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Dissertations from 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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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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The Modeling and Control of Highly Flexible Continuous Structures Interacting with Fluids, Todd Currier, Mechanical 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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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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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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Theater of Exchange: The Cosmopolitan Stage of Jacobean London, Liz Fox, English

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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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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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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

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ESSAYS ON EXCHANGE RATE SHOCKS AND THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF LOCAL FISCAL POLICY IN BRAZIL, Raphael Rocha Gouvea, Economics

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COMPACT REPRESENTATIONS OF UNCERTAINTY IN CLUSTERING, Craig Stuart Greenberg, Computer Science

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A CROSS-CULTURAL COMPARISON OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE SYMPTOMS AND CAREGIVING IN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO, Eric Erastus Griffith, Anthropology

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Associations of Anti-Müllerian Hormone Levels, Breast Cancer Risk Factors, and Breast Cancer Risk, Nydjie P. Grimes, Public Health

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Enhancing the Intracellular Availability of Protein Cargoes in Polymer-Mediated Delivery, Christopher R. Hango, Polymer Science and Engineering

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STICKY CULTURAL ACTIVISM: MEDIATED FEELING AND RECONFIGURED CITIZENSHIP IN TRANSNATIONAL KOREAN LGBTQ ORGANIZING, Woori Han, Communication

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Mental Fatigue: Examining Cognitive Performance and Driving Behavior in Young Adults, Abigail F. Helm, Psychology

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Uncovering the Gendered Sport Workplace: A Field Study in Men’s Professional Sports, Lauren C. Hindman, Management

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Evaluating Approaches for Dealing with Omitted Items in Large-Scale Assessments, Seong Eun Hong, Education (also CAGS)

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Statistical Methods to Accommodate Censored Covariates in Regression Analysis, Jingyao Hou, Public Health

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DIRECT PRINTING/COATING/PLATING OF KEY COMPONENTS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES, xiyu hu, Polymer Science and Engineering

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FAMILY DIMENSIONS OF UNEQUAL COLLEGE EXPERIENCES: STUDENTS’ TALK OF SELF AND COLLEGE IN RELATION TO FAMILY RESOURCES AND RELATIONSHIPS, Michael Carl Ide, Sociology

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ENABLING IOT AUTHENTICATION, PRIVACY AND SECURITY VIA BLOCKCHAIN, Md Nazmul Islam, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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He Said, She Said: Investor Reactions to CEO Gender and Earnings Guidance Disclosure in the Presence of Shareholder Activism, Scott C. Jackson, Management

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Three Essays on Socio-Institutional Ecosystems & Labor Structures, Jonathan Donald Jenner, Economics

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Design and Biomechanical Evaluation of a Clutch-Based Energy Storage and Release Assistive Knee Brace, Ericber Jimenez Francisco, Mechanical Engineering

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Cold-Formed Steel Stud Assemblies Bearing on Concrete Slabs, Abbas Joorabchian, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSTRAINTS, MECHANISMS, AND MINERAL TRANSFORMATIONS OF IRON REDUCTION IN HYPERTHERMOPHILIC CRENARCHAEA, Srishti Kashyap, Microbiology

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Conservation Genomics of the Threatened Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) in the Northern Appalachian-Acadian Ecoregion, Tanya M. Lama, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Association of Reproductive Factors With Risk of Early Natural Menopause, Christine Rose Langton, Public Health

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EDUCATORS PERCEPTIONS OF EBD, INCLUSION, AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES, Andrea Larmon, Education (also CAGS)

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REALLY, YOU SHOULD BE THANKING US: PATERNALISM AND INSTRUMENTAL GRATITUDE EXPECTATIONS, Greg Larsen, Psychology

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NATION BRAND, NATIONAL PRESTIGE, AND THE SOCIAL IMAGINARIES OF THE ADVANCED NATION IN SOUTH KOREA, Jung-Yup Lee, Communication

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A FUNDAMENTAL STUDY OF CO-ENGINEERING PROTEIN- NANOPARTICLE FOR INTRACELLULAR PROTEIN DELIVERY, Yi-Wei Lee, Chemistry

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CONSTRUCTING A MARXIAN INPUT-OUTPUT MODEL CONSIDERING THE TURNOVER OF CAPITAL AND REVISITING THE FALLING-RATE-OF-PROFIT HYPOTHESIS, Junshang Liang, Economics

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SEISMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EASTERN NORTH AMERICAN CRUST AND UPPER MANTLE: THE FORMATION AND EVOLUTION OF CONTINENTAL LITHOSPHERE, Cong Li, Geosciences

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A Cone Conjecture for Log Calabi-Yau Surfaces, Jennifer Li, Mathematics

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COVERT COMMUNICATIONS IN CONTINUOUS-TIME SYSTEMS, Ke Li, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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MOVING FORWARD ON THE PROBLEM OF CONSCIOUSNESS?, Haoying Liu, Philosophy

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DESIGNING MATERIAL PROPERTIES IN POLYELECTROLYTE COMPLEXES, Yalin Liu, Chemical Engineering

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Metabolic Modeling of Gas Fermentation for Renewable Fuel and Chemical Production, Xiangan Li, Chemical Engineering

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LOST IN TRANSLATION: A HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVE ON NURSE PEER RELATIONSHIPS, Maud B. Low, Nursing

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Exploring the Role of Community Cultural Wealth in College Access and Transition: A Narrative Inquiry of Students from Refugee Backgrounds, Diep H. Luu, Education (also CAGS)

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ELECTRO-THERMAL TRANSPORT IN TWO-DIMENSIONAL MATERIALS AND THEIR HETEROSTRUCTURES, Arnab K. Majee, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Dynamic evolution in the Leucine-Rich Repeat Receptor-Like Kinase (LRR-RLK) family of receptors, Jarrett Man, Plant Biology

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Multiple Identities in Sport Fandom: Balance, Conflict, & Negotiation, Aaron Mansfield, Management

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“Our Earnest Remonstrance”: Citizenship, Voting, and Providence, Rhode Island’s Black Community, 1770-1843, Christopher J. Martin, Afro-American Studies

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Making Meaning of Equity in a Computer Science for All Research Practitioner Partnership, Itza D. Martínez, Education (also CAGS)

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A Search for New Resonances Decaying into a Weak Vector Boson and a Higgs Boson in Hadronic Final States with the ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider, Zachary Alden Meadows, Physics

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Electrospinning Fibers via Complex Coacervation, Xiangxi Meng, Chemical Engineering

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Massachusetts Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: A Mixed Methods Workforce Study, Kym Meyer, Education (also CAGS)

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Aloha Media: Negotiating Kānaka Maoli Representation And Identity In Television, Film, And Music, Colby Y. Miyose, Communication

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Design, Synthesis and Self-assembly of Stimuli-responsive Amphiphiles for Antibacterial Applications, Thameez Mohammed Koyasseril Yehiya, Chemistry

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ENVIRONMENTAL DRIVERS OF JAGUAR DISTRIBUTION, ACTIVITY, AND ABUNDANCE IN SANTA ROSA NATIONAL PARK, COSTA RICA, Victor Montalvo, Environmental Conservation

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Young Adult Cancer Survivors and Physical Activity: An Expert Consensus Study, Ann Marie Moraitis, Nursing

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FORMATION, CHARACTERIZATION, AND UTILIZATION OF MULTILAYER NANOEMULSIONS IN FOODS, Jorge L. Muriel Mundo, Food Science

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Exploring the Relationship Between School Organizational Health, Advice Seeking Networks, and Student Behavior, Abbey M. Nachman, School Psychology

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Material Property Heterogeneity in Dimensional Lumber and its Relationship to Mass Timber Performance, Fiona O'Donnell, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Makerspace Models and Organizational Policies for Technological Inclusion, Christine Olson, Communication

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EXPLORING LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND IDENTITY: PERSPECTIVES FROM NON-NATIVE ARABIC UNIVERSITY TEACHERS IN THE US, Brahim Oulbeid, Education (also CAGS)

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Concentration Inequalities in the Wild: Case Studies in Blockchain & Reinforcement Learning, A. Pinar Ozisik, Computer Science

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The Event Structure of Attitudes, Deniz Özyıldız, Linguistics

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Raising Global Elites from a Distance: Transnational Parenting of South Korean Students, Juyeon Park, Sociology

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Development of Nanopore-Based Analytical Tools for Single-Molecule Analysis of Biological Molecules, Bach Pham, Chemistry

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The Two Sides of Neural Habituation in Visual Processing: Enhanced Novelty Detection Versus Repetition Deficits, Len Pires de Lima Jacob, Neuroscience and Behavior