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Dissertations from 2014

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Cabo Verde: O Doce E O Amargo Da Água O Culto Das Águas- Do Mar E Da Chuva- Na Literatura Caboverdiana Do Período Claridoso Ao Período Pós-Colonial, Carlos A Almeida, Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

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Contours of Workplace Resistance: Organization, Collaboration, and Recognition, Jillian M Crocker, Sociology

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Transgressing Space And Subverting Hierarchies: A Comparative Analysis Of Street Theatre Groups In Sri Lanka, India, And The United States, Kanchuka N. Dharmasiri, Comparative Literature

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Mass Spectrometric Methods for Studying Protein-Metal Binding, Jia Dong, Chemistry

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Investigating the Role of Hydromechanical Coupling in Shallow, Fractured Rock Aquifers, Evan J Earnest, Geosciences

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Interpreting Sensor Information in Large-Scale Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems, Nauman Javed, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Searching for a Praxis of Possibility: Civic Engagement and the Corporatized University, Deborah Keisch, Anthropology

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Theory and Simulations of Polyelectrolyte Complexes, Bo Peng, Physics

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Coarse-Grained Modeling of the Phase Behavior of Thermodynamically Small Particle Assemblies, Ray Mohan Sehgal, Chemical Engineering

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Novels of Decolonization in Modernity: Malambo, Um Defeito De Cor, and Fe En Disfraz, Maria Leda Souza Hogan, Hispanic Literatures and Linguistics

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Mechanical and Transport Properties of 3- Dimensional Alginate Hydrogels For Cell Encapsulation, Whitney L Stoppel, Chemical Engineering

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"Io Scrittore": Authorial Construction in the Italian Medieval Renaissance Novella and Its Translation into English, Anna Strowe, Comparative Literature

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Effects of Auditory and Visual Temporally Selective Attention on Electrophysiological Indices of Early Perceptual Processing, P. Taylor, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Amphiphilic Supramolecular Assemblies and Their Applications in Materials and Biology, Feng Wang, Chemistry

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Conservation Status of Large Mammals on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, Grace Wong, Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation

Dissertations from 2013

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Evaluation of a Split-Root Nutrition System to Optimize Nutrition of Basil, Ganisher Djurakulovich Abbasov, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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Effect of Total Awake Time on Drivers' Performance and Evaluation of Training Intervention to Mitigate Effects of Total Awake Time on Drivers' Performance, Abd Malek Abdul Hamid, Mechanical Engineering

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Uncovering the Covered Word and Image: Framing a Black Woman's Diasporan Stage-Space, Allia Abdullah Matta, Afro-American Studies

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The Making of Ras Beirut: A Landscape of Memory for Narratives of Exceptionalism, Maria B. Abunnasr, History

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Climate Change Adaptation: A Green Infrastructure Planning Framework for Resilient Urban Regions, Yaser F. Abunnasr, Regional Planning

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Molecular Crystal Assembly of Organic Radicals and Biradicals, Handan Akpinar, Chemistry

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Understanding the Links Between Human Health and Climate Change: Agricultural Productivity and Allergenic Pollen Production of Timothy Grass(Phleum pratense L.) Under Future Predicted Levels of Carbon Dioxide and Ozone, Jennifer M. Albertine, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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Increasing Middle School Teachers' Use of Specific Praise In the Classroom Through Consultation and Performance Feedback, Rebecca M Allen-Oleet, School Psychology

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Mesostructural Characterization and Probabilistic Modeling of the Design Limit States of Parallel Strand Lumber, Alireza Amini, Civil Engineering

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Lactic Acid Bacteria Mediated Phenolic Bioactive Modulation From Fruit Systems For Health Benefits, Chandrakant Ankolekar, Food Science

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Impact Resistant Glassy Polymers: Pre-Stress And Mode Ii Fracture, Jared Steven Archer, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Effect of Colloidal Interactions on Formation of Glasses, Gels, Stable Clusters and Structured Films, Anand Kumar Atmuri, Chemical Engineering

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Trauma and Secure Base Behaviors in Dating Relationships, Susan Faye Balaban, Psychology

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Surface Modification of Food Contact Materials for Processing and Packaging Applications, Jeffrey Alan Barish, Food Science

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Scaling Reversible Adhesion in Synthetic and Biological Systems, Michael David Bartlett, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Applications of Planar and Patterned Metal Oxide Nanocomposites and Reactive Polymer Blends as Gas Permeation Membranes, Michael Ruosteoja Beaulieu, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Letters to a Dictionary: Competing Views of Language in the Reception of Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Anne Pence Bello, English

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Particle-Collector Interactions In Nanoscale Heterogeneous Systems, Marina Bendersky, Chemical Engineering

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Credit Chains, Credit Bubles, and Financial Fragility: Explaining The U.S. Financial Crisis of 2007-09, Thomas L Bernardin, Economics

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Tooth Cusp Radius of Curvature as a Dietary Correlate in Primates, Michael Anthony Berthaume, Mechanical Engineering

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The Politics of Education Inequity Toward Students With Limited English Proficiency in the Age of High Stakes Testing Accountability: A Descriptive Ethnographic Study of Haitian Youth in Boston Public Schools, Jean G Blaise, Education Policy, Research and Administration; Educational Policy and Leadership

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Quality by Association Across North-South Divides: United States Accreditation of Mexican Institutions of Higher Education, Gerardo Blanco Ramírez, Education (also CAGS)

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Solution Assembly of Conjugated Polymers, Felicia Bokel, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Birdsong variation as a source of information for migrating common yellowthroats, Rachel Theresa Bolus, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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New Tools For Probing Polyketide Biosynthesis, Sheringham Lawrence Borketey, Chemistry

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Development of Miniature Full Flow and Model Pipeline Probes for Testing of Box Core Samples of Surficial Seabed Sediments, Adriane G. Boscardin, Civil Engineering

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Evaluation of Motor Speech and Intervention Planning for Children with Autism, Marcil J. Boucher, Communication Disorders

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Staging the Depression: The Federal Theatre Project's Dramas of Poverty, 1935-1939, Amy Brady, English

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A Knife Hidden in Roses: Development and Gender Violence in the Dominican Republic, Cruz Caridad Bueno, Economics

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Our Story Has Not Been Told in any Moment: Radical Black Feminist Theatre From The Old Left to Black Power, Julie M Burrell, English

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Framed: Native American Represtations in Contempoary Visual Mediums, Marta Carlson, Anthropology

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Composing the African Atlantic: Sun Ra, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, and the Poetics of African Diasporic Composition, James Gregory Carroll, Afro-American Studies

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Query-Time Optimization Techniques for Structured Queries in Information Retrieval, Marc-Allen Cartright, Computer Science

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Design and Development of Nanogels for Small Molecule and siRNA Delivery, Reuben T Chacko, Chemistry

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Inhibition of Lung Carcinogenesis by Polymethoxyflavones, Noppawat Charoensinphon, Food Science

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Social vulnerability, green infrastructure, urbanization and climate change-induced flooding: A risk assessment for the Charles River watershed, Massachusetts, USA, Chingwen Cheng, Regional Planning

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Tradition and Modernity: The Discursive Construction of National Identity in Chinese Textbooks, Qingliang Chen, Education; Language, Literacy and Culture

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Computational All-Electron Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory in Real Space and Real-Time: Applications to Molecules and Nanostructures, Zuojing Chen, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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How to Understand Credit Spreads In Credit Default Swaps, Xuan Che, Isenberg School of Management

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Validation Of A Novel Vaccine Delivery System for Chlamydia Trachomatis Using Recombinant Gas Vesicles Derived From Halobacterium Salinarium, Tawanna Sabrina Childs, Microbiology

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Photo-Reaction of Copolymers with Pendent Benzophenone, Scott Kenneth Christensen, Polymer Science and Engineering

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The Security and Privacy Implications of Energy-Proportional Computing, Shane S. Clark, Computer Science

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Examination of the Application of Item Response Theory to the Angoff Standard Setting Procedure, Jerome Cody Clauser, Education (also CAGS)

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Marginality and Emerging Visibility of The Altern Subject: America's Shifting Social and Cultural Landscape 1940-1990, Debra Collins, English - American Studies

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Media Cues and Gender Connections: The Relations Between Young Children's Media Use, Character Familiarity, and Gender Knowledge, Barbara J Colombo-Adams, Education; Children and Family Studies

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Search for Tev-Scale Gravity Signatures in Final States with Leptons and Jets with the Atlas Detector at √(S) = 8 Tev, German Colon, Physics

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Analysis of the Spatiotemporal Localization of Mitochondrial DNA Polymerases of Trypanosoma brucei, Jeniffer Concepcón-Acevedo, Microbiology

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Gravitational Wave Production through Decay of the Inflaton into Intermediary Fields During Slow Roll Inflation, Jessica Lauren Cook, Physics

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Application of Item Response Theory Models to the Algorithmic Detection of Shift Errors on Paper and Pencil Tests, Robert Joseph Cook, Education (also CAGS)

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Evaluating the Validity of Mcas Scores as an Indicator of Teacher Effectiveness, Jenna M. Copella, Education (also CAGS)

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Evaluating the Validity of Accommodations for English Learners through Evidence Based on Response Processes, Katrina Crotts, Education (also CAGS)

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Resilient Polymer Networks Via Thiol-Norbornene Chemistry: Mechanical and Adhesive Properties, Jun Cui, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Effects of a Classroom-Based Pre-Literacy Intervention for Preschoolers with Communication Disorders, Alyssa Rose Currier, Communication Disorders

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Investigation Of The Orientation Dependence On Chiroptical Properties Of Single Molecules, Austin Joseph Cyphersmith, Chemistry

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Experimental Studies of Superhydrophobic Surfaces in Flow, Robert J Daniello, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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Democratizing the Criminal: Jury Nullification as Exercise of Sovereign Discretion over the Friend-Enemy Distinction, Timothy A. Delaune, Political Science

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Ecology and Conservation of the Montane Forest Avian Community in Northeastern North America, William V. DeLuca, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Conductivity Of Gold Nanoparticle Thin Films and Magnetoresistance Of Metallic Thin Films Embedded with Periodic Arrays Of Colbalt Nanoparticles, Stefan Dickert, Physics

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External-To-Vehicle Distractions: Dangerous Because Deceiving, Gautam Divekar, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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The Impact of Integrated Coaching and Collaboration Within an Inquiry Learning Environment, Toby Dragon, Computer Science

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Bending, Wrinkling, and Folding of Thin Polymer Film/Elastomer Interfaces, Yuri Ebata, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Two Distribution Tactics For Retail Demand Fulfillment, Milad Ebtehaj, Isenberg School of Management

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Ecohydrologic Impacts of Climate and Land Use Changes on Watershed Systems: A Multi-Scale Assessment for Policy, Paul A. Ekness, Environmental Conservation

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A Non-Asymptotic Approach to the Analysis of Communication Networks: From Error Correcting Codes to Network Properties, Ali Eslami, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Regulation and Action of Skp2 and Rhoa in Cell and Tumor Models: Investigation into the Molecular Mechanisms Responsible for the Aggressive Phenotype of Triplenegative Breast Cancer, Katrina D. Fagan-Solis, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Gapping in Farsi: A Crosslinguistic Investigation, Annahita Farudi, Linguistics

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Exploring Privacy and Personalization in Information Retrieval Applications, Henry A. Feild, Computer Science

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Investigations of Surface-Tension Effects Due to Small-Scale Complex Boundaries, Jiansheng Feng, Physics

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The Unavoidable Threat of Aggregation: Implications for Folding and Function of a β-Rich Protein, Mylene Hazelle Anne Ferrolino, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Writing for Social Action: Affect, Activism, and the Composition Classroom, Sarah Finn, English

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The Effects of Metric Strength on the Allocation of Attention Across Time, Ahren B Fitzroy, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Perceptions of Contemporary Effects of Colonialism Among Educational Professionals in Ghana, Kingsley Atterh Fletcher, Education (also CAGS)

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Evolving Expert Knowledge Bases: Applications of Crowdsourcing and Serious Gaming to Advance Knowledge Development for Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Mark Floryan, Computer Science

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Aesthetic Experience in the Culture of Professionalism, 1890-1925, Eric Fortier, American Studies

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Recovery From Muscle Fatigue in Young and Older Adults: Implications for Physical Function, Stephen A. Foulis, Kinesiology

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Accurate and Robust Mechanical Modeling of Proteins, Naomi Fox, Computer Science

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The Role of YKL-40 in the Progression of Glioblastoma, Ralph Anthony Francescone, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Surviving Domestic Tensions: Existential Uncertainty in New World African Diasporic Women's Literature, Denia M Fraser, English

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Twisted Weyl Group Multiple Dirichlet Series Over the Rational Function Field, Holly Ann Friedlander, Mathematics

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The Structure of Consciousness, Lowell Keith Friesen, Philosophy

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Concept-Based Teaching and Spanish Modality in Heritage Language Learners: A Vygotskyan Approach, Elena Guillermina Garcia Frazier, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Data Combination from Multiple Sources Under Measurement Error, Hugo Gasca-Aragon, Mathematics

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Use of Flame Cultivation as a Nonchemical Weed Control In Cranberry Cultivation, Katherine M. Ghantous, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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Structural Investigations Of Early Intremediates And Nickel Inhibitions Complexes Of Human DNA and Histone Demethylases, Nitai Charan Giri, Chemistry

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A Framework for High Level Synthesis Using Taylor Decomosition System, Daniel F Gomez-Prado, Electrical and Computer Engineering