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Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 45, Number 4, Winter 2014

Description: 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 special issue (Vol. 45, No.4) of JARC, which focused on the issues related to Ex-Offender Population and Employment, the following six articles were included: - Vulnerability and Marginalization of Adult Ex-Offenders with Disabilities in Community and Employment Reintegration (Debra A. Harley, Becky Cabe, Ralph Woolums, and Tyra Turner-Whittaker) - Engaging Employers and Business in the Hiring of Individuals with Criminal Records (J. Gordon Swensen, John Rakis, Melanie G. Snyder, and Randall E. Loss) - Disability, Race and Ex-Offender Status: The Tri-vector Challenge to Employment (Sonja Feist-Price, Lisa Lavergne, and Michelle Davis) - How Gender of Ex-Offenders Influences Access to Employment Opportunities (Rebecca L. Richardson and Shawn M. Flower) - Aging, Incarceration, and Employment Prospects: Recommendations for Practice and Policy Reform (Tina Maschi, Keith Morgen, Kimberly Westcott, Deborah Viola, and Lindsay Koskinen) - Ex-Offenders in Rural Settings Seeking Employment (Glacia Ethridge, Paige N. Dunlap, Quintin Boston, and Bridget H. Staten).
Date: Winter 2014
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)

The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats

Description: The InteLex electronic edition of The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats contains, complete, the three volumes of The Collected Letters which have appeared in print. In addition, the collection includes all of the letters from the remaining eleven (unpublished) volumes, with dating information (so far as this is known), but lacking the full annotation for which the printed volumes are justly famous. Scholars will therefore have immediate access to the primary texts of the complete edition even while the final editing and annotation for the greater part of it remains in progress. A total of 7,378 new letters are featured in the database. Of these, 88 are newly discovered letters belonging to the 1865-1904 period covered by the three published volumes. The remaining 7,290 letters belong to the 1905-1939 period which will be published in print and with full annotation in future volumes of the edition. Particular note should be made of the fact that the unannotated letters have not received final vetting (which will occur only as they are annotated prior to print publication) and are therefore published here in beta form. Some errors of transcription and of dating may therefore remain within this beta group of letters (although many seemingly obvious errors are in fact Yeats' own sometimes bizarre spelling).
Date: 1986~
Creator: Yeats, William Butler

Modeling wild type and mutant glutathione synthetase.

Description: Glutathione syntethase (GS) is an enzyme that belongs to the ATP-grasp superfamily and catalyzes the second step in the biosynthesis of glutathione. GS has been purified and sequenced from a variety of biological sources; still, its exact mechanism is not fully understood. Four highly conserved residues were identified in the binding site of human GS. Additionally, the G-loop residues that close the active site during catalysis were found to be conserved. Since these residues are important for catalysis, their function was studied computationally by site-directed mutagenesis. Starting from the reported crystal structure of human GS, different conformations for the wild type and mutants were obtained using molecular dynamics technique. The key interactions between residues and ligands were detected and found to be essential for enzyme activity.
Date: August 2004
Creator: Dinescu, Adriana

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 43, Number 3, Fall 2012

Description: 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.3), the following four articles were included: -On Enhancing Competent Work with African American Clients: Challenging Persistent Racial Disparity Trends by Examining the Role of the Working Alliance (Jennifer L. Burris) -Less-Educated Workers in a Skills-Based Economy: Can the Gap be Bridged? (A. Bentley Hankins) -A Qualitative Analysis of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Perceptions of Clinical Supervision (Bryan S. Austin) -Weight Loss Surgery Among Obese Women: Employment Expectations and Outcomes (Adriana Correra, Cynthia Valdez, & Noreen M. Graf)
Date: Autumn 2012
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 43, Number 2, Summer 2012

Description: 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.2), the following four articles were included: -A Closer Look at Distance-Based Supervisory Relationships in Master's Level Rehabilitation Counseling Programs (Stefanie Morissette, Jill L. Bezyak, & J. Norbert Ososkie) -Lung Transplant: Information and Recommendations for Rehabilitation Counselors (Lindsey W. Williams, Eileen J. Burker, Kelly Kazukauskas, & Isabel Neuringer) -Applying Structural Family Therapy with a Mexican-American Family with Children with Disabilities: A Case Study of a Single-Parent Mother (Michael D. Becerra & Stella Michael-Makri) -A Subculture Revealed: Female Cocaine Users' Values and Perceptions (Chuck Reid & Maria Barrera).
Date: Summer 2012
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 44, Number 3, Fall 2013

Description: 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. 44, No.3), the following five articles were included: -Fostering Resilience in Consumers. (By: Natalie A. Buse & Eileen J. Burker). -Use of Evidence-based Practice in Rehabilitation Counseling: Facilitating Recovery and Community Integration for Persons with Schizophrenia. (By Vickie R. Carpenter, Charles Bernacchio, & Eileen J. Burker) -A Pragmatic Approach to Cultural Competency in Vocational Rehabilitation: The Case of Hmong Americans. (By: Joshua D. Southwick, Lillian K. Duran, & Jared C. Schultz) -Family Systems Changes Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Adult Sibling Perspectives. (By: Charles D. Degeneffe, Lynn M. Gagne, & Mark Tucker) -Factors Affecting Vocational Rehabilitation Service Use Among Latino Men with HIV/AIDS: A National Perspective. (By: Paul A. Datti, Liza M. Conyers, & K.B. Boomer).
Date: Autumn 2013
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 45, Number 1, Spring 2014

Description: 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. 45, No.1), the following four articles were included: -National Module for Helping Individuals with Physical Disabilities in Disaster Events. (Amani A. Kettaneh and John R. Slevin) -Assessing and Exploring Racial Identity Development in Therapy: Strategies to Use with Black Consumers. (Erin F. Barnes, Joseph M. Williams, and Frances R. Barnes) -Collaboration Between Rehabilitation Counselors and Secondary Educational Institutions to Optimize Successful Outcomes for High School Students with Disabilities.(Katherine M. Kline & Charity Anne Kurz) -Applying a Resiliency Model to Community Reintegration and Needs in Families with Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for Rehabilitation Counselors.(Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, Julianne Agonis-Frain, Ardis Hanson, Michael Frain, Melanie Sosinski, and Sarah Ehlke) -Compassion & Self-compassion: Exploration of Utility as Potential Components of the Rehabilitation Counseling Profession. (Susan Stuntzner).
Date: Spring 2014
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 43, Number 1, Spring 2012

Description: 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).
Date: Spring 2012
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 44, Number 4, Winter 2013

Description: 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. 44, No.4), the following five articles were included: -Conceptualizing the Use of Cognitive Interventions Among Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Who Experience Depression (Abdoulaye Diallo, Shawn P. Saladin, Darlene A.G. Groomes, Jerome Fischer, & Sandra Hansmann). -Stages of Displacement: The Immigration Experience of Latinos (Cynthia Serrata & Jerry Fischer). -A Guide for Working with Vocational Rehabilitation Clients with Acquired Brain Injury Using the International Classification of Functioning Model (Saara T. Grizzell & Julie F. Smart). -Combat to College: Cognitive Fatigue as a Challenge in Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury: Pilot Study Survey Results (Dan Smee, Sandra Buenrostro, Thomas Garrick, Shoba Sreenivasan, & Linda E. Weinberger). -Agency Type as Predictor of Employment Outcomes for Persons with Visual Impairments: Current Trends and Considerations(Eniko Rak).
Date: Winter 2013
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 45, Number 2, Summer 2014

Description: 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. This edition of JARC sought to high light international trends in contexts such as Asia, India, South Africa, Taiwan, and Uruguay. In the current issue (Vol. 45, No.2), the following articles were included: -International Rehabilitation Points of Impact. (Jenelle S. Pitt & Quintin Boston) -Disability and the Asian Culture. (Kenny K. Yan, Michael P. Accordino, Daniel L. Boutin, & Keith B. Wilson) -Investigating Educators' Views of Sexuality, HIV and AIDS Education in Working with Students with Disabilities in South African Schools(Julia S. Louw, John Kosciulek, & Roy K. Chen) -Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Uruguay: A Rehabilitation Counseling Perspective. (Paola Premuda-Conti & Heber da Cunha) -Beyond Discipline-based Expertise: Preparing Global Leaders in Rehabilitation. (Allen Lewis, Kristin Graham, Abbas Quamar) -Disability in India: The Role of Gender, Family, and Religion. (Shabana Anees) -International Collaborative Cross-Cultural Teaching Project: United States and Taiwan. (Frances W. Siu, Martin G. Brodwin, I-Chun Huang, Erin R. Brodwin, & Christiaan Kier)
Date: Summer 2014
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 44, Number 2, Summer 2013

Description: 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. 44, No.2), the following four articles were included: -Ethical Implications of Confirmation Bias in the Rehabilitation Counseling Relationship. (Jennifer J. Wright-McDougal and Paul J. Toriello) -Determinants of Health Care Access after Spinal Cord Injury. (Veronica Umeasiegbu). -Predicting Employment Outcomes of Asian Americans with Depressive/Mood Disorder from the RSA National Data File. (Jame L. Schaller, Nancy K. Yang, Eun Ji, & Nina Zuna) -The Importance of Positive Client-Staff Social Interactions in Inpatient Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs. (Danielle R. Critten, Jill L. Bezyak, & Juliet H. Fried).
Date: Summer 2013
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 44, Number 1, Spring 2013

Description: 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. 44, No.1), the following five articles were included: -Coordination in Transition Planning: The IEP/IPE Interface (Daniel Steere and Caroline DiPipi-Hoy) -Families and Uncertainty: Using Problematic Integration Theory in Transition Services (Lori Magnuson) -Independent Living Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: Results of a Nationwide Survey of School Programs (Pamela Luft) -The Apple iPadTM as an Innovative Employment Support for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities (Doris Adams Hill, Leigh Belcher, Holly E. Brigman, Scott Renner, and Brooke Stephens) -Predictors of Employment and College Attendance Outcomes for Youth in Transition: Implications for Policy and Practice (Fabricio E. Balcazar, Ashmeet Oberoi, and Joanna M. Keel).
Date: Spring 2013
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 43, Number 4, Winter 2012

Description: 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.4), the following five articles were included: -Professional Bereavement: A Qualitative Examination of Rehabilitation Counselors in Grief (Alan Davis, Shawn Saladin, Sandy Hansmann, and Nicole Velgersdyk). -Posttraumatic Growth: Helping Clients Overcome Trauma (Sena Moran, Eileen Burker, and Judy Schmidt) -Vocational Experiences of College-Educated Individuals with Visual Impairments (Mary-Anne M. Joseph and Mona Robinson) -Psychosocial Aspects of Parenting a Child with Autism (Cynthia A. Serrata) -Predictors of Employment Among Native Americans (Corinne E. Harrington, Chung-Fan Ni, Diane Liebert, Felicia Wilkins-Turner, and Valerie Ellien)
Date: Winter 2012
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 45, Number 3, Fall 2014

Description: 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. 45, No.3) of JARC, the following four articles were included: - Animal-Assisted Therapy for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (Brooke Vincent, Caley Kropp, and Andrew M. Byrne) - Adult Ex-Offender Population and Employment: A Synthesis of the Literature on Recommendations and Best Practices (Debra A. Harley) - Colorectal Cancer and Rehabilitation Counseling (Robert Hewes and Bernard J. Graney) - The Human Animal Bond: Applications for Rehabilitation Professionals (Denise Silcox, Yuleinys A. Castillo, and Bruce J. Reed).
Date: Autumn 2014
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 46, Number 4, Winter 2015

Description: 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 this edition of JARC, Vol. 46, No.4 (Winter 2015), the following five articles were included: -Emerging Adults with Disabilities: Theory, Trends, and Implications (Jill M. Meyer, Vanessa M. Hinton, and Nicholas Derzis) -Substance Abuse among the Elderly Population: Overview and Management (Amani A. Kettaneh) -Assessing Faculty Attitudes toward Universal Design Instructional Techniques (Bryan K. Dallas and Matthew E. Sprong) -Clinical Supervisors' Perceptions of Counselor Characteristics Associated with Effective and Well-Balanced Practices (Margaret Glenn, Monica Leppma, and Kendra Thorne) -Thinking Outside the Box: Maximizing Vocational Outcomes Post-Traumatic Brain Injury through Rehabilitation Counseling and Recreation/Leisure Activities (Leah Cox Thomas, Eileen J. Burker, and Kelly A. Kazukauskas).
Date: Winter 2015
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 46, Number 3, Fall 2015

Description: 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 this edition of JARC (Vol. 46, No.3), the following articles were included: -Operationalizing Compassion in the VR Process (James M. Grover) -Education and Employment Outcomes from the RSA Data File for Transition-Age African American, White, and Hispanic Youth with Learning Disabilities (Eun Ji, James Schaller, Barbara Pazey, and Kate Glynn) -An Exploration of Work Incentive Benefits Specialists' Experiences (Ellie C. Hartman, Catherine A. Anderson, Jacob Yuichung Chan, Juliet H. Fried, & John W. Lui) -Forgiveness and Disability: Reconsideration of Forgiveness as a Vital Component of the Rehabilitation Counseling Profession (Susan Stuntzner & Jacquelyn Dalton) -Boundaries with Social Media: Ethical Considerations for Rehabilitation Professionals (Ashley K. Crtalic, Reg L. Gibbs, Matthew E. Sprong, & Tom F. Dell)
Date: Autumn 2015
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)

The Afro-British Slave Narrative: The Rhetoric of Freedom in the Kairos of Abolition

Description: The dissertation argues that the development of the British abolition movement was based on the abolitionists' perception that their actions were kairotic; they attempted to shape their own kairos by taking temporal events and reinterpreting them to construct a kairotic process that led to a perceived fulfillment: abolition. Thus, the dissertation examines the rhetorical strategies used by white abolitionists to construct an abolitionist kairos that was designed to produce salvation for white Britons more than it was to help free blacks. The dissertation especially examines the three major texts produced by black persons living in England during the late eighteenth centuryIgnatius Sancho's Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho (1782), Ottobauh Cugoano's Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery (1787), and Olaudah Equiano's The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African (1789)to illustrate how black rhetoric was appropriated by whites to fulfill their own kairotic desires. By examining the rhetorical strategies employed in both white and black rhetorics, the dissertation illustrates how the abolitionists thought the movement was shaped by, and how they were shaping the movement through, kairotic time. While the dissertation contends that the abolition movement was rhetorically designed to provide redemption, and thus salvation, it illustrates that the abolitionist's intent was not merely to save the slave, but to redeem blacks first in the eyes of white Christians by opening blacks to an understanding and acceptance of God. Perhaps more importantly, abolitionists would use black salvation to buy back their own souls and the soul of their nation in the eyes of God in order to regain their own salvation lost in the slave trade. But ironically, they had to appear to be saving others to save themselves. So white abolitionists used the black narratives to persuade their overwhelmingly white audience ...
Date: December 1999
Creator: Evans, Dennis F.

'...and one of time.': A Composition for Full Orchestra with Narration

Description: ‘...and one of time.' is a reinterpretation of a small musical moment from Philip Glass' opera, Einstein on the Beach, centered around the phrase "Berne, Switzerland 1905." This reinterpretation is realized through the use of several different compositional techniques including spectral composition, micropolyphony and dodecaphony, as well as the application of extra-musical models developed by Alan Lightman, John Gardner, Italo Calvino and Albert Einstein.
Date: December 1999
Creator: Rinker, John Thomas

Development of a Coaxiality Indicator

Description: The geometric dimensioning and tolerancing concept of coaxiality is often required by design engineers for balance of rotating parts and precision mating parts. In current practice, it is difficult for manufacturers to measure coaxiality quickly and inexpensively. This study examines feasibility of a manually-operated, mechanical device combined with formulae to indicate coaxiality of a test specimen. The author designs, fabricates, and tests the system for measuring coaxiality of holes machined in a steel test piece. Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (gage R&R) and univariate analysis of variance is performed in accordance with Measurement System Analysis published by AIAG. Results indicate significant design flaws exist in the current configuration of the device; observed values vary greatly with operator technique. Suggestions for device improvements conclude the research.
Date: December 1999
Creator: Arendsee, Wayne C.

A Descriptive Study of Students Who Were Accepted for Admission at West Texas A&M University But Did Not Enroll

Description: Each year, institutions of higher education devote valuable financial and personnel resources in the hope of enhancing student recruitment and matriculation. The purpose of this study was to examine the demographic characteristics, the factors that influenced students’ decisions to apply for admission to a university, their educational intentions, and their reasons for not enrolling after they had been admitted. The subjects of the study were first-time freshmen accepted for admission to a mid-size, public, southwestern university who did not enroll for the fall 1997 semester. Statistically significant differences were found when comparing no-shows and enrolled students by gender, ethnicity, age, ACT/SAT score, and distance of their hometown from the university. There were more female no-shows, and more males enrolled than females; a greater percentage of no-shows reported the distance of their hometown to be more than 200 miles; and the mean test score for no-shows was higher. Factors important in the college selection process found to be statistically significant among the groups were: a greater percentage of Minorities than Caucasians reported the importance of the financial aid award or a scholarship offer; students living within 100 miles of the campus reported the proximity of the university as important, advice received from current or former students and high school counselors was more important to those living more than 100 miles from the campus. Cost of attendance and scholarships were important to students with the higher test scores. Statistically significant reasons cited by the no-shows for not enrolling were more Minorities than Caucasians reported financial difficulties and job demands; students living farther from the campus reported attending other universities while those living within 100 miles reported attending a community college. Recommendations the university studied could pursue include: developing a program to follow-up on the no-shows, directing more energy at recruiting students living ...
Date: December 1999
Creator: Barton, Mary Edna

City of Denton Municipal Solid Waste Characterization and Management Strategies

Description: Due to concern about diminishing landfill space, the City of Denton contracted a municipal solid waste characterization study in 1999 that would identify materials for diversion. This paper describes the results of 5 1-week waste sorting events, a scale-house analysis, a recycling participation study, a recycler profile and a similar city study. The results of the characterization studies suggest that at least 50% of each waste stream is recyclable or divertible though paper products accounted for no more than 45% by weight of any waste stream. Curbside recycling participation rate was 71% during the 6-week study period though the average weekly set-out rate was 37%. Recycling participation rates varied significantly by zip code and by home value categories but not by gender. Denton is fairly progressive in its waste management approach when compared to demographically similar cities on a 15-question assessment though recommendations for improvement have been identified.
Date: May 2004
Creator: Brady, Patricia D.

Chemotactic Response of Lumbricus terrestris Coelomocytes to Larval and Adult Stages of Rhabditis pellio

Description: Experiments were performed to assess the suitability of Rhabditis pellio, a nematode found in earthworms, as a challenge organism for use in development of a biomarker assay to determine the potential of chemicals to suppress the immunocompetence of the non-specific immune system. To accomplish this goal, information on the life cycle of R. pellio was determined; including effects of incubation time and temperature on growth rates; along with information on the immune response elicited in the earthworm, Lumbricus terrestris. Immune parameters measured were coelomocyte migration toward and attachment to R. pellio larvae and adults. Preliminary background information showed that R. pellio has potential as a challenge organism for development of a biomarker assay.
Date: December 1999
Creator: Medrano, Jennifer Centurion

Approach to Quantum Information starting from Bell's Inequality (Part I) and Statistical Analysis of Time Series Corresponding to Complex Processes (Part II)

Description: I: Quantum information obeys laws that subtly extend those governing classical information, making possible novel effect such as cryptography and quantum computation. Quantum computations are extremely sensitive to disruption by interaction of the computer with its environment, but this problem can be overcome by recently developed quantum versions of classical error-correcting codes and fault-tolerant circuits. Based on these ideas, the purpose of this paper is to provide an approach to quantum information by analyzing and demonstrating Bell's inequality and by discussing the problems related to decoherence and error-correcting. II: The growing need for a better understanding of complex processes has stimulated the development of new and more advanced data analysis techniques. The purpose of this research was to investigate some of the already existing techniques (Hurst's rescaled range and relative dispersion analysis), to develop a software able to process time series with these techniques, and to get familiar with the theory of diffusion processes.
Date: May 2002
Creator: Failla, Roberto

Animal Contribution to Human Medicine

Description: The use of animal models in research has led to a fierce debate between animal rights activists and scientists. The former claim that little useful information is gained from animal studies and the suffering of animals does not preclude any treatments which may be used to treat human illnesses. Yet, research scientists claim that in vivo animal models are of absolute necessity to developing treatments and cures to disease. To determine the necessity of animal use, one must examine the models currently in research. Have the animal models for disorders such as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy given scientists enough information to develop effective treatments? This paper will examine the role of animal subjects in several disease research protocols, as well as the applicability of the research.
Date: May 2001
Creator: Kvernes, Kayce