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Vol 9 (2013)

Table of Contents


Note From The Editor PDF
Blake Evans Dewey

Humanities and Social Sciences

Opening a Political Opportunity for Women in China PDF
Marco Jose Salgado
The “Nightmare of History” in James Joyce’s Ulysses PDF
Roby Evan Record Jehl
The Flight of the Nightingale: From Romans to Romantics PDF
Kevin Patrick Milewski
Share-Issue Privatization in China: 2002-2008 PDF
Karl Gressly
The Voiceless Colonizer: The Homosexual Man of Imperialism in Nineteenth Century Britain PDF
Connor Douglas Henderson
Black and Gold... and Army Green PDF
Christopher Charles Colletta
China Looks to the Sea: A Historical Analysis of Geopolitical Strategy PDF
Benjamin W. Juvelier
Effects of Different Types of Educational Tracking on Achievement and Achievement Variance PDF
Erika Anne Leicht
Mainstreaming Third-Gender Healers: The Changing Perceptions of South Asian Hijras PDF
Pooja Jagadish
How the fear of death incites suicide in men and women according to Classical literature PDF
Kathryn Stevens Ivy
What is the literary function of the motherhood motif in Toni Morrison’s A Mercy? PDF
Steve Monk

Engineering and Natural Sciences

Security of Cyber-Physical Systems: A Generalized Algorithm for Intrusion Detection and Determining Security Robustness of Cyber Physical Systems using Logical Truth Tables PDF
Curtis G. Northcutt
Characterizing Acquired Resistance to TKIs in EGFR Mutant Lung Adenocarcinoma Cell Lines PDF
Jing Sun
Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Cardiac Sarcomere Protein Titin Through 3’ Untranslated Regions PDF
Tara A Shrout
CARP Plays a Key Role in Cellular Growth Under Hypertrophic Stimuli in Neonatal Rat Ventricular Myocytes PDF
Tara A Shrout
Chemical and Physical Analyses of Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles PDF
Kavya Sharman
Design and Control of a Free-Liquid-Piston Engine Compressor for Compact Robot Power PDF
Nithin Kumar, Mark Hofacker, Eric Barth