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Dissertations from 2012

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Technologies of Racial Formation: Asian-American Online Identities, Linh Dich, English

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The Intersectionality of Race, Adoption and Parenting: How White Adoptive Parents of Asian Born Children Talk About Race Within the Family, Janette Hollowood Dolan, Education (also CAGS)

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Biocultural Perspectives on Gender, Transitions, Stress, and Immune Function, Leo Zachary DuBois, Anthropology

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Modeling the Relaxation Dynamics of Fluids in Nanoporous Materials, John R. Edison, Chemical Engineering

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Syntax-Prosody Interactions in Irish, Emily Elfner, Linguistics

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Theory of Interacting Polyelectrolytes Under Confinement, Alexander Eliseev, Physics

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Fair Trade, Agrarian Cooperatives, and Rural Livelihoods in Peru, Noah Enelow, Economics

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Identification and Functional Characterization of the Zebrafish Gene Quetschkommode (que), Timo Friedrich, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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The Theory of Compromised Eating Behavior, Ellen Frances Furman, Nursing

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Local Torsion on Abelian Surfaces, Adam Gamzon, Mathematics

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Verbalizing in the Second Language Classroom: The Development of the Grammatical Concept of Aspect, Prospero N. Garcia, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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How Should I Act?: Shakespeare and the Theatrical Code of Conduct, Ann E. Garner, English

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Breaking the Barriers of All-Polymer Solar Cells: Solving Electron Transporter And Morphology Problems, Nagarjuna Gavvalapalli, Chemistry

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Maternal and Fetal Factors Associated with Labor and Delivery Complications, Prasad L. Gawade, Public Health

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Management of Switchgrass for the Production Of Biofuel, Leryn Elise Gorlitsky, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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Leveraging Marketing Resources to Strengthen Stakeholder Company Identification, Mark David Groza, Management

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Mechanics and Energetics of Footfall Patterns in Running, Allison H. Gruber, Kinesiology

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The Assembly of Galaxies Over Cosmic Time, Yicheng Guo, Astronomy

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Production of Third Spaces for Immigrant English Language Learners: (Re)Negotiating Identity and Discourse in the Secondary Classroom, Andrew W. Habana Hafner, Education (also CAGS)

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Supporting Public High School Teachers in a Context of Multiple Mandates: A Social Justice Approach to Professional Learning Communities, Philip J. Harak, Education (also CAGS)

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Studies in the Atomic Spectrometric Determination of Selenium, Mercury, and Rare Earth Elements, Lindsay Rhae Harris, Chemistry

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Molecular mechanisms regulating Complement Receptor 3-mediated phagocytosis of Borrelia burgdorferi, Kelly Lynn Hawley, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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Tuning the Properties of Metal-Ligand Complexes to Modify the Properties of Supramolecular Materials, Ian Henderson, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Porous Metal Oxide Materials Through Novel Fabrication Procedures, Nicholas Hendricks, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Target Recognition and Competitive Synaptogenesis in the Drosophila Giant Fiber System, Jason Joseph Hill, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Weakly Supervised Learning for Unconstrained Face Processing, Gary B. Huang, Computer Science

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Real-Time Information and Correlations for Optimal Routing in Stochastic Networks, He Huang, Civil Engineering

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Regulation of Caspase-9 by Natural and Synthetic Inhibitors, Kristen L. Huber, Chemistry

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Getting Beyond What Educators See As Wrong: How Understanding the Strengths of Low-Income Puerto Rican Families Can Help Urban Schools Improve, Paul Hyry-Dermith, Education (also CAGS)

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Os Grão-Capitães Como Sequência De Contos: Paratextualidade, Imagética E Os Contornos De Um Género Literário, António M.A. Igrejas, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Expository and Narrative Discourse in Adolescents with Reading and Language Impairments: Assessment and Intervention, Beverly Iuliano, Communication Disorders

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Production of Green Aromatics and Olefins from Lignocellulosic Biomass by Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis: Chemistry, Catalysis, and Process Development, Jungho Jae, Chemical Engineering

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Towards Large-Scale Validation of Protein Flexibility Using Rigidity Analysis, Filip Jagodzinski, Computer Science

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Distributions of Large Mammal Assemblages in Thailand with a Focus on Dhole (Cuon alpinus) Conservation, Kate Elizabeth Jenks, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Modeling the Self-Assembly of Ordered Nanoporous Materials, Lin Jin, Chemical Engineering

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Determination of Metallic Constituents in Environmental and Biological Materials, Monique Erica Johnson, Chemistry

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Resource-Bounded Information Acquisition and Learning, Pallika H. Kanani, Computer Science

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The influence of free-living activity and inactivity on health outcomes and responsiveness to exercise training, Sarah Kozey Keadle, Kinesiology

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Acceleration of CFD and Data Analysis Using Graphics Processors, Ali Khajeh Saeed, Mechanical Engineering

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The Role of Education in an Historically Challenging and Politically Complex Environment: The Response of Public Universities to the September 11 Attacks, Nigar J. Khan, Education (also CAGS)

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Engineering Surface Functionality of Gold Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Applications, Chaekyu Kim, Chemistry

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Macroscopic Patterning via Dynamic Self-assembly and Wrinkling Instability, Hyun Suk Kim, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Retrieval and Evaluation Techniquesfor Personal Information, Jinyoung Kim, Computer Science

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The Silent Majority: An Examination Of Nonresponse In College Student Surveys, Ethan A. Kolek, Education (also CAGS)

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Mammalian Species Origin and Geographical Dispersal Patterns Correlate With Changes in Chromosome Structure, Exemplified in Lemurs (Madagascar) and Bats (Worldwide), Robin Lee Kolnicki, Geosciences

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Organic Farming and Rural Transformations in the European Union: A Political Economy approach, Charalampos Konstantinidis, Economics

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Counterpossibles, Barak Krakauer, Philosophy

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Effect of Building Morphology on Energy and Structural Performance of High-Rise Office Buildings, Mohamed Krem, Civil Engineering

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Chemistry at Silicone - Inorganic Oxide Interfaces, Joseph W. Krumpfer, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Variable Risk Policy Search for Dynamic Robot Control, Scott Robert Kuindersma, Computer Science

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An Empirical Examination of the Impact of Item Parameters on IRT Information Functions in Mixed Format Tests, Wai Yan Wendy Lam, Education (also CAGS)

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A New Approach to Using Photographs and Classroom Response Systems in Middle School Astronomy Classes, Hyun Ju Lee, Education (also CAGS)

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Place and the Politics of Knowledge in Rural Bolivia: A Postcoloniality of Development, Ecology, and Well-Being, Karen Marie Lennon, Education (also CAGS)

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The Sources of Financial Profit: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation of the Transformation of Banking in the US, Irene G. Levina, Economics

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Kinetically Trapping Co-continuous Morphologies in Polymer Blends and Composites, Le Li, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Refinement, Validation and Application of a Machine Learning Method For Estimating Physical Activity And Sedentary Behavior in Free-Living People, Kate Lyden, Kinesiology

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Mitigating Negative Externalities Affecting Access and Equity of Education in Low-Resource Countries: A Study Exploring Social Marketing as a Potential Strategy for Planning School Food Programs in Malawi, Martha Magreta-Nyongani, Education (also CAGS)

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Citizenship in Times of Exception: The Turn to Security and the Politics of Human Rights in Valle del Cauca, Colombia, Erika Marquez Montano, Sociology

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The Oriented-Eddy Collision Model, Michael Bernard Martell Jr., Mechanical Engineering

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Fabrication, Characterization and Utilization of Filled Hydrogel Particles as Food Grade Delivery Systems, Alison M. Matalanis, Food Science

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Fisher Population Ecology on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, Northwestern California, Sean Michael Matthews, Environmental Conservation

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The Role of Contextual Restriction in Reference-Tracking, Andrew Robert McKenzie, Linguistics

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Probing Novel Properties of Nucleons and Nuclei via Parity Violating Electron Scattering, Luis Rafael Mercado, Physics

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More than Just the Smartest Guys in the Room: Intellectual Capital Assets in Knowledge-Intensive Firms, Christopher Meyer, Management

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Topic Regression, David Mimno, Computer Science

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Interactions and Morphology of Triblock Copolymer - Ionic Liquid Mixtures and Applications for Gel Polymer Electrolytes, Daniel F. Miranda, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Dynamics and Kinetics of Model Biological Systems, Stephen William Mirigian, Polymer Science and Engineering

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A 'Living Art': Working-Class, Transcultural, and Feminist Aesthetics in the United States, Mexico, and Algeria, 1930s, Tabitha Adams Morgan, English

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Morphology and Development of Droplet Deformation Under Flow Within Microfluidic Devices, Molly Katlin Mulligan, Mechanical Engineering

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Security Issues in Network Virtualization for the Future Internet, Sriram Natarajan, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Beyond the Stereotype of Black Homophobia: Exploring the Potential of Black Allies for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students, Kyle Oldham, Education (also CAGS)

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Evaluating the Role of Principals in Teacher Teams: A Longitudinal Analysis of Principal Involvement and Impact in a District-Wide Initiative to Increase Teacher Collaboration, Craig Michael Outhouse, Education (also CAGS)

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Postures for Precision: An Ecological Approach to Marksmanship and the Issue of Warfighter Load., Christopher Jay Palmer, Kinesiology

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Adsorption column studies to predict the flow of nutrients through heterogenous porous media under equilibrium and isothermal conditions, Vijai B. Pandey, Food Science

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Strategies to Improve the Performance of Antioxidants in Oil-in-Water Emulsions, Atikorn Panya, Food Science

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Robust and Scalable Domain Decomposition Methods for Electromagnetic Computations, Georgios Paraschos, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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A Professional Development Program for the Mother Tongue-Based Teacher: Addressing Teacher Perceptions and Attitudes Towards MTBMLE, Rebecca J. Paulson Stone, Education (also CAGS)

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SAC Attack: Assessing the Role of Recollection in the Mirror Effect, Angela M. Pazzaglia, Psychology

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Unpacking Voice and Silence: A Phenomenological Study of Black Women and Latinas in College Classroom, Shelly A. Perdomo, Education (also CAGS)

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A Minskian Approach to Financial Crises with a Behavioural Twist: A Reappraisal of the 2000-2001 Financial Crisis in Turkey, Mathieu Perron-Dufour, Economics

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Design of Hybrid Conjugated Polymer Materials: 1) Novel Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Semiconductors and 2) Surface Modification Via Grafting Approaches, Joseph J. Peterson, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Evaluating Alternative Transportation Financing Approaches: A Conceptual Framework and Analytical Methods, Michael Plotnikov, Civil Engineering

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Stress in Harmonic Serialism, Kathryn Ringler Pruitt, Linguistics

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Essays on Urban Sprawl, Race, and Ethnicity, Jared M. Ragusett, Economics

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Agriculture and Class: Contradictions of Midwestern Family Farms Across the Twentieth Century, Elizabeth Ann Ramey, Economics

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Power Efficient Continuous-Time Delta-Sigma Modulator Architectures for Wideband Analog to Digital Conversion, Mohammad Ranjbar, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Leveraging Relational Representations for Causal Discovery, Matthew John Hale Rattigan, Computer Science

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Searches For Gravitational Waves From Binary Black Hole Coalescences With Ground-based Laser Interferometers Across a Wide Parameter Space, Satyanarayan Ray Pitambar Mohapatra, Physics

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Money, Reality, and Value: Non-Commodity Money in Marxian Political Economy, Joseph Thomas Rebello, Economics

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Adaptations to Stride Patterns and Head Movements During Walking in Persons With and Without Multiple Sclerosis, Jebb Grigory Remelius, Kinesiology

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Three essays on oil scarcity, global warming and energy prices, Matthew Riddle, Economics

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Research as Praxis in ESL Teacher Education, Elizabeth Anne Robinson, Education (also CAGS)

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No Círculo do Uroboro: Articulações Identitárias na Narrativa de Milton Hatoum, Cecilia Paiva Rodrigues, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Enhanced Mechanical Performance of Low Dielectric Constant Thin Films Synthesized in Supercritical Co2, and Sans Studies of Microemulsions Induced or Destabilized by Compressed Co2, Alvin Horatio Romang, Chemical Engineering

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On the Analysis and Management of Cache Networks, Elisha Rosensweig, Computer Science

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Roots of Modality, Aynat Rubinstein, Linguistics

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Movements of Diverse Inquiries as Critical Teaching Practices Among Charros, Tlacuaches and Mapaches, Stephen T. Sadlier, Education (also CAGS)

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From Tank Trails to Technology Parks: the Impact of Base Redevelopment for New England, Bernd F. Schliemann, Regional Planning

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Systematic Synthesis of Organic Semiconductors with Variable Band Gaps, Christopher Thomas Scilla, Polymer Science and Engineering

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The Aerodynamics and Near Wake of an Offshore Floating Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine, Thomas Sebastian, Mechanical Engineering