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Disturbance Interactions In Subalpine Forests, Their Impacts On Forest Resilience, Carbon, And Future Carbon Storage Under A Variety Of Management And Climate Change Scenarios, Brian Buma Jan 2913

Disturbance Interactions In Subalpine Forests, Their Impacts On Forest Resilience, Carbon, And Future Carbon Storage Under A Variety Of Management And Climate Change Scenarios, Brian Buma

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Forest disturbances are inevitable, and recovery from those disturbances (termed resilience) is required for the persistence of forests through time. Extraordinarily severe or compounding multiple disturbances may, however, exceed that resilience and shift the ecosystems into alternate regimes with potentially large implications for ecosystem structure and functioning. A compound disturbance event (wind, logging, and fire) in a Colorado subalpine forest was studied for the impact of the multiple disturbance events on disturbance characteristics, tree regeneration, and carbon stocks, an important ecosystem service provided by many forests. The regeneration was also grown using the Forest Vegetation Simulator to simulate the effects ...


Video Games In Education, Matthew C. Heins Dec 2017

Video Games In Education, Matthew C. Heins

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to review relevant literature that explored the impact of video games within the field of education. Through a review of studies on video games in education, between 2000 and 2015, I aim to discuss that video games do have educational value in multiple content areas k-12, and educators have effectively implemented video games consistently through the same approaches. In addition, I discuss that there are existing limitations within schools due to educators and a lack of adequate technology available to support the implementation of video games into education. My analysis of the current literature ...


Tea Induction Of Cyp6a8 Promoter In Drosophila Melanogaster, Fiona Retzer Dec 2017

Tea Induction Of Cyp6a8 Promoter In Drosophila Melanogaster, Fiona Retzer

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Perinatal Methamphetamine Use On Maternal And Child Outcomes: Implications For Education Among Bsn Nursing Students, Tina Nguyen Dec 2017

The Effects Of Perinatal Methamphetamine Use On Maternal And Child Outcomes: Implications For Education Among Bsn Nursing Students, Tina Nguyen

Honors Theses

The implications of methamphetamine use are vast and prevalent in the U.S. This epidemic is also well recognized in Tennessee and in Hamilton County. The number of men and women that continue to use methamphetamine speaks to the importance of this issue. Among these individuals, pregnant women comprise a significant portion of female methamphetamine users across the United States. The potential complications that can arise for not only a mother but also her child due to maternal methamphetamine use pose a much more significant issue. The detrimental effects that a child can experience as a result of maternal methamphetamine ...


Magically Empathetic: An Investigation Of Theory Of Mind And Empathy In The Harry Potter Series, Lindsey M. Layman Dec 2017

Magically Empathetic: An Investigation Of Theory Of Mind And Empathy In The Harry Potter Series, Lindsey M. Layman

Honors Theses

Research suggests that reading fiction can increase empathy, and a number of studies have found the Harry Potter series to promote pro-social values. One prosocial value that has not been explored directly in relation to the series, however, is empathy. Defined as “the experience of understanding another person’s condition from their perspective,” empathy is the motivation behind many prosocial behaviors and values, making it an important focus of investigation. In this study, I conduct a textual analysis of the Harry Potter series using the perspective of theory of mind and simulation theory as a guide. After analyzing a range ...


Example Doctor Of Nursing Practice Project, Steven W. Pryor Test Nov 2017

Example Doctor Of Nursing Practice Project, Steven W. Pryor Test

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

This is an example of a Doctor of Nursing Practice Project uploaded to SPARK.

This is where the abstract of the submission will appear, briefly summarizing the problem and research results in a few sentences.


Not Fully Formed..., Elizabeth Adare Brown May 2017

Not Fully Formed..., Elizabeth Adare Brown

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers

An appraisal of the artist’s place and responsibility in the diluted, steaming [sic] timeline of show and tell as is now experienced daily by artist and audience alike. The predicaments and possibilities are posited, assessed and adjudicated sequentially. These actions are set against a backdrop of art history and emergent narrative methodologies in the arts. The judgements inform the studio practice.


User-Involvement/Oriented Models Of Care And Residential Substance Use Disorder Care, Kathryn D. Arnett May 2017

User-Involvement/Oriented Models Of Care And Residential Substance Use Disorder Care, Kathryn D. Arnett

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of residential substance use disorder care participants with user-involvement/oriented models and processes of care, which are (1) person-centered, (2) shared decision-making, (3) recovery model, and (4) patient/person participation.

Methods: Data collection was through semi-structured, open-ended, one-on-one interviews with a convenience sample of 12 persons over the age of 18—11 males and 1 female—who self-identified as having successfully completed at least one residential program for substance use disorder(s). All interviews were recorded and transcribed, and grounded theory methodology was used to analyze the results.

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Schizophrenia And Its Effects On An American Family: A Call To Action For The 21st Century, Cynthia Newton Captain May 2017

Schizophrenia And Its Effects On An American Family: A Call To Action For The 21st Century, Cynthia Newton Captain

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

Our country’s healthcare system is at a moral crossroads. The way we treat those whom we call “the homeless” is deplorable. The majority of the homeless are mentally ill and need treatment. Our country needs to treat those with the severe brain diseases of schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, and bi-polar disorder just as we would Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Those with severe mental illness, who have no insight into their illness, should not be allowed to dictate their own treatment. If a homeless person is brought to San Francisco General Hospital and is found to be a ...


Humanization Of The Enemy: The Pacifist Soldier And France In World War One, Daniel E. Stockman May 2017

Humanization Of The Enemy: The Pacifist Soldier And France In World War One, Daniel E. Stockman

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

Not all French citizens were enthused by the prospect of war in 1914, nor were they all so willing to embrace a dehumanized view of the enemy. Some French citizens believed the “Great War” to be a patriotic endeavor. Propaganda encouraged this nationalism and the dehumanization of the enemy. “Political” pacifism existed within the French Third Republic psyche following France’s defeat in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War. However, these pacifistic undertones were systematically undermined as France began to militarize itself. Drawing from a series of notebooks, and established academic sources, this paper shows that some French soldiers endured a world ...


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Appalachia: Proposed Methods To Analyze And Solve Social And Medical Issues Surrounding The Disorder, Alexis Rae Prillhart May 2017

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Appalachia: Proposed Methods To Analyze And Solve Social And Medical Issues Surrounding The Disorder, Alexis Rae Prillhart

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Destruction Of Property And The Radical Nature Of The Boston Tea Party, Holly K. Nehls May 2017

The Destruction Of Property And The Radical Nature Of The Boston Tea Party, Holly K. Nehls

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Arguments Against Peter Klein's Infinitism, Jason A Dewitt May 2017

Arguments Against Peter Klein's Infinitism, Jason A Dewitt

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Sustainability Education In Primary And Secondary Schools: Great Needs And Possible Solutions, Allison Watson May 2017

Sustainability Education In Primary And Secondary Schools: Great Needs And Possible Solutions, Allison Watson

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Should We Talk?: Examining Individual And Aggregate Level Predictors Of Mediation Selection At The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, Cynthia-Lee Williams Feb 2017

Should We Talk?: Examining Individual And Aggregate Level Predictors Of Mediation Selection At The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, Cynthia-Lee Williams

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Currently, there are few studies that examine mediation programs within civilian complaint review boards. Research that analyzes these programs mainly focus on the degree of citizen satisfaction. This study adds to existing research by examining possible individual and aggregate-level characteristics linked to mediation selection. Specifically, this study considers the long standing tensions shared between the police and certain groups (e.g. minorities, youths, and residents of disadvantaged communities), and attempts to uncover which groups are more or less likely to meet with officers to resolve police complaints. The data (obtained by the CCRB and US Census 2010) allows for the ...


As If By Magic: Unleashing Critical And Expressive Voices Through A Rhetoric Of "This/And" In First-Year Composition, Nolan Chessman Feb 2017

As If By Magic: Unleashing Critical And Expressive Voices Through A Rhetoric Of "This/And" In First-Year Composition, Nolan Chessman

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation engages academic, creative, and student genres in conversation in order to challenge the strict discursive and stylistic boundaries placed around college writing, particularly in first-year composition. Because this project aims to thrust first-year writing pedagogy beyond the confines of fixed genre forms, its inquiry is multimodal, intermingling writing styles and research modes so that, in scholar-teacher Wendy Bishop’s words, “I can think in and through them all” (“Places to Stand” 17). The particulars—or “data”—informing this study are primarily archival, textual (often a combination of the two), experimental, and experiential. Broadly speaking, this inquiry consists of ...


The Relationship Between Non-Traditional Instructional Strategies And The Multicultural Competence Of School Psychologists, Jacqueline Kluger Feb 2017

The Relationship Between Non-Traditional Instructional Strategies And The Multicultural Competence Of School Psychologists, Jacqueline Kluger

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

School psychology training programs have taken on the great responsibility of preparing practitioners who are culturally competent and able to provide effective services to a diverse range of students, families, schools, and communities. Literature in the related fields of counseling psychology and teacher training show evidence of the effectiveness of multicultural training on trainees’ and practitioners’ cultural competence, with some evidence that the instructional methods used in courses and workshops play a role in outcome. There is to date a dearth of research available in the school psychology literature to provide guidance to trainers and program administrators as to the ...


A Normative Account Of Political Representation, Kenneth R. Courtney Feb 2017

A Normative Account Of Political Representation, Kenneth R. Courtney

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The phrase “political obligation” has rarely suggested for theorists what it might for the person in the street, namely, the kinds and magnitudes of obligations held by our political representatives, as opposed to obligations held by citizens. In a related way, despite the existence of widespread expectations of political representatives, a theoretical account of these expectations and their normative import are subjects that have received surprisingly little attention. In what follows I develop an account of obligations and duties specifically belonging to political representatives. I argue that the relevant obligations derive in the first instance not from particular political or ...


Narrative Change In Professional Wrestling: Audience Address And Creative Authority In The Era Of Smart Fans, Christian Norman Jan 2017

Narrative Change In Professional Wrestling: Audience Address And Creative Authority In The Era Of Smart Fans, Christian Norman

Communication Dissertations

This dissertation project provides a methodological contribution to the field of critical rhetoric by positioning narrative theory as a powerful yet underutilized tool for examining the power dynamic between producer and consumer in a participatory media context. Drawing on theories of author and audience from rhetorical narratology, this study shows how producers of media texts provide rhetorical cues to audiences that allow them to reassert their power in the form of creative authority vis-à-vis consumers. The genre of professional wrestling serves as an ideal text for examining such power dynamics, as WWE has adapted to changing fan participatory behaviors throughout ...


Nietzsche On Honor And Empathy, Akshay Ganesh Jan 2017

Nietzsche On Honor And Empathy, Akshay Ganesh

Philosophy Theses

Moral philosophers like Martha Nussbaum, Philippa Foot, and Michael Weber argue for what I call the “Neo-Stoic Reading” of Nietzsche, which includes two claims: first, Nietzsche allegedly recommends the relentless pursuit of self-interest at the expense of other persons; second, he denies empathy any major role in the ethical life. I will argue that the Neo-Stoic view misses an important unifying theme in Nietzsche’s ethics and his criticism of morality—his investment in the value of honor—and that Nietzsche’s ethical recommendations involving empathy and even altruism can be better understood by situating them within an historical tradition ...


Parents, Politicians, And The Public: Hume's Natural History Of Justice Is Humean Enough, Scott Collison Jan 2017

Parents, Politicians, And The Public: Hume's Natural History Of Justice Is Humean Enough, Scott Collison

Philosophy Theses

David Hume argues that reflections upon public utility explain the psychological foundations of justice and the moral feelings attendant on it. Adam Smith objects that Hume’s theory of justice is psychologically implausible. A just punishment attracts the approval of every citizen on Hume’s alleged view. Not every citizen can consider the abstract public interest every time, Smith observes, so Hume can’t have explained all of justice. I argue, in response, that Smith’s objection has not accounted for all of the causal processes that Hume draws upon in support of reflections upon public utility. Conventions establish the ...


The Genetic Characterization Of Locomotive Neural Circuits In Caenorhabditis Elegans, Aaron-Jay Alcala Jan 2017

The Genetic Characterization Of Locomotive Neural Circuits In Caenorhabditis Elegans, Aaron-Jay Alcala

Biology Theses

Cellular networks are required for a variety of processes in complex organisms. Caenorhabditis elegans is a useful model to gain insight into the gene regulatory networks that assemble cellular networks. Mutations in a variety of genes can affect the sinusoidal locomotive pattern of C. elegans. We isolated the mutant jd1500 from a standard genetic screen looking for mutants in C. elegans that exhibit asymmetric locomotive patterns. The two aims of this study were to: 1) identify the gene and characterize its role in the gene regulatory network and 2) characterize the cells affected by the mutation. We reasoned that jd1500 ...


Suppressor Of Cytokine Signaling (Socs)1 And Socs3 Stimulation During Experimental Cytomegalovirus Retinitis: Virologic, Immunologic, Or Pathologic Mechanisms, Christine I. Alston Jan 2017

Suppressor Of Cytokine Signaling (Socs)1 And Socs3 Stimulation During Experimental Cytomegalovirus Retinitis: Virologic, Immunologic, Or Pathologic Mechanisms, Christine I. Alston

Biology Dissertations

AIDS-related human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) retinitis remains the leading cause of blindness among untreated HIV/AIDS patients worldwide. Understanding the pathogenesis of this disease is essential for developing new, safe, and effective treatments for its prevention or management, yet much remains unknown about the virologic and immunologic mechanisms contributing to its pathology. To study such mechanisms, we use a well-established, reproducible, and clinically relevant animal model with retrovirus-induced murine acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (MAIDS) that mimics in mice the symptoms and progression of AIDS in humans. Over 8 to 12 weeks, MAIDS mice become susceptible to experimental murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) retinitis. We ...


Reprogramming Of Myeloid Compartments Supporting Tissue Repair During Dss-Induced Colitis Recovery, Alexandra Tremblay Jan 2017

Reprogramming Of Myeloid Compartments Supporting Tissue Repair During Dss-Induced Colitis Recovery, Alexandra Tremblay

Biology Dissertations

Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC), emerging during tumor growth or chronic inflammation play a critical role in regulating T cell function. However, mechanisms governing the generation of these cells remain unclear, and need to be further defined. Using a DSS-induced colitis and recovery model, we characterized the dynamic changes within myeloid compartments and the emergence of MDSC during active and resolution phases of inflammation. We show that the immature myeloid compartment expands in bone marrow (BM) specifically at the resolution phase of inflammation during colitis transition to recovery. Additionally, we found enhanced levels of IL-17 in the serum of colitis mice ...


Applications Of Monolithic Capillary Electrochromatography (Cec): Method Development And Quantitation Of Metabolites In Prostate Tissue And Insights Into Chiral Recognition Mechanism, Yang Lu Jan 2017

Applications Of Monolithic Capillary Electrochromatography (Cec): Method Development And Quantitation Of Metabolites In Prostate Tissue And Insights Into Chiral Recognition Mechanism, Yang Lu

Chemistry Dissertations

Capillary electrochromatography (CEC) is a major capillary electrophoresis (CE) mode that have been interfaced to mass spectrometry (MS) for sensitive and selective analysis of chiral compounds. This research expands CEC applications in cancer biomarker and chiral CE analysis. Chapter 1 is a review of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS), and capillary electrophoresis mass spectrometry (CE/MS) for analysis of metabolites in prostate cancer diagnostics and therapies. In this chapter, a literature survey was performed within the databases PubMed, 4 Caplus/Webline and Web of Sciences. A total 17 studies reporting on various analytical platforms for ...


"I Wanna Know Where The Rule Book Is": Youtube As A Site Of Counternarratives To Transnormativity, Jordan Forrest Miller Jan 2017

"I Wanna Know Where The Rule Book Is": Youtube As A Site Of Counternarratives To Transnormativity, Jordan Forrest Miller

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Theses

In June 2015, Caitlyn Jenner created waves of excitement with her coming out announcement on the cover of Vanity Fair: “Call me Caitlyn.” From the perspective of critical trans politics, however, the heightened visibility of trans people in mainstream media does not call for unequivocal celebration. Though trans women of color, such as Laverne Cox and Janet Mock, are more visible in mainstream media than ever before, mainstream media still largely depicts trans people through white constructs of what it means to be trans, namely medicalized binary transitions. Many trans people who deviate from mainstream media’s depiction of trans ...


Red Show, Blue Show: A Content Analysis Of Liberals’ And Conservatives’ Respective Television Favorites, Nicholas Rogers Jan 2017

Red Show, Blue Show: A Content Analysis Of Liberals’ And Conservatives’ Respective Television Favorites, Nicholas Rogers

Sociology Theses

Ideological partisans in the United States are increasingly “sorting” themselves along cultural lines, from the cable news stations they watch to the chain restaurants they prefer. How do partisans seem to “know” how to sort themselves along ideological lines in cultural realms that offer no obvious political cues?

To investigate this question, I look to the realm of narrative television, where conservatives and liberals have certain unique favorite programs despite the programs lacking any overt political content. I employ a quantitative content analysis to demonstrate that the substance of these polarizing shows relate to the social traits of curiosity, conformity ...


Associations Between Multi-Level Contextual Factors And Mental Health Service Utilization In Adolescents With Comorbid Depression And Substance-Use: Moderating Role Of School Connectedness On Racial/Ethnic Disparities In Service Utilization, Katherine Thornton Jan 2017

Associations Between Multi-Level Contextual Factors And Mental Health Service Utilization In Adolescents With Comorbid Depression And Substance-Use: Moderating Role Of School Connectedness On Racial/Ethnic Disparities In Service Utilization, Katherine Thornton

Public Health Theses

INTRODUCTION: Comorbid depression and substance-use has been a prevalent issue in adolescent health. Although rates have remained relatively stable their presence is still alarming and efforts to see a decrease have led leaders and organizations to call for research to better understand factors related to both depression and substance-use as well as how these factors may change when focusing on the presence of these disorders together.

AIM: The primary aim of this study is to better understand the contextual factors related to mental health care utilization in comorbid adolescents. Specifically focus will be directed to better understand how and individual ...


Analysis Of The Quality, Integration, And Cost-Effectiveness Of Primary Care, Electronic Health Records, And End Of Life Care: Lessons From The American Healthcare System To Inform National Health Insurance In The Bahamas, Brittney Jones Jan 2017

Analysis Of The Quality, Integration, And Cost-Effectiveness Of Primary Care, Electronic Health Records, And End Of Life Care: Lessons From The American Healthcare System To Inform National Health Insurance In The Bahamas, Brittney Jones

Public Health Capstone Projects

The Bahamas is faced with the challenge of delivering cost-effective and quality healthcare within an integrated system. About 70% of the population is uninsured, making primary care out of reach to those who cannot afford to pay out of pocket (Understanding NHI, 2016). Despite healthcare accounting for 7.7% of the country’s GDP in 2014, the quality of care and access to care are still challenging in The Bahamas (Health Expenditure, n.d.). As the population continues to age, chronic non-communicable diseases are also the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The lack of access to primary care due ...


A Program Evaluation Of A Peri-Urban, Multi-Location Care Coordination Program In Georgia And Comparative Analysis Of Other United States Care Coordination Programs For Uninsured, High-Risk Patients To Develop Promising Practice Recommendations, Amanda Parker Jan 2017

A Program Evaluation Of A Peri-Urban, Multi-Location Care Coordination Program In Georgia And Comparative Analysis Of Other United States Care Coordination Programs For Uninsured, High-Risk Patients To Develop Promising Practice Recommendations, Amanda Parker

Public Health Capstone Projects

INTRODUCTION: Having access to care allows individuals to enter a healthcare system and receive medical care that improves their quality of life. Unfortunately, access to care and health outcomes are typically related to one’s insurance status. Care coordination programs work to reduce this barrier for high-need patients. One such program is the Sams Care Coordination Program, which connects local hospitals with charity clinics to expand the clinics' capacity by stabilizing staffing, enhancing communication through the shared use of the Epic electronic medical records (EMR) system and providing intensive case management through the use of licensed medical social workers.

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