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• #### Sapling growth and recruitment as affected by flooding and canopy gap formation in a river floodplain forest in southeast Texas ﻿

(1993)
I used sapling population data collected since 1980 to investigate how canopy disturbance interacts with chronic understory disturbance to determine regeneration patterns. I reconstructed flooding history using a combination ...
• #### Sarpedon's feast: A Homeric key to Chaucer's "Troilus and Criseyde" ﻿

(1995)
Chaucer's insistence on the name of Sarpedon signals the importance of the Iliad, with its treatment both of the hero and the theme of necessity, for the development of his Troilus. Chaucer's access to the Iliad was second ...
• #### Sarshaothar ﻿

(2003)
Sarshaothar (pronounced sar-show-thar) is a Gaelic word meaning masterpiece. Music composition follows a long practiced tradition of the master-apprentice system. When an apprentice wished to become a practicing professional, ...
• #### Saturation effects in photoassociation spectroscopy of strontium-86 ﻿

(2006)
This work describes intensity saturation of photoassociative transitions of 86Sr at the quantum mechanical unitarity limit. The saturation behavior, which results in a roll-over of the photoassociation rate for intensities ...
• #### Satyrica signa: A Campana relief from the Via Gabina Villa at Site 10 (Italy) ﻿

(1989)
This thesis considers one Campana relief fragment, depicting two satyrs looking into a basin with a lion's head above and between them, found at the Site 10 Roman villa, and explores its form, meaning and context. Comparisons ...
• #### SAUSSURE'S AND DERRIDA'S ANTI-METAPHYSICS: A READING OF PLATO'S "CRATYLUS" ﻿

(1987)
The theory of language articulated in Plato's Cratylus anticipates many of the points of the contemporary language theories in the work of Ferdinand de Saussure and Jacques Derrida. The Cratylus is the only dialogue in the ...
• #### Saving Galveston: A history of the Galveston Historical Foundation ﻿

(2009)
The history of the Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) reveals how innovative Galvestonians looked to the past to create a future for their distressed city and inspired the development of one of the nation's leading local ...
• #### Saying and unsaying mysticism: The problem of defining mysticism in the social sciences ﻿

(2000)
The use of "mysticism" and "mystic" as analytical terms in the social sciences is found to be problematic. Through an overview of current attempts to define the terms and a discussion of the use of the terms by representative ...
• #### SB 4: Texas charter schools and the politics of competence ﻿

(2009)
The dissertation is a qualitative inquiry into the vexed state of public education reform in the contemporary United States. It focuses on the introduction of charter schools as reform instruments, the emergence of a ...
• #### Scalable quality of service provisioning ﻿

(2003)
Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning is an important challenge for future packet networks. There are many different aspects of Network QoS requirements such as performance, availability, reliability, security, etc. This ...
• #### Scanning probe analysis of polydiacetylene nanowires and poly(3-hexylthiophene) thin films ﻿

(2010)
In molecular and organic electronic systems, the electrode material has considerable influence on the performance of the resulting device. The advent of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and its various spectroscopic ...
• #### Scattering of acoustic energy from rough deep ocean seafloor: A numerical modeling approach ﻿

(1995)
The highly heterogeneous and anelastic nature of deep ocean seafloor results in complex reverberation as acoustic energy incident from the overlaying water column interacts and scatters from it. To gain a deeper understanding ...
• #### Scattering of antiplane surface waves by an embedded crack in a layered elastic solid ﻿

(1996)
The scattering of an incident antiplane surface wave (Love-wave) by an embedded crack normal to the free surface in a layered half-space is investigated in this study. The crack is first assumed to be entirely contained ...
• #### Scattering of antiplane waves by fluid-filled cracks ﻿

(1999)
Propagation of time-harmonic antiplane waves in an unbounded linearly-elastic solid containing parallel fluid-filled cracks is investigated. The viscous friction effects are represented by appropriate boundary conditions ...
• #### Scattering operator for elastic and inelastic resonant x-ray scattering ﻿

(1994)
I have shown that in the fast collision approximation, the scattering operator for resonant x-ray scattering can be expressed in terms of simple spin-orbital moment operators M$\sp{(k)}$(l,s) of the valence shell involved ...
• #### Scheduling Macro-DataFlow Programs on Task-Parallel Runtime Systems ﻿

(2011)
Though multicore systems are ubiquitous, parallel programming models for these systems are generally not accessible to a wide programmer community. The macro-dataflow model is an attractive stepping stone to implicit ...
• #### Scheduling with QoS in parallel I/O systems ﻿

(2005)
Parallel I/O architectures have become attractive in the context of high performance computing and services provided by high bandwidth data centers. It is challenging to provide a scheduling technique that maximizes ...

(1966)

(1963)
• #### Schottisches and scars: Finding the unity in music during the division of the Civil War ﻿

(2009)
In this paper, I explore the role of social dance music, particularly the schottische, during the Civil War to address the issue of musical unity during cultural division. My research focused on a set of sixteen schottisches ...