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    • The obscure lessons of Geoffrey Chaucer and John Gower : an in-depth literary and linguistic study 

      Wilson, Elizabeth (Student of English) (Northern Illinois University, 2011)
      In order to establish the arguments found within this paper, I rigorously researched primary and secondary texts of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and John Gower’s Confessio Amantis. My argument mostly consists ...
    • Obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents 

      Giere, Bethany E. (Northern Illinois University, 2006)
      The focus of this research paper is to better understand obsessive compulsive disorders, also known as OCD, in children and adolescents. I feel that in order to teach children and adolescents with OCD we, as teachers, need ...
    • Off-Balance Sheet Financing: Current Techniques and Associated Risks 

      Voss, Andrew P. (Northern Illinois University, 1993)
    • Office Services, Inc. : A Case Study 

      Goldberg, Jeff A. (Northern Illinois University, 1989)
      Office Services is a small temporary agency and secretarial service company founded four years ago by a mother daughter team of former temporary employees. After struggling for three years, the firm petitioned N.I.U.'s ...
    • The Oil Industry and Aggregate Economy: An Analysis of the Effect of Oil Price Fluctuations 

      Kirschner, Daniel L. (Daniel Lee) (Northern Illinois University, 2001)
      To better understand the components of volatility in oil-related industries, I examine the relationship between changes in crude oil prices and stock returns in the United States between 1987 and 2000. I find that the spot ...
    • OMIS 498 SharePoint Collaboration Portal 

      Kunde, Richard (Northern Illinois University, 2011)
      Problem Statement: Each semester, the OMIS498 Capstone course creates a new SharePoint site in order to facilitate team collaboration, causing wasted time and lost resources. When a new site is created, it a standard, ...
    • Once upon a time : a folktale and fairy tale unit for 4th and 5th graders 

      Dudlo, Adrienne N. (Northern Illinois University, 2008)
      Learning literature is not just about reading and writing, but about how knowledge is learned and put to use. Learning should be interactive rather than sedentary. Through collaboration, independent ideas, and research, I ...
    • One diagram does not fit all: How undergraduate students interpret geologic rock patterns. 

      Eschenbrenner, Alecia C, 1993- (Northern Illinois University, 2015)
      This study investigates the question: how do students evaluate patterns out of geologic context? To investigate this concept, we removed square blocks of the patterns from a geologic diagram, created a survey, and asked ...
    • One-pot reductive acetylation of aldehydes using 1-hydrosilatrane 

      James, Reuben R, 1995; Herlugson, Sharon; Varjosaari, Sami E.; Skrypai, Vladislav; Adler, Marc J.; Gilbert, Thomas M. (Northern Illinois University, 2018-04-26)
      Using 1-hydrosilatrane allows for one-pot direct esterification of aldehydes under mild conditions. This is done by first reducing the aldehyde to an alcohol, and then acetic acid solvent converts the alcohol to the acetate ...
    • Optical density gradients measured on a liquid-liquid interface 

      Luebke, Judith M. (Northern Illinois University, 1987)
      There are two areas in analytical chemistry which have yet to be studied extensively. These areas are the study of macromolecules and the study of surfaces. This thesis discusses research done on an interfacial surface to ...
    • Optical isolation for audio amplifiers 

      Young, Matthew (Northern Illinois University, 2010)
      Audio amplifier power supplies have typically utilized power transformers to provide safety isolation from a wall outlet. These transformers provide ohmic disconnect between the power supply and the AC mains. The power ...
    • Optimal assay conditions for ODC-antizyme interaction 

      Cain, Jennifer (Student of biology) (Northern Illinois University, 2000)
      Polyamines are essential for life and are associated with cell cycle and development. Excess polyamine production occurs during tumor formation and is one possible target for chemopreventative and chemotherapeutic treatment. ...
    • Organizational Behavior in Myanmar Universities and Its Impacts on Students' Career Success 

      Thu, Ye P., 1997-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-02)
      After ending nearly six-decades of military dictatorship, Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has its first civilian government in 2015. Along with national reconciliation and peacebuilding, educational reform has become one ...
    • Osteoporosis 

      Patel, Bhavini (Northern Illinois University, 2003)
      This paper examines the effects, causes, symptoms, prevention methods, and treatments of osteoporosis. Various forms of literature including journal articles and books were used to research this topic. The information ...
    • The Other Side of the Stage 

      Harvey, Emma C. 1995-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-01)
      Professional success is an admirable goal, particularly for university students looking beyond graduation. However, such success takes dedication, perseverance, and the ability to seek opportunities for growth. In order ...
    • Outdoor experiences and environmental awareness 

      Romano, Anthony (Northern Illinois University, 2009)
      The purpose of this research project is to assess the connection between levels of outdoor experience and views of environmental issues among NIU students. A spatial component of this study seeks to assess whether rural ...
    • Outlook on Basel II 

      Patel, Kaushik (Northern Illinois University, 2005)
      The new revisions to the Basel Accord present opportunities as well as challenges to the banking industry. The purpose of this paper is to explore the ramifications of the revisions and ponder potential reactions from ...
    • The outsourcing decision : advantages, disadvantages, and an online tool 

      Wesley, Melissa (Northern Illinois University, 2003)
      This study is a result of my findings on all aspects of outsourcing. Within my research I have found both advantages and disadvantages of this issue. By analyzing all of my research, I have proven my thesis that the ...
    • Oxidative doping of α,ω-dithienylpolyenes : bipolaron destablization by electron withdrawing groups 

      Gates, Bradley D. (Northern Illinois University, 1988)
      The discovery that the electrical conductivity of polyacetylene could be increased dramatically upon oxidative or reductive "doping" with iodine or AsF₅ caused a rapid growth in the conducting polymer field that is still ...