• A-AVOIR Resistance : a cross cultural study of sexual citizenship in North America and France 

    Batiste, Dominique Pierre (2012-06-07)
    What forms of resistance are gay men in France and North America enacting against heteronormativity and homophobia? And why are they enacting these particular forms of resistance? To answer these questions, this thesis ...
  • Ambiguity, power, and gender roles in the young adult dating scene 

    Steidl, Ellyn Arevalo (2014-01-14)
    It is well established that patterns of relationship formation in young adulthood are becoming increasingly complex. There is a growing heterogeneity in the types of relationships young adults can form, and there is evidence ...
  • Architecture and physical design for advanced networks-on-chip 

    Jang, Woo Young (2011-06-01)
    The aggressive scaling of the semiconductor technology following the Moore’s Law has delivered true system-on-chip (SoC) integration. Network-on-chip (NoC) has been recently introduced as an effective solution for scalable ...
  • Area, delay and power comparison of adder topologies 

    Ganesan, Sarvesh; 0000-0003-3878-881X (2015-11-17)
    An adder is an indispensable component for a processing system and is ever-present on an integrated circuit. With scaling and the increasing levels of integration seen in the contemporary integrated circuits, power consumption ...
  • Bureaucratic access points and leverage 

    Sternemann, Daniel Thomas (2013-08-08)
    This project studies how bureaucratic behavior influences policy implementation. It presents a novel bureaucratic access points and leverage theory, which help us understand how policies are successfully implemented in ...
  • Consumer-Data Approach to Assess the Effect of Residential Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Systems and Electric Vehicles on Distribution Transformers 

    Uriarte, F. M.; Toliyat, A.; Kwasinski, A.; Hebner, R. E. (IEEE, 2015-09-04)
    The authors examine the impact of residential photovoltaic arrays and electric vehicles on distribution transformers by using 3-D surface and 2-D filled contour plots. These visualizations, somewhat unorthodox to power ...
  • Crossing through yards : narratives of boundaries in East Austin 

    Steiner, Audrey Moya (2012-01-23)
    This study examines what individuals of limited pecuniary resources in an urban society have to say about how they conceive of or interact with family, neighborhood, city, and society at large, as well as what some of ...
  • Genital power : female sexuality in West African literature and film 

    Diabate, Naminata (2011-05-02)
    This dissertation calls attention to three important contemporary texts from West Africa that resist the tacit cultural taboo around questions of sexuality to imagine empowering images of female sexuality. Using postcolonial ...
  • Introduction to power and sample size in multilevel models 

    Venkatesan, Harini (2012-08-21)
    In this report we give a brief introduction to the multilevel models, provide a brief summary of the need for using the multilevel model, discuss the assumptions underlying use of multilevel models, and present by means ...
  • Logic and clock network optimization in nanometer VLSI circuits 

    Roy, Subhendu; 0000-0001-8554-563X (2015-08-20)
    Logic optimization and clock network optimization for power, performance and area trade-off have been imperative problems for the very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuit designers. With further technology scaling, complex ...
  • Masculinity, gender, and power in a Mayan-Kaqchikel community in Sololá, Guatemala 

    Ajcalon Choy, Rigoberto (2014-06-05)
    How do self-identified heterosexual Kaqchikel men in the rural areas of Sololá attain status and power in their relationships with women? This question is explored here by analyzing different masculine roles in various ...
  • Microprocessor power management and a stand-alone benchmarking application for Android based platforms 

    Yeager, Hans L. (2012-01-19)
    Components used in mobile hand-held devices (smart phones and tablets) vary greatly in performance and power consumption. The microprocessors used in these devices also have vastly different capabilities and manufacturing ...
  • Mission planning tool for small satellites 

    Mathieu, Perrine (2014-01-16)
    The Texas Spacecraft Laboratory (TSL) at the University of Texas at Austin is currently planning to launch two CubeSat missions in 2014. Innovations are more readily attempted on such low-risk small satellites than with ...
  • Negotiating power in the ESL classroom : positioning to learn 

    Kayi Aydar, Hayriye (2012-07-10)
    This qualitative case study drew on Positioning Theory (e.g., Davies & Harré, 1990) to explore the ways in which the negotiation of power and positioning affected language learning. Participants were nine students and their ...
  • Negotiating with terrorists in the shadow of American power 

    Rondou, Benjamin Robert
    Negotiation with terrorists is a controversial policy issue that effects both domestic actors and the international community. Current literature only focuses on the domestic characteristics of this phenomenon though. This ...
  • Powerplays in a de facto state : Russian hard and soft power in Abkhazia 

    Johnston, Andrew Michael (2011-10-06)
    The conceptual divide between “hard power” and “soft power,” and the resources that constitute the basis of each, remain hotly debated topics among International Relations theorists as well as foreign policy advisors and ...
  • Residential PVs and EVs: Before and After 

    Uriarte, F. M.; Hebner, R. E. (, 2015-09-04)
    Power distribution systems are experiencing higher load levels, unbalanced distributed generation, a wealth of load diversity, and more uncorrelated events than ever before. To provide quantitative information regarding ...
  • Social design as violence 

    Nasadowski, Rebecca Shannon (2015-05-08)
    Faculty in art schools, colleges, and universities have increasingly begun institutionalizing and professionalizing "design for good" in their curricula. Students are currently being taught that social design is good--or ...
  • Texas offshore wind power and water desalination potential 

    Beceiro, Jose Daniel (2015-04-27)
    Texas leads the nation in oil and gas production as well as renewable energy production. Texas also leads the nation in installed wind power and is the 6th largest wind market in the world. Over the past decade, Texas has ...
  • The impact of foam rolling on explosive strength and excitability of the motor neuron pool 

    Abels, Kristin Marie (2013-12-03)
    To assess acute performance-related effects of foam rolling, this study investigated the immediate effects of a standard foam rolling protocol on explosive strength of the plantarflexors and alpha motor neuron excitability ...