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  1. Freeman Earl Smalls, Development of an Anti-Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia Immunoglobulin-G That Prevents Iron Transport in Gram Negative Bacteria.
    The resistance of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia to antimicrobial agents has become a major medical and public health problem. The frequent treatment of S. maltophilia borne infections with the same anti-microbial agent over a period of time inherently results in the pathogen developing resistance to the drug. A polyclonal antibody cocktail, D-Squared David L Scott 01 was used to recover surface exposed immunogenic polypeptides from the cell walls of S. maltophilia. Bioinformatics strategies were performed to identify epitopes of ferric enterobactin receptor homolog (...)
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  2. Joseph L. Jones, Hegemonic Rhythms: The Role of Hip-Hop Music in 21st Century American Public Diplomacy.
    This research addressed two areas of interest: the contemporary role of American public diplomacy in the post-9/11 world and the formal and informal role of hip-hop music in 21st century American public diplomacy. This study examined the formal and informal role of hip-hop music in American public diplomacy to determine the degree to which the U.S. government is formally employing hip-hop music as a tool for public diplomacy. The researcher hypothesized that the U.S. government uses hip-hop music as means to (...)
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  3. Kevin Tyrone Collins, A Case Study Analysis of African American Participation in the Initial Allocation of Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Funds to Black Communitites in Arkansas and Georgia.
    Since the beginning of the 1990s, there has been a sharp rise in anti-tobacco activism, adverse public opinion, litigation, and new legislation to counter the tobacco industry and reduce use. Despite this sharp rise in activism, the role of African Americans in this advocacy process has mostly escaped the analysis of the political science research community. This includes 1999 when payments to the states began from the historically significant Master Settlement Agreement , which was signed in 1998 between 46 Attorneys (...)
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  4. Donna L. Briggins, The Impact of a Leadership Training Program for Refugee Women.
    The study documents a formal program evaluation and examination of the Refugee Women’s Network program’s impact on acquired leadership skills by the participants who are currently involved in the program or have recently completed the entire curriculum. The elements of the Stufflebeam content-input-process-product evaluation model provided the structure for this study. The researcher used elements of the CIPP model to assess and report on the merit, worth, and significance of the leadership training component of the RWN agency. The researcher interviewed (...)
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  5. Edward Ronald Lockhart, Neural Network Analysis of mRNA Secondary Structure Across Transcriptomes.
    This study examines mRNAs of less than 5000 base pairs in size, to determine the effects of base composition on folding free energy. Statistical analysis between the native mRNA and its randomized sequences was conducted, and when comparing mRNAs in human, chimp, chicken, mouse, and several other transcriptomes, we found that the native mRNAs were more stable . It has been found that when length and base composition are conserved, native mRNA sequences are more stable than random mRNA sequences. More (...)
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  6. Catherine Foster-Rowell, A Case Study on the Impact of Welfare Reform on Georgia's TANF Recipients Labor Force Entry and Self-Sufficiency.
    This study examines the impact of welfare reform on Georgia Temporary Assistance to Needy Family recipients’ labor force entry and self-sufficiency following passage of the Personal Responsibility Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. The study was based on the premise that the use of the cultural explanations of poverty theoretical framework was deficient in explaining the impact of welfare reform on Georgia TANF recipients’ and based on a review of the existing literature and the experiences of Georgia leaver cohorts at (...)
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  7. Awuor M. Dondo, The Cooperative Model as an Alternative Strategy for Rural Development : A Policy Analysis Case Study of Kenya and Tanzania 1960-2009.
    This study proposes the use of the cooperative model as an alternative strategy for rural development in Kenya and Tanzania. Failure of prior models and the misuse of foreign aid in these nations lead to this proposal. The research’s theoretical framework is grounded on the neoclassical economic theory. Core questions asked included but, were not limited to: finding out the types of policies implemented the role of the cooperatives in job creation and poverty reduction, the status of cooperative education and (...)
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  8. Ernest A. Alema-Mensah, Social and Psychological Determinants of Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use: A Hierarchical Analysis Among Youth in Southern Ghana.
    The objective of this study was to determine the predictors of risky sexual behavior by an integrated approach using proximate determinants , intermediate variables and wider background factors . The indices evolved from behavioral theories addressing social, psychological and cultural factors that influenced Ghanaian youth. Two hundred and ninety respondents were recruited from high schools, youth clubs, youth workshops and marketplaces from six regions in Ghana using randomization techniques. The responses were examined employing hierarchical logistic regression modeling. All of the (...)
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  9. Bruce Cosby, Technological Politics and the Political History of African-Americans.
    This dissertation is a critical study of technopolitical issues in the history of African American people. Langdon Winner's theory of technopolitics was used to facilitate the analysis of large scale technologies and their compatibility with various political ends. I contextualized the central technopolitical issues within the major epochs of African American political history: the Atlantic slave trade, the African artisans of antebellum America, and the American Industrial Age. Throughout this study I have sought to correct negative stereotypes and to show (...)
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  10. Phoebe F. Burney, Religion in College Counseling.
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  11. Takeisha Genell Wilson, The Impact of the Frequency of Technology Use on Client Engagement Behavior Exhibited by Child Welfare Workers.
    This study examines the relationship between the frequency of technology use and the tendency of child welfare workers to exhibit engagement behaviors with their clients. This study was based on the premise that increased technology use is negatively associated with the quality of direct human interactions. The design of this study is descriptive and quantitative in nature. To identify and describe the potential relationships between demographic, technology use, and engagement variables, numerical data were collected through an anonymous 46-item survey. A (...)
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  12. Aisha L. Haynes-Belizarie, Legislating Social Justice Policy: A Case Study of Sponsored Legislation by Black Congresswomen During the 108th Congressional Session.
    The focus of this case study examines black congresswomen in the United States during the 108 th Congressional Session and their legislative advocacy for social justice through progressive policies. The questions guiding the research were: RQ1: Did black congresswomen, in the 108 th Congressional Session, use the sponsorship of legislation to advocate social justice through progressive policies? RQ2: What was the frequency of issues addressed in the legislation and the top five issues advocated? RQ3: What was the outcome of sponsored (...)
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  13. Samuel Joseph Tucker, A Mulltivariate Analysis of Certain Personality and Sociological Characteristics Related to the Prediction of Academic Achievement in a Liberal Arts College for Men.
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