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• The oaks of Independence : a landscape history of the original site of Baylor University and the potential surrounding historic district. ﻿

(2011-05-12)
The landscape in and around the village of Independence in northeastern Washington County, Texas, is characterized by dense old growth riparian zones, released old fields, open pastures, and regenerated woodlots. The ...
• Objectivity and subjectivity in epistemology : a defense of the phenomenal conception of evidence. ﻿

(2014-11-13)
We all have an intuitive grasp of the concept of evidence. Evidence makes beliefs reasonable, justifies jury verdicts, and helps resolve our disagreements. Yet getting clear about what evidence is is surprisingly difficult. ...
• An OCL-based verification approach to analyzing static properties of a UML model. ﻿

(2010-06-23)
There is a need for more rigorous analysis techniques that developers can use for verifying the critical properties in UML models. The UML-based Specification Environment (USE) tool supports verification of invariants, ...
• Of fire and rain. ﻿

(2006-09-28)
Of Fire and Rain is an eleven-minute work for full orchestra. Through its musical materials it explores the idea of two contrasting elements, fire and water, as symbols. Conflict, balance, suffering, and healing are among ...
• Off-axis cavity ring down spectroscopy with exponential and phase shift detection : absorption spectra of weak transitions at low temperatures. ﻿

(2009-08-25)
In this dissertation the ability of the off-axis laser injection in cavity ring down experiments is shown. Modulated continuous wave and pulsed lasers are used to obtain the absorption spectra of weak transitions at low ...
• On a ring associated to F[x]. ﻿

(, 2013-09-24)
For a ﬁeld F and the polynomial ring F [x] in a single indeterminate, we deﬁne Ḟ [x] = {α ∈ End_F(F [x]) : α(ƒ) ∈ ƒF [x] for all ƒ ∈ F [x]}. Then Ḟ [x] is naturally isomorphic to F [x] if and only if F is inﬁnite. If F ...
• On quasi-dominant weights and Hilbert series of determinantal varieties. ﻿

(, 2014-09-05)
The coordinate rings of the classical determinantal varieties are each isomorphic to a classical invariant ring by Weyl's fundamental theorems of invariant theory. Since these rings are Cohen-Macaulay, their Hilbert series ...
• On rings with distinguished ideals and their modules. ﻿

(2007-05-23)
Let S be an integral domain, R an S algebra, and F a family of left ideals of R. Define End(R, F) = {φ ∈ End(R+) : φ(X ) ⊆ X for all X ∈ F }. In 1967, H. Zassenhaus proved that if R is a ring such that R+ is free of finite ...
• On the Gram-positive bacterial cell wall. ﻿

(2017-07-23)
Cell wall is the outermost part of Gram-positive bacteria. It is intricately tied to the bacteria’s response to environmental stimuli and challenges, and its makeup dynamically changes as a part of bacterial adaptation. ...
• On the measurement of blinding in randomized, controlled trials. ﻿

(2014-11-20)
A key feature to many randomized, controlled trials is that they implement a blind; that is, subjects, experimenters, or both are unaware as to which treatment arm an individual has been assigned. The purpose of the blind ...
• On the origin of Lake Malawi cichlids and mechanisms of their maintenance. ﻿

(2014-10-28)
A fundamental task of evolutionary biology is to explore patterns of speciation. Evolutionary biologists have been intrigued for centuries by the fact that some species underwent extensive radiation while others diversified ...
• One bread, one body, one church : the religiosity of Latino and Anglo Catholics in America. ﻿

(, 2013-09-16)
Objective: This paper examines the religious differences between American Latino and Anglo Catholics. Method: This study uses multivariate analyses to model the differences between these groups on traditional measures of ...
• One Christian's plea : the life, ministry, and controversies of Francis Johnson. ﻿

(2006-10-13)
Francis Johnson (1562-1618) served as pastor of the English Separatist congregation that became known as the "Ancient Church" from 1592 until his death in 1618. The congregation was first gathered in London under the ...
• One for the books : a case study of the interpretation of personal libraries in historic house museums. ﻿

(2016-03-04)
Libraries in historic house museums often suffer identity confusion due to the varying interpretational methods of libraries and museums. Eighteenth century prodigy house museums in particular include large libraries that, ...
• Ontology, ecclesiology, nonviolence : the witness against war in the theologies of John Howard Yoder, Dorothy Day, and William Stringfellow. ﻿

(, 2011-09-14)
This dissertation argues that nonviolence bears witness to a particular form of social existence visible in the church. War, I argue, describes a form of social existence which is a counter social ontology to the existence ...
• Ontology, exegesis, and culture in the thought of Henri de Lubac. ﻿

(2006-07-24)
This dissertation examines the continuity between Henri de Lubac's retrieval of patristic and medieval exegesis and his treatment of the ontological relationship between nature and grace. I argue that, for de Lubac, the ...
• Open hearts, closed doors : native Protestants, pluralism, and the "foreigner" in America, 1924-1965. ﻿

(2017-06-15)
At the turn of the twentieth century, leading white Protestant denominations sponsored vigorous home mission work among immigrant communities in the United States. As the century progressed, these programs, often conducted ...
• Opening the door : a director’s approach to Ingmar Bergman’s Nora. ﻿

(2016-03-31)
In 1981, Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman radically adapted Henrik Ibsen’s classic stageplay A Doll’s House in order to create his own theatrical work, Nora. Through cutting much of Ibsen’s text and many of his characters, ...
• Opinions of railroad expansion viewed through the medium of song. ﻿

(2009-08-24)
Although the first rail lines were built over 150 years ago, the railroad continues to remain an integral part of American society. Often, historical studies of the railroad overlook the songs that developed as a reaction ...
• Optimal planning and control of grid-connected distributed generation in power systems. ﻿

(2017-05-30)
With the rise of concerns about environment and depleting energy resources, a significant penetration of distributed generation (DG) into distribution systems has been increasing around the world in recent years. The DG ...