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  • La Po tica Material del Exilio en el Cine Latinoamericano y Espa¤ol 

    Froemel, Paulina (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    This dissertation is the result of a study of selected Latin American and Spanish films that deal with the topic of exile. Following a thematic and stylistic criterion closely related to Hamid Naficy's notion of"accented ...
  • Modulation of Monocytic Activation following Spinal Cord Injury Reduces Secondary Injury and Neurodegeneration 

    Emmetsberger, Jaime Ann (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    Spinal cord injury (SCI) sets off a cascade of biochemical and cellular events that destroy neurons, cause demyelination, and trigger an inflammatory immune response. Microglia, the immune-competent cells of the central ...
  • Association of Blood DPP5 Level with Cancer Type, Stage, and Survival 

    Javid Roozi, Mazyar (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    Introduction: Membrane-bound dipeptidyl peptidase 5 (DPP5) has been linked to tumor invasion and metastasis processes. Its recent isolation as a soluble protein from plasma may indicate a potential role as a biomarker and ...
  • Behind the Picture: Theatricality and Gruppe 38's Production of"I've Got Everything" 

    Jensen, Amy E. (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    Through the lens of theatricality, this thesis examines the development of the production I've Got Everything by Gruppe 38, a professional Danish theatre company performing for children and adults. The company is introduced ...
  • Detailed Heterogeneous Chemistry Implemented in a Particle-Resolved Aerosol Model 

    Kaiser, Jan Christopher (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    In this study, heterogeneous chemical reactions between trace gases and atmospheric soot particles are investigated using a particle-resolved aerosol model. The model accounts for physical and chemical processes in the ...
  • Annexin A2 and Microglia/Macrophages in Glioma Progression 

    Zhai, Haiyan (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    Gliomas are highly invasive brain tumors with the occurrence of numerous microglia/macrophages (MG/MP) in and around the tumor. Annexin A2 is overexpressed in many cancers and correlates with increased plasmin activity on ...
  • Front-End Read-Out System for Radiation Scintillation Detector 

    Yun, Xiao (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    Detection of various nuclear radiation sources is increasinglyimportant for security issues. A novel three-dimensional (3D)integration of scintillation-type semiconductor radiation detectorpixels has been proposed. This ...
  • Mechanisms of growth and sex determination in the Atlantic silverside, Menidia menidia, and the spatial scale of local adaptation 

    Duffy, Tara (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    Local adaptation in widely-dispersed marine species may result from strong selection on multiple life history traits that differ among populations. This results in unique sets of traits that maximize fitness of individuals ...
  • Physical Characteristics of Bering Sea Zooplankton and Their Use to Parameterize an Acoustic Scattering Model for Euphausiids 

    Smith, Joy Nicole (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    Acoustic assessment of Bering Sea euphausiids and their predators can provide useful data for ecosystem studies if the acoustic scattering characteristics of these animals are known. The amount of acoustic energy that is ...
  • Sequence Specific Inhibition of Adenoviral Replication by the AAV Rep78 ORF 

    Sitaraman, Varsha (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    Hybrid Adenovirus/Adeno-associated viruses (Ad/AAV) combine the capacity, tropism and ease of production of Ad with AAV's ability for site-specific integration (SSI) into chromosome 19 AAVS1. The AAV Rep78 protein is ...
  • A Multi-class Classification using Ensembles of Multinomial Logistic Regression Models 

    Lee, Kyewon (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    This research proposes a method for multi-way classification problems using ensembles of multinomial logistic regression models. A multinomial logit model is used as a base classifier in ensembles from random partitions ...
  • Optional scrambling in child and adult Ukrainian 

    Mykhaylyk, Roksolana (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    This dissertation investigates direct object scrambling in Ukrainian. Examination of various syntactic structures has demonstrated that Ukrainian speakers observe semantic/pragmatic constraints on scrambling insofar as ...
  • Inferring Tumor Progression from Genomic Heterogeneity 

    Navin, Nicholas Earle (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    Cancer progression in humans is difficult to infer because we do not routinely sample patients at multiple stages of their disease. However, heterogeneous breast tumors provide a unique opportunity to study human tumor ...
  • Old versus New: Cartographic Discourse and Mapping the Protestant Identity in Paradise Lost 

    Nagel, Bethany Len (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    This thesis examines the development of the Protestant identity through cartographic discourses found in John Milton's Paradise Lost. The rise in the new cartography based on Ptolemy's Geography during the early modern ...
  • Impact of Expectations, Experiences, Attributions, and Perceptions on Relationship Satisfaction Across the Transition to Parenthood 

    Mitnick, Danielle (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    This study examined whether violations of partner expectations, and attributions and perceptions of these violations are associated with relationship satisfaction across the transition to parenthood. First-time parents ...
  • Efficient Metadata Update Techniques for Storage Systems 

    Lu, Maohua (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    The simple read/write interface exposed by traditional disk I/O systems isinadequate for low-locality update-intensive workloads because it limits theflexibility of the disk I/O systems in scheduling disk access requests ...
  • X-ray diffraction microscopy on frozen hydrated specimens 

    Nelson, Johanna (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    X-rays are excellent for imaging thick samples at high resolution because of their large penetration depth compared to electrons and their short wavelength relative to visible light. To image biological material, the ...
  • Essays on the Empirical Analysis of U.S. Home Video Game Market 

    Sun, Qi (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    This dissertation focuses on the empirical analysis of U.S. home video game market and contains three essays.The first essay investigates one aspect of competition among the console manufacturers. SONY launched its latest ...
  • Submerged Evidence of Early Human Occupation in the New York Bight 

    Merwin, Daria Elizabeth (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    Large expanses of the continental shelf in eastern North America were dry during the last glacial maximum, about 20,000 years ago. Subsequently, Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene climatic warming melted glaciers and ...
  • Inhibitors of Amyloid Formation by Islet Amyloid Polypeptide 

    Meng, Fanling (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-10)
    Amyloid deposition is a characteristic component of many human diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and type 2 diabetes. Human islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP also known as amylin) is the major ...