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Urban green spaces and community participation: Geographies of health and community
This research explored ways in which urban green space is valued among residents of the ethnically diverse neighborhoods of southeast Nashville, with emphasis on examining the ways in which these values influence motivation ...
Reframing the frameless: The evolution and future of large format and premium format film
This thesis examines the relationship between artistic practices and market forces that has forced the history of cinema to repeat in large format. The evolution of the IMAX format mirrors the development of 35MM cinema; ...
"When the Storm Came that Blew Away our Citizenship, Too?" Spike Lee, "Treme", and Televisual Narratives of Disaster and Recovery in New Orleans
Spike Lee's two documentaries about Hurricane Katrina and the fictional series Treme
Questioning Empowerment: Pakistani Women, Higher Education & Marriage
This dissertation investigates the recent women's higher education movement in Pakistan, the sense of empowerment it inculcates in educated women and the cultural limitations many experience because restrictive ideologies ...
Essays on dynamic Laffer curves
This dissertation consists of three chapters. The first chapter investigates self-financing tax cuts, which are also known as dynamic Laffer effects, from an open-economy perspective. By proposing alternative definitions ...
Choosing International Organizations: Increasing Leverage over Domestic Political Polarization and Institutional Constraints
Joining an international organization (IGO) entails costs, including sovereignty costs. However countries continue to join and create international organizations. The literature has explained this pattern by looking at the ...
Characteristics and long term outcomes of youth with early onset schizophrenia/psychotic disorder
Research on children and adolescents (youth) with early onset schizophrenia/psychotic disorders (EOS) has shown the presence of clinical complexities in this rare population (Schimmelmann, Conus, Cotton, McGorry, & ...
Shrinking city, shrinking region: A socio-spatial analysis of demolitions in Buffalo and the emergence of regional shrinkage in Erie County, New York
In shrinking cities demolitions are a constant factor in the ever changing urban landscape. As these cities continue to lose population and jobs, their housing markets continue to weaken, leaving behind a vast portfolio ...
The political geography and electoral consequences of the Slavery and Civil Rights Eras in American history
Scholars charge the study of political realignments, or critical elections, as non-falsifiable events so rare that no two realignments share the same catalyst. Despite those noteworthy criticisms, non-direct ways to look ...
Transforming landscape ecological evaluations using sub-pixel remote sensing classifications: A study of invasive saltcedar ( Tamarix spp.)
Invasive species disrupt landscape patterns and compromise the functionality of ecosystem processes. Non-native saltcedar ( Tamarix spp.) poses significant threats to native vegetation and groundwater resources in the ...