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    • Affective Insurgencies: Circular Narratives of Conflict in Contemporary South Asian Novels 

      Webber, Ryan (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      My thesis will explore how our everyday discourses and notions of truth and epistemic validity which we use in a variety of academic disciplines and other contexts can be deconstructed within the textual space of contemporary ...
    • Molecular studies of miRNAs in pulmonary fibrosis 

      Huang, Yapei (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a devastating interstitial lung disease with irreversible loss of lung tissue and function. The myofibroblast is the key cellular mediator of IPF progression. Transforming growth ...
    • An Analysis of Socioeconomics and Education in American Literature: The Impact of Geography on Education 

      Lawless, Jacquelyn (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      The purpose of this essay is to show the impact that unjust geographies have on socioeconomics and education through a closer examination of the landscape, domestic space, and social structure in each novel. This essay ...
    • Back when I was bishop: Autoethnography of Leadership-As-Practice as a bishop within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 

      Koenig, Scott (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      The purpose of this dissertation in practice is to provide an in-depth self-examination of my service as a bishop (a lay clergy position) within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Through the use of ...
    • Past Times 

      McFarland, James (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      Collection of three short stories collectively entitled Past Times. The White Horse is about a former Nebraska track athlete patronizing a bar in North Platte, Nebraska. The Fix is about a quarterback on the Brigham ...
    • Mapping One's Place: Narrative Geographical Imaginations and the Topophrenic Condition 

      MacArt, AnnClaire (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      Mapping one’s location in the world is a navigational pursuit inherent to the human condition. Spatiality studies and literary geocriticism provide the framework of topophrenia, or the enduring “placemindedness” of the ...
    • Mindfulness and Anxiety Among First Year Dental Students 

      O'Meara-McKinney, Colette (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      Students transitioning to the rigors of a four-year dental education program at a private midwestern university often self-identify as experiencing anxiety to a point at which their performance academically and personally ...
    • Powder 

      Faison, Tyler (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      A between third and fourth draft version of my epic-length fantasy novel, Powder. In a world much different from ours, where gunpowder can be used by sorcerers called Blacknails to cast destructive magic, and humans are ...
    • The Worldly Texts of After-School Programs: New Perspectives in Pedagogy 

      Loughlin, Maranda (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      Loughlin, Maranda, The Worldly Texts of After-School Programs: New Perspectives in Pedagogy. Master of Arts in English, May 2020, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. My thesis theorizes the after-school environment ...
    • Drug Repurposing of an EGFR Inhibitor for Protection Against Noise-Induced Hearing Loss 

      Dabestani, Parinaz Jila (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      Noise-induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is a clinically significant phenomena that affects a variety of patient populations and negatively impacts quality of life. There is currently no drug approved by the Food and Drug ...
    • Risk Tolerance Of Women In Stem Faculty 

      Chong, Terrilani (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      Abstract The purpose of this Dissertation in Practice was to determine if differences in risk tolerance among men and women in post-secondary Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) faculty positions ...
    • Flexural Strength of Orthodontic Sealant Containing Low Stress Monomers and Microcapsules 

      Hucal, Garret (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      White spots lesions are a widely common side effect of orthodontic therapy. Orthodontic appliances increase the difficulty of removing plaque that leads to unaesthetic white spot lesions. Orthodontic sealant placed before ...
    • Leadership Perceptions of Millennial Generation Professional Services Employees and the Link to Job Satisfction 

      Brand, David (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      This non-experimental quantitative study sought to determine a relationship between perceptions of leadership style and employee job satisfaction. The research design was a cross-sectional survey administered to 1,567 ...
    • Still Life with a Mother Torn in Half 

      Tidwell, Katherine (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      Still Life with a Mother Torn in Half is a collection of poems about the intrinsic connections between death and our familial lives. I seek to ask questions about the finality and multiplicity of death, how we carry corpses ...
    • Quasar Outflows as Accretion Disk Winds: Photoionization Modeling and Analysis 

      Johnston, Margaret (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      Quasars, or active galactic nuclei, are the galactic supermassive black holes which have been observed to be accreting matter and emitting light. Quasar outflows are gas which is being ejected away from the central ...
    • Annatto 

      Talarico, Benjamin (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      Annatto is a collection of 26 poems which vary in style. The overarching theme of Catholicism in the 21 st century, especially its relationship with such subjects as abortion, national elections, and the male psyche, is ...
    • Handling Characteristics and Colloidal Stability of an Orthodontic Sealant Containing Microcapsules 

      Banketov, Alexander (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      Patients treated with orthodontic brackets face an increased risk of biofilm accumulation which can lead to white spot lesions and ultimately cause cavitation. The application of an orthodontic sealant would act as a ...
    • Respiratory Biomarkers in Kv1.1 Knockout Mice, a Model for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy 

      Netzel, Lauren (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      Approximately 1:26 people have epilepsy and around 30% of those cannot effectively treat their seizures with medications, putting them at risk for Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). We recently demonstrated the ...
    • Repetitive Sequences Drive Rapid Adaptation in Candida albicans 

      Todd, Robert (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      Genome plasticity is commonly observed during speciation, the somatic evolution of cancer, and during the rapid adaptation of fungi to novel environments. In the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans, genome plasticity ...
    • Sodium channel gating modifier promotes neuronal repair and functional recovery from ischemic stroke. 

      Sequeira, Erica (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of adult disability, which presents a pressing need for a pharmacological therapy. Emerging literature suggests that after a stroke, the peri-infarct region exhibits dynamic changes in ...