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Building an Online Academic Profile

Building an Online Academic Profile

Date: March 6, 2015
Creator: Waugh, Laura & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Presentation for the Toulouse Graduate School spring workshop series. This presentation discusses building an online academic profile.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Laser Machining of Structural Ceramics: An Integrated Experimental and Numerical Approach for Surface Finish

Laser Machining of Structural Ceramics: An Integrated Experimental and Numerical Approach for Surface Finish

Date: March 2, 2013
Creator: Vora, Hitesh D. & Dahotre, Narendra B.
Description: Poster awarded first place in the 2013 UNT Graduate Exhibition in the Engineering category. This poster discusses laser machining of structural ceramics and an integrated experimental and numerical approach for surface finish.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering
Online Lecture As an Alternative Method of Instruction in College Classrooms: Measuring the Effects of Alternating In-class with Online Lectures in Two Sections of an Undergraduate Introduction to Behavior Analysis Course

Online Lecture As an Alternative Method of Instruction in College Classrooms: Measuring the Effects of Alternating In-class with Online Lectures in Two Sections of an Undergraduate Introduction to Behavior Analysis Course

Date: May 2013
Creator: Treacher, Kay G.
Description: Online instruction is becoming increasingly common at universities; however, there is little single subject research concerning the effectiveness of the online lecture format. We investigated whether online lecture could replace in-class lecture in two sections of an undergraduate Introduction to Behavior Analysis course without detrimentally affecting student learning. Using an adapted alternating treatments design, online and in-class lecture formats were counterbalanced across the two course sections. Experimenters collected data on lecture attendance/access, percent correct on the weekly quiz, and student report on lecture format preference. The data show that, within the context of this class, students performed equally in the weekly quiz regardless of lecture format; further, that this is consistent when looking at individual student data and mean data. However, although students stated a preference for online lecture in the questionnaire, a greater percentage of students attended in-class lecture than accessed online lecture.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Net Hydrogenation of Pt-NHPh Bond Is Catalyzed by Elemental Pt

Net Hydrogenation of Pt-NHPh Bond Is Catalyzed by Elemental Pt

Date: March 11, 2010
Creator: Webb, Joanna R.; Pierpont, Aaron W.; Munro-Leighton, Colleen; Gunnoe, T. Brent; Cundari, Thomas R., 1964- & Boyle, Paul D.
Description: This article discusses the net hydrogenation of Pt-NHPh bond catalyzed by elemental Pt.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
Mineral-filled polypropylene: Improvement of scratch resistance

Mineral-filled polypropylene: Improvement of scratch resistance

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Date: December 2001
Creator: Khatib, Jamal F.
Description: A potential alternative to acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and polycarbonate+ABS (PC+ABS), pigmented mineral-filled polypropylene (PP) finds an opening in automotive interior components such as instrument panels, knee bolsters, consoles, etc. Because of the lack of surface aesthetics, pigmented mineral-filled PP is experiencing a limitation to its acceptance in many applications. This study focuses on exploring various mineral fillers and additives in polypropylene to provide a material with enhanced scratch resistance. Several physical properties including Rockwell and Shore D hardness are investigated, and it is determined that Filler W improves scratch resistance. It is also determined that Filler T-filled-PP has poor scratch resistance even with the addition of a lubricant.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Academic Affairs Strategic Plan 2013-2017

Academic Affairs Strategic Plan 2013-2017

Date: 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Description: University of North Texas Academic Affairs Strategic Plan 2013-2017 contains information about vision of the Academic Plan Committee from the previous year (2012-2013) and Minutes/Outcomes for Retention Data Workshop (January 2013). It also includes President's Enrollment and Administrative Council Annual Enrollment Direction Priorities Update.
Contributing Partner: University of North Texas
Examination of the Relationship Between Glucuronic Acid and Vascular Damage in Rats

Examination of the Relationship Between Glucuronic Acid and Vascular Damage in Rats

Date: May 2013
Creator: Moore, Ryan
Description: The goal of this experiment was to examine the role of glucuronic acid in the development of vascular damage in the kidneys and retinas of diabetic individuals. Glucuronic acid was provided to rats in their water at various concentrations in order to increase plasma levels of the compound. Kidneys and retinas were excised and compared to control specimens using microscopy to determine the effect of elevated blood glucuronic acid levels on the occurrence of microaneurysms in renal capillary networks. No differences were seen between the treatment and control groups. Further study needs to be conducted to determine a more suitable time frame for this experiment.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Introducing Name Authority into an ETD Collection

Introducing Name Authority into an ETD Collection

Date: July 3, 2014
Creator: Waugh, Laura; Tarver, Hannah & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: Article on introducing name authority into a large electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) collection.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Novel Role of Trypsin in Zebrafish

Novel Role of Trypsin in Zebrafish

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Date: May 2013
Creator: Alsrhani, Abdullah Falleh
Description: It has been shown previously in our laboratory that zebrafish produce trypsin from their gills when they are under stress, and this trypsin is involved in thrombocyte activation via PAR2 during gill bleeding. In this study, I investigated another role of the trypsin that is secreted from zebrafish. This investigation has demonstrated a novel role of trypsin in zebrafish. Not only did this investigation demonstrate the role of trypsin in zebrafish behavior, but also it showed that PAR2 might be the receptor that is involved in trypsin-mediated behavioral response. In addition, we have shown that Gq and ERK inhibitors are able to block the trypsin pathway and prevent the escaping behavior. Finally, the results of this investigation suggest that the cells that respond to trypsin are surface cells, which have an appearance similar to that of neuromast cells.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
PTSD Symptoms and Dominant Emotional Response to a Traumatic Event: An Examination of DSM-IV Criterion A2

PTSD Symptoms and Dominant Emotional Response to a Traumatic Event: An Examination of DSM-IV Criterion A2

Date: August 2011
Creator: Valentine, Lisa M.
Description: To qualify for a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder the DSM-IV requires that individuals report dominant emotions of fear, helplessness, and horror during the trauma. Despite this stipulation, traumatic events can elicit a myriad of emotions other than fear such as anger, guilt or shame, sadness, and numbing. The present study examined which emotional reactions to a stressful event in a college student sample are associated with the highest levels of PTSD symptoms. Results suggest mixed support for the DSM-IV criteria. Although participants who experienced a dominant emotion of fear reported high PTSD symptomatology, participants who experienced anger, disgust-related emotions, and sadness reported PTSD symptoms of equivalent severity. Participants also reported experiencing other emotions more frequently than they reported experiencing fear. Coping style was unrelated to dominant emotion experienced; however, dysfunctional coping was associated with worse outcomes in terms of PTSD symptoms. These results have diagnostic and treatment limitations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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