Recent Submissions

  • Platinum-Catalyzed Acylation of 2-(aryloxy)pyridines Via Direct Carbon-Hydrogen Activation 

    McAteer, Donald C (East Carolina University, 2017-05-24)
    Carbonyl groups are ubiquitous in pharmaceuticals, biomolecules, and natural products. The traditional means of acylation to introduce carbonyls, such as the Friedel-Crafts acylation, can be limited in scope. More recent ...
  • The Five-Factor Model of Personality and its Relation to Physical Activity Type 

    Wofford, Ralph Jeremiah (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    Previous research has linked components of the Five-Factor model of personality to physical health and well-being. The strength of these relationships with specific exercise behaviors is, however, not yet known, which may ...
  • Characterizing Interactions of Thioflavin-T with Native Proteins Especially Bovine Serum Albumin 

    Stratton, Caleb M (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    Thioflavin T is a fluorescent probe used to monitor formation of cross β-sheet rich amyloid fibrils. Involvement of the amyloid fibrils is implicated in more than 50 human diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ...
  • Workplace violence: A comprehensive look at OSHA recordkeeping 

    Sweet, Abigail M (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    Workplace violence is a major issue in many occupations. Acts of workplace violence can cost companies millions of dollars. Using a workplace violence prevention programs to control workplace violence, could be vital in ...
  • The Effect of Emotional Labor on Burnout: The Moderating Role of Psychological Capital 

    Widis, Alexandra (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    In the current study we sought to examine the relationships among emotional labor, psychological capital (PsyCap), and burnout. Given that a fairly large percentage of the United States labor force is employed in jobs ...
  • HOLOCENE PALEOENVIRONMENTAL RECONSTRUCTION OF THE SUNDA SHELF, OFF NORTHEASTERN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA 

    Harrison, Emily I (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    In order to understand Holocene paleoenvironmental evolution of the western Sunda Shelf (southern South China Sea), two gravity cores TER15-GC10A and TER15-GC9A were collected (2015) 33 and 37 km offshore of Kuala Terengganu ...
  • Towards Big Data Infrastructure for Historic Handwritten Document Transcription 

    Hoffman, David R (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    Historical archival documents are vast and contain many thousands of pages of unstructured data, often not easily searchable. The current state of the art is searchable meta-tags of documents which help a reader to land ...
  • Large-scale genome modifications in Arabidopsis thaliana using TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9 

    Kirkland, Elida Rachelle (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    Due to the world becoming over populated, it is becoming increasingly difficult to supply food for everyone. The only believed solution to this issue is to find ways to make plants more productive so that less land will ...
  • Cultural Mansters 

    Wells, Andrew Ross (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    ABSTRACT CULTURAL MANSTERS By: Andrew Ross Wells April 2017 Director of Thesis: Beth Blake School of Art and Design: Painting and Drawing This document is written in support of the thesis exhibition, Cultural Mansters, ...
  • Fragile: Handle with Care 

    Rubio, Hosanna Rose (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    Memory has always been dearly held in my family, and easily lost. I watched as my loved ones surrounded themselves with objects that acted as physical anchors to the full lives they had lived, the places they had been, and ...
  • A Case Study of Six Montefortino Helmets from the Battle of the Egadi Islands (241 B.C.)i 

    Rose, Aja Beauregard (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    Montefortino helmets quickly became the dominant form of head gear throughout Europe and the Mediterranean once introduced by the Celts. During the First Punic War, it was the helmet in use by much of the Roman forces, ...
  • A STUDY ON THE MUSIC EDUCATOR’S VIEW OF MENTORSHIP IN NORTH CAROLINA 

    Martel, Jenna L. (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the overall perception of the mentorship-training program in the state of North Carolina through the music educator lens. Four main questions guided this study: (1) What are the ...
  • An Explanation of Sympathetic Magic 

    Banks, Gregory A (East Carolina University, 2017-04-27)
    These supernatural stories come to life from my research as new photographs appropriated from my family albums and vernacular images to create visual folklore about the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky. The images ...
  • Guitar and Bass Players' Perceptions about Health and Well-Being 

    Hipwell, Rodney S (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    Guitar and Bass Guitar Players’ Perceptions about Health and Well-Being: A Phenomenological Exploration By Rodney S. Hipwell April 19, 2017 Director of Thesis: Dr. Sharon Knight Major Department: Health Education and ...
  • A Childhood Memoir Under Construction 

    Mohsen, Abir Bashir (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    Sanctuary, a noun identifying a place of safety, refuge, or shelter, may also refer to a Holy place, or a sacred place. It is also the concept in which I identify a home, a place that is meant to provide fulfilment to our ...
  • Exploring Parents' Perceptions of Externalizing and Internalizing Behaviors and Their Choice of Therapy 

    Williams, Rachel (East Carolina University, 2017-04-28)
    Mental health problems in children, such as the prevalence of externalizing and internalizing behaviors are a growing crisis in the United States. The economic shift in recent years has resulted in many parents working ...
  • Effects of Prenatal Parenting Education Classes 

    Stridick, Margaret Ann (East Carolina University, 2017-04-28)
    Participants were pregnant women receiving prenatal care through East Carolina University’s Brody Medical Center, along with their partners. The present study investigated the effects of prenatal education regarding ...
  • Research Design of Fort Anderson 

    Hildebran, Daniel (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    The purpose of this thesis is to produce a research design for Fort Anderson, a State Historic Site on the west bank of the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County, North Carolina. The thesis opens with the history of Fort ...
  • Identity Informed Then Performed 

    Ingle, Alexandra (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    The concept of identity is constructed by societal means, and for the individual, it may be interpreted in many ways. Identity can be recognized by external means such as the clothes a person chooses to wear, but it can ...
  • Suspension of Disbelief 

    Brown, Addison Jarvis (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    This thesis is an invitation to participate in the viewership and operation of fictional narratives. The making of this work is an attempt to understand the dichotomy of enjoying the trick and knowing its method. In ...

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