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  • Tohme, Maria (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2022)
    The following study examines the Abraham Accords (AA) shaping a new geopolitical era for the MENA region by testing if and how the Abraham Accords are polarizing the present scene in the MENA region. The game theory is the main layer of the theoretical framework, giving a deeper understanding on how three autonomous player the United States, the UAE, and Israel can cooperate together amid a historical conflict and how it will affect the region of the middle east. Following the theoretical framework, a qualitative methodology is used to gather in depth rich and diverse information on the ...
  • Chamoun, Marlyse (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2012-01)
    This thesis observes the readability and the legibility of the selected fonts and sizes in the information web pages by the performance of web designers and how this issue may affect the rate of comprehension while reading on screen. It considers how four different fonts may influence the rate of comprehension, the typefaces Georgia, Verdana with their sizes 8, 10, and 12 pt, which are made to be read on screen in information web pages in comparison to those of Arial and Times new Roman that are displayed on the web pages on computer screens by the web designers. A problematic question was raised ...
  • Nassar, Paula Boulos (Notre Dame University, Louaize, 2020)
    The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship between food and mental health, especially dietary patterns and their effects on depressive symptoms. Literature review explains the biochemical etiology of depression and the mechanism behind depressive symptoms and diets. The different dietary patterns explored in this study are diets with tryptophan containing foods, Mediterranean diets, healthy diets and diets with enough omega 3. Some past findings reveal that intake of a diet with good amounts of tryptophan containing foods, following a Mediterranean diet, adhering to a healthy ...
  • Abi Fadel, Aline (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2021)
    [MOTIVATION] Throughout history, art and aesthetics have been a fundamental part of human life. Our ancestors carved their life stories in caves, and temples, whereas in our postmodern society, individuals have become detached from art and began observing rather than understanding its aesthetic reactions. Art reflects life occurrences, believes and fantasies. This study will tackle the following questions: To which extent can art generate erotic fantasies and aesthetics on canvas? Which notions and techniques in erotic abstract painting may be used to project, and visualize aesthetics of one’s ...
  • Saliba, Elie Fayez (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2015-07-09)
    In this work we discuss a special kind of stochastic processesX=〖{X_t}〗_(〖t∈R〗_(≥0) ) that are of exceptional interest from both the theoretical ad the applied points of view. These processes are called Affine Processes, and are characterized by the fact that their characteristic function has the form of an exponential of an affine function, i.e. by 〖∅^x〗_X (u) |_t=E^x [e^(<X_(t ),u>) ]=e^(Φ(t,u)+<x,Ψ(t,u)>), Where the exponent Φ(t,u)+ <x,Ψ(t,u)> Is an affine function of its initial state x in the state-space E=〖R^m〗_(≥0)×R^n. The above expectation E^x is the expectation which respect to the ...
  • Reaidy, Farid (2020)
    Lebanon is undergoing a critical economic crisis due to many internal and external factors. This crisis that started in 2015 is showcased clearly in the housing construction sector amplified by the decision of the Central Bank to suspend all subsidized housing loans in 2018. This resulted in an aggravated situation for young couples and low-income households who were heavily relying on these banking facilities. As part of the global strategy to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission, affordable sustainable housing is highlighted as a major aspect for providing the low-income ...
  • Gerges, Ralph Badih (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2009-05)
    This paper studies how each television covers war using different type of frames based on its agenda setting. Depending on an extensive literature review analysis dealing with similar international and local conflicts and wars, this study links between what happened in the past in other countries and cities and the war in Aleppo. The paper raises four main research questions: RQ1: how much importance did the television stations give to the Aleppo situation?, RQ2: did the newscasts present both sides (opposition and regime) of the story?, RQ3: what type of language was used by each channel to ...
  • Shaabo, Layal (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2022-05)
    Chronic sleep restriction (CSR) has been implicated in higher risk of insulin resistance (IR) and immune-metabolic dysfunction. No studies investigated the effect of CSR on macrophage differentiation in vWAT in relation to leptin synthesis and glucose homeostasis. Therefore, this study aimed at assessing blood glucose levels and vWAT expression of leptin, CD38, and CD163 following CSR. Adult male C57BL/6 mice were housed under 12:12 L/D cycle (lights on at 0700 hrs) with free access to food. Following a two-week acclimatization period, animals were divided into 2 groups: 1) control (C, N=8) ...
  • Lee, Sangkyum (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2019)
    The Republic of Korea sought to become an "advanced human rights country" by joining the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees in 1992. In addition, a provision for refugee recognition was established in the Immigration Act in 1993, and the refugee policy was implemented in earnest in 1994. However, contrary to the Korean government's expectation, criticism of the refugee policy continued on the inside and outside of the country, with the birth of the first Korean recognized refugee in 2001. Although the Korean government and the National ...
  • Tazian, Arine Varoujean (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2012)
    In this thesis, we will merge into the Lebanese Agriculture Sector, specifically the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. Study to search excellence in the agriculture and find solutions in making this sector more performant and competitive. This topic was driven by concerns from farmers in our village, Anjar (Bekaa), seeking to make profit from their crops. Unfortunately, the farmers in Lebanon do not have any government support and at the end of the season, if their crops survive they sell them at very low prices to commissioners and not directly to the shops. In order to study the agriculture sector in ...
  • Mardini, Samir M. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1997)
    This research studies the effect of job enrichment as an intrinsic motivational factor on the job satisfaction of Lebanese commercial bank employees in Muhafazat North Lebanon. This research shows whether or not intrinsic motivation such as job enrichment can be differentiated from extrinsic motivation in affecting performance of the employee. Since job satisfaction plays a significant role in affecting employee performance, the importance of job enrichment as a leading factor to job satisfaction is tested empirically.
  • Elissa, Bou Arbid (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2018)
    Purpose - This research attempts to analyze the impact of demographical factors and credit cardholder's criteria of clients on their credit card spending to investigate how the total spending affects accumulation of loyalty points of cardholders to after the introduction of a loyalty program. Design/methodology/approach - This study relies on a sample of 477 credit cardholders active on the bank's loyalty program over a period of 2 years. This research is deductive and quantitative in nature, and it tests 15 hypotheses linking the demographical factors and cardholders' characteristics to ...
  • Touma, Tina (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2020)
    One of the clinically major gynecological cancers is endometrial carcinoma that develops from the lining of the uterus. During the past years, different approaches have been developed to treat endometrial carcinoma, among which natural herbal medicine has recently faired as an effective method. The yellow Indian spice known as curcumin has been extolled for its healing powers and has recently been adopted for investigation by the scientific community as a potent anti-cancerous agent. Curcumin possesses anticancerous effects by targeting several important players in cell signaling pathways ...
  • Bourjeily, Joyce Samir (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2018-05)
    Since the first rise of extended spectrum beta lactamases (ESBL), ESBLproducing organisms have posed a remarkable threat to hospitalized patients due to their activity against cephalosporins, restricting available treatment option. This rapid emergence of ESBLs has been confronted by limited data regarding both phenotypic and genotypic profiles. This lack of information requires more exploration. The aim of this study was, in the first place, to investigate the effect of garlic (A ilium sativum) ethanolic plant extract against ESBL- producing Escherichia co/i and its effect in combination ...
  • Bou Dargham, Mira (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2020)
    Pomegranate fruit and its derived products are rich sources of bioactive compound that were shown to have many biological activities. Pomegranate molasses (PM) is a thick traditional Middle Eastern syrup used in many recipes for international cuisines from around the world, including the Lebanese cuisine. It is considered to be a highly nutritious product which makes it of great interest to researchers. The purpose of this study is to assess the phytochemical composition, antioxidant and anti-diabetic properties of homemade and commercial PM consumed in Lebanon using samples collected from ...
  • Hayek, Tina (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2021)
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to evaluate and describe the role that perfume packaging plays in consumer behavior and how it affects the Lebanese consumer’s choice of perfume. The objective is to detail factors affecting perfume choice and describe the influence of packaging on this process. For that, secondary and primary data is collected and analyzed in order to elaborate and test the hypotheses. Design/methodology/approach – A deductive quantitative research was conducted using a questionnaire distributed online and answered by Lebanese perfume buyers. The data obtained from 307 ...
  • Baroud, Juliette (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2018)
    Purpose - The purpose of this research is to study the impact that the adoption of Lean manufacturing principles has on operational performance in Lebanese pharmaceutical industries, while taking into account the employees' characteristics that might affect the constructs. Design/methodology/approach - The philosophical position that was adopted in this research is the post-positivist approach. Moreover, the deductive reasoning was used throughout the paper. A quantitative method was implemented using a questionnaire that targeted some Lebanese pharmaceutical companies. Findings - The perception ...
  • Abou-Jaoude, Abdo Milad (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1998-05)
  • Al Youssef, Jad (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2019-05)
    The aim of this thesis is to study the impact of a three-year-study of computer science at Notre Dame University on the students’ academic performances. For this reason, the GPAs of the students after their first year of study were compared with their GPAs upon graduation. To perform this, a Decision Tree, as well as Neural Networks were used. These algorithms helped us to predict the final GPA based on the first two semesters’ GPA. In addition, the most decisive courses on the student GPA were identified. For this reason, Relief algorithm was used to identify the three most important courses ...
  • Haddad, Ziad Fouad (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1995)
    The banking sector in Lebanon has survived bravely despite the fact that it has been seriously and unexpectedly shaken several times in the past few years. This study identifies and clusters 53 out of 72 Lebanese Commercial Banks into groups containing similar and homogeneous characteristics, and measures the direct and indirect effects of capital and assets/equity ratios on profit for 100 Arab banks. Its purpose is to analyze, design, implement, and establish a consistent framework of analysis of bank data. To reach this purpose, the researcher uses cross-sectional secondary data to answer ...