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    • Municipal public relations programs in Tucson and Phoenix: a comparative evaluation

      Pedderson, Ronald Anthony, 1939- (The University of Arizona., 1965)
    • Municipal Risk and Time Preferences in Western Water Transactions

      Colby, Bonnie; Isaaks, Rowan Mansi; Frisvold, George; Thompson, Gary (The University of Arizona., 2018)
      Markets for water rights have the potential to increase allocative efficiency of perhaps the scarcest natural resource in the western United States. Due to several features of markets in the region, they are best modeled by game theory. The Rubinstein Bargaining Model can be appropriately adapted to the case of bilateral negotiations for water rights, and predicts that the time preferences of players impact the outcome. It is also possible to model the effect of risk and municipal risk preferences relating to the available supply of water, which microeconomic theory predicts will also affect outcomes. While previous literature has written about various determinants of water market outcomes, little attention has been paid to the empirical measurement and testing of the effect of time preferences and risk in these markets. In this thesis, I attempt to bridge this gap between the theory and empirical analyses by testing theoretical predictions using both a well-known data set and a novel one. I find moderate evidence suggesting that a greater time preference results in a less favorable outcome, and that buyer risk-aversion is a disadvantage in bargaining when risk is present.
    • Murakami Haruki: A Serious Literature Writer Under the Cover of Pop Culture

      Gabriel, James Philip; Li, Chengyuan; Gabriel, James Philip; Pinnington, Noel J.; Smith, Nathaniel (The University of Arizona., 2017)
      As a famous contemporary writer, Murakami Haruki has a wide-reaching influence throughout the world, especially in East Asia. In my thesis, I intend to analyze his novels and short stories from 1979 to 2014. In doing so, I will reveal why Murakami Haruki is so popular in Asia, particularly China. This analysis will demonstrate that East Asian public culture has been undergoing changes during the past 20 years. I will analyze four of Murakami’s works: Wild Sheep Chase (1982), Norwegian Wood (1987), to The Wind-up Bird Chronicle (1995), and finishing with Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Year Of Pilgrimage (2013). Though the evolution of his works, Murakami makes it clear that Japanese society has been under transformation since World War II. After the end of the war, this society changed from a capitalist to cosmopolitan one. I will also discuss how his novels are associated with China, as well as his works’ adaptation in China and among Chinese readers. Since becoming famous, Murakami’s work has been highly criticized. These criticisms has come primarily from Komori Yōichi, Fujii Shozo, Kuroko Kazuo and Kato Norihiro. By discussing these critics, I want to reveal the true meaning for Murakami to be a writer and why I consider him as a serious literature writer under the cover of pop culture.
    • Mural painting in fresco

      Baker, Robert George, 1920- (The University of Arizona., 1963)
    • Mural project

      Hatchette, Charlotte, 1935- (The University of Arizona., 1962)
    • Muscle fiber compartmentalization in the gluteus medius of the horse

      Schurg, William A.; Bruce, Virginia Lee, 1950- (The University of Arizona., 1990)
      Muscle fiber architecture, innervation, and differences in fiber-type composition were examined in the gluteus medius of four horses. In the anatomical part of this study, the gluteus medius of four adult horses were extracted, soaked in a 10% formalin solution, and examined for fiber architecture and innervation patterns. Based on architectural and innervation differences, two distinct anatomical compartments were defined: the dorsal region and the ventral region. The histochemical portion of this study examined the fiber composition of each region by classifying the fiber types on the basis of myosin-ATPase. The dorsal region had a significantly higher percentage of Type I fibers than the ventral region; whereas the ventral region had a significantly higher percentage of Type IIB fibers than the dorsal region. These findings suggest that this subdivided structure may be designed to allow functional independence within the muscle.
    • The museum as an additional site for providing preservice teachers with classroom experience

      Galbraith, Lynn; VanHook Theresa Constance, 1964- (The University of Arizona., 1996)
      This thesis stemmed from the idea that the museum can be used as an educational resource for both teachers and students. It examines how preservice art education majors worked with classroom teachers and students as part of a museum/university collaboration. The study was guided by three questions: (1) How did the student docents feel the experience enhanced their preservice teacher education? (2) How were student docents able to adapt activities developed around a museum exhibition to fit the needs of the host teacher and their class? (3) How can the museum and preservice teacher education programs collaborate to bring a variety of experiences to future art educators? Findings indicate that preservice teachers found classroom experiences and opportunities which link them with community resources beneficial as part of a teacher training program. The study asserts that programs which offer preservice teachers opportunities to work with teachers in schools should be included in preservice teacher course work.
    • The Music of Children of the Revolution: The State of Music and Emergence of the Underground Music in the Islamic Republic of Iran with an Analysis of its Lyrical Content

      Hudson, Leila; Zahir, Sanam; Betteridge, Anne; Newhall, Amy (The University of Arizona., 2008)
      Lyrics of the newly emerged underground music provide us with a first hand account of youth life in the Islamic Republic; a lifestyle that shocks those who have not lived in contemporary Iran and a rhetoric that challenges what the international community believes. From singing about their nightlife and relationships to socio-economical and political issues, Iranian artists are using their music as a vehicle of self expression and resistance. Examination of the genres and lyrical content of both authorized and underground music in Iran shows that the Islamic government's policies and restrictions on music has not limited or prevented the growth of music. Musicians have been obliged to create Iranian music different from the pre-revolutionary music is terms of rhythm and content, resulting in the growth of Iranian music and emergence of different genres and lyrical content unique to post-revolution Islamic Iran.
    • The music of Cuthbert Hely in Cambridge, Fitzwilliam music ms. 689

      Boe, John; Cockburn, Brian, 1963- (The University of Arizona., 1988)
      Part I comments on the life and music of Cuthbert Hely. In Chapter 1, Hely's place in society is described. The only evidence for Hely's existence consists of a letter from Cuthbert Hely to Lord Herbert of Cherbury, and the unusual organization of the lute-book. Chapter 2 studies the style of Hely's lute music, using a pseudo-Schenkerian approach to show its harmonic and polyphonic characteristics. Part II presents a transcription of Hely's eight pieces, along with lute tablature, edited for modern performance. A selective bibliography is included.
    • Music, movement and drama in the center of the elementary curriculum

      Cox, Vivian A.; Wachsman, Frances, 1942- (The University of Arizona., 1989)
      The purpose of this project is to develop a research-founded semiotically-based, holistic philosophy for utilizing quality, child-tested music, movement and drama resources in an integrated learning format and to provide workable activities within an accessible, understandable structure for use by the teacher in kindergarten through third grade classroom situations. Since children are "meaning makers," it is logical to create an approach for classroom teachers to use which builds on what children need most to help them make learning connections: an integrated format which helps children understand how learning fits together or makes sense. This project organizes music, movement and drama activities thematically in content areas which are ordered from simple to complex to accommodate the age range to which the project is directed.
    • Musical and formal interrelationships in Messiaen's Catalogue D'Oiseaux

      Calenti, Achilles Guy (The University of Arizona., 1980)
    • Musical Creation, Reception, and Consumption in a Virtual Place

      Sturman, Janet L; Silvers, Michael Benjamin; Sturman, Janet L (The University of Arizona., 2007)
      Technologically mediated listening has changed the way in which music is heard as well as the way in which musical communities are constructed. Communities are no longer necessarily tied to place, and in the case of virtual communities, musicians can create a sense of community and a sense of place through their interactions. Some virtual communities of musicians - specifically those that specialize in electronic music - are ideally situated in cyberspace; what a producer of electronic music hears in his or her headphones when composing music is exactly what the audience hears after downloading or streaming it. The music remains in a digital format from its conception to its reception.In a Brazilian virtual community of electronic musicians called EnergyBR.net, fans, DJs, and producers exchange ideas about music, creating a feedback loop. In EnergyBR.net, this cyber-feedback loop shapes musical creation as well as a sense of place and community.
    • Musical Elements: Shining a Light on Midtown

      Brobeck, John T.; Cesarz, Blake Edward; Brobeck, John T.; Mugmon, Matthew S.; Rosenblatt, Jay M. (The University of Arizona., 2016)
      The midtown aesthetic and culture, seen through the specific case of the group Musical Elements, reveals that the schism between uptown and downtown composers in New York in the 1970s is a critical construct that is an oversimplification of an infinitely more complex, dynamic and nuanced musical atmosphere. Furthermore, the hyper fixation on the uptown/downtown dichotomy as perpetuated by subsequent analysts has obscured the actual intersectional environment between uptown and downtown, in particular, the midtown aesthetic and culture, which is more accurately depicted as a transitional arena of cooperation and exchange operating successfully in between the perceptions of the polarized dichotomy. This thesis attempts to place Musical Elements as central to the development and promotion of a midtown culture, aesthetic, and sensibility. This is not to say that this ensemble represents the only ensemble or group of composers promoting a midtown culture. But a historiographical exploration of the so-called uptown/downtown schism, along with interviews with those affiliated with Musical Elements and analyses of works associated with the group, reveals how a midtown culture and philosophy helped bridge the gap between uptown and downtown.
    • Musical experiences to aid Mexican bilingual children in correcting speech defects

      King, Gwendolyn Noon, 1908- (The University of Arizona., 1946)
    • Musical recycling: A study and comparison of Ralph Vaughn Williams' film score for "Scott of the Antarctic" with "Sinfonia Antartica" (Symphony No 7)

      Kolosick, J. Timothy; Heine, Erik James (The University of Arizona., 2001)
      This thesis discusses two aspects of Vaughan Williams' 7th Symphony. Comparison of Sinfonia Antartica and the film "Scott of the Antarctic" reveals that the symphony is a direct derivative of the film score and that the symphony contains no original motivic material of its own. Only minor changes to the film score, such as chronology, orchestration, extensions, and the like, were necessary to rework the material into its symphonic form. The second aspect under discussion is the symphony's harmonic language. The problem with the harmonic content is that the relationships between chords do not follow functional harmonic procedures. However, the harmonic materials used in this symphony can be illuminated through analysis techniques found in the writings of Ernst Kurth, an early twentieth century theorist and specialist in Romantic music.
    • Musical texture: toward a visual model

      Zipay, Terry Lee. (The University of Arizona., 1975)
    • Mutagenic properties of Vicia faba extracts

      Hallard, Thomas Murray, 1937- (The University of Arizona., 1962)
    • Mutants of Bacillus megaterium

      Coulter, Murray Whitfield, 1932- (The University of Arizona., 1956)
    • The Mycenaean Kylix at Mt. Lykaion: An Investigation into the Late Helladic Vessel's Appearance at the Ash Altar of Zeus

      Schon, Robert; Voyatzis, Mary E.; Czujko, Stephen; Schon, Robert; Voyatzis, Mary E.; Romano, David G. (The University of Arizona., 2017)
      Fragments of hundreds of Mycenaean kylikes (a common Late Helladic ceramic, drinking vessel) have been found in the ash altar of the Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion. In this thesis, I conduct a distribution analysis of the Mycenaean kylix to gain a better understanding of Mt. Lykaion in the Late Helladic period and its association with/within the larger region. I look critically at the cache of kylix sherds recovered from the altar from 2007-2010 and compare it against assemblages of kylikes from other Late Helladic sites in the Peloponnese. To that end, I hope to start a discussion about who was consuming the pottery found at the site, where they were coming from, and whether or not they were bringing the vessels with them. This thesis will largely be dependent on a typological study of the Mycenaean kylix. As such, there are limitations as to how much can be gleaned from typology alone. I imagine though that my research could lend itself to subsequent work that would go on to encompass archaeometric methods of analysis, like zircon or clay sourcing, for the provenancing of ceramics from Mt. Lykaion.