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Mobile App Releases and Firm Value: Reconciling Conflicting Literature
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)Current research finds different impacts on the effect of mobile application (app) releases on firm value. Prior event studies based on mobile app announcement dates show positive abnormal returns on average, and prior ...
Examination of Abiotic Drivers and Their Influence on Spartina alterniflora Biomass over a Twenty-eight Year Period Using Landsat 5 TM Satellite Imagery of the Central Georgia Coast
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)We examined the inﬂuence of abiotic drivers on inter-annual and phenological patterns of aboveground biomass for Marsh Cordgrass, Spartina alterniﬂora, on the Central Georgia Coast. The linkages between drivers and plant ...
Bits at the Backline: Comedy and Service-Learning in the Age of Pandemic
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)This article will act as a reflection from the authors’ time in the field during and after the production of the Bits at the Backline podcast. It is the product of our commitment to produce an artifact to engage in academic ...
The Changing Face of Christ: Leading a Catholic School Through a Demographic Shift
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)Despite higher overall student achievement, Catholic schools are closing at an alarming rate. The purpose of this dissertation was to explore the role of school principals in leading a Catholic school through a demographic ...
The Effect of the Incorporation of Heavy Metal Zeolites into 3-D Printed Surgical Guide Resin on the Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) the virus responsible for the COVID-19 global pandemic, spread around the world at an alarming rate. The transmission was of great concern, as was the ability ...
Lived Experiences and Attributes of Custodial Grandparents that Influence Their Grandchild's Early Learning and Development: A Phenomenological Study
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)Over the last decade, the United States has experienced a steady rise in the number of children who are placed in out-of-home care, due in large part to the opioid epidemic. When children cannot live with their parents, ...
A Case Study on College Persistence of Low Income Students
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)Abstract Over the past five years, the national average college persistence rate for low-income students was 16%. Compared to the national rate of 60%, this number presents a significant gap in college persistence rates ...
Learning Approaches for Diverse Professional Students: Learning Module of Oral Nerve Injections
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)INTRODUCTION. Students from all different backgrounds enter dental school each year, and the students will differ in processing, understanding, and learning the same material. This study should be conducted to understand ...
Coping with stress: How Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species alter the transcriptional landscape of the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease spirochete, modulates expression of distinct sets of lipoprotein-encoding genes to successfully infect its tick vector Ixodes scapularis and various mammalian hosts. Lipoprotein ...
Advancing Radioimmunotherapy for Brain Tumors Using In Vitro Assays
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)Purpose: Glioblastoma is the most common and malignant primary brain tumor. Due to factors including resistance to treatment, local invasion, and high risk of recurrence, glioblastoma patient prognoses are often dismal, ...
Forging Our Path: Exploring Career Mobility Among Women of Color in Collegiate Higher-Level Leadership Positions
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)Although women have surpassed men in obtaining advanced degrees at all levels they continue to be underrepresented in the highest-level positions across industries. Gender has placed women at a professional disadvantage ...
Investigating the Relationship Between Calorie Restriction and Mitotic Protein BubR1 in the Prevention of CIN-Induced Tumorigenesis
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)It is a widely known observation that aging is accompanied by decreased cellular fitness and heightened risk of acquiring diseases such as cancer. Despite this, the contributing factors that define this relationship are ...
Investigation of Nebraska-Based SARS-CoV-2 Genetic Sequences Through Whole Genome Sequencing Analysis
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)In December 2019, a novel respiratory disease was identified in Wuhan, China that rapidly spread across the globe. The etiological agent was identified as the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 which is now known to cause COVID-19. ...
The Impact of a Global Pandemic on Teaching: A Narrative of Two Veteran Middle School Teachers in Hawaiʻi
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)The 2019–2020 school year started traditionally with the majority of students learning in a face-to-face model. By the end of March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic (Mahase, 2020; ...
Fragments of a Man: The Fracturing of Time and Mind in John Steinbeck's East of Eden
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)John Steinbeck (1902-1968) is one of America’s most highly regarded authors, widely recognized for his Dust Bowl Trilogy, constituted by the novels, In Dubious Battle (1936), Of Mice and Men (1937), and The Grapes of Wrath ...
Time and the Human/Nature Relationship: An Examination of Alternative Temporalities in Contemporary Climate Fiction
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)In this three-part thesis, I examine three contemporary authors of climate fiction and how their works illustrate alternate views of time in their aims of creating more sustainable worlds. The first chapter focuses on ...
The Care and Keeping of Teachers: A Phenomenological Study of Educator Self-Care
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)Being an educator can be both challenging and rewarding. Teaching requires skill, commitment, relationship, and stamina. Occupational standards within education consistently set high expectations for teachers without ...
Uncovering the Redox Potential of the Global Gene Regulatory Protein DksA in Borrelia burgdorferi
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato is the causative agent of Lyme disease, the most common vector-borne illness in North America. The enzootic cycle of B. burgdorferi involves transmission between Ixodes species tick vectors ...
Forming Lay Board Members for the Future of Xaverian Education: A Quality Improvement Case Study Analysis
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)Catholic education has undergone a trying transition since the middle of the twentieth century. Decreased enrollment, the closing of schools, and the lack of religious vocations have challenged lay leaders to ensure the ...
Middle School Accountability and Positive Behavior Recognition: A Qualitative Case Study of the Perspectives of Parents/Guardians, Teachers, and Administrators in a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School
(Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2022)This qualitative case study focuses on the perceptions some administrators, faculty, staff, and parents hold regarding the effective practices, policies, and interventions of Catholic schools holding middle school boys ...