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OBTAINING AND SUSTAINING SUPERINTENDENCIES: AN EXAMINATION OF SUPPORT RECEIVED BY NOVICE SUPERINTENDENTS
(2016)Turnover is a serious problem facing the American public school superintendency. Relatively little research has been done to identify and describe the types of support that superintendents and aspirants would find beneficial. ... 
OCCUPANT TRAINING IN HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS: AN ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SATISFACTION, LEARNING, AND BEHAVIORS IN BUILDINGS
(2014)In the past twenty years, more stringent energy codes and environmental standards have led to higher performance building designs that use less energy. Oftentimes, high performance buildings that incorporate passive building ... 
Oil and The Libyan Economy
(2015)Oil is the single most important resource in the Libyan economy. In order to explore the extent to which oil dominates the development of Libyan national income, this study covers the period time from 1990 to 2009. This ... 
Older Widowers in Taiwan: Exploring Older Men's HealthRelated Quality of Life following Spousal Bereavement
(2014)Older widowers face unique challenges during the transition to widowhood including decreased residual life expectancy, increased mortality, declining physical and psychological health, reduced social functioning, and ... 
On $\alpha$critical graphs and their construction
(2015)A graph $G$ is $\\alpha$critical (or removalcritical) if $\\alpha(Ge)=\\alpha(G)+1$ for all edges $e\\in E(G)$, where $\\alpha(G)$ is the vertex independence number of $G$. Similarly, a graph $G$ is contractioncritical ... 
On the computation of eigenvalues, spectral bounds, and Hessenberg form for matrix polynomials
(2016)In this dissertation we focus on rootfinding methods, such as Laguerre's method, for solving the polynomial eigenvalue problem. Serious consideration is given to the initial conditions and stopping criteria. Cost efficient ... 
On the Move  Student Mobility and the School Community
(2011)A growing problem for urban schools is the students who move numerous times throughout the year from school to school whether in the same district or a neighboring district. Little is known about the mobile students' ... 
OnChip NetworkEnabled ManyCore Architectures for Computational Biology Applications
(2013)Largescale integration of multiple cores on a single chip is the current answer to the challenge of attaining higher computation throughput while restricting power consumption within acceptable limits. NetworkonChip ... 
ONLINE PARAMETER IDENTIFICATION OF DOUBLYFED INDUCTION GENERATORS FROM MEASUREMENT DATA
(2017)DoublyFed Induction Generators (DFIG) are widely used nowadays for renewable energy generation. Control techniques need to be developed to match the growing DFIG wind turbine sizes and capacity. This requires better ... 
One Goal, Different Paths: Cultural Models, HIV/AIDS, and Minority Health Outcomes in Urban America
(2015)HIV, since its emergence in the 1980s, has affected millions of people across the globe. Although the U.S. has seen three decades of research that has increased our knowledge of the virus, created medications to suppress ... 
Online Instruction with Universal Design for Learning in the Synchronous K8 Classroom
(2013)Each year witnesses an increased number of students with disabilities participating in online schools. Unfortunately, most online courses fail to provide adequate learning outcomes for students with special needs. Currently, ... 
Onward Christian Administrators
(2015)American Protestants adopted organizational efficiency as a spiritual virtue in the first three decades of the twentieth century. Driven by a devotional impulse to manage and systematize the practice of their faith, they ... 
Operator Splitting Method and Applications for Semilinear Parabolic Partial Differential Equations
(2011)This dissertation presents a redefined operator splitting method used in solving semilinear parabolic partial differential equations. As one such form, the reactiondiffusion equation is highly prevalent in mathematical ... 
Optical Imaging of Neural and Hemodynamic Brain Activity
(2011)Optical imaging technologies can be used to record neural and hemodynamic activity. Neural activity elicits physiological changes that alter the optical tissue properties. Specifically, changes in polarized light are ... 
Optimal Control Problem for American Put Option
(2011)In the dissertation, we study an inverse free boundary problem associated with the American put option, where the free boundary is called the early exercise boundary and separates the option holding region from the stopping ... 
Optimization Models on Protein Structure and Function
(2011)Traditional experimental methods to study protein structure and function are often time consuming and expensive. Scoring functions are common computational methods for predictions. This dissertation is enclosed with the ... 
OPTIMIZATION OF POLLINATION AND FRUIT SET IN NORTHERN HIGHBUSH BLUEBERRY
(2017)Fruit set in northern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) can be low under certain climatic conditions, contributing to reduced yields in northwestern Washington. Little is known about the mechanisms of reduced ... 
Optimization of the Electrochemical PreConcentration of fElements
(2014)Rapid preconcentration of trace lanthanide cations in aqueous solution has been achieved using mercury film electrodes. Although effective, this technique has shown minimal sample carryover when used to preconcentrate ... 
Optimization Over Symmetric Cones Under Uncertainty
(2011)We introduce and study twostage stochastic symmetric programs (SSPs) with recourse to handle uncertainty in data defining (deterministic) symmetric programs in which a linear function is minimized over the intersection ... 
OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE ON MASSIVELY PARALLEL COMPUTERS USING A REMOTE MEMORY ACCESS PROGRAMMING MODEL
(2010)Parallel programming models are of paramount importance because they affect both the performance delivered by massively parallel systems and the productivity of the programmer seeking that performance. Advancements in ...