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    • Race, ethnicity, economics, and federalism : state sentiment regarding noncitizens from 2009 to 2014 

      Marquez, Timothy (Northern Illinois University, 2017)
      This dissertation examines the causes and means of state legislative action on immigration in the United States along a range of policy issues from 2009 to 2014. The work begins by placing the phenomenon of immigration ...
    • Race, gender, and the stigma of homelessness 

      Syverson, Jeff (Northern Illinois University, 2017)
      This study examines how Americans view the homeless, and how their perceptions are influenced by the race and gender of homeless individuals. It seeks to replicate and extend the research of Phelan, Link, Moore, and Stueve, ...
    • Racial representation, agency, and nudity on Girls 

      Willis, Katharine J. (Northern Illinois University, 2018)
      This study examined feminism as seen on the HBO series, Girls . Elements of feminism that were broken down into three main categories include racial representation, agency, and nudity. A total of 28 episodes of Girls were ...
    • Radiation damage in Hamamatsu multi-pixel photon counters 

      Kalnins, Jacob R. (Northern Illinois University, 2017)
      The Mu2e experiment at Fermilab seeks to probe physics beyond the standard model by observing direct neutrino-less conversion of muons to electrons, and it proposes to do this with a sensitivity that is four orders of ...
    • Radiation from hot plasmas 

      Choudhury, Razia K. (Northern Illinois University, 1963)
      An attempt has been made to review the recent literature on cyclotron and bremsstrahlung radiation from hot plasmas. Expression for absorption and submission coefficients have been derived on the basis of Classical Theory. ...
    • Radiation simulations of the CMS detector 

      Stoddard, Graham J. (Northern Illinois University, 2015)
      This thesis presents results of recent radiation simulations for the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN performed using the Monte Carlo simulation package FLUKA. High statistics simulations ...
    • Radiative and convective properties of 316L Stainless Steel fabricated using the Laser Engineered Net Shaping process 

      Knopp, Jonathan (Graduate student) (Northern Illinois University, 2016)
      Temperature evolution of metallic materials during the additive manufacturing process has direct influence in determining the materials microstructure and resultant characteristics. Through the power of Infrared (IR) ...
    • A radiorespirometric study of D-glucose dissimilation in Actinoplanes Philippinensis 

      Allen, Richard Glenn (Northern Illinois University, 1969)
      The pathways of glucose catabolism in Actlno- planes phlllpplnensls ATCC 11242 have been studied by the radiorespirometric technique. Earlier enzyme studies conducted by another author suggested the presence of several ...
    • Rainforest alteration near Manaus, Brazil : as measured by Landsat, 1973 to 1982 

      Wozniczka, James F. (Northern Illinois University, 1987)
      The purpose of this research was to examine the extent and nature of rainforest alteration near the city of Manaus, Brazil. This was accomplished through the digital analysis of Landsat imagery dated 1973 to 1982. Two ...
    • The raised arm figurines of predynastic Egypt : an analysis and interpretation 

      Hoglund, Karen Spradling (Northern Illinois University, 1983)
      The need for a comprehensive evaluation of the raised arm figurines of predynastic Egypt was recognized during the compilation of my corpus of reported predynastic figurines undertaken as a graduate research project. This ...
    • Raka 

      Van Wyk, Ilse-Mari (Northern Illinois University, 1986)
      RAKA is a composition for string orchestra, percussion and choir based on the drama "Raka" by the South African author N.P. van Wyk Louw. This work is a musical portrayal of the drama, depicting the gradual insurgence of ...
    • RAPD mapping of the pea genome 

      Self, Kimberly Ann (Northern Illinois University, 1993)
      I have constructed a linkage map of the pea genome based upon classical and molecular-marker traits. Existing morphological, isozyme and RFLP (restriction fragment length polymorphism) markers were supplemented with a ...
    • The rapid development of the Qigong Movement in modern China 

      Shen, Zhiyong (Northern Illinois University, 1998)
      Qigong (Chinese yoga) has been practiced for thousands of years in China. But in the past five decades, it has developed into a conspicuous social movement that involves more than sixty-million practitioners. With its ...
    • Rapport-development practices of outstanding college faculty 

      Remedi, Robert A. (Northern Illinois University, 2017)
      In an environment in which performance funding for higher education is increasingly common, mechanisms for improving student success will be important for ensuring a consistent revenue stream for higher education institutions. ...
    • Raster-mode generalization of land use/land cover maps 

      Rebert, Paula (Northern Illinois University, 1988)
      The purpose of the research presented in this thesis was to apply the parameters of a raster-mode algorithm for nominal-level areal generalization to scale reduction of the national land use/land cover digital data, and ...
    • Rate my professors : electronic word of mouth and expectancy violations theory in the classroom 

      Simpson, Dathan Nathaniel, II (Northern Illinois University, 2019)
      Sites like Rate My Professors (RMP) offer abundant, potentially problematic foundations of expectations about instructors in higher education. Framed in Expectancy Violations Theory, this thesis investigated the relationship ...
    • Rate of habituation and the response to novelty and discrepancy in four-month-old infants 

      Ritz, Elsbeth G. (Northern Illinois University, 1981)
      Previous investigators of infant visual attention have employed the habituation procedure to study the growing memory processes of the infant. Typically, researchers have manipulated the type of visual stimulus used to ...
    • A rating scale for evaluating quality of performance of creative movement 

      Cherian, Sosamma (Northern Illinois University, 1968)
      One of the many reasons for the slow acceptance of movement education In the sohool curriculum has been the lack of a method of evaluation. By its very nature, creative movement Is not as amenable to testing as many of the ...
    • A (re)conception of the city : commercialization, domestication, and resistance in New York City from Melville to McKay 

      Baltrum, James (Northern Illinois University, 2014)
      This dissertation characterizes the historical changes that shaped nineteenth and twentieth century New York City by examining how Herman Melville, Stephen Crane, Edith Wharton, John Dos Passos, and Claude McKay expressed ...
    • (Re)Inventing mathematical logic : a case study of set-based meanings for conditional truth 

      Hub, Alec William (Northern Illinois University, 2017)
      The way students interpret mathematical sentences involving logical connectives sometimes differs from the way mathematicians interpret such sentences. This research study identifies and analyzes some understandings that ...