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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 ...
  • Sensenig-Dabbous, Eugene; Hourani, Guita; Fakih, Khaled; Labaki, Georges (Notre Dame University-LouaizeLebanese Emigration Research Center, 2005)
  • Finianos, Roben Robert (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2023-04)
    Purpose: The purpose of this research is to assess the factors that affect the intention to use cryptocurrency and the acceptance of this new technology as a financial tool in the Lebanese market. Design/methodology/approach: We will be using a structured survey to a sample of Lebanese citizens holding a university degree. The sample for the research will include at least 120 financially literate participants. we will be using a quantitative method based on the distribution of questionnaires and results will be analyzed on SPSS in order to study the relationship between variables. Findings: ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dibo, Ziad A. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2005)
  • Francis, Samer (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2006)
    In the last decade, many aspects of globalization have captured worldwide attention. But for more than a century, the driving force behind globalization has been the expansion of trade in goods and services . Trade liberalization is of major concern for developing countries following protectionist policies, since they are more vulnerable to total openness. The rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which was established in 1995, are based on the principles of free trade. These rules promote trade liberalization policies; this is why acceding to this international organization is of great ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kahwagi, Roger (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2007)
    This thesis examines the different type of agents, and how they help evolve the world around, most particularly the way business are undertaken and handled. The following work is based upon the DALIA environment, which stands for Distributed Autonomous and Linguistically Competent Agents. In this work I have extended and improved the DALIA agent negotiation aspect, where two agents are involved in an offer and counter-offer negotiations. The model presented by DALIA for the offers and counter offers ia investigated and the weak points in the negotiation paradigm are identified. A strategy is ...
  • Abou Ali, Maya (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2015-01-20)
    The purpose of this dissertation is to study pseudo-Riemannian algebras, which are algebras with pseudo-Riemannian non-degenerate symmetric bilinear forms. The paper([1]), the authors Zhiqi Chen, Ke Liang, and Fuhai Zhu find that pseudo-Riemannian algebras whose left centers are isotropic play a key role and show that the decomposition of pseudo-Riemannian algebras whose left centers are isotropic into indecomposable non-degenerate ideals is unique up to a special automorphism. Furthermore, if the left center equals the center, the orthogonal decomposition of any pseudo-Riemannian algebra into ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rivera, Daniel F. (Notre Dame University-Louaizé, 2008)
  • 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 ...