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Dissertations from 2016

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

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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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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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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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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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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

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RIGHTS IN PROPERTY AND PROPERTY IN RIGHTS: PRIVACY, CONTRACT AND OWNSERSHIP OF THE BODY IN ANGLO-AMERICAN POLITICAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL THOUGHT, Gary L. Garrison, History

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A TALE OF “KU” (BITTER) V.S. “TIAN” (SWEET): UNDERSTANDING CHINA’S “YIKU SITIAN” MOVEMENT IN THE 1960S AND 1970S FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF CULTURAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS, Xinmei Ge, Communication

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THE INFLUENCE OF MUSCULOSKELETAL GEOMETRY ON THE METABOLIC COST OF PEDALING, Lex Gidley, Kinesiology

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Song perception in communication networks, Sarah Goodwin, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Feasibility of a combined physical activity and sleep education intervention for girls living in a low socioeconomic status urban community, Cory J. Greever, Kinesiology

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Theoretical Studies of Atomic Transport in Ternary Semiconductor Quantum Dots and Charge Transport in Organic Photovoltaic Active Layers, Xu Han, Chemical Engineering

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WIND FARM WAKE MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF WAKE IMPACTS IN A WIND FARM, Yujia Hao, Mechanical Engineering

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TRANSCRIPTION REGULATION OF PHO5 GENE BY THE Ino2p AND Ino4p bHLH PROTEINS IN Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Ying He, Microbiology

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Reclaiming Voices and Identities: An Examination of African American Educators’ Experiences Before and After Brown v. Board of Education, Leta Hooper, Education (also CAGS)

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MORPHOLOGICAL AND MATERIAL EFFECTS IN VAN DER WAALS INTERACTIONS, Jaime C. Hopkins, Physics

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Macronutrients and the risk of premenstrual syndrome, Serena C. Houghton, Public Health

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GEOCHEMICAL ATTRIBUTES OF HYDRAULICALLY ACTIVE FRACTURES AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON GROUNDWATER QUALITY, Amy L. Hudson, Geosciences

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EVOLVABILITY OF THE SKULL: A STUDY OF GENETIC BASIS AND INTEGRATION IN THE TELEOST CRANIOFACIAL SKELETON, Yinan Hu, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Rethinking the Creative Economy: Participatory Action Research with Artists and Artisans in the Greater Franklin County, Leo L. Hwang, Geosciences

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Voltage Driven Translocation of Polyelectrolytes through Nanopores, Byoung-jin Jeon, Polymer Science and Engineering

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MODELING INTERACTIONS BETWEEN HUMAN FACTORS AND TRAFFIC FLOW CHARACTERISTICS, Chaoqun Jia, Civil Engineering

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Can Everyone Be a Leader? A Multi-Contextual Study of Leadership, Xueting Jiang, Management

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Change of Sight, Sites of Creativity: The Visual Arts in Albania after Socialism, Sofia Kalo, Anthropology

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Ownership in the Development Discourse: A Case Study in Education in Tanzania, Satomi Kamei, Education (also CAGS)

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ASSEMBLING CREATIVE CITIES IN SEOUL AND YOKOHAMA: REBRANDING EAST ASIAN URBANISM, Changwook Kim Dr., Communication

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The Effect of a Growing Black Hole on the Infrared Emission of Dusty Galaxies in the Distant Universe, Allison Kirkpatrick, Astronomy

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STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS OF CHARGED COLLOIDAL DISKS IN COLLOID-POLYMER MIXTURES, Suhasini Kishore, Chemical Engineering

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Optimization of the fabrication, stability, and performance of food grade nanoemulsions with low and high energy methods, Jennifer Komaiko, Food Science

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Extending Faceted Search to the Open-Domain Web, Weize Kong, Computer Science

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Critical Literacy and Identities in World Language Education: Telling Reflective Stories of Digital Storytelling, Keiko Konoeda, Education (also CAGS)

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ADVANCED MATERIALS FOR RAPID DIAGNOSTICS IN FOOD, AGRICULTURE AND HEALTHCARE, Charmaine K.W. Koo, Food Science

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(I) POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES: RHEOLOGY AND PROCESSING FOR MESOPOROUS MATERIALS AND (II) NANOPATTERNING OF METAL OXIDES USING SOFT LITHOGRAPHY, Rohit Kothari, Polymer Science and Engineering

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The Social Corporation: Firms, Networks, and Politics, Michael Kowal, Political Science

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Efficient Inference, Search and Evaluation for Latent Variable Models of Text with Applications to Information Retrieval and Machine Translation, Kriste Krstovski, Computer Science

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Essays on Household Health Expenditures, National Health Insurance and Universal Access to Health Care in Ghana, EVELYN KWAKYE, Economics

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Novel Advancements for Improving Sprout Safety, Kyle S. Landry, Food Science

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Control of Proteolysis during the Caulobacter Cell Cycle, Joanne Lau, Microbiology

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Turning around the Culture of Teaching and Learning: A Turnaround School Success Story, Rachael B. Lawrence, Education (also CAGS)

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MAMMALIAN EGG ACTIVATION: THE ROLES OF TRPV3 CHANNELS AND PLCZ1, Hoi Chang Lee, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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Differential Prediction and Validity of Advanced Placement (AP®) for Student Subgroups, Minji K. Lee, Education (also CAGS)

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ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING MODELS FOR INSAR CORRELATION MEASUREMENTS OF VEGETATION AND SNOW, Yang Lei, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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REFRACTIVE INDEX ENGINEERING AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES ENHANCEMENT BY POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES, Cheng Li, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Algorithms for First-order Sparse Reinforcement Learning, Bo Liu, Computer Science

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Spider Brain Morphology & Behavior, Skye M. Long, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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CHARACTERIZATION OF CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING FACTOR CELLS IN THE MEDIAL PREFRONTAL CORTEX OF RATS, Yi-Ling Lu, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Infants' & Toddlers' Social Evaluations of Trustworthy and Untrustworthy Faces, Ashley Lyons, Psychology