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Isolation of ABA-response mutants in allohexaploid bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.): Drawing connections to grain dormancy, preharvest sprouting, and drought tolerance
This dissertation describes the characterization of seed dormancy and drought tolerance phenotypes of abscisic acid (ABA) response mutants in allohexaploid wheat (
EFFICIENCY OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM
Scholars, emergency workers, and the general public have noted failures in disaster communication over the last decade. Communication breakdowns following catastrophic events have been categorized, defined and studied in ...
UNDERSTANDING THE OPERATIONAL DYNAMICS OF DRUG COURTS
Drug courts seek to provide a coordinated and comprehensive approach to addressing the complex intersection of defendant addiction and crime that plagues the court system. Under the layers of activity and services that ...
Equity-based Compensation and Insider Trading
My dissertation consists of two essays related to executive equity-based compensation and insider trading. In the first essay, I examine the economic rationale for a well-debated compensation practice: option backdating. ...
Exploring the Role of Identification in an Entertainment-Education Context
Although previous literature has demonstrated the potential of entertainment-education (E-E) as an effective strategy for achieving attitude and behavior change, much still remains to be known regarding the mechanisms that ...
ATOMISTIC STUDIES OF DEFORMATION MECHANISMS IN NANOSCALE MULTILAYERED METALLIC COMPOSITES
The goal of this thesis is to understand the interaction between dislocations and various metallic interfaces in nanoscale metallic multilayers (NMM). At lower strain rates, this mean understanding the effect of interfaces ...
Beyond the Binary: Serving the Transgender Student, Improving the College Experience
This research study examines transgender (trans) identity, how it is manifested in trans students, the college and university experiences of these individuals, and how organizational systems hinder, enhance, expand, and ...
EDUCATION, RACISM, AND THE MILITARY: A CRITICAL RACE THEORY ANALYSIS OF THE GI BILL AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS
This study examined the impact of the Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944 (the GI Bill) on African Americans' quest for higher education. The central question guiding this study follows: Why has higher education been so ...
A PSYCHOSOCIOCULTURAL INVESTIGATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AMONG CHICANA/O UNDERGRADUATES
The Latina/o population makes up the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. Unfortunately, the Latina/o population also experiences higher rates of poverty in comparison to other ethnic groups (U.S. Census ...