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The Eumenides

Description: The Eumenides is a single-movement composition for orchestra, chorus, and prepared electronic tape. It is based on the Orestoian trilogy, The Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides, by the classical Greek dramatist, Aeschylus. The text of the composition was formed by the extraction and amalgamation of certain ideas, key-words, and phrases from English translations of the plays made by Buckley, Hadas, Vellacott, and Lattimore, and also from the modern drama, Les Mouches, by the French writer-philospher, Jean-Paul Sartre. Three short passages of Gregorian Chant from the Liber Usualis are used in the coda section of the work.
Date: December 1971
Creator: Wheat, Margaret Anne, 1922-
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Response of Shortgrass Plains Vegetation to Chronic and Seasonally Administered Gamma Radiation

Description: In order to determine the effect of radiation on the structure of native shortgrass plains vegetation, an 8750 Ci 137Cs source was installed on the Central Plains Experimental Range near Nunn, Colorado; The experimental area was divided into 6 treatment sectors, a control, 2 sectors for chronic exposure (irradiation initiated April 1969 and continuing as of August 1971), and one each for spring, summer and late fall seasonal semi-acute (30 day), exposures which were administered during April, July and December, 1969, respectively. Community structure was measured by coefficient of community and diversity index. Yield was determined by clipping plots in September 1970 and visual estimates in September 1969 and 1970 for the grass-sedge component of the vegetation. Individual species sensitivity was determined by density data recorded in April, June and September of 1969 and 1970 and by a phenological index recorded at weekly intervals during the 1969 and 1970 growing seasons. The response of the vegetation was similar whether determined by coefficient of community or diversity with diversity being a more sensitive measure of effects. In the chronically exposed sectors, the exposure rate which resulted in a 50 per cent reduction in these 2 parameters (CC50 or D50) was still decreasing the second growing season and was approximately 18 R/hr for the CC50 as of June 1970 and 10 R/hr for the D50 as of September 1970. For the seasonally exposed sectors, the late fall period (December, 1969) was the most sensitive, summer (July, 1969) the least sensitive and spring (April, 1969) intermediate with CC50 and D50 values of 195 and 90, 240 and 222, and 120 and 74 R/hr for the spring, summer and late fall exposed sectors, respectively. Yield and density data indicated a rapid revegetation of the spring and summer exposed sectors during 1970 as a result …
Date: August 1, 1971
Creator: Fraley, L. Jr.
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Institutional Characteristics as Expressed in Selected Writings of Thomas Robert Malthus

Description: This investigation is concerned primarily with describing some characteristics of the institutionalist school of economic theory and then relating these characteristics to the writings of Thomas Robert Malthus. Thus in the course of this thesis two distinct sections are developed: one describing what are felt to be the outstanding characteristics of institutionalism and the second relating these characteristics directly to Malthus.
Date: August 1971
Creator: MacDowell, Michael A.
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The Modified Human Need Survey of Human Needs

Description: This study was designed to test the hypothesis that desire is inversely proportional to satisfaction in the motivational category of a given person. The present study represents an attempt to devise an objectively scored test which will objectively and empirically determine the level of motivation of a given subject.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Madigan, Michael
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The Effects of Three Methods of Practice on Improving the Performance of a Modified Free-Throw by Sixth Grade Girls

Description: This investigation is concerned with the problem of determining the effects of three kinds of practice (mental-physical, distributive, and physical) on improving the performance of the Modified Free-Throw. In addition, this study investigates whether or not any one of the practice methods used was superior to the others.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Pruner, Sherry W.
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The Relationship of Anxiety to Critical Thinking

Description: Anxiety increase drive level and will at first lead to an increased level of performance and then, as drive level continues to rise, to a decrease in performance. There seems to be an optimal level condition for best performance. On either side of this point, performance is relatively impaired. However, nothing has been done to explore directly its relationship to critical thinking ability. The purpose of this study was to investigate that relationship.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Perkins, Fredda M.
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Music in the Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson

Description: The problem with which this study is concerned is the importance of music in the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson. The means of determining this importance were as follows: (1) determining the experiences which the poet had in music as the background for her references to music in the poems, (2) revealing the extent to which she used the vocabulary of music in her poems, (3) explicating the poems whose main subject is music, (4) investigating her use of music in the development of certain major themes, and (5) examining other imagery in her poetry which is related to music.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Reglin, Louise Winn
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Evolutionism and Skepticism in the Thought of Robert Browning

Description: This thesis has two primary objectives. The first is the presentation and the evaluation of various critical dicta regarding Browning's prowess as a thinker. The second is an attempt to recast Browning's religious and philosophical attitudes into the terms of evolutionism and skepticism.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Lively, John P.
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A Survey of the Citation of Research in Modern Public Speaking Texts

Description: In view of the quantity of research related to communication, the purpose of this study was to see, first, to what extent the results of this research are made available to beginning students of public address through their public speaking textbooks, and second, to seek to determine if, or to what extent, modern public speaking text writers make use of the often-praised inductive method of teaching.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Myers, Carol Owen
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Obligately Thermophilic Nitrogen-Fixation in Some Soil Bacteria

Description: In the work presented here, it is claimed that bacteria have been isolated which are capable of growth at high temperatures utilizing molecular nitrogen as their sole nitrogen source. Soil bacteria were isolated which grew at 55 C in nitrogen-free media. They were found to be obligatory thermophiles in nitrogen-free media and facultative thermophiles in media containing organically bound nitrogen.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Milam, Mary
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A Study of Personal Traits and Professional Qualities of Prospective Industrial Arts Teachers by School Officials and Industrial Arts Teacher Educators

Description: The purposes of this study were (1) to determine what personal traits and professional qualities school officials seek in their duties of employing industrial arts teachers; (2) to determine what personal traits and professional qualities the industrial arts teacher educators believe to be most important for their students to possess upon completion of their formal education; and (3) to determine what type of appraisal form is considered most helpful by school officials and college educators.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Miller, Harvy D.
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An Experimental Technique for the Objective Quantification of Body-Image Distortion

Description: The purpose of this study was to develop an experimental technique to objectively measure the deviation between an individual's perception of his body image and his actual image. In addition, this technique was utilized to compare the accuracy of perception of body image between institutionalized and non-institutionalized individuals. Half of each subject category was also compared in terms of performance on an additional perceptual task unrelated to body image.
Date: July 1971
Creator: Lemon, James M.
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Some Properties of Valuation Rings

Description: This thesis investigates some of the properties of valuation rings. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with the basic properties of commutative rings and ideals in rings. Unless otherwise stated, all rings considered in this thesis are commutative rings with a unity.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Miller, Linda C.
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A Study of the Nature and Extent of the Guidance and Counseling Function of Industrial Arts Teachers

Description: This study was conducted to find the nature and extent of the guidance and counseling function of selected Texas public school industrial arts teachers, the methods and procedures employed by those teachers in the guidance function, and the opinions of counselors concerning guidance that is being carried out in industrial arts programs.
Date: August 1971
Creator: McLaren, Robert R.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt's Attitude Toward The Asian Empires of Great Britain and France

Description: The purpose of this thesis is to examine Franklin D. Roosevelt's role as an anti-colonialist and his plan for a post-war world. Roosevelt believed that colonialism was the cause of hatred, discontent and war. With this in mind, he pursued an anti-colonial policy against the British and French empires, to him, the mainstay of colonial power.
Date: December 1971
Creator: Calabria, Jane Spradley
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Completeness Axioms in an Ordered Field

Description: The purpose of this paper was to prove the equivalence of the following completeness axioms. This purpose was carried out by first defining an ordered field and developing some basic theorems relative to it, then proving that lim [(u+u)*]^n = z (where u is the multiplicative identity, z is the additive identity, and * indicates the multiplicative inverse of an element), and finally proving the equivalence of the five axioms.
Date: December 1971
Creator: Carter, Louis Marie
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Isolation and Caritas: Polar Themes in Melville's The Confidence-Man

Description: The thesis examines isolation and caritas, or charity, in The Confidence-Man as polar themes which express, respectively, withdrawal from and suspicion of the human community and integration within and appreciation for that community. Isolation is considered a negative theme; caritas, an affirmative theme.
Date: December 1971
Creator: Hollen, Norman V.
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The Fundamental Group of Certain Toplogical Spaces

Description: The problem confronted in this thesis is that of determining direct calculations of the fundamental group of certain topological spaces.
Date: December 1971
Creator: Hopkins, Billy L.
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El Desarrollo de los Caracteres Anormales en las Obras de Emilia Pardo Bazán

Description: The purpose of this investigation is to determine the change in characterization that takes place in the works of Emilia Pardo Bazán. Source material include the writings of such critics of Spanish literature as Richard Chandler, Kessel Schwartz, Emiliano Díez-Echarri, José M. Roca Franquesa, Federico C. Saínz de Robles, and José A. Balseiro. Emilia Pardo Bazán wrote a total of twenty novels. From this collection ten were selected which best exemplify the change in characterization in her writings.
Date: November 1971
Creator: Hudgins, Ida Marie
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The Political Theory of Ayn Rand

Description: The problem undertaken in this thesis is a study of Ayn Rand's political theory as presented in her writings. Rand considers herself both a novelist and a philosopher; her writings are not primarily political in nature. Thus, compiling her political philosophy requires an interpretation of her views on all subjects.
Date: December 1971
Creator: Gose, Barbara Baker
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The Humanism of George Orwell

Description: This paper argues that George Orwell was a myth maker in the twentieth century, an age of existential perplexities. Orwell recognized that man is innately "patriotic," that the will-to-believe is part of his nature, but that the excesses of scientific analysis have disrupted the absolutes of belief. Through the Organic Metaphor, Orwell attempted to reconstruct man's faith into an aesthetic, and consequently moral, sensibility. Proposing to balance, and not replace, the Mechanistic Metaphor of industrial society, Orwell sought human progress along aesthetic lines. "Socialism" was his political expression of the Organic Metaphor: both advocated universal integrity in time and space.
Date: December 1971
Creator: Hale, Jeffrey Lee
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