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Dissertations from 2021

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SEARCH FOR RESONANT PAIR PRODUCTION OF HIGGS BOSONS IN THE FOUR B-QUARK FINAL STATE WITH THE ATLAS DETECTOR, Dale Abbott, Physics

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Manipulating the Aliovalent Magnetic Dopants in Ti(IV)-based Oxide Nanocrystals, Muhammad Abdullah, Chemistry

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Substrate selection in endoplasmic reticulum protein quality control, Ben Adams, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Three Essays on Learning and Conflict Applied to Developing Countries, Amal Ahmad, Economics

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Cover crop effects on reducing manure volatilization, improving forage rape production and weed suppression in the northeast U.S.A, Parisa Akbari, Environmental Conservation

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AGENTIAL SCHOOLING: POSTHUMANISM, YPAR, AND SPOOKY ENTANGLEMENTS, Thomas Albright, Education (also CAGS)

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SYRIAN ONLINE SPACES OF POSSIBILITIES: ALTERNATIVE AND ACTIVIST MEDIA FOR DIALOGUE AND RECONCILIATION, Katty Alhayek, Communication

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LA ADQUISICIÓN DE LOS VERBOS POSICIONALES EN NIÑOS BILINGÜES DE ZAPOTECO-ESPAÑOL EN UN CONTEXTO DE PÉRDIDA LINGÜÍSTICA, Ana D. Alonso Ortiz, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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COST-EFFICIENT RESOURCE PROVISIONING FOR CLOUD-ENABLED SCHEDULERS, Lurdh Pradeep Reddy Ambati, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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POPULATION ANNEALING: ANALYSIS, OPTIMIZATION AND APPLICATION TO GLASSY SYSTEMS, Christopher A. Amey, Physics

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Shifting the Perspectival Landscape: Methods for Encoding, Identifying, and Selecting Perspectives, Carolyn Jane Anderson, Linguistics

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HYDROGEN BOND ASSISTED ASSEMBLY IN BLOCK COPOLYMER BLENDS AND THE INFLUENCE OF NITRILE ADDITIVES ON SOLID AND GEL POLYMER ELECTROLYTES FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES, eric r. anderson, Polymer Science and Engineering

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There and Gone Again: Syntactic Structure In Memory, Caroline Andrews, Linguistics

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School Connectedness Though Eyes of Hispanic/Latinx Students and Their Teachers, Katsiaryna Aniskovich, School Psychology

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INVESTIGATIVE MECHANISMS TO EXPLOIT CASPASE-INDUCED APOPTOSIS USING POLYMERIC NANOGELS, Francesca Edith Anson, Chemistry

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Amyloidogenesis of β-2-microglobulin Studied by Mass Spectrometry and Covalent Labeling, Blaise G. Arden, Chemistry

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FINANCING PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION IN AFGHANISTAN: ALTERNATIVE SOURCES AND OPTIONS, Hassan Aslami, Education (also CAGS)

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MECHANISMS OF MITOTIC CHECKPOINT SILENCING BY THE DISORDERED KINETOCHORE PROTEIN SPC105, Margaux Audett, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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DISCOVERING MECHANISMS DRIVING ADAPTIVE EVOLUTION IN THE CROSS-KINGDOM FUNGAL PATHOGEN FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM, Dilay Hazal Ayhan, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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LIPID-DNA CONJUGATE AS A NOVEL TOOL FOR CELL MEMBRANE MODIFICATION AND ANALYSIS, Yousef Bagheri Zarringhabaei, Chemistry

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Using Generalizability and Rasch Measurement Theory to Ensure Rigorous Measurement in an International Development Education Evaluation, Louise Bahry, Education (also CAGS)

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NEW HORIZONS IN TRANSLATION THEORY: CHINESE CLASSICS AND THE DAO OVER TIME, Xuefei Bai, Comparative Literature

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SURFACE ENHANCED RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY (SERS) AS AN APPROACH FOR THE EMERGING LIQUID BIOPSY DIAGNOSTICS, Nariman Banaei, Mechanical Engineering

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AN EMG OPTIMIZATION MODEL OF THE KINETIC DEMANDS ON THE LOWER BACK DURING ASYMMETRICAL GAIT AND LOAD CARRIAGE, Jacob J. Banks, Kinesiology

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Advances in Assessing Flood Hazard and Sediment Dynamics at the Coast, Hannah Baranes, Geosciences

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TRANSNATIONAL FANDOM AND NEW FORMS OF CULTURAL FLOWS: DIGITAL MEDIA PRACTICES AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF GLOBAL TV DRAMA, Maria F. Baruch Blanco, Communication

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THE CHARACTERIZATION OF TRAITS ASSOCIATED WITH FREEZING TOLERANCE IN PERENNIAL RYEGRASS, Rachael Preston Bernstein, Plant Biology

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Diversity and Evolution of Human Eccrine Sweat Gland Density, Andrew W. Best, Anthropology

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Neural Approaches to Feedback in Information Retrieval, Keping Bi, Computer Science

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Sociolinguistically Driven Approaches for Just Natural Language Processing, Su Lin Blodgett, Computer Science

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Interactions between Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles (NPs) and mucin, . Boimin, Food Science

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Reconstructing the Present/Past: Antimodernism and Early Film Reenactments, Alex W. Bordino, Communication

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Defining Inclusion: Surveying Educator Perceptions and Practices in Chile, Christina A. Bosch, Education (also CAGS)

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Critical Language Awareness in the Multilingual Writing Classroom: A Self-Study of Teacher Feedback Practices, Emma R. Britton, Education (also CAGS)

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Early Development of ADHD and ODD Symptoms from the Toddler to Preschool Years, Hallie Brown, Psychology

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Enabling Declarative and Scalable Prescriptive Analytics in Relational Data, Matteo Brucato, Computer Science

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The Western Interior Seaway During Late Cretaceous Oceanic Anoxic Event 2: Paleoceanographic Interpretations Of Foraminiferal Assemblages, Raquel Bryant, Geosciences

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A Search for Exotic Higgs Decays or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Long-lived Particles, Jackson Burzynski, Physics

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BIOCHEMICAL STUDIES OF FABRY DISEASE AND FUCOSIDOSIS, Cameron Butova, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Role of the Prefrontal Cortex in Reward Seeking Behaviors, Jessica Caballero-Feliciano and Jessica P. Caballero, Neuroscience and Behavior

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ADVANCED MATERIALS DESIGN USING APPLICATION-BASED PROCESSING TECHNIQUES, Daniel S. Camarda, Polymer Science and Engineering

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MINDFULNESS EDUCATION AS A TRANSFORMATIVE PRACTICE: TOWARD AN EMBODIED LIBERATORY PEDAGOGY, Jennifer Cannon, Education (also CAGS)

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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF LIPID-MEMBRANE BASED STRUCTURE FORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A RESPONSIVE SYSTEM, Rui Cao, Physics

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Liberation and Gravy: An Engaged Ethnography of Queer and Trans Power in Georgia, Elias Capello, Anthropology

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Policing and Health: Police Encounters as a Fundamental Cause Of Racial Health Disparities, Richard S. Carbonaro, Sociology

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AFRO-ABORIGINAL ENCOUNTERS: BLACK ARTS AND THE GLOBAL POLITICS OF BLACK POWER, Alex M. Carter, Afro-American Studies

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Measurement Invariance Across Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Populations on PISA Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Scales, Maritza Casas, Education (also CAGS)

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Administrators of General and Special Education Perceptions of Leadership Practices for Supporting Inclusive Learning Environments for Students with Disabilities, Kimberly B. Cass, Education (also CAGS)

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Computational approaches for the multimodal imaging of nanomaterials and their biochemical effects, Laura J. Castellanos, Chemistry

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Clítico de Acusativo como Introductor de Construcciones Aplicadas en Español, Esther Castro, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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NOVEL APPROACHES TOWARDS IMPROVED PURITY IN HIGH YIELD TRANSCRIPTION REACTIONS, Elvan Cavac, Chemistry

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MODELING STRUCTURES AND DYNAMICS OF POLYELECTROLYTES, Sadhana Chalise, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Surface Modification of Cellulose Nanocrystals: Imparting Non-native Properties on Sustainable Substrates, Allen C. Chang, Polymer Science and Engineering

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THE SCHOOL AND MY HEALTH: (RE)CENTERING YOUNG WOMEN’S VOICES IN PEER-LED SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH (SRH) EDUCATION IN MACHAKOS, KENYA, Nyaradzai Changamire, Education (also CAGS)

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Experience with difficult target discrimination makes search less efficient: an analysis using eye movements, Junha Chang, Psychology

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THE PROMISE OF EMPOWERMENT: REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE, DECOLONIAL FEMINISMS, AND THE CASES OF FORCED STERILZIATION IN PERU, Julie Chaparro, Anthropology

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REPRESENTATION OF REWARD AND RISK IN THE BRAIN’S MOTOR SYSTEM: STUDIES IN ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS, Xingjie Chen, Psychology

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PHARMACOLOGICAL CHAPERONING OF HUMAN LYSOSOMAL NEURAMINIDASE 1, Di Chu, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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NURSE-DELIVERED SHOE-LACING INTERVENTION: EFFECT ON COMFORT AND TOE PRESSURES FOR ACTIVE COMMUNITY-DWELLING ADULTS (AGE 65+), Mary C. Clayton-Jones, Nursing

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Neural Methods for Answer Passage Retrieval over Sparse Collections, Daniel Cohen, Computer Science

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"On Neptunes Watry Realmes": Maritime Law and English Renaissance Literature, Hayley Cotter, English

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Therapist-Level Moderation of Within- and Between-Therapist Process-Outcome Associations, Alice E. Coyne, Psychology

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The Modeling and Control of Highly Flexible Continuous Structures Interacting with Fluids, Todd Currier, Mechanical Engineering

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Why do Policy Frames Change? Rhetorical Construction and Contestation of Gay Rights in a Contested Regime, Shih-chan Dai, Political Science

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On the universal ordinary deformation ring for ordinary modular deformation problems, Victoria L. Day, Mathematics

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DENSITY STATE AND SHEAR BEHAVIOR OF GRANULAR SOILS WITH INFLUENCE OF PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION, Yibing Deng, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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PREFIGURATIVE POLITICS AND REVOLUTIONARY PRACTICES WITHIN INTERNATIONAL SERVICE-LEARNING: A CASE STUDY OF THE CIEE THAILAND PROGRAM ON DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION, Koni Denham, Education (also CAGS)

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Stereotypes in Interactions: The Interpersonal Consequences of Threatened Belonging, Tara C. Dennehy, Psychology

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Utilizing Graph Structure for Machine Learning, Stefan Dernbach, Computer Science

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Harnessing the Mechanics of Thin-Walled Metallic Structures: from Plate-Lattice Materials to Cold-Formed Steel Shear Walls, Fani Derveni, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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MONITORING MAMMALS AT MULTIPLE SCALES: CASE STUDIES FROM CARNIVORE COMMUNITIES, Kadambari Devarajan, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Defending Philosophical Knowledge, Jonathan Dixon, Philosophy

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"Take it with You": Humanizing and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies as Racial Literacy in Undergraduate Education, Robert Jamaal Downey, Education (also CAGS)

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ON SPATIOTEMPORAL CONNECTIVITY DYNAMICS: PERSPECTIVES FROM A NATURALLY FRAGMENTED METAPOPULATION, Joseph Drake, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Elucidating the Molecular Mechanism of the Proteasome-Associated Deubiquitinase UCH37/UCHL5, Jiale Du, Chemistry

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The Political Economy of the Cost of Foreign Exchange Intervention, Devika Dutt, Economics

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RADICAL POLYMERIZATION: CHEMISTRIES, APPLICATIONS, DEVELOPMENTS, AND PERSPECTIVES, Yifeng Du, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Analytics-Based Optimization for the Integration of Drones into Last-Mile Logistics, Amro M. El-Adle, Management

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Rethinking Collective Action from the Standpoint of the Marginalized: Changing Repertoires of Revolutionary Activism in Urban Turkey, Ilgin Erdem, Sociology

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THREE ESSAYS ON INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION AND NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS, Manuel Enrique Estay Montecinos, Resource Economics

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Tai Chi and Mindfulness Training to Improve Balance in People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Community-Based Intervention Study, Julianna Eve, Kinesiology

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Data access, distribution models, and stable isotopes: Merging approaches to improve bear distribution estimates and bear carnivory for conservation, Nereyda Falconi, Environmental Conservation

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Enhancing Usability and Explainability of Data Systems, Anna Fariha, Computer Science

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Behavioral Modulation of Supramolecular Assemblies via Covalent and Non-Covalent Interfacial Transformations, Ann Fernandez, Chemistry

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Mental Health and Adiposity: The Effects of Racial Discrimination and Social Relationships, Nicole D. Fields, Public Health

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Algorithms to Exploit Data Sparsity, Larkin H. Flodin, Computer Science

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Colonialism by Another Name: Regionalization and the Origins of the Flint Water Crisis, Aaron C. Foote, Sociology

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Theater of Exchange: The Cosmopolitan Stage of Jacobean London, Liz Fox, English

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Sleep, Reproduction, and Pregnancy, Joshua R. Freeman, Public Health

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“The Badge of All Our Tribe”: Contradictions of Jewish Representation on the English Renaissance Stage, Becky S. Friedman, English

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3D Shape Understanding and Generation, Matheus Gadelha, Computer Science

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Robust Algorithms for Clustering with Applications to Data Integration, Sainyam Galhotra, Computer Science

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INFLUENCE OF MOLECULAR EXCHANGE PROCESSES ON THE FATE OF EMULSIFIED LIPID NANOPARTICLES IN OIL-IN-WATER EMULSIONS, Songran Gao, Food Science

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CARE WORK IN CHILE’S SEGREGATED CITIES, Manuel Garcia, Economics

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RAPID CELL PHENOTYPING USING ARRAY-BASED SENSORS: APPLICATIONS IN CANCER STEM CELL THERAPY AND HIGH-CONTENT SCREENING, Yingying Geng, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Improving Evaluation Methods for Causal Modeling, Amanda Gentzel, Computer Science

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BETWEEN THE VISUAL AND THE VERBAL: AN AESTHETIC OF OPEN WOUNDS IN POST-TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE OF THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR (1980-1988), Maryam Ghodrati, Comparative Literature

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APPLIED INFECTIOUS DISEASE FORECASTING FOR PUBLIC HEALTH, Graham Gibson, Public Health

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SAFE AND PRACTICAL MACHINE LEARNING, Stephen J. Giguere, Computer Science

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On Being Dispersed: The Poetics of Dehiscence from "We the People" to Abolition, Sean A. Gordon, English