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    • Bach’s Works and Twentieth-Century Organ Literature 

      Doran, Matthew J., 1994-- (Northern Illinois University, 2016)
      This paper explores examples of two significant categories of the organ repertoire: the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and organ music from the twentieth century. The latter of these categories is represented by music of ...
    • Back biasing technique in preventing clogging of pores on the porous silicon templates for the deposition of zinc oxide 

      Garaga, Swetha (Northern Illinois University, 2014)
      The main objective of this thesis is to study the thin layer that seemed to have been formed during the electrochemical etching process and devise a method to remove this layer and subsequently deposit Zinc Oxide using ...
    • Back to Basics: Habeas Corpus Procedures and Long-Term Executive Detention 

      Falkoff, Marc D. (2009)
      The lesson from the Hamdi plurality and the Court in Boumediene is not that all hearsay is admissible in an executive-detention habeas action, but rather that the district courts should exercise their discretion in determining ...
    • Bagram, Boumediene, and Limited Government 

      Falkoff, Marc D. (2010)
      The United States’ prison at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan is the latest front in the battle over the extraterritorial reach of the Constitution. Habeas litigation on behalf of Bagram detainees has begun establishing how ...
    • Balance and mobility training to improve self-efficacy in an older adult population 

      Piekielny, Sarah (Northern Illinois University, 2004)
    • Balancing Ambition and Gender Among Decision Makers 

      Hannagan, Rebecca; Larimer, Christopher W.; Smith, Kevin B. (SAGE Publications, 2007)
      In this article, we use an original laboratory experiment to test how people react to ambitious decision makers, allowing for interactions with gender. In the experiment, participants are told two decision makers will be ...
    • Ball-bearing noise and vibration correlation to honing 

      Parejko, James A. (Northern Illinois University, 1999)
      SealMaster Bearings, a division of Emerson Power Transmission, has been a precision, industrial, mounted, ball bearing manufacturer for over fifty years. The marketplace has recently begun to request lower vibration and ...
    • Ballooning across the curriculum 

      Reckamp, Laura Lee (Northern Illinois University, 1994)
      Motivation and interest are important factors in a student's ability to learn and retain information; this cross-curricular unit on hot air balloons not only motivates students to learn more, it also stimulates their ...
    • Balloons : a holistic unit 

      Schattke, Nora Lynn (Northern Illinois University, 1991)
      My goal for this thesis was to create a unit which utilized the holistic approach of instruction so often advocated in my methods classes. I chose to do a unit using balloons as a theme. This unit could be used by almost ...
    • Bargaining of beliefs : agencies, advocacy groups, and the evolution of pesticide regulatory reform 

      Greitens, Thomas J. (Northern Illinois University, 2007)
      The policy beliefs of advocacy groups, policymakers, and other interested individuals help to shape public policy. Yet, policy beliefs are rarely used in policy analyses. This dissertation changes that by examining the ...
    • The Baring's Bank Derivative Disaster: An Analysis and Recommendations 

      Nowak Jr., Robert J. (Northern Illinois University, 1995)
      Recent events within the financial services industry have raised concerns regarding the use and control of derivative financial instruments. Limited only by their own imaginations, financial engineers have restructured ...
    • Baroque performance practices 

      Tyma, Kelly
      Baroque music has been so neglected that no original tradition as to its performance has been passed down through the centuries. We must therefore try to acquire as close a resemblance as we can under modern conditions ...
    • Barriers and Facilitators to Service Utilization for People with Dementia and Their Caregivers 

      Hasan, Sana M., 1993-- (Northern Illinois University, 2016-12-10)
      According to the CDC, there were 5.2 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2013 (CDC 2013). That number is expected to nearly triple in 2050 as the baby boomer generation reaches retirement age. Underutilization ...
    • Barriers to Healthcare in the Hispanic Population of DeKalb County: A Healthcare Provider Perspective 

      Brittany L. Rios, 1987-- (Northern Illinois University, 2017-05-05)
      Numerous qualitative studies have identified a variety of barriers faced by Hispanic patients when accessing healthcare, but there has been minimal research completed on healthcare providers’ perspectives of these barriers. ...
    • The Basics of Corporate Takeovers 

      McCullough, Sean P. (Northern Illinois University, 1993)
      People are dependent upon corporations as employees, shareholders, and as a community. Yet, as dependent as we are upon corporations, few of us know anything about an important part of everyday business, corporate takeovers. ...
    • The Basilica of St. Prassede : its women, its history 

      Stevens, Holly Angeline (Northern Illinois University, 1998)
      The basilica of St. Prassede in Rome has a history every bit as colorful as its exquisite mosaics. Inside its plain and unassuming exterior is an intriguing history of building and re-building, a pope accused of murder, ...
    • Battery storage analysis with improved capacity and performance for electric vehicles 

      Donga, Yashwanth Teja (Northern Illinois University, 2015)
      Increasing oil prices, demand for urban vehicles and focus on sustainable transportation have caused a substantial new development effort towards automotive electrification such as hybrids and electric vehicles (EVs). EVs ...
    • Bayesian sample size determination for some ANOVA designs and regressions 

      Lakshmanan, Devi Chitra (Northern Illinois University, 2015)
      Sample Size Determination is an important tool in the design of experiments. Researchers often need to choose an appropriate sample size to arrive at a precise and accurate conclusion. Researchers prefer the Bayesian ...
    • BCC combined interpolation scheme for D-band transition metals 

      Potter, Mark Wilson (Northern Illinois University, 1989)
      The purpose of this study is to accurately generate energy-band structures for the body-centered cubic d-band transition metals. A computerized interpolation scheme was used to set up and diagonalize a 31 X 31 model ...
    • Beam manipulation and acceleration with dielectric-lined waveguides 

      Lemery, Francois (Northern Illinois University, 2015)
      The development of next-generation TeV+ electron accelerators will require either immense footprints based on conventional acceleration techniques or the development of new higher--gradient acceleration methods. One possible ...