Dedicated to recording, portraying, and indicting
the social inequities that he witnessed in nineteenth
century Victorian England, one of Charles Dickens' many
concerns was the roles assigned to women both in the
public and private spheres.
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the
narratives of Amy Dorrit and...
T cells are one of the key cells in the immune system. Although they are
not the first line of defense against a pathogen, their functions can greatly enhance
the phagocytosis and destruction of pathogens as well as the development of
antibody responses. Furthermore, even when responding T cells have...
The purpose of this study was twofold: First, to establish a means
of assessing the degree of professional status accorded student personnel
workers by constructing an attitude questionnaire, for student
clientele, based upon statements derived from eight criteria for
evaluating professional status; Second, to determine and analyze the
The immune system has been identified as a very sensitive target for the toxic effects of 2,3,7,S-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Exposure to TCDD has been shown to disrupt the generation of both cell-mediated and humoral T cell-dependent immunity in laboratory animals; however, the mechanism remains unknown. In this dissertation, the hypothesis is...
Metal organic Frameworks (MOFs) that experience stimuli induced structural transformation could enable a whole new class of materials with remarkable properties. Photoactuating moieties in the structure could effect changes in the pore space or macroscale shape change enabling light driven gas separation and actuators. Here, we present a novel approach...
My current Project on the late fourteenth-century Pearl observes the workings of allegory, courtly
language, and poetic landscape. During this study, I pursue the elements of the poem that suggest
a lack of spiritual growth and change, and an abundance of pain, torment, and confusion for the
poem's narrator. I...
As the embodiment of the religiously unsettled Victorian Era in which she lived,
George Eliot sought to discover a system of belief that would allow her to reaffirm and
maintain her feelings of faith and morality. She believed that the subjective nature of
traditional Christianity needed to be replaced with...