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Dissertations from 2013

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A Measurement of the W/Z Cross Section Ratio as a Function of Hadronic Activity with the ATLAS Detector, Andrew Robert Meade, Physics

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Martingale Central Limit Theorem and Nonuniformly Hyperbolic Systems, Luke Mohr, Mathematics

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Privacy-Aware Collaboration Among Untrusted Resource Constrained Devices, Andres David Molina-Markham, Computer Science

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A hazard-based risk analysis approach to understanding climate change impacts to water resource systems: application to the Upper Great Lakes, Paul Markert Moody, Civil Engineering

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Techno-Economic Feasibility Study of Ammonia Plants Powered by Offshore Wind, Eric R. Morgan, Mechanical Engineering

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Nasics: A `Fabric-Centric' Approach Towards Integrated Nanosystems, Pritish Narayanan, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks: Interplay of Geometry, Communications, and Traffic, Mohammad Nekoui, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Development and Characterization of Caspase Activatable GFP and a Family of Fluorescent Reporters, Samantha Elizabeth Bernard Nicholls, Chemistry

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Semantically Grounded Learning from Unstructured Demonstrations, Scott D. Niekum, Computer Science

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Multiphase Flows with Digital and Traditional Microfluidics, Michael Andrew Nilsson, Mechanical Engineering

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Essays on the Rising Demand for Convenience in Meal Provisioning in the United States, Tamara Ohler, Economics

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Social Emulation, the Evolution of Gender Norms, and Intergenerational Transfers: Three Essays on the Economics of Social Interactions, Seung-Yun Oh, Economics

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Techniques to Increase Computational Efficiency in Some Deterministic and Random Electromagnetic Propagation Problems, Selman Ozbayat, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Bringing the Ballot Box to the People: Election Administration and the Origins of Inclusive Voting Practices, Kevin Pallister, Political Science

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Evidence of an Infectious Asthma Phenotype: Chlamydia Driven Allergy and Airway Hyperresponsiveness in Pediatric Asthma, Katir Kirit Patel, Microbiology

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Molecular and Population Level Approaches to Understand Taxus Metabolism in Cell Suspension Cultures, Rohan Anil Patil, Chemical Engineering

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Molecular Characterization of the Pathophysiology of the Digital Laminae in Acute Carbohydrate-Induced Equine Laminitis, Erica Ann Pawlak, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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O2 Activation and Allosteric Zn(Ii) Binding on Hif-Prolyl Hydroxylase-2 (Phd2), Serap Pektas, Chemistry

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Modeling the Influence of Childhood Trauma on Rate of Symptom Change Among Psychiatric Inpatients, Alessandro T. Piselli, Psychology

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Transition Network: Exploring Intersections Between Culture, the Climate Crisis, and a Digital Network in a Community - Driven Global Social Movement, Emily Polk, Communication

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Reactive Heterocycles for Examining Polyketide Biosynthesis, Gitanjeli Prasad, Chemistry

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Teaching Strategies for Using Projected Images to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Exploring Discussion Practices in Computer Simulation and Static Image-Based Lessons, Norman Tinkham Price, Education (also CAGS)

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Transiently Powered Computers, Benjamin Ransford, Computer Science

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Navigating Indigenous Identity, Dwanna Lynn Robertson, Sociology

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New Insights into Corruption: Paradoxical Effects of Approach-Orientation for Powerholders, Mindi Sara Rock, Psychology

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Online Management of Resilient and Power Efficient Multicore Processors, Rance Rodrigues, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Effects of Phytochemicals from Rhodiola crenulata on Highly Invasive Breast Cancer Cell Lines and Embryonic Models of Migration, Adaris Rodriguez-Cortes, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Coaching the Self: Identity Work(Ing) and the Self-Employed Professional, Sinéad Grace Ruane, Management

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Software Techniques to Reduce the Energy Consumption of Low-Power Devices at the Limits of Digital Abstractions, Mastooreh Salajegheh, Computer Science

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The Economics of Same-Sex Couple Households: Essays on Work, Wages, and Poverty, Alyssa Schneebaum, Economics

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Supporting the Persuasive Writing Practices of English Language Learners Through Culturally Responsive Systemic Functional Pedagogy, Joshua Mark Schulze, Education (also CAGS)

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Circles and Lines: Complexities of Learning in Community, Sara Lynne Schupack, Education (also CAGS)

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The Political Economy of Cultural Production: Essays on Music and Class, Ian J. Seda Irizarry, Economics

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Bridging The Gap Between Autonomous Skill Learning And Task-Specific Planning, Shiraj Sen, Computer Science

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Elastic Resource Management in Cloud Computing Platforms, Upendra Sharma, Computer Science

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Conservation Governance and Management of Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Buffer Zone, and Buffer Zone Community Forest User Groups in Pharak, Nepal, Mingma Norbu Sherpa, Geosciences

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New Media and ICT for Social Change and Development in China, Song Shi, Communication

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The Role of Capabilities in Innovation Adoption Decisions, Kevin Snyder, Management

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Interactions between floral mutualists and antagonists, and consequences for plant reproduction, Nicole Leland Soper Gorden, Plant Biology

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Remember Where We Came From: Globalization And Environmental Discourse In The Araucania Region Of Chile, Niall Stephens, Communication

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Resilient Environmental Governance: Protecting Changing Ecosystems Through Multilevel Governance, Casey Stevens, Political Science

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The Role Of Notch In Th17 Differentiation, Reem Suleiman, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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Building a Third Space: How Academic Language Knowledge Helps Pre-Service Teachers Develop Content Literacy Practices, Erik J. Sussbauer, Education (also CAGS)

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Approaches to Black Power: African American Grassroots Political Struggle in Cleveland, Ohio, 1960-1966, David M. Swiderski, Afro-American Studies

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Interactions between a Gall Making Fly, Dasineura Oxycoccana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), And Its Host Plant, Cultivated Cranberry (Vaccinium Macrocarpon), Sunil Tewari, Entomology

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Sharevision Collaboration Between High School Counselors and Athletic Educators to Stop LGBTQ Bullying, Lisa Dawn Thompson, Education (also CAGS)

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Travelers' Route Choice Behavior in Risky Networks, Hengliang Tian, Civil Engineering

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The Ecology and Conservation of the Eastern Spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrookii) in the Province Lands of Cape Cod National Seashore, U.S.A., Brad Timm, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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High-Performance Processing of Continuous Uncertain Data, Thanh Thi Lac Tran, Computer Science

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Adventures in Fictionality: Sites along the Border between Fiction and Reality, Rhona Trauvitch, Comparative Literature

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Uncertainty in Climatic Change Impacts on Multiscale Watershed Systems, Olga V. Tsvetkova, Environmental Conservation

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Evolution of Hybrid Incompatibilities in Gene Regulatory Networks, Alexander Y. Tulchinsky, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Fan Communities and Subgroups: Exploring Individuals' Supporter Group Experiences, Bruce David Tyler, Sport Management

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Reconfigurable Technologies for Next Generation Internet and Cluster Computing, Deepak C. Unnikrishnan, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Transformation In Action: Approaches to Incorporating Race and Racism into Clinical Social Work Practice & Curriculum, Rani Varghese, Education (also CAGS)

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Charge Transport Studies of Proton and Ion Conducting Materials, Craig William Versek, Physics

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Investigation of microalgae cultivation and anaerobic codigestion of algae and sewage sludge for wastewater treatment facilities, Meng Wang, Civil Engineering

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Development of Mass Spectrometry-Based Methods for Quantitation and Characterization of Protein Drugs: Transferrin as a Model Drug Delivery Vehicle, Shunhai Wang, Chemistry

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Seeds of a New Economy? A Qualitative Investigation of Diverse Economic Practices Within Community Supported Agriculture and Community Supported Enterprise, Ted White, Geosciences

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Racialized Spaces In Teacher Discourse: A Critical Discourse Analysis Of Place-Based Identities In Roche Bois, Mauritius, Elsa Marie Wiehe, Education (also CAGS)

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A Multidirectional Memory Approach to Representations of Colonization, Racism, and Genocide in Literature, Pamela Lagergren Williams, English

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Bayesian Anatomy of Galaxy Structure, Ilsang Yoon, Astronomy

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Replica Exchange Monte Carlo Simulations of the Ising Spin Glass: Static and Dynamic Properties, Burcu Yucesoy, Physics

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Assembly Of Surface Engineered Nanoparticles For Functional Materials, Xi Yu, Chemistry

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Hybrid Radio Frequency and Video Framework for Identity-Aware Augmented Perception in Disaster Management and Assistive Technologies, Xunyi Yu, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Helical Ordering in Chiral Block Copolymers, Wei Zhao, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Sensory Processing and the Self Care Task of Eating in Children with Autism, Jeanne Zobel-Lachiusa, Education (also CAGS)

Dissertations from 2012

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Modeling Material Transformations in Biorefinement, Vishal Agarwal, Chemical Engineering

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Accuracy of Biomass and Structure Estimates from Radar and Lidar, Razi Uddin Ahmed, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Sleep Disturbances in Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Mood: A Diary Study, Anna Maria Katarina Akerstedt, Psychology

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A Study on Small Scale Intermittency Using Direct Numerical Simulation of Turbulence, Saba Almalkie, Mechanical Engineering

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Organizing Markets: The Structuring of Neoliberalism in the U.S. Airline Industry, Dustin Robert Avent-Holt, Sociology

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Goals, Principles, and Practices for Community-Based Adult Education Through the Lens of A Hatcher-Assagioli Synthesis, Andrea Shepard Ayvazian, Education (also CAGS)

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The Guerilla Tongue": The Politics of Resistance in Puerto Rican Poetry, Natasha Azank, English

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Knowledge, Gender, and Production Relations in India's Informal Economy, Amit Basole, Economics

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The Rise Up and Leadership in Community Service Classes and Their Impact on the Relationships, School Retention and Persistence of Marginalized Students at One Level Four School, Heather A. Batchelor, Education (also CAGS)

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Woodrow Wilson's Conversion Experience: The President and the Federal Woman Suffrage Amendment, Beth Behn, History

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Information Retrieval with Query Hypergraphs, Michael Bendersky, Computer Science

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Determination and Speciation of Arsenic in Environmental and Biological Samples, Tiffany Berg, Chemistry

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Quantum Corrections to the Gravitational Interaction of Massless Particles, Thomas J. Blackburn Jr., Physics

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On the Effect of Elasticity on Drag Reduction Due to Polymer Additives Using a Hybrid D.N.S. and Langevin Dynamics Approach, Arnout Boelens, Chemical Engineering

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An Investigation of the Efficacy of Speech and Language Interventions with Students with ASD Using Telepractice, Michelle Kathleen Boisvert, Communication Disorders

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Rebranding Diversity: Colorblind Racism Inside The U.S. Advertising Industry, Christopher Boulton, Communication

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Controlling Morphology in Swelling-Induced Wrinkled Surfaces, Derek Breid, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Gradients and Ranges of Visually Selective Attention Based on Location, Objects, Color, and Size: Gradients are Universal, but Range is Uniquely Spatial, William S. Bush, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Diatoms as Recorders of Sea Ice in the Bering and Chukchi Seas: Proxy Development and Application, Beth A. Caisse, Geosciences

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A Comprehensive Model of Human Neuromuscular Function During Repeated Isometric Contractions: Predicting the Effect of Age on Fatigue, Damien Mark Callahan, Kinesiology

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Decision-Theoretic Meta-reasoning in Partially Observable and Decentralized Settings, Alan Scott Carlin, Computer Science

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Security Issues in Networked Embedded Devices, Danai Chasaki Sr, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Minor Components and Their Roles on Lipid Oxidation in Bulk Oil That Contains Association Colloids, Bingcan Chen, Food Science

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Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis of Furan Over Zsm-5 Catalysts: A Model Biomass Conversion Reaction, Yu-Ting Cheng, Chemical Engineering

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Functional Polymers for Anhydrous Proton Transport, Nagamani Chikkannagari, Chemistry

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Risk Quantification of Maple Trees Subjected to Wind Loading, Cihan Ciftci, Civil Engineering

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Self-Knowledge in a Natural World, Jeremy Cushing, Philosophy

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Understanding Hard Interaction in QCD and the Search for the Gluon Spin Contribution to the Spin of the Proton, Amaresh Datta, Physics

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Surface Instabilities for Adhesion Control, Chelsea Simone Davis, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Towards a posthumanist reenchantment: Poetry, science and new technologies, Marta del Pozo Ortea, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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In Pursuit of a Balanced System of Educational Assessment: An Evaluation of the Pre-Kindergarten Through 8th Grade Math Assessment System in One Massachusetts Regional School District, Rita Joyce Detweiler, Education (also CAGS)

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The Relationship Between Mass Incarceration and Crime in the Neoliberal Period in the United States, Geert Leo Dhondt, Economics

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Swelling and Folding as Mechanisms of 3D Shape Formation in Thin Elastic Sheets, Marcelo A. Dias, Physics