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A Study to Determine a Sound Approach for Curriculum Improvement
The purpose of this work is to determine a sound approach for curriculum improvement. In fulfilling that purpose, it is proposed: (1) to survey the various historical approaches to curriculum construction and to review briefly present curriculum practices; (2) to establish sound criteria of curriculum improvement based on the outside approach or the approach from without; (3) to apply these principles and criteria to a program of curriculum improvement. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96919/
The Inhibition of Fungal Contaminants in Cultures of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
The problem of conatmination in culture media for Mycobacterium tuberculosis has not been solved completely, and for this reason the work herein presented was carried out. In this work experiments were made testing the effect of actidione in inhibiting certain ones of the higher fungi. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96950/
An Evaluation of the Elementary School Program of Carlsbad, New Mexico
The purpose of this study was to make an evaluation of the elementary school program of Carlsbad, New Mexico, so that as clear and accurate a picture as possible might be obtained of present practices, to compare these practices with acceptable educational information and philosophy of the present time, and to make recommendations for improving the school program. The results of the study should be beneficial to administrators and teachers alike in the improvement of the schools. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96948/
Hydantoins as Anticonvulsants. VI. 5-Substituted-Mercapto Derivatives of 5-Phenylhydantoin
This thesis describes the process of synthesizing 5-substituted-mercapto derivatives of hydantoin in which the sulfur of the side chain is attached directly to the hydantoin nucleus. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96949/
A Study of the Relationship Between Social Class Status and Social Acceptance in the Classroom
It is the purpose of this investigation to determine within the limitations of the study the relationship in the classroom between social class status as measured by an accepted instrument and social acceptance as measured by a sociometric test. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96947/
A Study of the Relationships of the Social, Economic, and Physical Factors to the Normal Development and School Progress of Freshmen and Seniors in Hallettsville High School
The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to discover some social and economic factors concerning the home background of the ninth and twelfth-grade students during their first and last years of high school; and (2) to study the physical status of these groups for the year 1949-1950, noting the development of each group in order to discover the relationship, if any, of social and economic status upon school marks of the students in the two grades. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96901/
The Value of High-School Marks and Psychological Examination Scores in Predicting First Term Freshmen Marks in North Texas State College
The purpose of this study is to determine how accurately the academic success of one hundred and sixty-seven freshmen at North Texas State College could have been predicted by the American Council on Education Psychological examinations. The question studied is: Can freshman success, as indicated by first term freshman grades, be better predicted by psychological examination scores than by analysis of their high school grades? In an attempt to answer this question, the relationships existing between the high school grades, psychological examination scores and first term college grades of the freshman class entering North Texas State College in the fall of 1949 have been studied. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96902/
Important Influences on Newman's Faith
This study is designed primarily to show the important influences which shaped John Henry Newman's religious beliefs and his ultimate conversion to the Roman Catholic Church. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96946/
Centralized Purchasing Arrangements in a Selected Group of Oil Companies in the Southwest
The purpose of the study is threefold: (1) to make a survey of the type of purchasing organizations used by a selected number of oil companies operating in the Southwest, (2) to determine the extent or degree of centralized purchasing used by these firms, and (3) to evaluate briefly the organizational arrangements found in light of accepted principles. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96945/
A Study of the Effect of Three "Non-Rinsing" Compounds on the Tensile Strength of Cotton Percale
The purpose of the present study is to determine the effect of three "non-rinse" washing compounds upon the tensile strength of cotton percale, in order to have some basis for recommendation as to use when teaching laundering to homemaking students and homemakers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96952/
The Controversial Political Life of Aaron Burr from 1783-1804
This thesis presents a short biography of Aaron Burr followed by a look at his controversial political life from 1783-1804. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96953/
Trends in Exhibitions in Four Texas Art Museums, 1940-1950
The problem of this thesis is to determine just what part the museum is playing in the cultural development of Texas. This study presents a detailed investigation of the exhibitions offered by four of Texas' major art museums for the period from 1940-1950. Each of the museums will be discussed separately and then compared so that an over-all picture can be achieved. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96955/
A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Traditional and Experience Methods of Teaching Percentage in Seventh-Grade Arithmetic
The purpose of this investigation is to make a comparative study of compiled data obtained from the results of three standardized tests that were given to six classes of pupils enrolled in seventh-grade arithmetic and to determine, within the limits established for this study, the relative effectiveness of each of the two teaching methods employed: traditional and experience. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96954/
The Adaptability and Present Status of Andropogon Ischaemum L. in Denton County, Texas
This investigation has been made with reference to the adaptability of Andropogon ischaemum, King Ranch bluestem, to various soils, various slopes, and various erosion conditions in Denton County. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96951/
An Evaluation of the Use of Motion Pictures in the Teaching of American History in the High Schools of Dallas, Texas
The purpose of this study is to evaluate certain phases of the use of motion pictures in the teaching of American history in the secondary schools of Dallas, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96890/
Age, Growth, and Food Habits of the Largemouthed Black Bass (Micropterus Salmoides) and the Spotted Bass (Micropterus Puctulatus SSP) in North and East Texas Lakes
This study is based on the examinations and analyses of 388 largemouthed black bass (Micropterus salmoides) and 118 spotted black bass (Micropterus puctulatus ssp.) which were collected over a period of three years from 9 lakes in the North-Central and East Texas areas. The results should show the following: (1) the average age of the black bass in each of the nine reservoirs in Texas; (2) the growth rate of the bass in these reservoirs; (3) the feeding habits of the bass in all reservoirs studied; (4) a comparison of the growth rates of the largemouthed and spotted basses; and (5) a comparison of the growth rates of bass from Texas and Oklahoma. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96895/
Personality Trait Differences between Popular and Unpopular Children
It is the purpose of this study to contribute some scientific data toward the construction of a more valid rating scale for use in the classroom situation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96892/
A Study of the Leisure Time Activities of the Boys of Big Spring High School During the School Year 1948-1949 and the Summer of 1949 with Recommendations for the Future Development of the High School Physical Education and the City Recreation Program
The purposes of this study were: (1) to determine by grade groups how the boys of Big Spring High School spend their leisure time, (2) to gain information for use in broadening the instruction in physical education and recreation, (3) to have information for possible recommendations for the physical education department and city recreation program. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96891/
A Study of the Reading-Readiness Program in the Elementary Schools of Collin County to Determine the Extent to Which it is Planned to Meet Present Educational Theory
The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the reading readiness program of the elementary schools in Collin County, Texas, to determine whether the program is planned in accord with modern theories of education, or administered in the traditional manner of considering the subject. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96894/
A Study of the Craftsmen of Ancient and Medieval Civilizations to Show the Influence of their Training on our Present Day Method of Trade Education
The problem is a study of the craftsmen of ancient and medieval civilizations to show the influence of their training on our present day method of trade education. The problem is limited to a study of ancient and medieval craftsmen and their methods of vocational training as they existed from the dawn of recorded history until the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The study ends at this point because it is here the apprenticeship system began its decline. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96899/
Walt Whitman's Influence Abroad
This paper is a study of Walt Whitman's influence in England, Northern European countries, Southern Europe, Latin America, and other countries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96893/
A Study of Peer Acceptance in the Newly-Consolidated Northwest High School at Justin, Texas
The primary problem of this study is to investigate statistically the degree of social integration in a newly-consolidated rural high school formed from four previously existing high schools. The sociometric technique is to be used to determine the peer acceptance for the component parts of the school population, to find out, if possible, if the process of combining the four schools has created an atmosphere which is contributing to the more effective social adjustment of all the students. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96910/
Organizational Alignment
This paper discusses organizational alignment and digital preservation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97935/
Pictures of Charlotte: The Illustrated Charlotte Temple and Her Readers
Article on the illustrated Charlotte Temple and her readers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97934/
Strategies for Sustaining Digital Libraries
This book is a collection of essays on sustaining digital libraries. The essays report on early findings from pioneers who have worked to establish digital libraries, not merely as experimental projects, but as ongoing services and collections intended to be sustained over time in ways consistent with the long-held practices of print-based libraries. Particularly during this period of extreme technological transition, it is imperative that programs across the nation and indeed the world - actively share their innovations, experiences, and techniques in order to begin cultivating new standard practices. The collective sentiment of the field is that we must begin to transition from a punctuated, project-based mode of advancing innovative information services to an ongoing programmatic mode of sustaining digital libraries for the long haul. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97962/
QR Codes: Best Practices and Tips to Help Libraries Market Valuable Electronic Resources
This presentation discusses Quick Response (QR) codes. QR codes leverage the power of smartphones to connect digital data to real-world surfaces. The author provides tips and best practices to help libraries market their valuable electronic resources using QR codes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97963/
Free Culture and the Digital Library Symposium Proceedings 2005
This book of proceedings includes seventeen papers from a symposium held at Emory University. The symposium papers discuss subjects relating to free culture in digital libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97947/
Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works
The preface states that the work includes citations of articles, books, and technical reports on digital curation, mostly published between 2000 and 2011 in English. The bibliogrphy doesnot cover conference papers, digital media works, editorials, presentation slides, unpublished e-prints, or weblog postings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98135/
Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation
The "Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation" (ANADP) conference was held at the National Library of Estonia, from May 23-25, 2011. More than 125 delegates from more than 20 countries were gathered in Tallinn, Estonia and explored how to create and sustain international collaborations to support the preservation of digital cultural memory. This publication contains a collection of peer-reviewed essays that were developed by conference panels and attendees in the months following ANADP. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98130/
Marie Antoinette
Biography of Marie Antoinette, starting with the death of Charles VI, emperor of Austria, in 1770. It includes a description of her childhood, her life as queen, and her trial and execution. Each chapter heading includes a short summary of events. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98136/
Core Infrastructure Considerations for Large Digital Libraries
This study examines basic functional aspects of large digital libraries and draws on examples of existing digital libraries to illustrate their varying approaches to storage and content delivery, metadata approaches and harvesting, search and discovery, services and applications, and system sustainability. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98133/
Informe de la Comision de la Verdad Para El Salvador: Anexos, Tomo 2
Second annex published as part of the United Nations (UN) report from The Commission on the Truth for El Salvador (La Comision de la Verdad para El Salvador). This section includes supplementary documentation of the Commission's work: statistical analysis of testimony received, lists of victims, lists of disappeared persons, a list of members of the armed forces who were killed, and a list of members of the Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) who were killed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98131/
Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 43, Number 1, Spring 2012
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Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling is the official publication of the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA). The JARC is published quarterly, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. JARC is a journal of opinion and research in professional rehabilitation counseling and addresses the needs of individuals employed in a wide variety of work settings and with wide-ranging professional interests. In the current issue (Vol. 43, No.1), the following four articles were included: -Competitive Employment Outcomes of Vocational Rehabilitation (Frank H. Martin, Richard T. Walls, Martin G. Brodwin, Randall M. Parker, Frances W. Siu,& Ed Kurata), -Rehabilitation Counselors' Awareness,Knowledge, and Skills Regarding Twice-Exceptional Consumers (Susannah M. Wood & Noel Estrada-Hernandez), -Psychiatric Disorders in Incarcerated Women: Treatment and Rehabilitation Needs for Successful Community Reentry (Megan E. McPhail, Donna R. Falvo, & Eileen J. Burker), -Towards an Ecological, Multi-Modal Approach to Increase Employment for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Robert L. Morgan & Jared C. Schultz). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc98132/
This Side of the Border: The Mexican Revolution through the Lens of American Photographer Otis A. Aultman
This presentation discusses the Mexican Revolution, as seen through the camera lens of American photographer Otis A. Aultman. In 2009, El Paso Public Library's Archivist Marta Estrada received a grant from the UNT Libraries to digitize a portion of their Otis Aultman Photograph Collection and add it to The Portal to Texas History. El Paso Public Library's collection on the Portal consists of more than 500 digitized glass plate negative photographs that documents the Mexican Revolution through the eyes of Mr. Aultman, many of which have not been seen for a century. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102278/
Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals For Smart Staff Development
This presentation discusses setting goals for staff. This presentation will talk about writing SMART goals that are clear and achievable and that meet the needs of the organization and its individuals for training. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102298/
Using Assessment to Guide Strategic Planning
This presentation discusses using assessments to guide strategic planning. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102277/
Feeling Animal: Pet-Making and Mastery in the Slave's Friend
Article on an American Anti-Slavery Society periodical, the 'Slave's Friend,' which ran from 1836 to 1839. The author describes the abolitionist sentiment and the animal metaphor. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102275/
Is It Really That Bad? Verifying the extent of full-text linking problems
This presentation is for a workshop and discusses a methodology for addressing full-text linking problems. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102282/
Legacy TRAIL Content Conversion Plan: Blue Angel Technology Crawls
This report was prepared for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). It outlines the current state of and future conversion roadmap for the content captured by Blue Angel Technologies during the time period of 2002-2006 for TSLAC as part of the Texas Resource and Information Locator Service (TRAIL). This document will give a history of the data stored at the University of North Texas Libraries and information about the makeup of the collection as it exists in 2011, including the physical layout on disk, number of files, and MIME types. Finally, this document outlines a conversion path from the current file based organization system to a standard archival data format for inclusion in a future TRAIL discovery interface. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102302/
What If... ? Analysis of Demand-Driven Acquisitions of E-Books at UNT
This poster discusses Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) of e-books at UNT. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102304/
DDA and STEM @ UNT: What we have learned
This presentation discusses Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at the University of North Texas (UNT). For the Texas STEM Librarians' Conference, the author will present data and information about the pilot program, and how the Discovery Collection and the purchased titles are distributed, particularly regarding the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102303/
Mining Newspaper Archives
This presentation discusses mining online newspaper archives. The topics in this presentation include the types of information found in these newspapers, the technology and standards for digitizing newspapers and offering effective search and navigation, ways to search, view, and browse the newspapers and how to use the search results. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc103254/
Biography indexes reviewed
Article discussing research on biography reviews and indexes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc103252/
James (Santa Fe) Galloway’s Alabado And The Musical Traditions Of The Penitentes
This dissertation explores the musical traditions of the Penitentes of New Mexico and how these traditions influenced James (Santa Fe) Galloway’s Alabado for soprano, alto flute, and piano. Due to geographical isolation and religious seclusion the music of the Penitential Brotherhood is not well known outside of these New Mexican communities. The focus of this study, as pertaining to the music of the Penitentes, is the alabado “Por el rastro de la cruz,” and the pito, a handmade wooden flute. Included in this paper are transcriptions of pito melodies performed by Vicente Padilla, Cleofes Vigil, Emilio Ortiz, and Reginald Fisher, which have been transcribed by John Donald Robb, William R. Fisher, Reginald Fisher, and Rebecca Weidman-Winter. Few resources are available on Galloway or Alabado, an unpublished work, yet the popularity of this piece is apparent from the regular performances at the National Flute Association Conventions and by flutists throughout the United States. This paper represents a significant contribution to the study of Alabado, the composer, and how this composition reflects the music, history, and people of New Mexico. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc103408/
Validation Of The Facet Satisfaction Scale (Fss): An Evaluative Approach To Assessing Facet Job Satisfaction
Job satisfaction has, and continues to be an important construct of interest to researchers and practitioners alike. However, conflicting operational definitions and inconsistent measurement systems have reduced the efficacy of the construct in predicting important job-related outcomes for organizations and their employees. The Facet Satisfaction Scale (FSS) was designed to overcome these deficiencies by creating a facet-based measure that assesses job satisfaction in accordance with recent definitions of the construct. Reliability and validity analyses were conducted on both the complete and shortened version of the scale. The FSS exhibited evidence of reliability (ranging from .52 to .93 for the shortened FSS, and .53 to .96 for the complete FSS). Evidence of scale validity was also obtained through the use of construct, content, and criterion-related validity measures. Implications of the study on future research on job satisfaction are discussed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc103414/
The “Dallas Way” in the Gayborhood: The Creation of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community in Dallas, Texas, 1965-1986
This thesis describes the creation of the gay and lesbian community in Dallas, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Employing more than seventy-five sources, this work chronicles the important contributions the gay men and lesbians of Dallas have made in the struggle for gay civil rights. This thesis adds to the studies of gay and lesbian history by focusing on a region of the United States that has been underrepresented, the South. In addition, this work addresses the conflicts that arise within the community between men and women. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc103411/
Biodegradable Poly(hydroxy Butyrate-co-valerate) Nanocomposites And Blends With Poly(butylene Adipate-co-terephthalate) For Sensor Applications
The utilization of biodegradable polymers is critical for developing “cradle to cradle” mindset with ecological, social and economic consequences. Poly(hydroxy butyrate-co-valerate) (PHBV) shows significant potential for many applications with a polypropylene equivalent mechanical performance. However, it has limitations including high crystallinity, brittleness, small processing window, etc. which need to be overcome before converting them into useful products. Further the development of biodegradable strain sensing polymer sensors for structural health monitoring has been a growing need. In this dissertation I utilize carbon nanotubes as a self sensing dispersed nanofiller. The impact of its addition on PHBV and a blend of PHBV with poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (PBAT) polymer was examined. Nanocomposites and blends of PHBV, PBAT, and MWCNTs were prepared by melt-blending. The effect of MWCNTs on PHBV crystallinity, crystalline phase, quasi-static and dynamic mechanical property was studied concurrently with piezoresistive response. In PHBV/PBAT blends a rare phenomenon of melting point elevation by the addition of low melting point PBAT was observed. The blends of these two semicrystalline aliphatic and aromatic polyesters were investigated by using differential scanning calorimetry, small angle X-ray scattering, dynamic mechanical analysis, surface energy measurement by contact angle method, polarized optical and scanning electron microscopy, and rheology. The study revealed a transition of immiscible blend compositions to miscible blend compositions across the 0-100 composition range. PHBV10, 20, and 30 were determined to be miscible blends based on a single Tg and rheological properties. The inter-relation between stress, strain, morphological structure and piezoresistive response of MWCNT filled PHBV and PHBV/PBAT blend system was thoroughly investigated. The outcomes of piezoreistivity study indicated MWCNT filled PHBV and PHBV/PBAT blend system as a viable technology for structural health monitoring. Finally, the compostability of pure polymer, blend system, and MWCNT filled system was studied indicating that PBAT and CNT decreased the biodegradability of PHBV with CNT being a better contributor than PBAT. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc103405/
The Failed Bombing Offensive: A Reexamination Of The Combined Bomber Offensive In 1943
For decades nations have debated how to successfully employ air power. In 1943 the United States and Great Britain launched a massive strategic bombing campaign against Germany. The two sides agreed to a flawed plan due to the fundamental differences on bombing doctrine. As a result, the campaign was fraught with issues that remained largely unresolved in 1943. Without a clearly defined plan, the Allies were unable to determine which commands or targets received priority throughout the offensive. This ultimately led to a confused and unfocused campaign. High losses and inconclusive results derailed the American bombing effort. By November, the two sides agreed that the entire bombing offensive was either behind schedule or had failed entirely. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc103402/
Interfacial Electrochemistry of Copper and Spectro-Electrochemical Characterization of Oxygen Reduction Reaction
The first part of this dissertation highlights the contents of the electrochemical characterization of Cu and its electroplating on Ru-based substrates. The growth of Ru native oxide does diminish the efficiency of Cu plating on Ru surface. However, the electrochemical formed irreversible Ru hydrate dioxide (RuOxHy) shows better coverage of Cu UPD. The conductive Ru oxides are directly plateable liner materials as potential diffusion barriers for the IC fabrication. The part II of this dissertation demonstrates the development of a new rapid corrosion screening methodology for effective characterization Cu bimetallic corrosion in CMP and post-CMP environments. The corrosion inhibitors and antioxidants were studied in this dissertation. In part III, a new SEC methodology was developed to study the ORR catalysts. This novel SEC cell can offer cheap, rapid optical screening results, which helps the efficient development of a better ORR catalyst. Also, the SEC method is capable for identifying the poisoning of electrocatalysts. Our data show that the RuOxHy processes several outstanding properties of ORR such as high tolerance of sulfation, high kinetic current limitation and low percentage of hydrogen peroxide. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc103416/
Exploration Of Energy And Area Efficient Techniques For Coarse-grained Reconfigurable Fabrics
Coarse-grained fabrics are comprised of multi-bit configurable logic blocks and configurable interconnect. This work is focused on area and energy optimization techniques for coarse-grained reconfigurable fabric architectures. In this work, a variety of design techniques have been explored to improve the utilization of computational resources and increase energy savings. This includes splitting, folding, multi-level vertical interconnect. In addition to this, I have also studied fully connected homogeneous and heterogeneous architectures, and 3D architecture. I have also examined some of the hybrid strategies of computation unit’s arrangements. In order to perform energy and area analysis, I selected a set of signal and image processing benchmarks from MediaBench suite. I implemented various fabric architectures on 90nm ASIC process from Synopsys. Results show area improvement with energy savings as compared to baseline architecture. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc103413/