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

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    • One Time Password Scheme Via Secret Sharing Techniques

    • Shamir secret sharing, Proactive secret sharing, Verifiable secret sharing, one-time password, multi-factor authentication, password
    • Many organizations today are seeking to improve security by implementing multi-factor authentication, i.e. authentication requiring more than one independent mechanism to prove one’s identity. One-time passwords in the form of hardware tokens in...
    • 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
    • Private Information Retrieval in an Anonymous Peer-to-Peer Environment

    • Anonymous peer-to-peer, Private information retrieval (PIR), peer-to-peer
    • Private Information Retrieval (PIR) protocols enable a client to access data from a server without revealing what data was accessed. The study of Computational Private Information Retrieval (CPIR) protocols, an area of PIR protocols focusing on...
    • 2011-05-20
    • The Cultural Adaptation of Internet Dating: Attitudes towards Online Relationship Formation

    • Vignettes, Internet Dating, Online Relationship Formation, American Courtship, Cultural Lag, Sexual Script Theory, Technology and the Self, Mediated Communication
    • This study explores the social approval of internet dating through the ranking of vignette scenarios. The scenarios are manipulated by the conditions of face-to-face interaction, presence of mutual acquaintance, and use of internet technology....
    • 2011-05-20
    • 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
    • Academic and Social Experiences of Spanish Native Speakers in an Immersion Program

    • English Learners, Spanish Immersion Program, Second Language Acquisition, Spanish Native Speakers, Intercultural Sensitivity
    • The purpose of this research is to explore the academic and social experiences of English learners (ELs) in a Spanish immersion program. The researcher is specifically interested in learning about both the English and Spanish language acquisition...
    • 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...
    • 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
    • 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
    • Actionable Visualization of Higher Dimensional Dynamical Processes

    • Intelligible Visualization Data Visualization B-matrix DLL View Application View Function View
    • Analyzing modern day’s information systems that produce humongous multi-dimensional data in form of logs, traces or events that unfold over time can be tedious without adequate visualization, thereby, advocating the need for an intelligible...
    • 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
    • Determining biological roles of four unique
Vernicia fordii acyl-CoA Binding Proteins

    • acyl-CoA binding protein, Vernicia fordii, Arabidopsis thaliana, lipid biosynthesis, lipid metabolism, eleostearic acid, tung, Kennedy pathway, biofuel, industrial feedstocks, qPCR, split ubiquitin
    • High-value industrial oils are essential for many processes and have great economic and environmental impacts. The tung tree produces a high-value seed oil. Approximately 80% of tung oil is α-eleostearic acid, which has a high degree of...
    • 2011-05-20
    • Shifting Understandings of Imperialism:
A Collision of Cultures in Starship Troopers and Ender’s...

    • Militarism in science fiction, the Vietnam War, cultural studies, Starship Troopers, Ender’s Game, representations of the Cold War in science fiction
    • In this paper, I consider how Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers (1959) and Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game (1985) allegorically treat U.S. Cold War fears of invasion by the Soviet Union. Given the texts’ historical relationship to the...
    • 2011-05-20

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