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Ode to the ninth: the poetic and musical tradition behind the finale of Beethoven's choral symphony

Description: This study examines the finale of Beethoven's choral symphony and focuses on its inspirations and aims to invoke critical theories involving genre, namely genre's "horizon of expectation", and lead to an enriched perspective that points toward a number of compelling aspects of the Choral Finale overlooked by previous commentators.
Date: May 1992
Creator: Parsons, James
Partner: UNT Libraries

An ethnographic study of outstanding veteran elementary teachers

Description: The purpose of this study was to describe outstanding, veteran elementary teachers using an ethnographic approach. This qualitative study was conducted in a suburban independent school district in northeast Texas serving approximately 17,000 students. The data collected focused on five outstanding, veteran elementary teachers who had at least twenty years of uninterrupted teaching service.
Date: August 1992
Creator: Adams, Sandra K. (Sandra Kay)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Canonic variations for percussion and orchestra

Description: This work in three movements is written for piccolo, flute, alto flute in G, oboe, English horn in F, clarinet in Bb, bass clarinet in Bb, contrabass clarinet in Bb, bassoon, soprano saxophone in Bb, alto saxophine in Bb, horn in F, trumpet in Bb, six percussion, violins, violas, and violoncellos. The approximate duration is thirteen minutes.
Date: August 1992
Creator: McDonald, Richard F. (Richard Frederic)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Implementing municipal water conservation policy: goals, practices and the case of Texas

Description: This study examines whether water conservation is actually being incorporated into municipal water management practices. The development of a conservation policy from a general goal declaration to specific programmatic practices is reviewed for a Texas state water agency, the Texas Water Development Board.
Date: May 1992
Creator: Sokulsky, Kariann Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries

Proportional representation and the Weimar constitution

Description: The thesis examines the reasons why the German National Assembly of 1919 chose proportional representation to elect officials to the German Reichstag. Sources include the series Quellen zur Geschichte des Parlamentarismus and die politische Parteien, the "Hajo Holborn Papers", and the Reich Ministry of Interior debates concerning the institutional draft. The thesis traces the arguments for proportional representation, its use throughout Europe before 1914, and voting reform in Germany during World War I.
Date: December 1992
Creator: Hastings, Preston B. (Preston Bruce)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Effect of pH on the persistence and toxicity of cyfluthrin to Chironomus tentans

Description: The effect of pH upon the aquatic toxicity of cyfluthrin was determined in 48 h static acute toxicity tests using 2nd instar Chironomus tentans larvae. Tests were conducted in both dechlorinated tap water and lake water of pH 8.0, 7.2, and 6.6. After 48 h, immobilized and dead larvae were removed and replaced with 2nd instar larvae to assess the persistence of toxicity. Midges were cultured in water adjusted to the pH values used in testing.
Date: May 1992
Creator: Hambleton, Faith Ann (Faith Ann Elizabeth)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Kinetic study of the reactions of oxygen atoms with nitric oxide and silane

Description: The rate constant for the reactions of oxygen atoms with nitric oxide and silane were determined using a discharge flow apparatus. A microwave discharge through O2N2 and Ar was used to produce oxygen atoms. The rate constant for the reaction O + NO + Ar was determined to be (7.0+0.4) x 10^32 cm^6 s^-1 and is in good agreement with previous measurements.
Date: August 1992
Creator: Taylor, Craig A. (Craig Allan)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Progressivism/prohibition and war: Texas, 1914-1918

Description: This thesis focuses upon the impact of war upon the progressive movement in Texas during 1914-1918. Chapter I defines progressivism in Texas and presents an overview of the political situation in the state as relating to the period. Chapter II discusses the negative impact that the first two years of World War I had upon the reform movement. Chapter III examines the revival of the Anti-Saloon League and the 1916 Democratic state convention. Chapter IV covers the war between James E. Ferguson and the University of Texas. Chapter V tells how the European war became a catalyst for the reform movement in Texas following America's entry, and its subsequent influence upon the election of 1918. Chapter VI concludes that James E. Ferguson's war with the University of Texas as well as World War I were responsible for the prohibitionist victory in the election of 1918.
Date: August 1992
Creator: Antle, Michael Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries

An analysis of factors in the adoption or non-adoption of videodisc technology in North American academic and special libraries

Description: The study addressed the problem of the relationships between adoption or non-adoption of a technology in libraries and factors such as budget, personnel, number of clientele served, size of collection, type of library, and concerns about a possible successor technology "waiting in the wings."
Date: December 1992
Creator: Kelley, Robert E. (Robert Emmett)
Partner: UNT Libraries

A descriptive study of state-wide bibliographic databases

Description: This dissertation has compiled information about statewide bibliographic databases, their format, their cost, the number of titles and records, how they are being used, what kinds of libraries are using such databases in each state, and the effectiveness of those databases.
Date: August 1992
Creator: Gardner, Stan (Stan A.)
Partner: UNT Libraries

'A Time of Gifts': Europe Revisited

Description: Colloquium written by a student in the UNT Honors College as a short story that features traveling to Europe and the wisdom of observation.
Date: Spring 1992
Creator: Desiderato, Michelle
Partner: UNT Honors College

Rhetorical Analysis of the Media and History

Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing the history and nature of media coverage, including Operation Desert Storm and the Civil Rights Movement. Special attention is paid to the role of television in journalism.
Date: Spring 1992
Creator: Schwartz, Cathy
Partner: UNT Honors College

Perspectives: Different viewpoints of the 1992 Presidential Elections

Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing issues leading up to the 1992 presidential election by writing three biased essays from the point of view of the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, and Ross Perot. Topics include Hurricane Andrew, Ross Perot's entry into the presidential race, the sale of the F-16 to Taiwan, presidential debate predictions, and economic views.
Date: Autumn 1992
Creator: Farmer, Jessica
Partner: UNT Honors College

A Philosophical Survey of Artificial Intelligence

Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing artificial intelligence, philosophy, the anthropomorphization of computers, related science fiction, possible rights of an artificial intelligence, and possible threats.
Date: Autumn 1992
Creator: Faught, Danny
Partner: UNT Honors College

The Causes of the American Civil War: Trends in Historical Interpretation, 1950-1976

Description: This thesis examines the trends in historical interpretation concerning the coming of the American Civil War. The main body of works examined were written between 1950 and 1976, beginning with Allan Nevins' Ordeal of the Union and concluding with David M. Potter's The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861. It also includes a brief survey of some works written after 1976. The main source for discovering the materials included were the bibliographies of both monographs and general histories published during and after the period 1950-1976. Also, perusal of the contents and book review sections of scholarly journals, in particular the Journal of Southern History and Civil War History, was helpful in discovering sources and placing works in a time chronology for the thesis narrative.
Date: May 1992
Creator: Tate, Michael Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Kinetic Studies of the Reactions of Cl and Br with Silane and Trimethylsilane

Description: The temperature dependence of the reactions of halogen atoms Cl and Br with SiH4 and (CH3)3SiH have been investigated with the flash photolysis-resonance fluorescence technique. CCI4 and CH2Br2 were used as precursors to produce Cl and Br atoms, respectively. Experiments gave {k(Cl + SiH4) (295 - 472 K)} = (1.56 +0.11) x 10-1 exp[(2.0 + 0.2) kJ mol'/RT] cm3 s4, {k(Br + SiH4)(295 - 575 K)} = (9.0 + 1.5) x 10-" exp[-(17.0 + 0.6) Id mol'/RT] cm3 s', {k(Cl + (CH3)3SiH)(295 - 468 K)} = (1.24 0.35) x 104 exp[(1.3 + 0.8) Id mol4/RT] cm3 s', and {k(Br + (CH3)3SiH)(295 - 456 K)} = (7.6 + 3.3) x 1010 exp[-(28.4 + 1.3) Id mol'/RT] cm3 s'. The results were compared with values from earlier work.
Date: May 1992
Creator: Ding, Luying
Partner: UNT Libraries

Roads for Texas: Creation of a State Highway Department

Description: The work traces the early history of the Texas State Department of Highways. Beginning with the first efforts to create a department, the study focuses on the period between 1917 and 1923. Much attention goes to the legislative background of the early actions of the department. Subsequently, the work examines various statistical measures of the department's performance. This includes comparisons between Texas and nearby states, and the national highs, lows, and averages. Concluding the study is an examination of the department's immediate goals and long range plans in the years after 1923. The general conclusion of the study is that the department played a useful role in the development of state roads in Texas.
Date: May 1992
Creator: Cruse, Stephen Douglas
Partner: UNT Libraries

Mark Di Suvero's Sculpture: From the Found-Object Sculpture of the Nineteen Sixties to the Monumental Sculpture of the Nineteen Eighties, A Study in Continuity

Description: This thesis analyzes technical and stylistic aspects of Mark di Suvero's nineteen sixties found-object works, and his monumental I-beam sculptures of the nineteen seventies and eighties to demonstrate their consistency despite the apparent contrasts in form, materials, and process. Primary data, sculpture of Mark di Suvero. Secondary data obtained from major art periodicals, newspapers, and exhibition catalogs. The artist was interviewed by author at the retrospective exhibition in Nice, France, Septermber, 17, 1991. Examination of primary and secondary data reveals a strong continuity by the artist in his approach to his work despite obvious external changes in materials and process.
Date: December 1992
Creator: Pinkney, Valerie J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Torus Does Not Have a Hyperbolic Structure

Description: Several basic topics from Algebraic Topology, including fundamental group and universal covering space are shown. The hyperbolic plane is defined, including its metric and show what the "straight" lines are in the plane and what the isometries are on the plane. A hyperbolic surface is defined, and shows that the two hole torus is a hyperbolic surface, the hyperbolic plane is a universal cover for any hyperbolic surface, and the quotient space of the universal cover of a surface to the group of automorphisms on the covering space is equivalent to the original surface.
Date: August 1992
Creator: Butler, Joe R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Congressional Reconstruction in Dallas County, Texas: Was it Radical?

Description: Looking at census reports, county commissioners court minutes, Freedmen's Bureau records, manuscript collections, and secondary material, this study investigates the effects of Military Reconstruction, 1867-1870, on Dallas County, Texas. There were few lasting or long-term changes for the area. The county was isolated from communities to the east and south that encountered different effects. There was a small black and Unionist population and virtually no carpetbaggers. Succumbing to apathy in the 1868 election that produced a Republican constitutional convention, county Conservatives successfully determined not to let it happen again and were "redeemed" in 1870. The white population of the county, increasing rapidly during this period, contributed to an attitude that pushed Radical Reconstruction aside and focused on prosperity and growth.
Date: August 1992
Creator: Smith, Melinda Diane Connelly
Partner: UNT Libraries