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In Memoriam H.W. Reese

Description: In Memoriam H. W. Reese is written for chamber orchestra and small mixed chorus, in honor of the composer's father, Hardy W. Reese (March 22, 1926-Nov. 23, 1982). The piece is written in one continuous movement with a total duration of approximately fifteen minutes. Within the work there are three distinct sections, each on texts dealing with a different stage in the process of reconciliation with death.
Date: May 1985
Creator: Reese, Janette E.

Missa Salve Regina

Description: Missa Salve Regina, a five movement work, is approximately twenty minutes in duration. The work is a setting of the Ordinary of the Mass in Latin with additional text in the vernacular drawn from the writings of Miguel de Unamuno. The composition is scored for four speaking soloists (SATB), mixed chorus (SATB, percussion (player 1: tam tam, three suspended cymbal, bass drum, three tom-toms, glockenspiel, maracas, and marimba), and digital synthesizer optionally on tape. The Missa Salve Regina is concerned with the spiritual implications of the mass and its ritual. The music is composed for both concert presentation and use within the liturgy and deals with the conflict between faith and reason in the human mind, discussed at length, by Unamuno.
Date: May 1985
Creator: Waschka, Rodney, II, 1958-

The squirrel cage

Description: The Squirrel Cage is an intermedia composition set in three scenes and two interludes. The composition is based on the short story "The Squirrel Cage" by Thomas M. Disch. Robin Kay Willoughby created the libretto for the composition.
Date: August 1985
Creator: Kloth, Timothy Tom

Immune response of the rat to outer membrane proteins of Legionella pneumophila

Description: Outer membrane proteins (OMPs) were recovered from eleven strains (eight serogroups) of Legionella pneumophila by sequential treatment with Tris buffer (pH 8), citrate buffer(pH 2.75) and Tris buffer (pH 8). Transmission electron microscopy revealed clearly the separation of the outer membrane from the bacteria.
Date: August 1985
Creator: Ahanotu, Ejemihu Ndu

Remarks and reflections on French recitative: ban inquiry into performance practice based on the observations of Bénigne de Bacilly, Jean-Léonor de Grimarest, and Jean-Baptiste Dubos

Description: This study concerns the declaimed performance of recitative in early French opera. Because the dramatic use of the voice was crucial to the opera genre, this investigation begins with a survey of historical definitions of declamation. Once the topic has been described, the thesis proceeds to thoroughly study three treatises dealing with sung recitation: Bacilly's Remarques curieuses, Grimarest's Traité de recitatif, and Dubos' Reflexions critiques.
Date: August 1985
Creator: Reid, Michael A. (Michael Alan)

Alpha-adrenergic modulation of coronary blood flow and cardiac function during exercise in dogs

Description: In the president study alpha-receptor modulation of coronary flow and cardiac function was examined in exercising dogs, chronically instrumented to measure: circumflex blood flow velocity (CFV), heart rate (HR), global left ventricular function (LVP and dp/dtmax) and regional left ventricular function (%SL and dL/dt(s)max).
Date: December 1985
Creator: Overn, Steven P. (Steven Paul)

The intracellular location of carotenoid pigments in the yeast- phase of Wangiella dermatitidis

Description: Carotenoids in W. dermatitids were found to be associated with membranes of lipid globules and/or proteins dispersed in the lipids in the yeast-phase of the organism. The lipid globules increase in size and the pigment concentrations increase with age of the cell. Electron micrographs show these organelles to be surrounded by a single unit membrane. The free carotenoids are extractable with ethyl ether from pigmented fractions of osmotically ruptured protoplasts only after the sample has been treated with acetone, indicating the pigment is non-covalently bound, presumably to a protein.
Date: August 1985
Creator: Foster, Linda Ann

Cindy's feller: an adaptation of Cinderella

Description: The problem with which this thesis is concerned is that of writing and directing an adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella. This study is a culmination of research on children's theatre, and the writing and producing of children's plays. The research led to the writing of the first draft of Cindy's Feller, an adaptation of Cinderella, beginning with a scenario which utilized a country-western theme. Upon completion of the first draft, the play was produced at North Texas State University during the summer of 1981. Stage directions of the play, a director's log of daily rehearsals, and an evaluation of the final productions were recorded to provide a stimulus for the writing of a final draft of Cindy's Feller and the preparation of this thesis.
Date: May 1985
Creator: Starcher, Mary E.

An investigation of extrinsic laryngeal muscle responses to auditory stimulation

Description: The purpose of this study was to provide, through systematic investigation, empirical data to support or reject the assumption that auditory stimulation by discrete pitches evokes consistent muscle responses in the extrinsic laryngeal muscles. The study was an electromyographic investigation of specific upper and lower extrinsic laryngeal muscles as stimulated by two specific pitch stimuli. The responses were evoked by auditory stimulation, without vocalization.
Date: August 1985
Creator: Wallace, Jerry D. (Jerry Don)

An analysis of the changes that occurred during a decade in the sculpture of James Surls

Description: The purpose of this thesis was to relate experiences and philosophies of James Surls to his art in order to determine changes in his artistic style. The problem was to study Surls' sculpture in approximately one decade in order to determine changes in his style, to determine which sculptures are important in making these changes, and to analyze how and why these changes occurred.
Date: December 1985
Creator: Suess, Susan E. (Susan Elaine)

Interaction of Legionella Pneumophila and selected algae and response to disinfectants

Description: Two species of cyanobacteria (Fischeralla sp. 29161 and Phormidium autumnale) and one species of green algae (Fritschiella tuberosa) were found to promote survival of Legionella pneumophila in mineral salts medium cocultures. During the early stage of incubation Fischerella sp. supported growth of Legionella pneumophila even though the bacteria would not grow in the algae-free basal medium.
Date: December 1985
Creator: Ko, Chi-mei

Computerized voice recognition and environmental control with a person who is severely physically involved and profoundly mentally retarded

Description: The problem of this study was to conduct a systematic application and evaluation of the appropriateness of a computerized voice control system with a subject having the severe multihandicaps of profound mental retardation, quadriplegia, and limited communication skills. This research was an effort to establish if a computer could compensate for some of the physical limitations of the subject.
Date: May 1985
Creator: Brown, Carrie Costello

Purification and characterization of glycogen synthase from Ascaris suum

Description: Glycogen synthase, the enzyme that catalyzes the rate-limiting reaction of glycogen syntheses has been purified and characterized from Ascaris suum muscle. Glycogen in the crude extract was digested to release the enzyme, eluted from a DE52 cellulose column and then applied to a Sepharose affinity column. The purified Ascaris enzyme was found to be homologous to the mammalian enzyme with regard to subunit and holoenzyme Mr^3 allosteric activation, substrate affinity and covalent modification. However, the association between Ascaris glycogen synthase and endogenous glycogen differed from that in mammalian systems.
Date: August 1985
Creator: Hannigan, Linda L. (Linda Lucile)

Investigation of the developmental profile of chromosomal proteins in Zea mays

Description: Histone proteins were examined during development in the meiotic elongate and a genetically close line N6HT. Histones were also extracted from an F1 (el x N6Ht). Comparisonc beteen the histone samples from each line of N6HT and elongate, and the F1 for leaf, root, and stem were inconclusive. A tassel sample form elongate exhibited a markedly slower migrating band that was not present in N6HT. The histone profiles of elongate and N6HT also differed. Each line N6HT and elongate exhibited three protein bands in the H1 region. Maize histone samples have been shown to exhibit four major H1 bands. The possibility exists that an H1 protein altered in its molecular weight and possibly in its interaction with the chromosome is present in elongate.
Date: May 1985
Creator: Jordan, Berry Lyn

Style and technique in selected works for tuba and electronic prepared tape: a lecture recital, together with three recitals of selected works of V. Persichetti, A. Capuzzi, E. Gregson, W. Ross, N.K. Brown, and others

Description: This study explores general stylistic characteristics of a sample of frequently performed works for solo tuba with prepared tape. Preliminary material includes a brief overview of the status of electronic music in the solo tuba repertoire as well as a short survey of the development of electronic music.
Date: December 1985
Creator: Holmes, William D. (William Dewey)

A comparison of straight-stained, Q-stained, and reverse flourescent-stained cell lines for detection of fragile sites on the human X chromosome

Description: Cell cultures were examined for percentage of fragile sites seen in straight-stained, Q-stained and reverse fluorescent-stained preparations. In all cases, percentage of fragile site expression was decreased when compared to straight-stained preparations. However, fragile sites seen in Q- and RF-stain could be identified as on X chromosomes.
Date: May 1985
Creator: Coultas, Susan L. (Susan Lynette)

Heinrich Zille's Berlin: selected themes from 1900 to 1914 : the triumph of "art from the gutter"

Description: Heinrich Zille (1858-1929), an artist whose creative vision was concentrated on Berlin's working class , portrayed urban life with devastating accuracy and earthy humor. His direct and often crude rendering linked his drawing and prints with other artists who avoided sentimentality and idealization in their works.
Date: May 1985
Creator: Nordstrom, Catherine Simke

Complex polymers of ADP-ribose occur in vitro and in vivo

Description: The work presented here included the development of a highly sensitive method to estimate the size and complexity of poly(ADP-ribose). This involved radiolabeling of the precursor pools, purification of polymers using a boronate resin, polymer fractionation according to size by molecular sieve chromatography and analysis of polymer complexity by enzymatic digestion to nucleotides which were quantified by strong anion exchange chromatography.
Date: May 1985
Creator: Alvarez-Gonzalez, Rafael

Children's ability to recognize visually occluded stimuli

Description: The purpose of this research was to study children's ability to recognize partially occluded images. Tasks were constructed which consisted of occluded images from video games, trademarks, and household objects. The tasks were administered to third and sixth grade students at two elementary schools in Arlington, Texas. The researcher discovered no significant differences between the scores of males and females except for the males' higher score on the video game task .
Date: May 1985
Creator: Young, Jeffry R. (Jeffry Ray)

U.S. Foreign Policy and the Soviet Gas Pipeline to Western Europe

Description: This paper surveys U.S. foreign policy in the late 1970s and early 1980s as the American administration reacted to the Soviet Union's interventions in Afghanistan and Poland and to its planned gas pipeline to Western Europe. Chapter I outlines the origins of the pipeline project; Chapters II and III describe U.S. foreign policy toward the Soviets during the Carter and Reagan administrations. Chapter IV focuses on the economic sanctions imposed against the Soviet Union by the United States and their failure to block or delay the pipeline, and Chapter V stresses the inability of economic sanctions-- in this and other instances--to achieve political ends.
Date: August 1985
Creator: Al-Imam, Jamal D.

A Study Comparing Sexual Knowledge and Sexual Attitudes Among Selected College Students in Texas

Description: This study compared the sexual knowledge and sexual attitudes of college students. Utilizing the Sex Knowledge Inventory - Form Y and the Valois Sexual Attitudes Questionnaire, data was gathered from 203 students. Analysis of the data concluded no significant differences between the sexual knowledge of or the sexual attitudes of male and female subjects. A significant difference, at .01, was found between the attitudes of subjects scoring either low or high in sexual knowledge. Individuals with lower knowledge expressed less accepting sexual attitudes, while those with higher knowledge expressed more accepting sexual attitudes. Lastly, the correlation of sexual knowledge with attitude indicated a positive association to exist between high sexual knowledge and various' sexual topics.
Date: August 1985
Creator: Lohrke, Cheryl Lynn