This collection includes theses and dissertations from the College of Arts and Sciences. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please fill out the Electronic Theses & Dissertations form.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A case study of the early institutionalization process of a restorative justice social movement organization., Brittany Buttry-Watson

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Mobilizing modernist magazines : Peter Sloterdijk and the Transatlantic review., Daniel Lee Conrad

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Academics and activism : a comparative study of contemporary historical writings on same-sex sexuality and LGBT activists in the Middle East., Lauren Copeland

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Public art in urban parks., Taylor Crush, 1990-

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Greening Louisville's East Market District : a comparative assessment of sustainability., Ashley O. Dale

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Analysis of social costs of gentrification in Over-the-Rhine : a qualitative approach., Shireen Deobhakta

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Development of sulfur cathode material for Li-S batteries., Ruchira Ravinath Dharmasena

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Against the grain : the challenges of black discourse within intercollegiate policy debate., Tiffany Yvonne Dillard-Knox

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Textiles and meaning in the lais Guigemar, Lanval, and Laustic of Marie de France., Leslie Dingeldein 1989-

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The formation of a sacred political site : the birthplace of Mao Zedong at Shaoshan, Zhe Dong 1988-

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Measuring mindful interoception : development of the mindful interoception sampling task (MIST)., Samuel J. Dreeben

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Unnatural pedagogy : a computational analysis of children's learning to learn from other people., Baxter S. Eaves 1984-

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Broadband infrastructure in the 21st century : an evaluation of local outcomes and conditions., Chad Stephen Foster

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Retinal synaptic function in the absence of the on pathway., Kathryn Marie Heath Fransen

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Walking to my death : an actor's journey., David Elliot Galloway 1987-

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Taking clinical judgment out of the equation : a call for the standardization of MCI diagnostic criteria and construction of a model to predict conversion to dementia., Adam Tyler Gerstenecker

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The use of variable-bagging and the cross-validation selector in the prediction of alzheimer’s using the adni database., Michael Wayne Godbey

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Transboundary groundwater and unsustainable practices of water governance in the Guarani Aquifer : the case of the province of Misiones., Paula Carolina Gomez 1974-

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Undoings : reversals and dissolutions of binaries in the narrative films of Peter Greenaway., Kristina Sue Bohleber Groves 1978-

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Not even or pretty : improvisational textiles from recycled clothing., Karen Anne Habeeb 1974-

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Synthesis of N-heterocycles through cyclization-triggered tandem additions to alkynes and the study of promoters in ionic reactions., Junbin Han

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Novel analytical tools for studies in molecular assemblies : I. Electro-active single-mode integrated optical waveguides ; II. Coupled plasmon waveguide resonances., Xue Han

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"They had no key that would fit my mouth" : women's struggles with cultural constructions of madness in Victorian and modern England and America., Leslie Ann Harper

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Yours, mine, and ours : confronting the originality burden through remix and intertextuality., Barrie Olson Harvey

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The healing process : finding oneself through character., Jody-Ann Peta-Gay Henry

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"My watch begins" : identification and procedural rhetoric on second screens and social networks., K. Shannon Howard

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Several functional equations defined on groups arising from stochastic distance measures., Heather B. Hunt

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Assessing urban freeway deconstruction : a survey of 21 cities with case studies of San Francisco and Milwaukee., Doddy Aditya Iskandar

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Servants of my people first : an examination of the political literacies of the Black Liberation Front International (BLFI), 1969-1973., Joilynn Karega-Mason

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The language politics of doctoral studies in rhetoric and composition : toward a translingual revision of graduate education in the field., Carrie Byars Kilfoil

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Hugh Haynie and the art of opinion : examining history, memory and controversy in museum exhibitions and interpretation., Jessica Bennett Kincaid

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Triggered release of small molecules from solid supports using heat or an applied magnetic field., Ralph Jacob Knipp

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Mechanistic insights and functionalization of alkynes in homogeneous gold catalysis., Manish Kumar

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Globalizing literacies and identities : translingual and transcultural literacy practices of Bhutanese refugees in the U.S., Tika R. Lamsal

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Prankster questionaire., Matthew Landan 1972-

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A magical country : stories from Appalachia., James Eric Leary 1977-

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Girls with guns : the disarmament and demobilization of female ex-combatants in Africa., Emily Katherine Maiden

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Expanding the frontier of gold-catalyzed cyclizations and rational ligand design., Deepika Malhotra

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The Roman army in fourth-century CE Egypt., Jon Bruce Manley 1988-

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Historic preservation in Quito, Ecuador : tangible and intangible heritage., Meredith Alison Maple

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Electrochemical and microfabrication strategies for remotely operated heavy metal sensor networks for water analysis : the dual challenges of calibration-less measurement and sample pretreatment., Mohamed M. Marei

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Invasive plants as drivers and passengers of community change in a disturbed urban forest., Jeffery A. Masters

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Aminooxy reagents in nanomedicine and bioanalysis., Stephanie Mattingly

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Informal college study groups : gender and group homophily., Brandon Scott McReynolds

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The walkable dividend : the impacts of walkability on housing and socio-economic composition in Louisville, Ky., Wesley Laurance Meares

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Composing college and career : mobility, complexity and agency at the nexus of high school, college and work., Brice Nordquist

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The Tempest defending Prospera : the ideation of spiritual lineage and practice in performance for an Afro-Haitian American actor., Iva-Kristi Maria Papailler

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Functional equations with involution related to sine and cosine functions., Allison Perkins

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Earthworm, microbial biomass, and leaf litter decay responses after invasive honeysuckle shrub removal from urban woodlands., Robert Preston Pipal

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Down comes the mountain : coal mining and health in central Appalachia from 2000 to 2010., James Kent Pugh

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Reclaiming my body : black women and the fight for reproductive justice., Shelby Ray Pumphrey

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Ligand centered reactivity of metal stabilized thiyl radicals in solution, solid and gaseous phase., Rajat Rajat

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Prevalence of knowledge in forensic anthropological field methods within traditional forensic investigation., Cassandra Christina Rausch 1988-

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Putting the person first : an examination of thought disorder and personality heterogeneity in schizophrenia., Catherine Rose Robertson

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The bricks in action : women's public housing activism in Louisville, Kentucky, 1958-1970., Aletia M. Robey

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Facing crisis : maintaining class status in Victorian Old Louisville., David Walter Schatz

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Thermionic emission properties of novel carbon nanostructures., Andriy Sherehiy

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Women of the 1913 Armory Show : their contributions to the development of American modern art., Jennifer Pfeifer Shircliff

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Biomarker discovery of liver diseases using mass spectrometry-based metabolomics., Xue Shi

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Applications of GIS analyses and ecological approaches to paleolithic sites in Portugal., Christopher M. Sims

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Communitas in YouTube comments : the March 2012 Henryville tornadoes., Richard William Slawsky

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Aerial arial : a lesson in strength and stamina., Ashley Elizabeth Smith

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Transfer and the commodification of practice., Kenneth Andrew Smith

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The ethos of conspiracy argument : "character" as persuader in conspiracy rhetoric., Michael James Sobiech

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The problem of the twenty-first century in the Cherokee Nation is the problem of the color-line : how the Cherokee Freedmen have articulated a sense of cultural identity and citizenship claims over time., Shannon Spears

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The whore paradox : "rational" condom use decisions among prostitutes in the context of stigma and patriarchal bargaining., Maggie McCandless Stone

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Disaster and poverty : the differential impacts of disaster on the poor in the Gulf Coast region., Abu Muhammad Sufiyan 1979-

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Boundary contour based surface representation., Yong Su

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The grey eagle of Glen Lily : Simon Bolivar Buckner's place in the lost cause, reunion, and politics of the late nineteenth century., Whitney K. Todd 1989-

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Pedagogy : reconsiderations and reorientations., John Vance

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Legislation and its effects on race relations in southeastern Indiana, 1785-1860., D. W. Varble

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Mechanistic investigations of pseudouridine synthases : a surprising glycal intermediate lies on the reaction pathway., Govardhan reddy Veerareddygari

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Dispositional mindfulness and working memory in the context of acute stress., Lauren M. Vines

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Self-regulation theory and self-monitoring of blood glucose behavior in type 2 diabetes mellitus., Jennifer E. F. Ward

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An analysis of the Creation Museum : hermeneutics, language, and information theory., Steven Mark Watkins

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The rise of Bulgarian nationalism and Russia's influence upon it., Lin Wenshuang

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Radical sister : Lucy Freibert as feminist nun, activist, and educator., Jessica Whitish

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Prompting discussion : writing prompts, habits of mind, and the shape of the writing classroom., William Matthew Wiles

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Competing conceptions of literacy : intersections in a dual-credit writing program., Caroline Wilkinson

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The Riom trial : Marshal Petain's attack on the Third Republic., James Estel Williams 1985-

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Dust properties of Z~2 infrared-luminous lyman break galaxies., Jennifer Leigh Wojno

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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In-situ monitoring of transport properties of graphene during plasma functionalization and it's applications in energy storage., Ruwantha Jayasingha Atapattu Mudiyaneselage 1980-

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Plant and arthropod diversity in prairie restorations around Louisville, KY., Sarah Elizabeth Atherton

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Translingualism in post-secondary writing and language instruction : negotiating language ideologies in policies and pedagogical practices., Nancy Bou Ayash

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The palm of my hand : keeping an audience engaged as Benedick in Much ado about nothing., Jake Beamer

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"Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished" : mortality, sexuality and spirituality in the early modern period., Whitney L. Brown

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I "like" slash : the demographics of Facebook slash communities., Janidean Bruner 1987-

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Hope for people or hope for cities? : HOPE VI at Liberty Green., Jelisa Clark

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Our mess is more., Conyer Clayton

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The marriage effect : an intergenerational analysis of marijuana desistance., Rachel Coonce 1983-

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The women of Battlestar Galactica and their roles : then and now., Jesseca Schlei Cox 1988-

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Anxiety in children with Williams syndrome : association with negative reactivity, self-regulation, and sensory modulation., Nicole A. Crawford-Zelli

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Discovering domestic cemeteries : history, preservation, and education., Savannah Leigh Darr 1985-

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Wine with pharaohs., Jean Fox DeMoisey 1974-

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Privatization and ethical implications for public managers., Eric Dennison 1979-

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Literacy and identity in popular and participatory culture., Laura A. Detmering

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Exploring the interaction of explicit, genre-based instruction with antecedent genres and student engagement., Jason Charles Dietz

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The founding of the Art in Embassies program and the misrepresentation of American art., Zachary Scott Distel

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The new paradigm of rehabilitation : a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of incarceration-based rehabilitation in regards to recidivism reduction., Shaun Andrew Dixon 1985-

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Mixture of Poisson distributions to model discrete stock price changes., Rasitha Rangani Jayasekare Kodippuli Thanthillage Dona