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Theses from 2017

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Accounting For Biotic Variability In Streams With Low Levels of Impervious Cover: The Role of Reach- and Watershed-Scale Factors, Catherine Bentsen

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Evaluation of New England Bridges for Bat Roosting Including Methodology and Case Studies, Angela Berthaume

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New York City 2050: Climate Change and Future of New York | Design for Resilience, Abhinav Bhargava

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Executive Function and Trajectories of Emotion Dysregulation in Children with Behavior Problems, Allison Binder

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The Association between Sleep Duration, Insomnia and Weight Change in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, Nana Boame

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Evaluating Variances Between Departments of Transportation in New England to Create a Strategic Transportation Workforce, Chelsea Bouchard

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The Performance of Light: Exploring the Impact of Natural Lighting in the New UMass School of Performance, Dylan Brown

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The Economy of Evangelism in the Colonial American South, Julia Carroll

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Development of High Early-Strength Concrete for Accelerated Bridge Construction Closure Pour Connections, Stephanie Castine

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I. THE HIGH STRAIN RATE RESPONSE OF HOLLOW SPHERE STEEL FOAM; II. THE DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF AN AMERICAN ELM TREE, Ignacio Cetrangolo

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Regional Expression In The Renovation Of Remote Historic Villages, Jie chen

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Precarious Provenance: Legitimacy, Surrogacy and Betrayal in the Value of Art and Family in Honoré de Balzac's Le Cousin Pons and Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, Ryan Coburn

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An Incremental Intervention In Jakarta: An Empowering Infrastructural Approach For Upgrading Informal Settlements, Christopher H. Counihan

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UMASS Dining Hall. A Path to Resiliency, Lukasz Czarniecki

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Experimental Study on Viscoelastic Fluid-Structure Interactions, Anita Anup Dey

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THE FAR C-TERMINUS OF TPX2 CONTRIBUTES TO SPINDLE MORPHOGENESIS, Brett Estes

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The Unreliable Narrator: Simplifying the Device and Exploring its Role in Autobiography, James Ferry

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Gender Ambivalence in Late-Renaissance Italy: The Career and Reception of Tarquinia Molza, Kathryn Firth

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A Lesson in Loving the Word: Translating Clarice Lispector into Polish, Agnieszka Gabor

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EVALUATION OF THE RECREATIONAL CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHERY FOR GOLDEN DORADO SALMINUS BRASILIENSIS IN SALTA, ARGENTINA: IMPLICATIONS FOR CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, Tyler Gagne

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Investigation of Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenases in S. homoeocarpa for Chlorothalonil Biotransformation, Robert Green

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LIVING CORE OF THE FUTURE: PROPOSING NEW APPROACH FOR THE FUTURE OF RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX IN METROPOLITAN AREAS, Mahsa G. Zadeh

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A Novel Periplasmic Protein involved in the Mannan Chain Elongation Step of Lipomannan and Lipoarabinomannan Biosynthesis in Mycobacterium smegmatis, Stephanie A. Ha

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The Process to Political Mobilization in Five College Capitalism: Forms of Antiracism, Personal Reflection and Community-Building, Caitlin B. Homrich

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A Magnetic Resonance Compatible Knee Extension Ergometer, Youssef Jaber

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HUMANITY IN A CHILDREN’S CANCER HOSPITAL, Sara Jandaghi Jafari

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Designing Symbiosis for the New Church Community, Evan Janes

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A Visible History: A Synthesis of Past, Present and Future Through the Evocation of Memory Within Historic Contexts, Nicholas Jeffway

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Effective Denial of Service Attack on Congestion Aware Adaptive Network on Chip, Vijaya Deepak Kadirvel

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VIRTUALIZATION OF CLOSED-LOOP SENSOR NETWORKS, Priyanka Dattatri Kedalagudde

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Distinct Mechanisms Underlie Attraction Errors and Agreement with Coordination, Lap-Ching Keung

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Rewriting the Twentieth-century French Literary Right: Translation, Ideology, and Literary History, Marcus Khoury

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Honeymoons, Ethan Kiermaier

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Variability of Anthropogenic Gases: Nitrogen Oxides, Sulfur Dioxide, Ozone and Ammonia in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, filimon kiros

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The Impact of Quantum Size Effects on Thermoelectric Performance in Semiconductor Nanostructures, Adithya Kommini

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Time Domain SAR Processing with GPUs for Airborne Platforms, Dustin Lagoy

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Botswana’s Elephant-Back Safari Industry – Stress-Response in Working African Elephants and Analysis of their Post-Release Movements, Tanya Lama

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The Role of Placemaking in Sustainable Planning: A Case Study of the East Side of Cleveland, Ohio, Sarah Lang

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Volatiles in Subglacially Erupted Basaltic Glasses and Their Use in Reconstructing Paleo-Ice Thicknesses, Carver Lee

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Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate Reduces Fat Accumulation in Caenorhabditis Elegans, jinning liu

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Adoptive Parenting Cognitions, Compatibility, and Attachment Among Domestically Adoptive Families, Albert Lo

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An Adult Zebrafish Brain Atlas To Investigate Shh Mediated Cell-Cell Signaling In Neurogenic Zones, Alyssa P. Lutservitz

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Peter Mack Show, Peter Mack

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The Use of Public Plazas in China and the United States: Measuring the Differences Using Direct Observation in Boston and Chongqing, Maozhu Mao

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Bailed Out With A Little Help From My Friends: Social Similarity And Currency Swaps During The 2008 Crisis, Timothy Marple

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A Light on the Subject: Refugee by Milan Dragicevich, Colin Marsh

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HIGH PERFORMANCE SILVER DIFFUSIVE MEMRISTORS FOR FUTURE COMPUTING, Rivu Midya

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Achieving Perfect Location Privacy in Wireless Devices Using Anonymization, Zarrin Montazeri

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Microtransplantation of Rat Brain Neurolemma into Xenopus Laevis Oocytes to Study the Effect of Environmental Toxicants on Endogenous Voltage-Sensitive Ion Channels, Edwin Murenzi

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FACTORS INFLUENCING IMPACT OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS OF THE EMERALD ASH BORER, Theresa Murphy

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Explorations into Machine Learning Techniques for Precipitation Nowcasting, Aditya Nagarajan

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Predictors of Anemia Among HIV Patients in Uganda, Catherine Nagawa

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The Loss You Feel, Andrew Napoli

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Evaluation of Berry Extracts on Intestinal Digestive Enzymes and Sugar Transporters, JUNGBAE OH

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Women On Trial: Translating Femininity Through Journalism, William B. Ollayos

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Sperm Mitochondrial Copy Number and Associations with Oxidative Stress and Phthalate Metabolites in Male Partners Undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Alexandra Olmsted

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The Unaccustomed Vanishing Point, Procheta Olson

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Duty- vs. Rights-focused Mindsets and Their Relationships with Prosociality, Seyed Nima Orazani

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SODIUM REDUCTION IN TURKEY BREAST MEAT BY USING SODIUM ANION SPECIES, Janamkumar Pandya

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A Transformational Approach to Japanese Traditional Music of the Edo Period, Kenneth J. Pasciak

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Springing Forth Anew: Progress, Preservation, and Park-Building at Roger Williams National Memorial, Sara E. Patton

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Development of a SERS Sandwich Assay Platform for Rapid Detection of Bacteria, Brooke Pearson

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On the Contrary: Subverting the Canon with Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, Christina Pellegrini

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INCORPORATING SEASONAL WIND RESOURCE AND ELECTRICITY PRICE DATA INTO WIND FARM MICROSITING, Timothy A. Pfeiffer

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Trans-gender Themes in Japanese Literature From the Medieval to Meiji Eras, Jessica Riggan

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Factors Influencing Shrubland Bird and Native Bee Communities in Forest Openings, Henry Patrick Roberts

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KaSI: a Ka-band and S-band Cross-track Interferometer, Gerard Ruiz Carregal

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A Prospective Study of Physical Activity and Fecundability, Lindsey M. Russo

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Mobilizing the Advantaged to Protest Injustice with the Disadvantaged, Hemapreya Selvanathan

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Storytelling in the Age of Post-socialism: Wang Xiaoshuai’s “Third Front Trilogy”, Xuesong Shao

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METER IN FRENCH AND ITALIAN OPERA, 1809–1859, Nicholas Shea

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Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and Censorship: Reflections on Religious and Political Radicalism in John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer, Allison R. Smith

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cDNA SEQUENCES OF THE CAPRINE GAMMA DELTA T CELL HYBRID CO-RECEPTOR AND PATHOGEN RECOGNITION RECEPTOR WC1 MULTIGENE FAMILY, Maria Solangi

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Creating A Community A New Ecological, Economical, and Social Path to Uniting a Community, Andrew Stadnicki

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A Combined Historical and Sedimentological Reconstruction of Extratropical Cyclone Derived Coastal Flooding in Boston, MA, Zachary D. Stromer

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Petrogenesis and Concentric Zonation of the Belchertown Intrusive Complex, West-Central Massachusetts, Karen June Van Wagner

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Conformity and Digression: Change of Narrative in a Chinese Peasant's Personal Writing, Danping Wang

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Methylglyoxal Influences Development of Caenorhabditis Elegans via Heterochronic Pathway, jiaying wang

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A Linguistic Study on the Four Editions of Bǎijiā xìng 百家姓 in hP’ags-pa Script, Sicheng Wang

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Indoor Navigation For The Blind And Visually Impaired: Validation And Training Methodology Using Virtual Reality, Sili Wang

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Effects of Terrain on Reconstructions of Mobility in Past Populations, Erin M. Whittey

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A Representational-Hierarchical Account: A New Theory of False Memories, D. Merika Wilson

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Investigating the Utilization of Mushrooms in Beef-Based Products for Improved Health, Kristin Wong

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Z-Cube: Mobile Living for Feminist Nomads, Zi Ye

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Comparative Transcriptome Analysis of Wild Tomato Species during Fruit Development, Altynay Zhanayeva

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A Mixed-methods Study on Female Landowner Estate Planning Objectives, rebekah zimmerer

Theses from 2016

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IRON SIGNALING IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA, Celina Abundis

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Comparison of hip and wrist accelerometers in a pre-adolescent population in free-living and semi-structured physical activity, matthew ahmadi

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Micropaleontology and Isotope Stratigraphy of the Upper Aptian to Lower Cenomanian (~114-98 Ma) In ODP Site 763, Exmouth Plateau, NW Australia, Ali Alibrahim

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Influence of Hierarchical Interfacial Assembly on Lipase Stability and Performance in Deep Eutectic Solvent, Stephanie M. Andler

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Factors Influencing Household Outdoor Residential Water Use Decisions in Suburban Boston (USA), Emily E. Argo

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Understory Plant Community Structure in Forests Invaded by Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Jason Aylward

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Assessing the Effects of Heuristic Perceptions on Voter Turnout, Amanda Aziz

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Factors Affecting Habitat Quality for Wintering Wood Thrushes in a Coffee Growing Region in Honduras, Brett A. Bailey

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Boys Just Want to Have Fun? Sexual Behaviors and Romantic Intentions of Gay and Straight Men in College Hookup Culture, Randy J. Barrios

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Sleep Patterns, Urinary Levels of Melatonin and Subsequent Weight Change in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, Nicole M. Barron

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Colonialism, Education, and Gabon: an Examination of the Self-translation of Gabonese Citizens in Their Post-colonial Space Through Education and Language, Moussavou F. Batsielilit

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Player Vs Language: the Effect of Multiplayer in Gamified Language Learning Environments, Craig Baylis

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Spatial Ecology of Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) around Buck Island Reef National Monument, St. Croix, U.S.V.I., Sarah L. Becker

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Music and Architecture: An Interpresence, Rachel J. Beesen