Sunday, September 24, 2023
Defense of an M.A. Thesis by Atta Labib Alsharaf in Intensive Care Nursing

Researcher Atta Labib Alsharaf, a student in the master’s program in intensive care nursing, defended his thesis entitled: Spiritual and Psychological Well-Being, and Quality of Life among Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis Sessions in the West Bank, Palestine.

This study aimed to estimate spiritual well-being, psychological well-being, and quality of life among patients undergoing hemodialysis sessions in the West Bank. This descriptive study examined a random sample of 413 Palestinian patients receiving hemodialysis sessions in eleven centers operating in the West Bank. The questionnaire tool was distributed and the data was collected using the psychological well-being scale, the spiritual well-being scale, and the World Health Organization Quality of Life scale - BREF during the period between March 28 and August 10, 2023.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Student Fadia Ibrahim Defends Her Ph.D. Dissertation in Business

Researcher Fadia Ibrahim, a Ph.D. student in the joint business program with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, defended her dissertation entitled: "School Principals' Practices in Technological Leadership and its Impact on the Technology Integration by Teachers."

The study aimed to investigate the impact of school principals' practices in technological leadership on teachers' integration of technology into classrooms, considering the variables of professional development, gender, experience, and professional diploma in school leadership. Data was collected by conducting a cross-sectional survey of a sample of 319 principals and 895 teachers from Palestinian public schools.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Defense of a Master's Thesis by Thaer Darabi' in Data Science and Business Analysis

Researcher Thaer Darabi', a student in the master's program of data science and business analysis, defended his thesis entitled: "Using Competitive Generative Networks in Retrieving Images Based on Manual Graphics."

The thesis presented a research in the field of manual graphics-based image retrieval (SBIR) to find similar images from big databases by entering sketches into a model composed of a generative unit and a retrieval unit. This model aims to develop the ability to view and retrieve images from big databases, and to solve the problem of linking manual drawings to groups of images that are seen during training and that fail to generalize to groups that are not visible.


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