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Procedures Used in Overcoming Negative Attitudes Toward School Music
The purpose of this study is to determine some probable effects of certain procedures in overcoming negative attitudes toward school music and to show the possibilities of locating and eliminating some of the factors associated with children's difficulties in music.
Shaw's Economic Theories as Found in His Plays
This paper contains, somewhat in detail, Shaw's ideas of the economic relations of man, as they are stated in his political writings and upheld in his plays.
The Effect of a Child Development Unit on Attitudes of Homemaking Students
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a unit on child development, planned cooperatively by the teacher and pupils, is effective in changing the attitudes of junior high school girls toward younger children.
Reading with a Purpose to Improve Comprehension
The problem of this study was to demonstrate the possible effects that reading with a definite purpose has upon the improvement of comprehension in reading.
The Relationship Between Intelligence and Personality of Sixty-two Sixth-Grade Pupils
The problem is to determine to what extent there is a relationship between a child's personality and his intelligence. As a basis for such a comparison, a study was made of sixty-two sixth-grade pupils in the Benjamin Franklin School in Wichita Falls, Texas.
An Investigation of Microbial Antagonism in Ten Denton County, Texas Soils
This thesis is concerned primarily with the growth and detection of soil microorganisms in ten Denton County, Texas, soils antagonistic to a specific gram-positive and a specific gram-negative bacterial organism.
A Study of Trends in the Conduct of Interscholastic League Baseball in Conference A High Schools in Texas
The investigator had the following purposes in undertaking the present study: 1. To determine administrative practices for the conduct of Interscholastic League baseball programs. 2. To determine common practices in coaching baseball in Conference A high schools in Texas. 3. To determine the organization of baseball practice periods.
An Occupational Therapy Curriculum Study
In order to provide an understanding of the curricula of the colleges and universities active in the training of occupational therapists and to assist in gaining knowledge from their experience, this study attempts to analyze the training program of all these schools. The available information, as well as a resulting "connecting thread" in these different curricula, will aid any college or university that wishes to accept the challenge of the aforementioned demand in establishing an outstanding department of occupational therapy.
Certain Physical Traits as Factors in Social Acceptance
The purpose of this study is fourfold: (1) to determine the relationship between sociometric status and specific physique types; (2) to determine the relationship between personal appearance and sociometric status; (3) to determine the relationship between sociometric status and physical defects; (4) to determine the relationship between sociometric status and chronic absenteeism.
W. Lee O'Daniel : Business Man to Politician
This thesis relates the rise of W. Lee O'Daniel from businessman to governor of Texas and eventually to United States senator.
Strong Verbs in English
The purpose of this study is to give a brief history of the strong verbs in Old English and to trace their development in Middle English and in Modern English, concentrating on the last period. In Modern English two lines of development are of particular interest and importance: the confusion of children and illiterates in using strong verb forms and the treatment of strong verbs in recent grammars. It is hoped that this study will show the pertinence of these verbs and that from this study recommendations can be made as to the simplest procedure for teaching them.
Preparation of Pyridinium Derivatives of 2,3-Dichloro-5(8?)-Nitro-1,4-Naphthoquinone
This paper describes the preparation of pyridine derivatives of 2,3-dichloro-5(8?)-nitro-1,4-naphthoquinone. A method for the nitration of 2,3-dichloro-1,4-naphthoquinone is also described. Certain 4-n-alkyl, 3,4-dialkyl, and 4-cycloalkyl pyridine derivatives are caused to undergo condensation reactions with the nitrated naphthoquinone, giving rise to a series of compounds of the preceding type (X). All of the compounds prepared will be tested for anti-tubercular activity by Parke-Davis and Company.
A Study of Sociometric Perception as Related to Several Other Sociometric Variables
The intent in formulating this study was to examine social perception, as related to several sociometric variables. By social perception is meant the ability of an individual to estimate correctly the feelings of his associates toward him, in terms of their desiring or not desiring him as a close friend.
A Study of the Philosophy of William Torrey Harris and his Contributions to Industrial Arts
This study was made to determine the philosophical contribution to the field of education by William Torrey Harris as set forth in his contribution to industrial arts.
Orientation Methods and Techniques Used in the Elementary Schools in the Lower Rio Grande Valley with Latin-American Beginners
The purpose of the study was to determine what methods and techniques seem to be the best in helping the beginning Latin-American child to understand the written and oral English as taught by our schools today and to what extent these methods and techniques meed democratic and psychological criteria governing such a program.
An Experimental Investigation of the Relationship Between Perception of Parental Acceptance and Social Acceptability of Adolescents
The purpose of this study is twofold. One is that of developing an instrument for determining a child's concept of how he is thought of by his mother and his father; in other words, a method of measuring parental acceptance as it is perceived by the child, himself. The development of this instrument will be discussed in Chapter IV. The second purpose of this study is that of determining whether or not there is any significant relationship between the child's perception of parental acceptance and the social acceptability of the child, as measured by a sociometric instrument.
James P. Haney's Contribution to Industrial Arts
The study of James Parton Haney is threefold in purpose. The first purpose is to study the life and educational background of Haney in order to gain an understanding of the man and his educational objectives. A second purpose is to gain an insight into Haney's philosophy of education, and the third purpose is to examine the available writings of Haney in an attempt to analyze his philosophy of industrial arts as a phase of general education.
Nitrogen Derivatives of I-phenylazimidoquinone
A series of analogous reactions employing as a nucleus I-phenylazimidoquinone has been investigated.
Characterization in Valle-Inclan's Novels
This thesis covers a biography and principal influence of Valle-Inclan, the Sonata novels, Carlist war novels, the Comedias Barbaras, and Flor de Santidad and Tirano Baderas.
The Historical and Technical Development of the United States and Confederate States Navies during the Civil War
This study will cover the period between 1861 and 1865. It will cover within that period of time, the technical and historical advance of the navy through the Civil War. The technical approach will cover the advancements in design, engineering, and armament from the beginning of hostilities to its end, and contrast those advancements with those of the period immediately preceding them and immediately after it, while the historical approach will cover the main engagements of the war and the results of the technical advances. The study will also cover the advancement and growth of the Confederate States Navy, and the effect which the marine designs of that navy had on the designs of the rival United States Navy.
Pathogenic Bacterial Survey in the Trinity River from East Fort Worth, Texas, to South Dallas, Texas
This study was conducted from March 3, through June 2, 1951, in order to determine to what extent pathogenic bacteria were entering the Trinity River between East Fort Worth, Texas and South Dallas, Texas, from municipal sewage disposal plants.
Organizational Alignment
This paper discusses organizational alignment and digital preservation.
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.
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.
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.
Pictures of Charlotte: The Illustrated Charlotte Temple and Her Readers
Article on the illustrated Charlotte Temple and her readers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 43, Number 1, Spring 2012
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).
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.
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.
Using Assessment to Guide Strategic Planning
This presentation discusses using assessments to guide strategic planning.
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.
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.
What If... ? Analysis of Demand-Driven Acquisitions of E-Books at UNT
This poster discusses Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) of e-books at UNT.
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.
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.
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.
Biography indexes reviewed
Article discussing research on biography reviews and indexes.
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.
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.
The Klezmer Influence in Paul Schoenfield’s Klezmer Rondos
Paul Schoenfield’s Klezmer Rondos is a work for flute, male vocalist, and orchestra revised in 1994 according to the score given to me by the composer. A review of current research in klezmer heritage music is the starting point to place Klezmer Rondos in the context of art music infused with klezmer flavor. Klezmer music can be defined as the instrumental folk music of Eastern European Jews, however because of its adaptability and quality of assimilating other cultures within it, this heritage music is constantly in flux. By looking at the research in this field, I describe how the sound of klezmer music has evolved and how popular notions have been formed. The body of this research explores the main musical aspects of Klezmer Rondos that can be tied to the klezmer tradition: scales and thematic materials, improvisatory elements, ornamentation, and instrumentation. Klezmer Rondos moves beyond a simple arrangement of vernacular music for orchestra; it is a fusion of contemporary art music with the elements of klezmer style.
Rehlet Iraqi (An Iraqi Journey)
Rehlet Iraqi was created to depict an Iraqi refugee family’s struggle after fleeing war-torn Iraq. Their struggle is highlighted with hope and high expectations for a better life within the United States. This film emphasizes the toll that emigration has on the life of a family before and after their arrival to Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mythic Archaeologies: The Impact of Visual Culture on the Art and Identity of Four Hopi Artists
This qualitative critical ethnography examines how visual culture impacted the identity and art of four Hopi artists. Sources of data included a personal journal, artists’ interviews, group discussion, art work interpretations, and historical research of Hopi art, visual culture, and issues of native identity. In particular, my analysis focused on issues of power / knowledge relationships, identity construction, and the artist as co-constructor of culture through personal narratives. Implications for art education centered on the concept of storytelling through mythic archaeology situated in identities of past, present, and future.
Patronage, Connoisseurship and Antiquarianism in Georgian England: The Fitzwilliam Music Collection (1763-1815)
In eighteenth-century Britain, many aristocrats studied music, participated as amateurs in musical clubs, and patronized London’s burgeoning concert life. Richard Fitzwilliam, Seventh Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion and Thorncastle (1745-1816), was one such patron and amateur. Fitzwilliam shaped his activities – participation, patronage, and collecting – in a unique way that illustrates his specialized tastes and interests. While as an amateur musician he sang in the Noblemen’s and Gentlemen’s Catch Club (the premiere social club dedicated to musical performance), he rose to the highest level of patronage by spearheading the Handel Commemoration Festival of 1784 and serving for many years as a Director of the Concert of Antient Music, the most prestigious concert series in Georgian Britain. His lasting legacy, however, was his bequest to Cambridge University of his extensive collection of art, books and music, as well as sufficient funds to establish the Fitzwilliam Museum. At the time of his death, Fitzwilliam’s collection of music was the best in the land, save that in the Royal Library. Thus, his collection is ideally suited for examination as proof of his activities, taste and connoisseurship. Moreover, the music in Fitzwilliam’s collection shows his participation in the contemporary musicological debate, evidenced by his advocacy for ancient music, his agreement with the views of Charles Avison and his support for the music of Domenico Scarlatti. On one side of this debate were proponents of learned, ancient music, such as Fitzwilliam and Avison, whose Essay on Musical Expression of 1752 was a milestone in musical criticism. On the other side of the discussion were advocates for the more modern, “classical” style and genres, led by historian Charles Burney.
“Campaigns Replete with Instruction”: Garnet Wolseley’s Civil War Observations and Their Effect on British Senior Staff College Training Prior to the Great War
This thesis addresses the importance of the American Civil War to nineteenth-century European military education, and its influence on British staff officer training prior to World War I. It focuses on Garnet Wolseley, a Civil War observer who eventually became Commander in Chief of the Forces of the British Army. In that position, he continued to write about the war he had observed a quarter-century earlier, and was instrumental in according the Civil War a key role in officer training. Indeed, he placed Stonewall Jackson historian G.F.R. Henderson in a key military professorship. The thesis examines Wolseley’s career and writings, as well as the extent to which the Civil War was studied at the Senior Staff College, in Camberly, after Wolseley’s influence had waned. Analysis of the curriculum from the College archives demonstrates that study of the Civil War diminished rapidly in the ten years prior to World War I.
An Exploration of the Titrating-Delay Match-to-Sample Procedure with Pigeons
The delayed matching‐to‐sample (DMTS) procedure involves the insertion of a delay between the offset of a sample stimulus and the onset of an array of comparison stimuli; one of which is designated as the “correct” match for the sample on each trial. The procedure has served as the base preparation in which the effects of environmental variables on short‐term remembering and is, in many ways, responsible for a refined understanding of the phenomenon. Despite its utility, however, there are a few problems with the DMTS procedure – first, the procedure doesn’t adjust for individual differences and second, the conventional dependent measure, percent of correct trials, is not as sensitive as one might like. The titrating-delay matching to sample (TDMTS) procedure is a variant of the DMTS procedure in which the delays between sample and comparison are adjusted as a function of the subject’s performance. Stable measures of adjusted delay are not only sensitive measures of the performance of interest but they are also automatically tuned to differences across individuals. The study reported here continues our efforts to understand the dynamics of the TDMTS procedure so that it can be used to ask important questions related to short‐term remembering.