• The ability of the dog to utilize vitamin A from vegetable and from animal sources

      Bradfield, Dorothy Marie, 1905- (The University of Arizona., 1937)
    • An Abled Nation: Disabled Athletes in Japan and How Their Bodies are Governed

      Smith, Nathaniel; Supplitt, Timothy; Smith, Nathaniel; Silverstein, Brian; Ren, Hai (The University of Arizona., 2017)
      This thesis analyzes the ways in which the Japanese state uses the disabled body and disability athletics as a tool of governance and how that affects the incorporation of disabled people into Japanese society. Throughout Japan's history the disability identity has been a subject of negotiation between social actors including the government, general public, those with disabilities, and powerful international collectives. After World War II, disabled former soldiers were celebrated for their national sacrifice while other disabled bodies were displaced. In later decades, disability athletics became a space where the symbol of the ideal disabled body has been promoted for public consumption. On the stage of athletics, various actors have shaped and influenced each other by advocating different visions of the disabled body in Japanese society. Disabled athletes negotiate depictions of disability as idealized (the 'super crip') or stigmatized (the 'pitiable disabled person'), and these depictions in turn create public expectations for what the disabled body should be but at times glosses over the struggles of many disabled people. The purpose of this thesis is to consider how notions of the disabled body are used to negotiate nationalism, modern ideas of care and social responsibility, and expectations to become a body of inspiration for the disabled community and the general public. The core question is: What are the implications of the disabled body being used as a tool on the stage of disability athletics for governance in modern day Japan? The thesis will provide a basis for deeper understanding about the relevance of disability athletics as both a form of governance and a site of identity formation for the disabled.
    • Abortion and the Media: An Analysis of Wichita

      Noll, Kimberlee Elizabeth (The University of Arizona., 1992)
    • Abortion Coverage: Are the Media Biased?

      Rittner, Marianne (The University of Arizona., 1990)
    • Abortion legislation: stringency, reform, or repeal?

      Nolan, Nellie Jean, 1947- (The University of Arizona., 1974)
    • Absolute calibration of spectrometer through the ultraviolet

      Bickel, William S.; Kowalski, Brian Keith, 1961- (The University of Arizona., 1993)
      The beam-foil source can be developed as an absolute intensity secondary standard light source. A spectrometer and optical system are calibrated using a standard tungsten filament (blackbody) lamp whose intensity calibration is traceable to the National Bureau of Standards. Knowing the number of photons emitted by the lamp, we determine a wavelength dependent system efficiency. By careful comparison of the intensity of spectral lines emitted from the beam-foil source to an appropriate portion of the continuous spectrum emitted from the standard blackbody lamp, the beam-foil source is calibrated over the same region of the spectrum as is the standard lamp. Branching ratios are then used to extend this calibration into the vacuum ultraviolet.

      Londoño-Hartmann, Carmiña. (The University of Arizona., 1982)
    • An absolute pollen chronology of Seneca Lake, New York

      O'Rourke, Mary Kay (The University of Arizona., 1976)
    • Absorption induced thermal neutron flux perturbations

      Romesburg, H. Charles, 1938- (The University of Arizona., 1962)
    • The absorption of colostral immunoglobulins in the dystocial calf

      Reinhard, Eric Jon, 1947- (The University of Arizona., 1976)
    • Abstract geometric design in the White Mountain red wares, A.D. 1000-1450

      Angleman, Frances Bridges, 1931- (The University of Arizona., 1967)
    • Abundance of lost and discarded fishing tackle and implications for waterbird populations in the United States

      DeStefano, Stephen; Duerr, Adam Edward (The University of Arizona., 1999)
      Waterbirds have died of lead poisoning from ingesting lead sinkers in the United States and Europe. Other tackle and litter has also caused injury and mortality to waterbirds. Despite risks posed to waterbirds, no studies of the abundance of tackle or litter in freshwater systems of the United States have been completed. We tested the effectiveness of a metal detector to search for lost and discarded tackle, and developed a technique to correct densities of sinkers. We then quantified tackle and litter abundance at various sites around the United States. Tackle and litter densities varied among sites, but were generally highest in heavily fished areas. Based on the distribution of tackle in light of known mortalities caused by ingestion of sinkers, restrictive management of lead poisoning from sinkers may not be justified. However, lead is a toxic substance and its continued use when nontoxic alternative are available is not logical.
    • Abundance, distribution, and habitat use of Yuma clapper rails (Rallus longirostris yumanensis) in the Colorado River Delta,Mexico

      Shaw, William W.; DeStefano, Stephen; Hinojosa Huerta, Osuel Mario (The University of Arizona., 2000)
      I conducted call-response surveys for Yuma clapper rails in the Colorado River delta, Mexico during the breeding seasons of 1999 and 2000 to estimate abundance, determine distribution, and identify patterns of habitat use. The maximum estimate of abundance was 6,629 individuals (95% C.I. 4,859 to 8,399). Rails were widely distributed in the delta, occupying almost all marshlands dominated by cattail. Rail density was higher in the Cienega de Santa Clara than in the other wetlands of the delta. High densities of clapper rails were associated with increased water depth, high cattail coverage, high vegetation coverage, low saltcedar coverage, proximity to shoreline, and increased salinity up to 8 ppt. As this is an endangered subspecies shared by Mexico and the U.S., the conservation of the delta ecosystem should be the interest of both countries, especially when management decisions upstream in the U.S. have an impact over natural areas downstream in Mexico.
    • Academic and social integration of hard-of-hearing students in public schools

      Antia, Shirin D.; Zhao, Jianghong (The University of Arizona., 2000)
      The following thesis explores the academic integration and social integration of hard-of-hearing students. Twenty-one students enrolled in public school regular classrooms throughout the state of Arizona participated in this study. The participants were given a battery of performance measures including the Stanford Achievement Test, the Test of Written Language, Social Skills Rating System and the Classroom Communication Ease Questionnaire. The students' demographic information and the teachers' perception of the selected instruments were also obtained. Students' scores were examined in terms of academic status and social status. The relationship between the academic measures and the social measures and the appropriateness of the selected instruments was examined. Results indicated that hard-of hearing students scored within the average range in terms of academic status (except the Stanford scores) and social status. Students' academic achievement is related to their social competence. A majority of itinerant teachers supported the selected instruments as performance measures.
    • Accelerated bone bonding to calcium phosphate ceramic coated strain gauges: An experimental and computational study

      Szivek, John A.; Cordaro, Nicholas Michael (The University of Arizona., 2000)
      Calcium phosphate ceramic (CPC) coated strain gauges have been used for long term in vivo bone strain measurements but require 6 to 9 weeks for sufficient bonding. PepTite2000™, OP-1, TGF-β1, Ca₂SO₄·2H₂O, and an endothelial cell layer with and without TGF-β1 were examined as enhancements to accelerate bone to CPC bonding. Young male Sprague-Dawley rats were implanted with gauges for three weeks and calcein labeled. Following euthanasia, their femurs were explanted and mechanically tested. Histology was completed. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) was studied as an alternative to histology. A finite element analysis (FEA) examined bone to gauge strain transfer. Mechanical testing indicated increased sensing accuracy with TGF-β1 and OP-1 enhancements versus unenhanced gauges. PepTite2000™ and endothelial enhanced gauges displayed lower sensing accuracy and contained vasculature near CPC. TGF-β1 increased bonding with endothelial cells. Ca₂SO₄·2H₂O inhibited bone bonding. OCT unsuccessfully imaged bone to CPC contact. FEA identified geometric and material parameters for improved gauge design.