Wayside Shrine in South Park, Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama
This image is part of a series of colorized photographs of the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama. Postcard text: (front) "Wayside Shrine" in the South Park. From folder: Brother Joseph Zoettl, O.S.B., a Benedictine monk at Saint Bernard Abbey, began experiments with concrete miniatures early in the 20th century. Abbot Bernard Menges, recognizing the popularity of Bro. Joseph's work, ordered construction of a park on the hillside in front of Saint Bernard College next to the abbey to display t
Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile, Alabama 2
This image is a color photograph of Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, Ala., showing one of the many paths lined with camellias, azaleas and other colorful flowers.
Disparity By Geography The War on Drugs in America’s Cities
The “war on drugs,” beginning in the 1980s, represented a profound shift in the way in which the United States practiced law enforcement, and ushered in a new era in American policing. Overall, between 1980 and 2003, the number of drug offenders in prison or jail increased by 1100% from 41,100 in 1980 to 493,800 in 2003,2 with a remarkable rise in arrests concentrated in African American communities. This precipitous escalation began as the result of a tangible shift in law enforcement pract
The Reversal of Fortunes: Trends in County Mortality and Cross-County Mortality Disparities in the U
Background Counties are the smallest unit for which mortality data are routinely available, allowing consistent and comparable long-term analysis of trends in health disparities. Average life expectancy has steadily increased in the United States but there is limited information on longterm mortality trends in the US counties This study aimed to investigate trends in county mortality and cross-county mortality disparities, including the contributions of specific diseases to county level mortalit
Community Resilience as a Metaphor, Theory, Set of Capacities, and Strategy for Disaster Readiness
Communities have the potential to function effectively and adapt successfully in the aftermath of disasters. Drawing upon literatures in several disciplines, we present a theory of resilience that encompasses contemporary understandings of stress, adaptation, wellness, and resource dynamics. Community resilience is a process linking a network of adaptive capacities (resources with dynamic attributes) to adaptation after a disturbance or adversity. Community adaptation is manifest in population w
This webinar was presented on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by Dr. Alice Gardner. Dr. Gardner discusses select pharmacogenomic effects in patients with asthma.
Barcoding Life to Conserve Biological Diversity: Beyond the Taxonomic Imperative
Barcoding Life to Conserve Biological Diversity: Beyond the Taxonomic Imperative
Economic analysis of electric energy storage
This thesis presents a cost analysis of grid-connected electric energy storage. Various battery energy storage technologies are considered in the analysis. Life-cycle cost analysis is used. The results are presented in term of incremental cost of electricity stored and discharged, in US$/kWh,Thesis (M.S.)--Wichita State University, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.,"May 2006.",Includes bibliographic references (leaves 47-49)
Soil community analysis along a salt gradient using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis of PCR-a
Many studies of hyper saline environments have been performed, mainly on aquatic systems. However, the microbial community in terrestrial thallasohaline environments has not been studied extensively. To our knowledge, this is the first study of a natural terrestrial thallasohaline environment using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE). We studied the great salt plains (GSP) for this purpose. The GSP is a perfect example of an extreme environment. The
The collarless artist is seated, leaning on a sketchpad against an object in the foreground, observing himself in a mirror.,The collarless artist is seated, leaning on a sketchpad against an object in the foreground, observing himself in a mirror.
Evaluation of springback prediction capability using uniform pure bending
The aim of this study is to develop uniform pure bending as an objective test for determining the accuracy of springback prediction by employing different FEA techniques. A complete theoretical solution for the bending moment and change in sheet thickness is available only for uniform pure bending of perfectly plastic sheets. However, plastic hinging develops naturally in simulations of bending perfectly plastic sheets. We have developed a method to prevent plastic hinging and achieve uniform pu
Characterization of adhesives at room and elevated temperatures
Recent interest in advanced materials has paved the way for exploring joining options besides the traditional mechanical or thermal methods such as riveting or welding. Because of the availability of highly advanced materials, mass production rates and demands for more aesthetic products, adhesive bonding is being used in more applications. Today, interstate signs, semi-trailer panels, aircraft structures, and many other commonly used products are adhesively bonded. Some of the common misconcept
Design and evaluation of composite car-front subframe rails in a sedan and its corresponding occupan
Today occupant safety is of a prime concern to every car manufacturer. New standards are being set for the safety of the occupant in different crash scenarios like frontal head on collision, angle impacts, side impacts, rear impacts and rollover. Among these standards, frontal impact is one of the fatal crash scenarios that lead to death of scores of people in the United States and across the globe. The automotive mid-rail is the main load carrying/energy-absorbing component in a event of fronta
Synthesis of neutral anion receptor 5,10-bis-(2-(4-fluorophenyl)phenylurea)-15,20-diphenylporphyrin
Binding studies were performed with a bisurea-picket porphyrin host receptor (a,a)-5,10- Bis-(2-(4-fuorophenyl)phenylurea)-15,20-diphenylporphyrin (1a) and TBA salts as its guest. Previously our group reported1 on the binding studies of tetrakis-urea-picket porphyrin (a,a,a,a)-5,10,15,20-tetrakis-(2-(4-fuorophenyl)phenylurea)porphyrin (3) and tris-urea-picket porphyrin (a,a,a)-5,10,15-tri(2-(4-fuorophenyl)phenylurea)-20-phenylporphyrin (2) using polar solvent, DMSO, where a strong binding prefer
The Ideas that are Changing Politics
There has been an extraordinary surge in the study of behaviour from evolutionary biologists, neurologists and game theorists, but this has been largely divorced from the political debate. David Willetts will draw on the latest research from these disciplines to explain what Government can and cannot do to influence our behaviour. David Willetts is shadow secretary of state for innovation, universities and skills and has been the MP for Havant since 1992. He was shadow secretary of state for wor
Thesis (M.F. A.)--Wichita State University, Dept. of English.,"May 2006."
Time division duplex-wideband code division multiplex (TDD-WCDMA)
Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) has been used in cellular communications area, e.g., in the second generation mobile phones since early 1990’s. Wideband CDMA (WCDMA) is a newer and faster radio technology used in the third generation mobile phones. A Frequency Division Duplexing WCDMA (FDD-WCDMA) has already been employed. In the FDD mode WCDMA, the system uses different frequency bands for the Uplink and Downlink communications. In the Time Division Duplexing WCDMA (TDD-WCDMA) mode, the
The histories of each: a collection of short fiction
The used couch -- Indian graveyard -- Heart disease -- Tree house -- Cravings -- Henderson’s grocery.,Thesis (M.A.)--Wichita State University, Dept. of English.,"May 2006."
Chicano y Chicana: income differences among the largest U. S. Hispanic population
This study focuses on the wage gap between Mexican American men and Mexican American women, and factors contributing to this disparity. People of Mexican descent make up 67% of the U.S. Hispanic population. Previous research tends to lump Hispanics together, masking differences between groups. Even more, studies considering Hispanic subgroups rarely examine gender differences on income. Using secondary data analysis of the March 2005 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplemen
Application of stochastic control and robust stability of singularly perturbed unified systems
The unified approach and singular perturbation theories are two of the most highly recognized and rapidly developed areas in the control field recently. In this thesis, a stochastic optimal controller design using state feedback is examined for singularly perturbed unified systems with Gaussian noise. The difference between the costs of full order systems and those of reduced order systems is just on the order of epsilon. The robust of a singularly perturbed unified stochastic system is investig