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Dissertations from 2014

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Parallel Multi-core Verilog HDL Simulation, Tariq B. Ahmad, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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GALOIS THEORY OF ITERATED MORPHISMS ON REDUCIBLE ELLIPTIC CURVES AND ABELIAN SURFACES WITH REAL MULTIPLICATION, Domenico Aiello, Mathematics

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Integrating Non-Topical Aspects Into Information Retrieval, Elif Aktolga, Computer Science

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PRODUCTION, MARKETING, AND HANDLING PRACTICES TO EXPORT MCINTOSH APPLES TO CENTRAL AMERICAN MARKETS, Mildred L. Alvarado Herrera, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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LIGAND-RECEPTOR INTERACTIONS FOR SUPRAMOLECULAR DISASSEMBLY WITH APPLICATIONS IN SCREENING AND DRUG DELIVERY, Diego Amado Torres, Chemistry

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Reactive Probes for Manipulating Polyketide Synthases, and Photoreactive Probes for Strained Alkyne Click Chemistry, Jon William Amoroso, Chemistry

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Engineering Victory: The Ingenuity, Proficiency, and Versatility of Union Citizen Soldiers in Determining the Outcome of the Civil War, Thomas F. Army Jr, History

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OPTICAL AND SCANNING PROBE STUDIES OF ISOLATED POLY (3-HEXYLTHIOPHENE) NANOFIBERS, Mina Baghgarbostanabad, Physics

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Effects of Aging on Sleep-Dependent Consolidation of Declarative Memory, Bengi Baran, Psychology

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COMPUTER INTEGRATION IN PALESTINIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS: THEORY AND PRACTICE, Kefah A. Barham, Education (also CAGS)

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Testimonios from the Border-Shattering the Notion that Women of Color Don't Do Theory, Gloria G. Barragan, Education (also CAGS)

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Stochastic Dynamic Optimization Models for Societal Resource Allocation, Armagan Bayram, Management

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Intentional and Unintentional Side-Channels in Embedded Systems, Georg Tobias Becker, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Taking It to The Streets: A Multimethod Investigation of Street Credibility and Consumer Affinity Toward Street Credible Endorsers, Delancy Howard Sterling Bennett, Management

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Anaerobic Microbes and Communities In the Context of Soil and the Equine Digestive Tract, Amy Biddle, Microbiology

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Honesty and Carotenoids in a Pigmented Female Fish, Alexandria Christine Brown, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Taste Disagreements and Predicates of Personal Taste, Heidi Teres Buetow, Philosophy

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The Roles of Myosin XI and ROP in Moss Tip Growth, Graham M. Burkart, Plant Biology

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THREE ESSAYS ON ESTIMATION OF APPLIED ECONOMIC MODELS IN FISHERIES, Christopher Burns, Resource Economics

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Developing Spatial Reasoning Skills in General Chemistry Students, Deborah L. Carlisle, Education (also CAGS)

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Welcome to Guyland: Experiences of Trans* Men in College, D Chase J. Catalano, Education (also CAGS)

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Creasing Instability of Hydrogels and Elastomers, Dayong Chen, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Isoperimetric inequality and area growth of surfaces with bounded mean curvature, Dechang Chen, Mathematics

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Roosting, Site Fidelity, and Food Sources of Urban Gulls In Massachusetts: Implications For Protecting Public Water Supplies, Daniel E. Clark, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Empirical Studies On The Effectiveness Of Soda Taxes To Curb Obesity, Francesca Colantuoni, Resource Economics

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Effect of Automatic Item Generation on Ability Estimates in a Multistage Test, Kimberly F. Colvin, Education (also CAGS)

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Biophysical Studies of Axonal Transport, Leslie Cyle Conway, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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En honor a Elegguá: Máscaras y trampas trazando los caminos de Juan Francisco Manzano, Carmen L. Cosme Puntiel and Carmen L. Cosme, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Entity-based Enrichment for Information Extraction and Retrieval, Jeffrey Dalton, Computer Science

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A Proportionality-based Approach to Search Result Diversification, Van Bac Dang, Computer Science

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DISCOVERING BRAZIL IN TWENTIETH-­CENTURY FRANCE, 1930-­1964: FRANCO-­BRAZILIAN CULTURAL POLITICS IN THE ERA OF DECOLONIZATION, Andrew R. Dausch, History

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VISUALIZING AND CONTROLLING CHARGE TRANSPORT IN CONJUGATED POLYMER NETWORKS AND FILMS, Andrew Davis, Polymer Science and Engineering

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UNDERSTANDING HEALTH ISSUES AMONG ADOLESCENT FEMALES IN A NORTHEAST PROVINCE OF AFGHANISTAN, Amina Davlatshoeva, Education (also CAGS)

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CYCLE OF RENEWAL: YOGA’S INFLUENCE ON THE PROFESSIONAL LIVES OF NOVICE TEACHERS, Danette V. Day, Education (also CAGS)

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Individual Differences in Psychotherapy Change Among Ethnic Minority Patients, Joan Lenore DeGeorge, Psychology

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On Being and Becoming: An Exploration of Young People’s Experiences with Status and Power, Keri L. DeJong, Education (also CAGS)

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Design and Syntheses of Donor-Acceptor Dyads and Triads for Improved Light Harvesting in Organic Photovoltaics, Andrea Della Pelle, Chemistry

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Investing in Grindr: An Exploration of How Gay College Men Utilize Gay-Oriented Social Networking Sites, Michael T. Dodge, Education (also CAGS)

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“Give Light and People Will Find a Way”: Black Women College Student Leadership Experiences with Oppression at Predominantly White Institutions, Andrea D. Domingue, Education (also CAGS)

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NON-CANONICAL NOTCH SIGNALING REGULATES ACTIVATION AND DIFFERENTIATION OF PERIPHERAL CD4+ T CELLS, Anushka Dongre, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Seeing Blindness: The Visual and the Great War in Literary Modernism, Rachael Dworsky, English

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Sustainability-Based Product Design in a Decision Support Semantic Framework, Douglas Eddy, Mechanical Engineering

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FUNCTIONAL AND COMPARATIVE MORPHOLOGY OF THE NASAL CAVITY IN PHYLLOSTOMID BATS, Thomas P. Eiting, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Paleoceanography and paleoenvironmental changes of the Cenomanian-Turonian boundary interval (94-93 Ma): The record of Oceanic Anoxic Event 2 in the central and eastern parts of the Western Interior Sea, Khalifa Elderbak, Geosciences

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HERE, THERE, AND IN BETWEEN: TRAVEL AS METAPHOR IN MIXED RACE NARRATIVES OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE, Colin Enriquez, English

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Heat Dissipation Bounds for Nanocomputing: Methodology and Applications, Ilke Ercan, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Runway Operations Management: Models, Enhancements, and Decomposition Techniques, Farbod Farhadi, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Improving Text Recognition in Images of Natural Scenes, Jacqueline Feild, Computer Science

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Outreach practices of a small college counseling center: A comprehensive model to serve the college community, Jessica R. Ferriero, Education (also CAGS)

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The Traditional Vocal Repertoire of Nova Scotia: A Classification of Pitch Space, Peter George Fielding, Music

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The Application of Information Integration Theory to Standard Setting: Setting Cut Scores Using Cognitive Theory, Christopher C. Foster, Education (also CAGS)

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THE FINANCIAL SECTOR AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: ESSAYS ON ACCESS TO FINANCE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES IN SOUTH SUDAN AND KENYA, James A. Garang, Economics

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Prime Decomposition in Iterated Towers and Discriminant Formulae, Thomas Alden Gassert, Mathematics

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"Survival Kits on Wax": The Politics, Poetics, and Productions of Gil Scott-Heron, 1970-1978, Donald Geesling, Afro-American Studies

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School Counselor Advocacy with LGBT Students: A Qualitative Study of High School Counselor Experiences, Maria E. Gonzalez, Education (also CAGS)

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Creating a Framework for Participatory Practice, Alina T. Gross, Regional Planning

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Exploiting Energy Harvesting for Passive Embedded Computing Systems, Jeremy Joel Gummeson, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers by Solvent Vapor Annealing, Mechanism and Lithographic Applications, Xiaodan Gu, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Making Networks Robust to Component Failures, Daniel Gyllstrom, Computer Science

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Improving anti-racist education for Multiracial students, Eric Hamako, Education (also CAGS)

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Impacts of the Game-Centered Approach on Cognitive Learning of Game Play and Game Performance during 5-week of Spring Season with Intercollegiate Female Soccer Players, Kanae Haneishi, Education (also CAGS)

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Development of capillary-driven microfludic biosensors for food safety and quality assurance, Fei He, Food Science

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Flying with the Storks: Communication, Culture, and Dialoguing Knowledge(s) in Prenatal Care, Liliana Herakova, Communication

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Synthetic Reductionism in Moral Philosophy, Scott Hill, Philosophy

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Molecular Engineering Strategies for the Design and Synthesis of New Organic Photovoltaic Materials, Paul J. Homnick, Chemistry

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Beyond the Pearly Gates: White, Low-Income Student Experiences at Elite Colleges, Larissa Hopkins, Education (also CAGS)

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Indexing Proximity-based Dependencies for Information Retrieval, Samuel Huston, Computer Science

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The Genealogy of Dislocated Memory: Yugoslav Cinema after the Break, Dijana Jelaca, Communication

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Engineering Probes to Detect Cholesterol Accessibility on Membranes Using Perfringolysin O, Benjamin B. Johnson, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Incorporating Boltzmann Machine Priors for Semantic Labeling in Images and Videos, Andrew Kae, Computer Science

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CD4 Silencing in Thymocytes is Opposed by the Enforced Association of P300 HAT, HDAC1 or SUV39H1 with Runx Transcription Factors, Christyne Ayne Kane, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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Exploring Cooperation among the BRICS: Organizational Implications of Growing Brazil-China Business Relations, Jeffrey A. Kappen, Management

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Fostering Transformative Points of Connection: An Examination of the Role of Personal Storytelling in Two Undergraduate Social Diversity Courses, Molly Keehn, Education (also CAGS)

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Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent, Communication

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Genres of Dialogic Discussion in High School English: A Cross-Case Study of Two Courses, Wendy Keyser, Education (also CAGS)

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Still Dirty After All These Years: Political Leadership, Knowledge, and Socialization and Regional Environmental Cooperation in Northeast Asia, Inkyoung Kim, Political Science

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Curious Monuments of the Simplest Kind: Shell Midden Archaeology in Massachusetts, Katharine Vickers Kirakosian, Anthropology

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A Probabilistic Model of Hierarchical Music Analysis, Phillip Benjamin Kirlin, Computer Science

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Coacervation of Oppositely Charged Macromolecules, Micelles and Proteins: Disproportionation and Hierarchical Structures, Ebru Kizilay, Chemistry

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SPECTROSCOPIC STUDIES OF NON-COVALENT METAL ION-LIGAND INTERACTIONS, Abdulkadir Kocak, Chemistry

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STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY OF HUMAN CATHEPSIN A AND NEURAMINIDASE 1, Nilima Kolli, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Transnational Gestures: Rethinking Trauma in U.S. War Fiction, Ruth A.H. Lahti, English

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Imperial Janus: Patterns of Governance in the Western Borderlands of the Tsarist Empire, Nicklaus Laverty, Political Science

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Modeling Dyadic Attunement: Physiological Concordance in Newly Married Couples and Alliance Similarity in Patient-Therapist Dyads, Holly Laws, Psychology

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Motion of Particles as a Probe: Dynamics and Assembly in Gel Networks/Aqueous Media, Cheol Hee Lee, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Discrete Parity-Time Symmetric Nonlinear Schrodinger Lattices, Kai Li, Mathematics

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The Grammar of Individuation and Counting, Suzi Lima, Linguistics

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MICROBE-MINERAL RELATIONSHIPS AND BIOGENIC MINERAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN ACTIVELY VENTING DEEP-SEA HYDROTHERMAL SULFIDE CHIMNEYS, TZIHSUAN J. LIN, Microbiology

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Impact of water heating on disinfection byproducts concentration, Boning Liu, Civil Engineering

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Morphology Characterization of Low Band Gap Polymer-based Organic Photovoltaics, Feng Liu, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Reliable and Efficient Multithreading, Tongping Liu, Computer Science

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Measures of Star Formation Rates within Galaxies: the Impact of Diffuse Stellar Populations, Yiming Li, Astronomy

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Identification and Epidemiological Features of Important Fungal Species Causing Sooty Blotch on Apples in the Northeastern United States, Angela Marie Madeiras, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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CONVERSATIONS WITH THE COMMUNITY: AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF TWO CASE STUDIES HIGHLIGHTING COMMUNITY-RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS IN SPRINGFIELD, MA, Vanessa Martinez, Anthropology

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Unsupervised Joint Alignment, Clustering and Feature Learning, Mohamed Marwan Mattar, Computer Science

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Increasing Nutrient Density of Food Crops through Soil Fertility Management and Cultivar Selection, Md. J. Meagy, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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NOVEL STRATEGIES TO MODULATE SYNAPTIC COMMUNICATION AND INVESTIGATE THE ROLE OF HDAC6 IN ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, Kathryne A. Medeiros, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Program Evaluation of the Strong Start Curriculum as a Selected Intervention for Early Elementary Students, Katherine A. Meyer, Education (also CAGS)

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Protein Behavior Directed by Heparin Charge and Chain Length, Burcu Baykal Minsky, Chemistry

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Vocal Performance in Songbirds: Territorial Defense and the Development of Male Song and Female Mating Preferences, Dana L. Moseley, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology