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[Peter Nardi: Dissertation]

Description: A dissertation text from Peter Nadri analyzing the relationship between gays and lesbians towards their families and friends during holidays.
Date: 1994
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Christopher Carrington notes]

Description: Notes from PHd. Candidate in Sociology, Christopher Carrington, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His dissertation topic is about gay and lesbian families' life and how they interact with their families during Thanksgiving.
Date: 1994
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Trade negotiations in agriculture: a comparative study of the US & the EC

Description: This study applies Destler's institutional counterweights to Putnam's two-level analysis, substituting Liberal Institutionalism and Realism for internationalism and isolationism, in a comparative case study of the roles played by the United States and the European Economic Community in multilateral trade negotiations in agriculture under the aegis of the General Agreement for Tariffs and Trade during the first half of the Uruguay round.
Date: December 1994
Creator: Gordon, H. William (Harold William)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Mahler's Tristan, a documentary study of reception

Description: This study includes a brief history of Gustav Mahler's education and a description of his conducting style characteristics. It traces the reception of Mahler's productions of Tristan from Hamburg to New York and focuses on his performances at the Hofoper and at the Metropolitan Opera.
Date: August 1994
Creator: Stauffer, Kristen K.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Form and meaning in Benjamin Britten's sonnet cycles

Description: This study examines the relationship between sonnet form and musical form in Benjamin Britten's sonnet cycles with a view toward identifying the musico-poetic form-how the musical form interprets the poetry.
Date: August 1994
Creator: Stroeher, Vicki Pierce
Partner: UNT Libraries

Trained musical performers and musically untrained college students' ability to discriminate music instrument timbre as a function of duration

Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of trained musicians and musically untrained college students to discriminate music instrument timbre as a function of duration. Specific factors investigated were the thresholds for timbre discrimination as a function of duration, musical ensemble participation as training, and the relative discrimination abilities of vocalists and instrumentalists.
Date: December 1994
Creator: Johnston, Dennis A. (Dennis Alan)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Capriccio: a composition for symphonic orchestra

Description: A body of works titled 'capriccio' have existed for over four hundred years. Most of these works are characterized by a composers abandonment of expected stylistic norms. Guided only by the fanciful whim of the composer, a capriccio exhibits extreme contrasts in the various parameters of a musical composition including melody, harmony, counterpoint, mood and texture. The composition embedded in these compositional parameters as its point of departure and development.
Date: August 1994
Creator: Walczyk, Kevin
Partner: UNT Libraries

Jasmine's secret: narrative cantata for five solo voices, narrator, and orchestra

Description: Since Jasmine's Secret contains elements of cantata and follows a dramatic story or program, the work may be classified as a narrative or dramatic story or program, the work may be classified as a narrative or dramatic cantata employing five solo voices, narrator and orchestra. This work attempts a revival of these two genres as a combined entity due to the decreased popularity of both cantata and programmatic music in the 20th century.
Date: December 1994
Creator: Alley, Candace P.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Te Deum

Description: Te Deum is a single movement work for chorus and orchestra. It employs an ensemble comprising the complement of string, woodwind, and brass instruments typically available in a small symphony orchestra with an expanded percussion section. The choral forces are in proportional relation to the instrumental forces are in proportional relation to the instrumental forces and it is sung in the original Latin. The intended performance time is approximately 18 minutes.
Date: May 1994
Creator: Piekarski, James
Partner: UNT Libraries

The soul of it: a video documentary on Texas sculptor John Thomas Campbell

Description: This thesis includes a video and a production report . The video documents a Denton artist, John Thomas Campbell who was working on a project for the Texas State Fair during the filming period. This documentary follows Campbell through his production on sculptures, using a biographical style to explore his life and his art work. The accompanying paper reports on the production background, pre-production process, and includes discussion of the problems encountered from production through post production stages.
Date: December 1994
Creator: Chou, Wei-Tung
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Experiment in School/Museum/University Collaboration

Description: A thesis submitted by Dr. Jack Davis, Dean and Professor, School of Visual Arts, University of North Texas, and Dr. William McCarter, Regents Professor of Art, School of Visual Arts, University of North Texas, titled "An Experiment in School/Museum/University Collaboration," January 14, 1994. The thesis describes the formation and work of the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts, a consortia of six school districts, five museums, two arts councils, two state agencies and the University of North Texas. The institute it committed to the improvement of visual arts education for elementary children and developing audiences for the rich museum resources.
Date: January 14, 1994
Creator: Davis, Donald Jack & McCarter, William, 1939-
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

An Investigation of Young Children's Awareness of Line and Line Quality in Art and Graphic Reproductions

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine whether kindergarten children possess the ability to recognize, match, and discuss lines and line qualities. Using graphics and art reproductions, three matching tasks were constructed which examined young children's awareness of the line qualities of length, width, straightness, direction, movement, and uniformity. Graphics and art reproductions were also used to construct two tracing tasks employed to examine young children's awareness of actual and implied lines. The tasks were administered to 69 kindergarten students from four elementary schools in a public school district in the north central Texas area.
Date: December 1994
Creator: Young, Jeffry R. (Jeffry Ray)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Application of a passive electrochemical noise technique to localized corrosion of candidate radioactive waste container materials

Description: One of the key engineered barriers in the design of the proposed Yucca Mountain repository is the waste canister that encapsulates the spent fuel elements. Current candidate metals for the canisters to be emplaced at Yucca Mountain include cast iron, carbon steel, Incoloy 825 and titanium code-12. This project was designed to evaluate passive electrochemical noise techniques for measuring pitting and corrosion characteristics of candidate materials under prototypical repository conditions. Experimental techniques were also developed and optimized for measurements in a radiation environment. These techniques provide a new method for understanding material response to environmental effects (i.e., gamma radiation, temperature, solution chemistry) through the measurement of electrochemical noise generated during the corrosion of the metal surface. In addition, because of the passive nature of the measurement the technique could offer a means of in-situ monitoring of barrier performance.
Date: May 1, 1994
Creator: Korzan, M. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Joyco Products: Analysis and Strategic Recommendations

Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing Mama Joyce's Barbecue Sauce of Joyco Products, the barbecue sauce market, and effective marketing plans for the product.
Date: Summer 1994
Creator: Bender, Sarah
Partner: UNT Honors College

Loss and Texture

Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College presented as a series of poems and artistic prints.
Date: August 8, 1994
Creator: Nemec, Nicole L.
Partner: UNT Honors College

Well Wishers and Donut Worshipers

Description: Short story written by a student in the UNT Honors College that features Merlin the wizard and other magical occurrences in modern day America.
Date: July 1994
Creator: Robinson, Jennifer
Partner: UNT Honors College

HIV / AIDS Education in Public Schools

Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing educational materials for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in public schools. Includes information, statistics, and a lecture concerning the illnesses.
Date: Autumn 1994
Creator: Beer, Kristi
Partner: UNT Honors College

A Natural History

Description: A Natural History is a collection of original poetry written over the past three years. This project represents a period of learning and growth, as well as a concentrated effort to develop an individual writing style and voice grounded in the most enduring poetic values of the past.
Date: May 1994
Creator: Pipes, Todd David
Partner: UNT Libraries

Caregiver Personality as a Contributing Factor in Caregiver Burden

Description: Personality characteristics of spousal and adult children and active potential caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's Disease were studied in order to better predict caregiver burden and aspects of well-being. Contrary to prediction, no differences were found between spouse and adult children active caregivers on measures of well-being. Additionally, adult children potential caregivers indicated feeling less control over their lives than spouse potential caregivers. When social desirability was controlled, active caregivers reported greater fluctuations in affect than did potential caregivers. As predicted, personality characteristics of individuals were found to have the biggest role in determining which individuals experience stress or burden.
Date: May 1994
Creator: Anderson, Cristina L. (Cristina Lee)
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Relationship Between Interpersonal Communication Satisfaction and Biological Sex: the Nurse-Physician Relationship

Description: This study examined to what extent the biological sex of the nurse-physician interactants affects the interpersonal communication satisfaction experienced by the nurse. Hypotheses One and Two predicted that communication satisfaction would differ significantly across various combinations of sex of nurse and sex of physician dyads. Hypothesis Three predicted that male nurses would experience higher levels of communication satisfaction than would female nurses. Interpersonal communication satisfaction was operationalized by two self-report instruments. The sample included 153 male and female nurses. Results indicated that same-sex interactions were more satisfying for female nurses, while mixed-sex interactions were more satisfying for male nurses. Nurses reported greater communication satisfaction when interacting with female physicians. Hypothesis three was not supported.
Date: August 1994
Creator: Glenn, Theresa Hammerstein
Partner: UNT Libraries

Improving the Quality of Hotel Banquet Staff Performance: a Case Study in Organizational Behavior Management

Description: The banquet staff at a north Texas hotel were responsible for setting up 11 different functions (e.g., buffet dinners) for conferences and meetings. The functions were often set up late and items were often omitted. An analysis suggested that performance problems were the result of weak antecedents, inefficient work procedures, inadequate training and a lack of motivating consequences. An intervention consisting of task checklists, feedback, goal setting, monetary bonuses, training and job aids was designed to enhance the accuracy and timeliness of function setups. Performance increased from an average of 68.8% on the quality measure (accuracy plus timeliness) in baseline, to 99.7% during the intervention phase. Performance decreased to 82.3% during a follow-up phase in which parts of the intervention were discontinued by hotel management. Performance increased to 99.3% with the reintroduction of the intervention phase.
Date: May 1994
Creator: LaFleur, Tobias C. (Tobias Christopher)
Partner: UNT Libraries

SFE Fractionation and RP-HPLC Characterization of Aquatic Fulvic Acid

Description: The Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) technique was used to fractionate Suwannee River reference fulvic acid (FA). The fractions were characterized by gas chromatography (GC) and reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC). A SFE fractionation method was developed using stepwise gradient of supercritical CO₂ and methanol. Three FA fractions were separated. The average mass recovery was 102% with the coefficient of variation of 2.8%. The fractionation dynamics and the difference in the ratios of UV absorption to fluorescence emission indicate the real fractionation of the FA. The HPLC chromatographic peak patterns and the spectra of the corresponding peaks were almost indistinguishable. The overall results of this research support the argument that FA exhibits polymer-like molecular structure.
Date: May 1994
Creator: Shao, Peimin
Partner: UNT Libraries