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Browsing items in: University of New Orleans Electronic Theses and Dissertations

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    • Synthesis and Characterization of Monosaccharide-derived Low Molecular Weight Gelators

    • low molecular weight gelators, supramolecular gelators, amino acid, steroid, carbohydrate
    • Low molecular weight gelators (LMWGs) are interesting materials whose applications are as diverse and wide ranging as their molecular structures. These materials self-assemble through the formation of non-covelent intermolecular forces and...
    • 2011-05-20
    • The Best Doctor

    • Veterinarian, Robert Swerczek, Nebraska farming
    • This is a book about the forty-four years my father has spent as a veterinarian. The book begins with his life growing up on a Nebraska farm and describes how he decided to become a veterinarian. I detail some of the most memorable times in his...
    • 2011-05-20
    • Lightless Mornings: A Fine Legacy

    • Convict leasing, W.D. McCurdy, Genealogy, Prison system, Alabama history, Biography, Reconstruction, Coal mining, Property inheritance
    • Lightless Mornings: A Fine Legacy represents a personal interrogation and historical account of my great-great-great grandfather, W.D. McCurdy’s use of forced labor in his coalmines and cotton plantations in the Black Belt region of Alabama during...
    • 2011-05-20
    • 6,6’-Dimethoxygossypol: Molecular Structure, Crystal Polymorphism, and Solvate Formation.

    • Gossypol, x-ray crystallography, clathrates, solvates, hydrogen bonding, functional groups, polymorphs, and space groups
    • 6,6’-Dimethoxygossypol (DMG) is a natural product of the cotton variety Gossypium barbadense and a derivative of gossypol. Gossypol has been shown to form an abundant number of clathrates with a large variety of compounds. One of the primary...
    • 2011-05-20
    • Two Essays on Oil Futures Markets

    • Oil futures, price discovery, trading characteristics, bid-ask spread, financial crisis, backwardation, OPEC, oil funds, and exchange rate
    • The first chapter of this dissertation estimates the relative contributions of two major exchanges on crude oil futures to the price discovery process-- Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), using trade-by-trade...
    • 2011-05-20
    • Plowing by Moonlight: Notes from a Food Oasis

    • Creative nonfiction, creative writing, Bainbridge Island, Washington, food, sustainability
    • Plowing by Moonlight is a creative nonfiction exploration of the relationship between the people of Bainbridge Island, Washington, and the food they grow, eat, and share.
    • 2011-05-20
    • Spatial Mismatch for Low-Wage Workers in post-Katrina New Orleans

    • Spatial mismatch; employment distribution; residential distribution; Hurricane Katrina
    • The theme of this study is spatial mismatch, a concept that gave rise to an ever-expanding body of research concerned with how and why residential and employment distributions have shifted within cities and across metropolitan areas. The concept...
    • 2011-05-20
    • Echoes of Laocoön’s Warning in Letters from an American Farmer

    • Crèvecoeur, Colonial Literature, Autobiography, Virgil, Classics, Comparative Literature
    • A dramatic shift in tone in the final letter of J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur’s Letters from an American Farmer reveals Farmer James’ conflicting attitudes about an independent America. When the letters are juxtaposed with a Western myth of...
    • 2011-05-20
    • “Throw Me Something, Mister”: The History of Carnival Throws in New Orleans

    • Mardi Gras, Carnival, New Orleans, Louisiana, Throws, Tourism, Economy, Revenue, Parades, Beads, Doubloons, Coconuts, Cups, Shoes, Krewes, Rex, Comus, Zulu, Muses, Hermes, Bacchus, Endymion, Iris, Venus
    • Mardi Gras draws millions of tourists to New Orleans yearly, contributing to the economy of the city. Visitors soon discover the thrill of catching “throws” tossed to paradegoers by members of parade organizations‟ riding floats. For tourists and...
    • 2011-05-20
    • Marshall Carby’s An Experiment with an Air Pump

    • Marshall Carby, An Experiment with an Air Pump, Shelagh Stephenson, Joseph Wright, An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump
    • Using Joseph Wright’s painting, An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump as an inspirational starting point, Shelagh Stephenson’s An Experiment with an Air Pump explores the depth of human existence using universal conflicts such as: morals versus...
    • 2011-05-20
    • PARSES: A Pipeline for Analysis of RNA-Sequencing Exogenous Sequences

    • exogenous agents, RNA-Seq, contamination, sequence alignment, cancer etiology, sequence assembly, taxonomical classification, cancer treatment
    • RNA-Sequencing (RNA-Seq) has become one of the most widely used techniques to interrogate the transcriptome of an organism since the advent of next generation sequencing technologies [1]. A plethora of tools have been developed to analyze and...
    • 2011-05-20
    • New Orleans, the New South, and the Fight for the Panama Exposition

    • New South, New Orleans, Progressivism, Progressive Union, Panama Pacific Exposition, Panama Canal, International Trade
    • For various reasons, the city of New Orleans has often been ignored in discussions of the New South movement. New Orleans politicians joined the movement during the Progressive Era, much later than other Southern municipal leaders. In becoming a...
    • 2011-05-20
    • Repetition and the Power of Simplicity

    • Minimalism, Sculpture, Abstract Expressionism, Art, Zen, Basketball, Simplicity, Repetition, Energy, Balance, Out of Space and Time, Healing, Stacking, Light, Exploration of Materials, Experience of Creating, Art Against the Machines
    • My art consists of the repetition of patterns, shapes, numbers, text, and found objects that communicate concepts in language, science, and math as art. My work addresses aesthetic and formal aspects of the art itself and embraces the process and...
    • 2011-05-20

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