagement predict depression and positive affect. Active coping only predicts positive affect. Focusing on positive and negative affect as distinct components that contribute to overall depression may help researchers develop interventions more effectively.
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"Positive" and "Negative" Characters in Joseph Conrad's Fiction

"Positive" and "Negative" Characters in Joseph Conrad's Fiction

Date: 1951
Creator: Golson, Julian A.
Description: This thesis is an attempt to understand Joseph Conrad's own concept of the "moral law"; what is meant by the terms "positive" and "negative," often used to describe the forces so obviously influencing his characters; and the characters, the action, and the endings as proofs of Conrad's belief in such a law and such forces.
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Positive and Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia and Their Neuropsychological Correlates

Positive and Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia and Their Neuropsychological Correlates

Date: December 1993
Creator: Tsang, Michael Hing-pui
Description: The distinction of positive and negative symptoms in schizophrenia was examined in relation to demographic, clinical and neuropsychological measures.
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A Positive Ion Source

A Positive Ion Source

Date: 1948
Creator: Hannah, Kenneth W.
Description: This paper describes the construction of a positive ion source of the electrodeless discharge type and may be divided into two main topis; (1) the radio frequency oscillator and power amplifier and associated power supply and (2) the ionization chamber.
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The Possibilities of the Use of Visual Aids in Social Studies in the Intermediate Grades in the Denton Public Schools

The Possibilities of the Use of Visual Aids in Social Studies in the Intermediate Grades in the Denton Public Schools

Date: 1949
Creator: Sauls, Olga Borth
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the possibilities of visual aids as an aid to the learning process in the social studies of the intermediate grades of the Denton public schools, with particular emphasis on the moving picture films and film strips available for use as visual aids in the social studies subjects.
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A Possible Role of Ascorbate in Boron Deficient Radish (Raphanus sativa L. cv. Cherry Belle)

A Possible Role of Ascorbate in Boron Deficient Radish (Raphanus sativa L. cv. Cherry Belle)

Date: August 2001
Creator: Sedlacek, Theresa D.
Description: The most apparent symptom of boron deficiency in higher plants is a cessation of growth. Deficiency causes a reduction in ascorbate concentration and the absorption of nutrient ions. Addition of ascorbate temporarily relieves deficiency symptoms. In boron sufficient plants the addition of ascorbate to media causes an increased uptake of nutrients. In an attempt to discover if ascorbate addition to deficient plants causes increased ion uptake, radish plants were grown hydroponically in four different strengths of boron solution. A colorimetric assay for phosphorus was performed both before and after supplementation. Results, however, were inconclusive.
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