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Item20th Century New Mexico Regional Architecture and the Arts and Crafts Movement(2001-05) Cummings, Roxanna S. ItemAfro-Brazilian Newspapers and the Development of Black Political Identity during the 1920s and 1930s(2011-08) Jackson, Derron ItemAging Methods Based on the Cranium and Os Pubis : A Test of Precision and Utility(2009-05) Hass, Mallori M. ItemAlibates 28 Ruins : An Example of Antelope Creek Culture Demonstrated by Projectile Points(2001-08) Nicholson, Rebecca L. ItemAnalysis of Miocene Primates : Kenyapithecus, Sivapithecus, and Proconsul(2001-05) Day, Amanda ItemAnswer Sets as Possible Worlds : An Analysis of P-log(2004-05) Buckner, Cameron ItemAnthropological Applications of Bone Histology in Age-at-death Determinations(2004-05) Grossman, Ricci ItemAssimilation versus Autonomy : Acadian and British Contentions, 1713-1755(2006-12) Wood, Laurie ItemBastions or Brutes: French Antisemitism in the Press from 1894 to 1945(2021-05) Johnson, Nathan Joseph; Wong, Aliza; Voeks, AshleyModern Era Europe, a time strife with power struggle, nationalistic growth, and scarred people and landscapes. France, a country unsheltered from the era’s terrors, faced a great struggle not unique to the rest of Europe; a country, a political mechanism, and populations of people supporting and accelerating Antisemitic beliefs. The once brave bastions of freedom once again fell into tyranny - a self-tyranny in a sense - where racism and antisemitism ruled their agendas. Beginning with Alfred Dreyfus and his exile and still propagating to this day, the Free French have become less about freedom and more about oppression and purification. At the root of this evil stood several major French publications, pushing a political mechanism. How were these publications controlled, were they under ideological control of the government? Are the journalists of these publications under guise of the propaganda machine or are they free thinking individuals who whole heartedly see the Jewish population to blame for major French downfalls? Are the “freedom fighters”, who are writing in protection of the Jewish population, doing so by way of clear conscious or career incentivization? What personal risks do these journalists take from the burden of speaking their truths? Also, as the period progresses and the 20th century truly takes hold, are the antisemitic beliefs held by the French remnants of the Dreyfus Affair, or are they influenced by current ideas held in Nazi Germany? ItemThe Beginning of the Shale Revolution in Argentina(2015-05) Carver, AaronThe United States has experienced an oil and gas production boom since 2000 after the development of advanced hydraulic fracturing techniques made production from shale plays viable. Argentina has comparable shale hydrocarbon resources to the United States but has not experienced the same oil and gas production boom. The technology and funds are available to develop Argentina’s shale plays, but poor energy policy and unstable national economics and politics have thus far hindered shale development in Argentina. Argentina’s government has serious national financial problems to solve and thus there is a huge incentive to create a profitable environment for foreign investors to help develop the nation’s shale resources. The government, and its policies, will have to be stable for this development to flourish in the long-term. ItemBiological Effects of Ionizing Radiation : Utilizing a Mouse Experimental Model(2007-04) Kendall, Genevieve Claire ItemBreeding Love: How a Dehydrating Food Plant in Lubbock, TX Went on to Feed Millions(2015-08) Bojórquez, SiriaFew people are aware of Breedlove Foods Inc. This thesis will help shed light on the importance and impact of this food dehydrating plant in Lubbock, Texas. It demonstrates through research in documents and interviews how Breedlove has provided international food relief aid to over eighty countries and, in the process, worked to introduce a piece of legislation that passed successfully through the United States Congress. This legislation provides Breedlove and other organizations with the ability to help under- and malnourished individuals both in the United States and abroad. With this information, readers will be able to discover the difference that an idea can make and they will see the process by which Breedlove was able to open the door to providing the food they produce to those who need it around the world. It also provides an example of how a local organization can leverage political influence to improve its ability to provide foreign aid. ItemCardiac Hypertrophy and Regresion during Postpartum in C57B1/6 Mice(2014-12) Lunsford, TaylorCardiac hypertrophy is an increase in heart size due to either physiological or pathological reasons. Physiological inducers include exercise or pregnancy. For instance, athletes experience cardiac hypertrophy during their seasons of workouts. However, when they stop working out consistently, their hearts undergo cardiac regression, the decrease of heart size back to normal. This regression also happens after a woman delivers a baby. However, hypertrophy may still continue throughout breastfeeding; in such cases, regression would occur after lactation has ended. Although cardiac hypertrophy has been extensively researched, hypertrophy during lactation and the regression of hypertrophy has been significantly less investigated. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate changes in the heart mass after pregnancy-induced cardiac hypertrophy, and identify the signaling pathways responsible for these changes. Mice were divided into the following groups: control (non-pregnant diestrus cycle), 17 days of gestation (late stage of pregnancy), 7 days of postpartum, 21 days of postpartum (time of weaning), 7 days after weaning, and 21 days after weaning. We hypothesized that the heart size would increase throughout pregnancy and even more so during lactation by modifying pro-hypertrophic signaling pathways, and then it would decrease in size after weaning by altering pro-atrophic signaling. We found that lactation further increases pregnancy-induced cardiac hypertrophy. In addition, signaling pathways including phosphorylated FoxO and ERK were significantly increased during lactation. Cardiac regression begins to occur after the lactation period has ended, but hearts did not regress completely back to normal after 3 weeks of weaning. Our results suggest that lactation further increases pregnancy-induced cardiac hypertrophy and this is mediated by inactivation of FoxO and ERK signaling pathways. ItemChallenges to the Theory of Evolution: Abiogenesis and Radiometric Dating(2015-05) Brooks, Carder ItemCharacterization and Efficacy of Heterodyne Sonication in the Degradation of Acid Orange(2011-05) Goodwin, Breanna ItemCharacterization of quantum dots on hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces(2009-04) McBride, Kevin W.