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Ampliative inference and the principle of sufficient reason
In the first three chapters I examine applications of the principle of sufficient reason to begin developing tools for the logical analysis of theory and hypothesis generation. I argue that some of the tools we ought to ...
A "telling" uproar: Young women, feminism, and the making of the third wave
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, young feminists burst onto the social, cultural, and political scene in the United States. Hailed as the "next" generation of feminism, third wave feminists, as they became known, were ...
Asclepius at the nexus of divination and medicine
Hippocratic medical theory developed from presocratic cosmology, while Hippocratic medical praxis borrowed from pre-existing divinatory mechanisms and sign inference. The cult of Asclepius was centered on oracle sanctuaries ...
An evaluation of a comprehensive and restorative residential treatment program for youth who cause sexual harm: Do family engagement and trauma-focused interventions matter?
Restorative treatment approaches for youth who cause sexual harm is a relatively new phenomenon that necessitates the comprehensive examination of a multitude of outcomes, including recidivism rates, academic functioning, ...
To shrink the confines: Anglophone poetry, political economy and the space of history, 1947-2007
Less a comprehensive survey than an inquiry into discrete but articulated moments in Anglophone poetry from 1947 to 2007, this dissertation examines the emergence and enduring legacy of Black Mountain Poetry and the British ...
Using Television: How Undergraduate Female Students Utilize Television as a Cultural Resource
This qualitative dissertation study explores the ways television program content informs the participant's notions of academic and professional achievement and success. I argue that the undergraduate female students who ...
Youth Empowerment in HIV/AIDS Intervention in Zambia: The Role of Grassroots NGOs
HIV/AIDS drastically affects Africa's youth. As there is no cure for the disease, education and prevention programs have become vital in decreasing HIV/AIDS death and infection rates. In 2006 UNAIDS declared that schools ...
A probabilistic measure of similarity for latent fingerprints
In forensics a latent print is a mark left on a surface by a human friction ridge pattern such as a fingerprint. The task of latent print examination involves comparing a latent print to a known (or exemplar) print. Latent ...
The relationship between spirituality and sexual identity among lesbian and gay undergraduate students: A qualitative analysis
Within higher education today, the student population in American colleges and universities is becoming increasingly diverse, relative to students' racial/ethnic, sexual, religion, and gender identities. Specifically, ...
Girls Growing in Wellness and Balance: Examining the efficacy of a parent program in eating disorder prevention
The present study seeks of investigate the effectiveness of Girls Growing in Wellness and Balance