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    • R.A. Windes: pioneer Baptist missionary in Arizona

      Bell, Earl Stanton, 1926- (The University of Arizona., 1966)
    • Rabelais, the man of letters; Rubens, the painter: parallel geniuses of the renaissance

      Kitt, Katherine Florence, 1876-1945 (The University of Arizona., 1927)
    • Rabi formula analogs for double and triple photon absorption process

      Burrows, Michael Daniel (The University of Arizona., 1975)
    • The Rabi­ Yehuda Halevy: The Physical and Conceptual Space of a Sephardic Synagogue in Mexico City

      Widdifield, Stacie G; DiSimone, Cori Beth; Widdifield, Stacie G (The University of Arizona., 2007)
      This thesis analyzes Rabi­ Yehuda Halevy synagogue, which Victor Babani designed and Francisco Canovas built from 1941 to 1942 in the Colonia Roma Sur of Mexico City. I focus on its formal characteristics, as well as its socio-historical context. I examine late-nineteenth century to mid-twentieth century life for Sephardic Jews in Mexico: their cause for immigration, experience in their new homeland, and relations with other Jewish groups and non-Jews in the city. I explore the use of style and iconography in the synagogue in relation to the history and prior employment of these architectural features. Defining "style" in the Rabi­ Yehuda Halevy demands an understanding of the employment of a particular formal language in the design of minority groups' architecture. The process of finding a style to portray national identity in Mexico was parallel to the Mexican Sephardim's use of architecture to articulate their own identity in the city.
    • Race and public policy in Brazil: Immigration, Sao Paulo and the First Republic

      Schwartzman, Kathleen; Penn, David Scott, 1967- (The University of Arizona., 1991)
      This paper investigates the absence of racial public policy in Brazil during the First Republic. Using secondary sources, this paper looks at economic competition and conflict between black and immigrant labor in the state of Sao Paulo and tests the applicability of the split labor market theory of ethnic antagonism--a theory used in explaining the development of ethnic conflict into racial public policy. Such conflict has been a primary factor in the development of racial public policies such as those found in the United States and South Africa. The political organization of black Brazilians and immigrant (primary Italian) groups is also analyzed to discover whether or not these groups would have been capable of translating their economic goals into race-based public policy. The thesis suggests that there was little competition in many areas, and that even where there was little competition, neither group had sufficient political capacity to successfully push for exclusionary public policies based on race.
    • Race consciousness in American Negro poetry

      Hamilton, Marie Padgett (The University of Arizona., 1926)
    • Racial awareness and attitudes of white middle class children in a Tucson preschool

      Till, Patricia Ann, 1946- (The University of Arizona., 1974)
    • Racial bias and self-esteem of Asian and Asian-American children

      Mori, Teruyo, 1965- (The University of Arizona., 1993)
    • A racial comparison of pre-adolescent white, Mexican, and Negro boys

      Ezell, Paul H. (Paul Howard), 1913-1988 (The University of Arizona., 1939)
    • Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Influenza Risk Perception and Vaccination Intention Among Pima County Residents in Arizona

      Madhivanan, Purnima; Mantina, Namoonga; Gerald, Lynn B.; Magrath, Priscilla (The University of Arizona., 2021)
      Background: While influenza cases in Arizona have nearly tripled since 2018, vaccination ratescontinue to lag. Statewide, Hispanics and African Americans had the lowest vaccination rates despite having higher influenza infection rates than Whites. Given Arizona's racial influenza vaccination disparity and the general increase in vaccination hesitancy due to COVID-19, the purpose of this study is to better understand the influences of seasonal influenza vaccination in Arizona during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: Eleven focus groups were conducted to identify factors that influence the decision toget the seasonal influenza vaccine and explore the racial/ethnic differences in vaccination attitudes that influence decision-making. Focus groups were stratified by race, gender, and language. Results: Participants were motivated to get the influenza vaccine to protect their family andclose friends across all racial groups. The heightened concern for COVID-19 compelled some Hispanic/Latino focus group participants to consider getting vaccinated. However, many Hispanic/Latino participants also expressed that they stopped getting vaccinated due to negative vaccination experiences or concern about sickness following immunization. African American focus group participants primarily discussed receiving the vaccine as part of their routine health visit. Compared to other races, more White focus group participants believed that vaccination was unimportant because they were healthy and the people they interacted with never got sick. Conclusions: Distinct factors influence risk perception and vaccination intention across differentracial/ethnic groups. Interventions must account for these factors and be tailored to the target population to maximize vaccination uptake.
    • Radcliffian elements in Byron's tales

      Bryant, William Richard, 1913- (The University of Arizona., 1955)
    • Radial structures surrounding lunar basins

      Hartmann, William K. (The University of Arizona., 1964)
    • Radially symmetrical coded apertures

      Miller, ElRoy Lester, 1942- (The University of Arizona., 1978)
    • Radiant heat transfer in a non-isothermal annulus

      Mills, Lawrence Strong, 1934- (The University of Arizona., 1966)
    • Radiation damage studies on radioluminous light sources

      Kianjah, Mohammad (The University of Arizona., 1980)
    • Radiation Dose Study in Nuclear Medicine Using GATE

      Kupinski, Matthew A.; Aguwa, Kasarachi; Kupinski, Matthew A.; Barrett, Harrison H.; Clarkson, Eric W. (The University of Arizona., 2015)
      Dose as a result of radiation exposure is the notion generally used to disclose the imparted energy in a volume of tissue to a potential biological effect. The basic unit defined by the international system of units (SI system) is the radiation absorbed dose, which is expressed as the mean imparted energy in a mass element of the tissue known as "gray" (Gy) or J/kg. The procedure for ascertaining the absorbed dose is complicated since it involves the radiation transport of numerous types of charged particles and coupled photon interactions. The most precise method is to perform a full 3D Monte Carlo simulation of the radiation transport. There are various Monte Carlo toolkits that have tool compartments for dose calculations and measurements. The dose studies in this thesis were performed using the GEANT4 Application for Emission Tomography (GATE) software (Janet al., 2011) GATE simulation toolkit has been used extensively in the medical imaging community, due to the fact that it uses the full capabilities of GEANT4. It also utilizes an easy to-learn GATE macro language, which is more accessible than learning the GEANT4/C++ programming language. This work combines GATE with digital phantoms generated using the NCAT (NURBS-based cardiac-torso phantom) toolkit (Segars et al., 2004) to allow efficient and effective estimation of 3D radiation dose maps. The GATE simulation tool has developed into a beneficial tool for Monte Carlo simulations involving both radiotherapy and imaging experiments. This work will present an overview of absorbed dose of common radionuclides used in nuclear medicine and serve as a guide to a user who is setting up a GATE simulation for a PET and SPECT study.
    • Radiation effects on power MOSFETs under simulated space radiation conditions

      Schrimpf, Ronald D.; Wahle, Peter Joseph, 1961- (The University of Arizona., 1989)
      Application of power MOSFETs in spaceborne power converters was simulated by exposing devices to low-dose-rate ionizing radiation. Both radiation-hardened and nonhardened devices were tested with constant and switched gate biases during irradiation. In addition, some of the devices were under load. The threshold-voltage shifts were strongly bias dependent. The threshold-voltage shift of the nonhardened parts was approximately dose-rate independent, while the hardened parts exhibited significant dose-rate dependence. A pre-anneal dose-rate dependence was found for the interface-state buildup of the switched and positively biased devices, but the results for the switched devices were qualitatively different than those for the positively biased devices. The buildup of interface trapped charge was found to be the primary contributor to mobility degradation, which results in reduced drive capability and slower operation of the devices. These results indicate that new methods need to be utilized to accurately predict the performance of power MOSFETs in space environments.

      Edwards, William Robert. (The University of Arizona., 1982)