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Dissertations from 2016

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Study of Charge Transport Mechanism in Microbial Nanowires, Ramesh Adhikari, Physics

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Bacteriophage: Bioengineered Bacterial Detection and Applications, Samuel D. Alcaine, Food Science

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A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Intersections of Gender, Race, and Migration in the High-Tech Workforce, Sharla N. Alegria, Sociology

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Motivations and Barriers for Saudi Nurses to Pursue a Doctoral Degree, Abdualrahman Alshehry, Nursing

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Sperm Capacitation associated increase in Tyrosine Phosphorylation: kinetic of the increase and novel members involved in the process., Antonio Alvau, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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Conversion of Cellulose to Ethanol by the Biofuels Microbe Clostridium Phytofermentans: Quantification of Growth and Role of an Rnf-Complex in Energy Conservation, Jesús G. Alvelo-Maurosa, Microbiology

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Modeling Choice Problems with Heterogeneous User Preferences in the Transportation Network, Mahyar Amirgholy, Civil Engineering

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Customer Engagement: Perceived Benefits and Effect of Individual and Brand Personality on Engagement Behaviors, Yana Andonova, Management

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Post-Wrinkling Behaviors in Layered Elastic Polymers, Anesia D. Auguste, Polymer Science and Engineering

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The Role of NOTCH3 Signaling in T Helper Cell Differentiation and Induction of EAE, Furkan Ayaz, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Colonial and Post-Colonial Origins of Agrarian Development: The Case of Two Punjabs, Shahram Azhar, Economics

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Eulerian CFD Modeling of Multiphase Internal Injector Flow and External Sprays, Eli T. Baldwin, Mechanical Engineering

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Multimodal Assessment in Action: What We Really Value in New Media Texts, Kathleen M. Baldwin, English

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Distributing Condoms and "Hope": Race, Sex, and Science in Youth Sexual Health Promotion, Chris A. Barcelos, Public Health

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THREE ESSAYS ON THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT, Andrew Barenberg, Economics

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Extracellular Matrix Control of Breast Cancer Metastasis and Dormancy, Lauren Barney, Chemical Engineering

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The Professionalization of Male Circumcision in Turkey, Oyman Basaran, Sociology

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A Conflict of Interest? Negotiating Agendas, Ethics, and Consequences Regarding the Heritage Value of Human Remains, Heidi J. Bauer-Clapp, Anthropology

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DISTRIBUTION AND POPULATION DYNAMICS OF UNGULATES IN THE MONGOLIAN GOBI, Buuveibaatar Bayarbaatar Dr, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Microaggressions in a Women's College. Understanding Language, Race, Class and Gender in Teaching Spanish: A Testimonio, Thelma Belmonte-Alcantara

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Citation Networks, Linguistics-Based Cues, and Logic-Based Approaches to Understanding What Persuades a Judge to Forsake Bias, James ben-Aaron, Political Science

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Simulating the Hydrodynamics of Offshore Floating Wind Turbine Platforms in a Finite Volume Framework, Maija Benitz, Mechanical Engineering

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THE SUBJECTS OF FATİH AKIN'S MELODRAMAS: A GENEALOGICAL READING THROUGH THE FILMS OF R.W. FASSBINDER, YILMAZ GÜNEY AND ATIF YILMAZ, Emir O. Benli, Comparative Literature

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O Creativity, Where Art Thou? What Increases Creativity Perception, and When Does Creativity Matter?, Ilgim Dara Benoit, Management

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Confessions in the Courtroom: An Audience Research on Court Shows, Silvina Beatriz Berti, Communication

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Physical Geometry, James P. Binkoski, Philosophy

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Building Meaning in Navajo, Elizabeth A. Bogal-Allbritten, Linguistics

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The Application of Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange and Covalent Labeling Coupled with Mass Spectrometry to Examine Protein Structure, Nicholas B. Borotto, Chemistry

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IMPROVING CONSERVATION EFFORTS THROUGH A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF FOREST ELEPHANT ECOLOGY, THE IMPACTS OF THREATS ON ELEPHANTS AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES IN NORTHERN CONGO, Roger Patrick Boundja RPB, Environmental Conservation

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Understanding STEM Learning Outcomes Using A Phenomenographic Approach, Cheryl L. Brooks, Education (also CAGS)

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Controlling the Assembly of Nanoparticles in Polymer Blends, Kyle C. Bryson, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Transnationalizing Social Justice Education: InterAmerican Frameworks for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century, Mirangela G. Buggs, Education (also CAGS)

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Algebraicity of rational Hodge isometries of K3 surfaces, Nikolay Buskin, Mathematics

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CHEMOPREVENTIVE EFFECTS OF CRANBERRY IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALTERATION OF GUT MICROBIOTA, xiaokun cai, Food Science

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Disproportionate Suspension Rates: Understanding Policy and Practice in One State, Kristine A. Camacho, Education (also CAGS)

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Studies of Kinetochore Mechanobiology in Drosophila, Stuart Cane, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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ELITE CAPTURE, FREE RIDING, AND PROJECT DESIGN: A CASE STUDY OF A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN CEARÁ, BRAZIL, Jessica Carrick-Hagenbarth, Economics

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Alterations to Maternal Behavior and Brain by Exogenous Estrogen Exposure, Mary Catanese, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Of Wolves, Hunters, and Words: A Comparative Study of Cultural Discourses in the Western Great Lakes Region, Tovar Cerulli, Communication

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Rational Development of Solid Lewis Acid Catalysts for Biomass Conversion, Chun-Chih Chang, Chemical Engineering

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Reduced order fluid-structure interaction models for thin shells with non-zero Gaussian curvatures to understand the response of aneurysms to flow, Gary Han Chang, Mechanical Engineering

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Nixon's War on Terrorism: The FBI, Leftist Guerrillas, and the Origins of Watergate, Daniel S. Chard, History

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Service Improvement and Cost Reduction for Airlines: Optimal Policies for Managing Arrival and Departure Operations under Uncertainty, Heng Chen, Management

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BACTERIOPHAGE-BASED COLORIMETRIC DETECTION OF ESCHERICHIA COLI IN DRINKING WATER, Juhong Chen, Food Science

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THREE ESSAYS ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA: SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS, Ying Chen, Economics

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The Gaps between Values and Practices of Global Citizenship Education: A Critical Analysis of Global Citizenship Education in South Korea, Hye Seung Cho, Education (also CAGS)

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Rumi, the Poet of Universal Love: The Politics of Rumi's Appropriation in the West, FATMA B. CIHAN-ARTUN, Comparative Literature

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Investigating the Relationship between Implicit Theories about Intelligence and Teacher-Student Relationship Quality, Woodbury B. Clift, Education (also CAGS)

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Model Systems for Characterizing the Intrinsic Properties of Polymer Semiconductors: Oligomers and Single Crystals, Nicholas S. Colella, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Addictive Reading: Nineteenth-Century Drug Literature's Possible Worlds, Adam Colman, English

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Bootstrap Boricuas: A Family Performing and Exploring Cultural Assimilation, Ellen Correa, Communication

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Educational Implications: Homeless Children's Perception of Resilience, Maria M. Costa, Education (also CAGS)

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THE CONSEQUENCES OF SPEED: STUDIES OF CAVITATION DURING THE MANTIS SHRIMP STRIKE AND THE CONTROL OF RAPID DECELERATION DURING TOAD LANDING, Suzanne M. Cox, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Knowledge Development in Undergraduate Clinical Nursing Education, Nancy A. Craig-Williams, Nursing

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Reading Power: Female Sexuality, Bullying, and Power Relations in Young Adult Literature, Cara C. Crandall, Education (also CAGS)

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Engineering Advanced Morphologies for Structurally Reinforced Polyolefins, Brian M. Cromer, Polymer Science and Engineering

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NANOSCIENCE AT INTERFACES AND SURFACES: FROM JAMMING TO ELECTRODE TEXTURING, Mengmeng Cui, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Writing Resistance and the Question of Gender: Charlotte Delbo, Noor Inayat Khan, and Germaine Tillion, Lara R. Curtis Ms, Comparative Literature

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Effective Performance Analysis and Debugging, Charles M. Curtsinger, Computer Science

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The Cosmic Web, and the Role of Environment in Galaxy Evolution, Ryan Cybulski, Astronomy

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LEARNING FROM PAIRWISE PROXIMITY DATA, Hamid Dadkhahi, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Functionalized Electrospun Nanofibers for Food Science Applications, Minhui Dai, Food Science

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Characterizing the urban human environment system in Boston, Massachusetts, Rachel S. Danford, Environmental Conservation

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Analysis of External-Field-Driven Surface Stabilization and Patterning, Dwaipayan Dasgupta, Chemical Engineering

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"Daring propaganda for the beauty of the Human Mind:" Critical Consciousness-Raising in the Poetry and Drama of the Black Power Era, 1965-1976, Markeysha D. Davis, Afro-American Studies

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Do Bad Boys Finish First? An Investigation of a Lay Theory of Heterosexual Women's Mate Preferences, Casey J. DeBuse, Psychology

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“If There Are Men Who Are Afraid to Die, There Are Women Who Are Not”: African American Women's Civil Rights Leadership in Boston, 1920-1975., Julie de Chantal, History

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A Paleobathymetric Model and Evolution of the Brazilian Marginal Basins during the Late Maastrichtian to Eocene based on Benthic Foraminiferal Biofacies, Renata Moura de Mello, Geosciences

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Uptake and Accumulation of Engineered Nanomaterials by Agricultural Crops and Associated Risks in the Environment and Food Safety, Yingqing Deng, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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El estudio contrastivo y comparativo de la perífrasis de gerundio en el español y en el portugués hablado en Massachusetts y Rhode Island, Judy de Oliveira, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Design of ROMP-based Protein Mimics for siRNA Delivery, Brittany M. deRonde, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Correspondence Between Change in Adult Attachment Patterns and Change in Depression Symptoms in Early Marriage, Cassandra C. DeVito, Psychology

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When Mom Goes to School: Maternal Education and Intergenerational Mobility, Maura E. Devlin, Education (also CAGS)

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"The Book Can't Teach You That": A Case Study of Place, Writing, and Tutors' Constructions of Writing Center Work, Christopher Joseph DiBiase, English

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Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility: The Roles of Organizational Identity and Social Creativity, Pamala J. Dillon, Management

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Adaptive Route Choice in Stochastic Time-Dependent Networks: Routing Algorithms and Choice Modeling, Jing Ding-Mastera, Civil Engineering

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Fallibility and Normativity, Joshua DiPaolo, Philosophy

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An Integrated Computational and Experimental Approach to Study and Scale-Up Vacuum Drying of Pharmaceutical Products, Aditya G. Dodda, Chemical Engineering

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Pessimism in Progress: Hermann Sudermann and the Liberal German Bourgeoisie, Jason Doerre, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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The Aurality of Rhetoric: A Critical Hermeneutic of Cape Breton’s Rhetorical Music Community, Gregory J. Dorchak, Communication

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Rational Development of Carbon-Based Materials for Adsorption-Enhanced Conversion of Cellulose to Value-Added Chemicals, Paul J. Dornath, Chemical Engineering

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Modeling, Analysis and Numerical Simulations in Mathematical Biology of Traveling Waves, Turing Instability and Tumor Dynamics, Mei Duanmu, Mathematics

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Supramolecular Strategies for the Generation of Nanoparticle Assemblies and Biomolecular Thin Films, Bradley P. Duncan, Chemistry

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Three Essays on Women's Land Rights in Rural Peru, Rosa L. Duran, Economics

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Do we have a climate for change? Insights about adaptation planning actions in coastal New England, Ana M. Emlinger Mrs., Regional Planning

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Investigation of Effluent Nitrogen Derived from Conventional Activated Sludge (CAS) and Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Systems and Its Impact on Algal Growth in Receiving Waters, Heonseop Eom, Civil Engineering

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POLYMER AND SMALL MOLECULE DESIGNS FOR ANION CONDUCTING MEMBRANES: CONNECTED ION-CHANNEL MORPHOLOGIES AND HIGHLY ALKALINE STABLE AMMONIUM CATIONS, SEDEF P. ERTEM, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Engineering Polymers through Impact Modification and Superheated Liquid Processing, Gregory Connor Evans, Polymer Science and Engineering

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SUBSCORE RELIABILITY AND CLASSIFICATION CONSISTENCY: A COMPARISON OF FIVE METHODS, Fen Fan, Education (also CAGS)

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Urban metabolism and land use modeling for urban designers and planners: A land use model for the Integrated Urban Metabolism Analysis Tool, Mohamad Farzinmoghadam, Regional Planning

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Who is like Whom? Reclassification and Performance Patterns for Different Groupings of English Learners, Molly M. Faulkner-Bond, Education (also CAGS)

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Nanomaterials at Liquid/Liquid Interfaces: Assembly and Rheology, Tao Feng, Polymer Science and Engineering

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A PERIOD EXAMINATION THROUGH CONTEMPORARY ENERGY ANALYSIS OF KEVIN ROCHE’S FINE ARTS CENTER AT UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST, L Carl Fiocchi Jr, Environmental Conservation

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RETAIL ANALYTICS AND OPTIMIZATION FOR STORE-WIDE SHELF-SPACE MANAGEMENT, Tulay Flamand, Management

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Middle Management Strategic Roles: Strategic Role Conflict and its Antecedents, Hector R. Flores, Management

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Ocean Gateways and Glaciation: Planktic Foraminiferal Records from the Southern Ocean, Equatorial Pacific, and Caribbean, Andrew J. Fraass, Geosciences

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Detecting Anomalously Similar Entities in Unlabeled Data, Lisa D. Friedland, Computer Science

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Three Essays on Economic Stages and Transition, Ricardo R. Fuentes-Ramírez, Economics

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The Impact of Customer Contact Personnel on Innovation in Service Firms, Alexandra L. Galli-Debicella, Management

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Photolysis of Triazenylbenzoic Acids for Click Chemistry, Adam Gann, Chemistry