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Theses from 2015

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Quality Factor of Horizontal Wire Dipole Antennas near Planar Conductor or Dielectric Interface, Adebayo Gabriel Adeyemi

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Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Assemblages in Three New York Pine Barrens and the Impacts of Hiking Trails, Grace W. Barber

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A Heart Thing to Hear But You'll Earn: Processing and Learning about Foreign Accent Features Generated by Phonological Rule Misapplications, Monica Lee Bennett

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Translating Françoize Boucher’s Le Livre Qui t’Explique Enfin Tout sur les Parents for US Audiences: Playing with Words and Images, Evgeniya Bugaeva

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Two Regulatory Aspects of INO1 Transcription in Yeast, Tschen-wei Chang

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Solar PV Adoption in the United States: An Empirical Investigation of State Policy Effectiveness, Ilya Chernyakhovskiy

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The Effect of a New Hospital-Based Congestive Heart Failure Care Protocol on Rate of 30-Day Readmission Among CHF Patients, Eric A. Cohen

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Catalytic Methane Dissociative Chemisorption over Pt(111): Surface Coverage Effects and Reaction Path Description, Inara Colon-Diaz

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An Observational Evaluation of Safety Resulting from Driver Distraction, Christina M. Dube

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Wavelet-Based Non-Homogeneous Hidden Markov Chain Model For Hyperspectral Signature Classification, Siwei Feng

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The Unnatural World: Animals and Morality Tales in Hayashi Razan's Kaidan Zensho, Eric Fischbach

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The Pervasiveness of Technocracy in Sanitation Development and its Impact on Project Sustainability: A Case Study of the Microbial Fuel Cell Latrine Pilot Project in Nyakrom, Ghana, Kathryn E. Fox

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Measuring the Resilience of Transportation Networks Subject to Seismic Risk, Mark N. Furtado

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The Reciprocal Influence between Individuals’ Perceptions of Spouse’s Attachment and Marital Satisfaction, Feiran Ge

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DEVELOPMENT OF INFRARED AND TERAHERTZ BOLOMETERS BASED ON PALLADIUM AND CARBON NANOTUBES USING ROLL TO ROLL PROCESS, Amulya Gullapalli

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Nano-Scale Investigation of Mechanical Characteristics of Main Phases of Hydrated Cement Paste, Shahin Hajilar

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Hydrogeological control on spatial patterns of groundwater seepage in peatlands, Danielle K. Hare

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Eneterotoxigenic Bacillus cereus and Bacillus thuringiensis Spores in U.S. retail Spices, Upasana Hariram

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Driver Behavior Evaluation of Variable Speed Limits and a Conceptual Framework for Optimal VSL Location Identification, Curt P. Harrington

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Trends in Human-wildlife Interactions as Related to Land Use and Human Density in Massachusetts, Michael A. Huguenin Jr

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The Contagion of Interstate Violence: Perceived International Images and Threat Explain Why Countries Repeatedly Engage in Interstate Wars, Mengyao Li

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Architecting SkyBridge-CMOS, Mingyu Li

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Cohort and Gender Differences and the Marriage Wage Premium: Findings from the NLSY79 and the NLSY97, Misun Lim

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXPLORATION OF COARSE-GRAIN RECONFIGURABLE ARCHITECTURE WITH EMERGING NONVOLATILE MEMORY, Xiaobin Liu

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Distinction and Difference: From Kana to Hiragana and Hentaigana, Clare Marks

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Seeing And Believing: A Critical Study of Kobayashi Hideo's Watakushi no Jinseikan, Saki Morikawa

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The State of Therapeutic Alliance Training in Clinical and Counseling Psychology Graduate Programs, Nicholas R. Morrison

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Live Well Springfield – A Community Transformation Movement: Evaluation of the Live Well Springfield Website, Jesse A. Mushenko Mr.

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Energy Agile Cluster Communication, Muhammad Zain Mustafa

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Thermo-Responsive Poly(N-Isopropylacrylamide) and its Critical Solution Temperature Type Behavior in Presence of Hydrophilic Ionic Liquids, Purnendu K. Nayak

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Queering Identity in the African Diaspora: The Performance Dramas of Sharon Bridgforth and Trey Anthony, Adewunmi R. Oke

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Efficient Irrigation for Recreational Turfgrass in New England: Evapotranspiration and Crop Coefficients, James W. Poro

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Structural Vulnerability Assessment of Bridge Piers in the Event of Barge Collision, David A. Ribbans

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Towards Sustainable Roundabouts: An Evaluation of Driver Behavior, Emissions, and Safety, Derek Roach

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Effects of Early Spring and Preventative Snow Mold Fungicide Applications on DMI Sensitive and Insensitive Populations of Sclerotinia Homoeocarpa, Marvin D. Seaman

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Architecting NP-Dynamic Skybridge, Jiajun Shi

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Scalable and Vision Free User Interface Approaches for Indoor Navigation Systems for the Visually Impaired, Yang Tao

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Resilience of Transportation Infrastructure Systems to Climatic Extreme Events, Alexandra C. Testa

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Thermocycle-regulated WALL REGULATOR INTERACTING bHLH Encodes a Protein That Interacts with Secondary-Cell-Wall-Associated Transcription Factors, Ian P. Whitney

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Reliabilibity Aware Thermal Management of Real-time Multi-core Systems, Shikang Xu

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Experimental Tests of Road Passage Systems for Reducing Road Mortalities of Freshwater Turtles, Derek T. Yorks

Theses from 2014

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Engineering Camelina sativa for Biofuel Production via increasing oil yield and tolerance to abiotic stresses, Kenny Ablordeppey

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A Geometrical Approach to Two-Voice Transformations in the Music of Bela Bartok, Douglas R. Abrams

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The Ironic Effects of Perspective-Taking on Reactions toward Illegal Immigrants, Levi Adelman

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Postural Instabilities and the Maintenance of Bi-manual Rhythmic Movement, Avelino Amado

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New Generator Control Algorithms for Smart-Bladed Wind Turbines to Improve Power Capture in Below Rated Conditions, Bryce B. Aquino

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À LIRE ET À VOIR, ENTRE MOT ET IMAGE: SELECTED TRANSLATIONS OF WORKS BY HENRI MICHAUX, Victoria Arend

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Designing a Pore-Forming Toxin Cytolysin A (ClyA) Specific to Target Cancer Cells, Alzira Rocheteau Avelino

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Millimeter Wave Indium Phosphide Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors: Noise Performance and Circuit Applications, metin ayata

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The Role of Sleep Timing on Diet Quality and Physical Activity among College-Aged Women Participating in the University of Massachusetts Vitamin D Status Study, Deniz Azarmanesh

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Short and Long-term Performance of a Skewed Integral Abutment Prestressed Concrete Bridge, Rami Bahjat

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Design of Non-Uniform Linear Array via Linear Programming and Particle Swarm Optimization and Studies on Phased Array Calibration, Hua Bai

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Propagation Prediction Over Random Rough Surface By Zeroth Order Induced Current Density, Narayana Srinivasan Balu

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New as Renewal: A Framework for Adaptive Reuse in the Sustainable Paradigm, Luke A. Beck

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Were Neandertal Humeri Adapted for Spear Thrusting or Throwing? A Finite Element Study, Michael Anthony Berthaume

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Instead of a Resolution, Nour Ghassan Bishouty

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We Are French. Et Anglais Nous Restons., Alison Jane Bowie

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Spatio-Temporal Factors Affecting Human-Black Bear Interactions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Nathan Buckhout

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Network-on-Chip Synchronization, Mark Buckler

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Reconnecting Mill Communities: An Architectural Intervention in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Ronald Bujold

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An Investigation of Native and Non-Native Chinese Language Teachers and Their Pedagogical Advantages, Thomas Burns

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Why We Disagree: Morality and Social Categorization, Nathan Christopher Carnes

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Greening Greenpoint: Investigating Technology and Environment-based Design, Adam Castelli

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Estimating the Effective Number of Breeders of Brook Trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, Over Multiple Generations in Two Stream Systems, Matthew R. Cembrola

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The Association between Urinary Bisphenol-A, Phthalate Metabolites and Body Fat Composition in US Adults Using NHANES, Iris E. Corbasson

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Literatura en las Coordenadas del Cambio: Premio Casa de las Americas Literatura para Niños y Jovenes (1975-2012), Gloria-Maria Cuesta-Gonzalez

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UBOT-7: THE DESIGN OF A COMPLIANT DEXTEROUS MOBILE MANIPULATOR, Jonathan Cummings

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The Effects of Suburbanization on Nest Ectoparasites and Nest Defense Behavior in the Wood Thrush, Evan N. Dalton

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Design and Control of a Two-Wheeled Robotic Walker, Airton R. da Silva Jr.

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Rapid Method of Processing Sperm for Nucleic Acid Extraction in Clinical Research, Matthew K. de Gannes

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From Rage (and Love) to Stage: Musical Reinforcement of Narrative Themes in the Stage Musical American Idiot, James M. Delorey

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Sequence Analysis of Maize Yellow Stripe3 Candidate Genes, Dennis B. DePaolo

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“Hagene, der vil ungetriuwe man”? Courtly Rivalry, Loyalty Conflict, and the Figure of Hagen in the Nibelungenlied, Katherine DeVane Brown

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The Link Between Insecure Attachment and Depression: Two Potential Pathways, Cassandra C. DeVito

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Buckling of Particle-Laden Interfaces, Theo Dias Kassuga

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Against The Odds: Accounting For The Survival Of The Berkshire Athenaeum, JOHN DICKSON

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Indoor Navigation System for the Visually Impaired with User-centric Graph Representation and Vision Detection Assistance, Hao Dong

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Modification of Gold Nanoparticles for SERS Application in Emulsion and Lipid Systems, Michael J. Driver

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Motives of Humanity: Saint-Domingan Refugees and the Limits of Sympathetic Ideology in Philadelphia, Jonathan Earl Dusenbury

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« Notre petite ferme me sera un paradis » : Nature, magie et violence illustrées dans les Nouveaux contes de fées de la Comtesse de Ségur, Benjamin A. Fancy

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From ~1.5 Ma to Today: Insights into the Southern San Andreas fault system from 3D Mechanical Models, Laura Fattaruso

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Kinetic Asymmetries During Submaximal and Maximal Speed Running, Devon H. Frayne

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Modeling Dynamic Stall for a Free Vortex Wake Model of a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine, Evan M. Gaertner

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Increased Body Weight in Adulthood Following a Peripubertal Stressor and Proposed Mechanism for Effects of Increased Adiposity on Estrogen-dependent Behaviors, Christina F. Gagliardi

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Sustaining Community: A New Social, Economic, and Environmental Path for Ware, MA, Aviva J. Galaski

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Effect of Chemotherapeutic Treatment Schedule on a Tissue Transport Model, Dan E. Ganz

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Novel Method for Broadband On-Chip Noise Characterization, Mohammad Ghadiri Sadrabadi

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Reconsidering the Community Center - Restorative Strategies Within Existing Frameworks, John Gilbert III

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Evaluation of Management Strategies and Physiological Mechanisms of Agrostis Species for Reduced Irrigation Environments, Lisa C. Golden

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Performance of Circular Reinforced Concrete Bridge Piers Subjected to Vehicular Collisions, Nevin L. Gomez

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Studies in the Production of Historical Fiction: Considering Prestructure in The Red Badge of Courage, Janie Gray

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From Vacant to Vibrant: Proposing a New Approach to the Anchor Store Typology, Samantha L. Greenberg

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Physiology of Cold Acclimation and Deacclimation Responses of Cool-season Grasses: Carbon and Hormone Metabolism, Xian Guan

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Parents' Gender Ideology and Gendered Behavior as Predictors of Children's Gender-Role Attitudes: A Longitudinal Exploration, Hillary Paul Halpern

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The Under Wing Home, David Harrington

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The Role of Representational Flexibility in Toddlers' Manual Search, Lauren Hartstein

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Penicillin Use and Duration of Bacteremia, Length of Stay, and 30-day Readmission in Hospitalized Patients with Penicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, Phinnara J. Has

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Evolution of Off-Fault Deformation along Analog Strike-Slip Faults, Alexandra E. Hatem

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Effect of Spring And Winter Temperatures on Winter Moth (Geometridae: Lepidoptera) Larval Eclosion in New England, Emily L. Hibbard

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Does Footfall Pattern in Forefoot Runners Change Over a Prolonged Run?, Carl W. Jewell

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Bridging the Gap: Community-Oriented Transit Development, Matthew C. Jones

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An Experimental Study of the C-Start of a Mechanical Fish, Benjamin Kandaswamy Chinna Thambi

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The Community Cohesion Trail of Brattleboro, Vermont, Patrick C. Kitzmiller

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The Newlywed, Lauren E. Kohne

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The Combined Effects Of Genistein And Daidzein On Adipocyte Differentiation, Oumou Habybat Kone

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Proto-Féminisme dans l'Epistre Othéa de Christine de Pizan: Appropriation et Réinterprétation de Deux Figures Mythologiques, Minerve et Médée., Nathalie D. Lacarriere

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The Effect of Colorblind Racial Ideology on Discussion of Racial Events: An Examination of Responses to the News Coverage of the Trayvon Martin Shooting, Stephanie Lawrence

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Assessing Wild Canid Distribution Using Camera Traps in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, Eric G. LeFlore

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Metabolic Modeling of Secondary Metabolism in Plant Systems, Lisa M. Leone

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Examining the Tools Used to Infer Models of Lexical Activation: Eye-tracking, Mouse-tracking, and Reaction Time, Joshua Levy

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Quantifying the Effect of Passive Solar Design in Traditional New England Architecture, Peter Levy

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Acoustic Analysis of the Tones in the Shantou Dialect, Danni Li

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A Study on the Acquisition of Chinese Directional Complements, lin lin

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Inferring Word-Meaning, Morpheme-Based, and Word-Based Second Language Vocabulary Teaching Methodologies, Qingli Liu

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An Investigation of Chinese Learners' Acquisition and Understanding of Bushou and Their Attitude on Formal In-Class Bushou Instruction, Yan P. Liu

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THE PHONOLOGICAL CHARACTERITICS AND THE HISTORICAL STRATA OF THE QIANJIANG DIALECT, Liyan Luo

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The Timing of Deformation in the Four Peaks Area, central Arizona, and relevance for the Mazatzal Orogeny, Calvin A. Mako

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Parametric Tools in the Design Process, Robert B. Marcalow

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Measurement and Verification - Retro-Commissioning of a LEED Gold Rated Building Through Means of an Energy Model: Are Aggressive Energy Simulation Models Reliable?, Justin M. Marmaras

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Deployment and Monitoring of an X-Band Dual-Polarization Phased Array Weather Radar, Lauren Masiunas

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Development of a Support Structure for Multi-Rotor Wind Turbines, Gaurav Murlidhar Mate

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Beauty Through Control: Forming Pro-Anorexic Identities in Digital Spaces, Kay A.S. McCurley

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The City of Minas: The Founding of Belo Horizonte, Brazil and Modernity in the First Republic, 1889-1897, Daniel Lee McDonald

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Volatile Profiles and Resistance to Herbivory in Eastern Hemlock, Elizabeth A. McKenzie

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Architecture for Science: Space as an Incubator to Nurture Research, Maryam Mohammad Shafiee

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The Impact of Rhythm and Meter on Form in Two Works by David Maslanka: Mother Earth: A Fanfare (2003) and Symphony No. 8 (2008), Renee K. Morgan

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Venerable Style, Form, and the Avant-Garde in Mozart’s Minor Key Piano Sonatas K. 310 and K. 457: Topic and Structure, Andrew L. Moylan

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Digital Capitalism Today: IT Industry-Led Public Private Partnerships in a Northeastern School, Paige Mustain

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Heard or Dreamed About, Priya Nadkarni

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Estimating Prevalence from Complex Surveys, Sophie O'Brien

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An Investigation of the Basis of the Strength-Based Criterion-Shift, James E. Olchowski

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Mishoonash in Southern New England: Construction and Use of Dugout Canoes in a Multicultural Context, Jacob M. Orcutt

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Effect of Clock and Power Gating on Power Distribution Network Noise in 2D and 3D Integrated Circuits, Vinay C. Patil

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Sedimentological, Geochemical and Isotopic Evidence for the Establishment of Modern Circulation through the Bering Strait and Depositional Environment History of the Bering and Chukchi Seas during the Last Deglaciation, Ben M. Pelto

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A Consistent Algorithm for Implementing the Space Conservation Law, Venkata Pavan Pillalamarri Narasimha Rao

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Between Men: A First-Person Documentary Video, thomas c. prutisto mr.

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Ecology and Conservation of Endangered Species in Sumatra: Smaller Cats and the Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus Sumatrensis) As Case Studies, Wulan Pusparini

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Design and Implementation of a Network Service Marketplace, Yunsheng Qi

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Testosterone, Dominance, and Depression in Recently Married Couples, Gabriela I. Quiñones-Torres

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Constructing Abe no Seimei: Integrating Genre and Disparate Narratives in Yumemakura Baku's Onmyōji, Devin T. Recchio

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Kinetics of Aluminization and Homogenization in Wrought H-X750 Nickel-Base Superalloy, Sean Reilly

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ARCHITECTURE FOR THE REVITALIZATION OF COMMUNITY, Erin Riley

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The Cumulative Impacts of Climate Change and Land Use Change on Water Quantity and Quality in the Narragansett Bay Watershed, Evan R. Ross

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Intuitive Eating, Attitudes to Food, and Body Size: A Comparison Between Nutrition Majors and Non-Majors, Katelyn Russell

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Coffee and Tea Consumption and the Risk of Lung Cancer in a Population of Postmenopausal Women, Abigail Santos

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The Role of the Novel Lupus Antigen, Acheron, in Moderating Life and Death Decisions, Ankur Sheel

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Single-Phase Turbulent Enthalpy Transport, Bradley J. Shields

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Design and Evaluation of an L-Band Current-Mode Class-D Power Amplifier Integrated Circuit, Michael J. Shusta

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Community Development in Emerging Cities: A Case for Lagos,Nigeria, Olaoluwa Olakunle Silva

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Problem-Solving Pedagogy: A Foundation for Restructuring, Updating, and Improving Undergraduate Theory and Musicianship Curricula, Michael T. Simonelli

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Field and Analytical Studies of the First Folded Plate Girder Bridge, Man Hou Sit

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Strike A Note Of Wonder: A Director's Adventures In Peter Pan, Brianna A. Sloane

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CFD Simulation of the Flow around NREL Phase VI Wind Turbine, Yang Song

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Age-Related Changes in Sleep-Dependent Consolidation of Visuo-Spatial Memory, Akshata Sonni

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Enhanced Capabilities of the Spike Algorithm and a New Spike-OpenMP Solver, Braegan S. Spring

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Planning for Balanced Growth and Balanced Budgets: Exploring a Mixed Methods Framework to Assess Urban Infill Capacity and Value in Context, Jennifer Stromsten

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The Politics of Psychiatric Experience, Shuko Tamao

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Costume Design for My Fair Lady by Alan Jay Lerner and Leonard Loewe, Emily I. Taradash

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Expression and Purification of Human Lysosomal β-galactosidase from Pichia Pastoris, Sarah E. Tarullo

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Utopia In The Apocalypse: Creating A Framework Of Survival Systems, Bryan E. Toepfer

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Correspondencias Tempestuosas: Tres Ensayos para Acompañar a Sycorax y Calibán, santiago vidales

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Cell-Based Sensing of Endocrine Disrupting Substances Using Fluorescent Protein-Gold Nanoparticle Complexes, Xian Wang

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The Subjectivity of Student Success: Instructor's Perceptions of the Ideal Student in a Compensatory Program for Minority Youth, Yolanda M. Wiggins

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Textual Analysis of Two Translated Transcripts: 2012 Presidential Debate and a Speech Presented by Cyrille de Lasteyrie, Laryssa M. Witty

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Influence of Physical States (Crystalized Versus Solubilized) of Bioactive Components And Oil Composition on Bioaccessibility And Bioavailability, Ziyuan Xia

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Impedance Measurement of Small Antennas Over a Ground Plane Without Direct Cable Attachment, Yutong Yang

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The Optimization of Offshore Wind Turbine Towers Using Passive Tuned Mass Dampers, ONUR CAN YILMAZ

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Mount Tom Self-Transformation Retreat: Designing Experiential Architecture to Provoke Stimulatory, Expressive and Sensory Self-Exploration, Kyle B. Young

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Investigation of Historical Area in Xi'an, China, Zhaoxiong Yu

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Design of a Passive Exoskeleton Spine, Haohan Zhang

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Investigating Teenage Drivers' Driving Behavior before and after LAG (Less Aggressive Goals) Training Program, Jingyi Zhang

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Properties of Potential Substrates of a Cyanobacterial Small Heat Shock Protein, Yichen Zhang

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TURBULENT TRANSITION IN ELECTROMAGNETICALLY LEVITATED LIQUID METAL DROPLETS, Jie ZHAO

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Redevelopment of Urban Village in Shenzhen, Hang Zhou

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The Characterization of Chitin Microparticle Preparations: Degree of Acetylation and its Effect on Immunologic Response, Julianne R. Zimmerman

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Attention Modulates ERP Indices of the Precedence Effect, Benjamin H. Zobel