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Dissertations from 2020

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Design of Hardware with Quantifiable Security against Reverse Engineering, Shahrzad Keshavarz, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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AN INVESTIGATION OF FIT CRITERIA WITHIN MG-CFA FOR EXAMINING NON-NEGLIGIBLE MEASUREMENT INVARIANCE, Abdolvahab Khademi, Education (also CAGS)

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THREE ESSAYS ON POLITICAL ECONOMY OF UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT: SPACE, CLASS AND STATE IN PAKISTAN, Danish Khan, Economics

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Design and Fabrication of Colloidal Delivery Systems to Encapsulate and Protect Curcumin: An Important Hydrophobic Nutraceutical, Mahesh Kharat, Food Science

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COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF LAMINATED VENEER BAMBOO (LVB) DOWEL JOINTS, Niloufar Khoshbakht, Environmental Conservation

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A PARROT PERCHED ON A RIFLE: MILITARY INTERPRETERS IN THE KOREAN CONFLICT 1945-1953, Hyongrae Kim, Comparative Literature

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SYNTHESIS OF FUNCTIONAL NANOCOMPOSITES AND STUDIES OF LIGHT-INDUCED ASSEMBLIES AT INTERFACES, Hyunki Kim, Polymer Science and Engineering

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THE IMPACT OF CLIENT CAPITAL ACQUISITION ON FIRM-CLIENT RELATIONAL EMBEDDEDNESS, Yeongsu Kim, Management

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Isn’t it only for me? Unearned Preferential Treatment and Loyalty Program Customer Responses: A perspective of psychological contract violation, Young Sun Kim, Management

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A DORMANCY PROGRAM REGULATES CARPEL SUPPRESSION IN Zea mays (maize), Harry Ryan Klein, Plant Biology

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ROLES OF RECN DNA REPAIR PROTEIN AND PRIA DNA HELICASE IN MAINTAINING GENOMIC INTEGRITY OF ESCHERICHIA COLI K-12, Anastasiia N. Klimova, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Reasoning About User Feedback Under Identity Uncertainty in Knowledge Base Construction, Ariel Kobren, Computer Science

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Are Some Horizons Broader than Others? Study Abroad, Inequality, and the Influence on Careers and Education., Suzan Kommers, Education (also CAGS)

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Passing Literacies: Soviet Immigrant Elders and Intergenerational Language Practice, Jenny Krichevsky, English

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PHOTOTHERMAL AND PHOTOCHEMICAL STRATEGIES FOR LIGHTINDUCED SHAPE-MORPHING OF SOFT MATERIALS, Alexa Simone Kuenstler, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Circadian Regulation of the Timing of Pre-Ovulatory Luteinizing Hormone Surge in Mice and Hamsters, Ajay Kumar, Neuroscience and Behavior

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TRACKING A LONG DISTANCE IRON DEFICIENCY SIGNAL, Rakesh Krishna Kumar, Plant Biology

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DEPOLYMERIZABLE AND DISSIPATIVE CHEMICAL SYSTEMS: ROLE IN MATERIAL SYNTHESIS AND APPLICATIONS, Vikash Kumar, Chemistry

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THE EMPTINESS OF THE PRESENT: FRONTING CONSTRUCTIONS AS A WINDOW TO THE SEMANTICS OF TENSE, Petr Kusliy, Linguistics

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Optimal Linearization: Prosodic displacement in Khoekhoegowab and Beyond, Leland Kusmer, Linguistics

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PERCEPTIONS AND EXPERIENCES OF ADOPTING A TECHNOLOGY BASED INTERVENTION FOR ALCOHOL SCREENING AND REFERRAL TO TREATMENT IN PRIMARY CARE, Sonya L. Lachance, Nursing

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Learning Latent Characteristics of Data and Models using Item Response Theory, John P. Lalor, Computer Science

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NEOGENE HISTORY OF THE KUROSHIO CURRENT EXTENSION AND PLANKTIC FORAMINIFERA EVOLUTIONARY IMPLICATIONS, Adriane Lam, Geosciences

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DEVELOPMENT OF NEURAL AND BEHAVIORAL INHIBITORY CONTROL DURING ADOLESCENCE: THE INTEGRATIVE EFFECTS OF FAMILY SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS AND PARENTING BEHAVIORS, Mengjiao Li, Psychology

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STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF PROTEIN THERAPEUTICS USING COVALENT LABELING – MASS SPECTROMETRY, Patanachai Limpikirati, Chemistry

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EVALUATION AND SMALL MOLECULE MODULATION OF CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS IN CELLULAR MODELS OF CANCER, Hui-Hsien Lin, Chemistry

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Higher-Order Representations for Visual Recognition, Tsung-Yu Lin, Computer Science

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Learning from Irregularly-Sampled Time Series, Steven Cheng-Xian Li, Computer Science

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Lisa Ben and Queer Rhetorical Reeducation in Post-war Los Angeles, Katelyn S. Litterer, English

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Molecular Designs of Novel Responsive Assemblies for Therapeutic Delivery Applications, Bin Liu, Chemistry

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Covalent Labeling-Mass Spectrometry for Characterizing Protein-Ligand Complexes, TIANYING LIU, Chemistry

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Engineering Nanomaterials for Immune Modulation of Macrophages and Cancer Therapy, Yuanchang Liu, Chemistry

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TOOLS FOR FUNDAMENTAL MECHANISTIC STUDIES: RESOLVING PROTEIN DYNAMICS BY NANOPORE TWEEZER AND QUANTITATING MOLECULAR TRAFFICKING BY DROPLET-INTERFACE BILAYER TECHNOLOGIES, XIN LI, Chemistry

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LOST IN TRANSLATION? GEORGIAN PRINCIPALS’ PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF INTENSE POLICY BORROWING, Tamar Lomiashvili, Education (also CAGS)

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No More War: A Public Health Approach to Identifying Successful Steps to Promote Peace in the Horn of Africa, John Erus Lopeyok, Public Health

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NANOINDENTATION CHARACTERIZATION OF ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF SHALES AND SWELLING CLAY MINERALS, Shengmin Luo, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Nano- and micro-structured temperature-sensitive hydrogels for rapidly responsive devices, Qi Lu, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Search for Displaced Hadronic Vertices in the ATLAS Inner Detector and Muon Spectrometer in p-p Collisions at √s = 13 TeV at the LHC, Margaret S. Lutz, Physics

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Up in Smoke? Towards a Theory of Community Identity Work, Matthew Lyle, Management

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Covering All Their Bases: An Investigation Into Identity Covering in the Sport Workplace, Jeffrey MacCharles, Sport Management

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How Do Adult Songbirds Learn New Sounds? Using Neuromodulators to Probe the Function of the Auditory Association Cortex, Matheus Macedo-Lima, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Exploring Multiracial Consciousness: Voices of Multiracial Students at a Predominantly White Institution, Victoria K. Malaney Brown, Education (also CAGS)

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Hedgehog Signaling (Hh/Gli) Regulates Neurogenesis in the Zebrafish Hypothalamus, Ira Male, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Criminalizing Childhood: The Politics of Violence at Delhi's Urban Margins, Ragini Saira Malhotra, Sociology

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Anti-Jam GPS Controlled Reception Pattern Antennas for Man-Portable Applications, Jeffrey A. Maloney, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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ESSAYS ON WOMEN AND WORK IN INDIA AND ON OTHER-REGARDING PREFERENCES, Sai Madhurika Mamunuru, Economics

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The Impact of Psychosocial Treatment on Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, Tara Mariolis, Nursing

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CORE CONTENT ITEMS AND CONSTRUCTS TO INFORM STUDENT NURSE HANDOFF COMMUNICATION, Kelley McAfee, Nursing

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A Genealogy of Victimhood: Empathy and Memory in Recent German Fiction, Catherine e. McNally, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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Teachers Co-Constructing Multilingual and Multimodal Digital Literacy Practices: Examining Critical Transnational Professional Development, Rosa A. Medina Riveros, Education (also CAGS)

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Robust and Sustainable Energy Pathways to Reach Mexico’s Climate Goals, Rodrigo Mercado Fernandez, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Ultra-Wideband True-Time-Delay Beamforming Networks In A Compact Package, Chris Merola, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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A Rational Design Approach to Developing Second Generation Fabry Disease Treatments, Matthew Metcalf, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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STRUCTURE FUNCTION ANALYSIS OF MITOCHONDRIAL DNA POLYMERASE IC REVEALS MULTIPLE ROLES IN KINETOPLAST MAINTENANCE, Jonathan Miller, Microbiology

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A FRAMEWORK FOR PERFORMANCE-BASED FACADE DESIGN: APPROACH FOR AUTOMATED AND MULTI-OBJECTIVE SIMULATION AND OPTIMIZATION, Mahsa Minaei, Environmental Conservation

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THREE ESSAYS ON THE ROLE OF INSTITUTIONS IN INDIAN AGRICULTURE, Kartik Misra, Economics

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REGULATION OF NOTCH LIGAND EXPRESSION ON CD4 T CELLS, Ankita Mitra, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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LIVESTOCK PREDATION AND SNOW LEOPARD-HUMAN CONFLICT IN THE WAKHAN VALLEY OF WAKHAN NATIONAL PARK, NORTHEASTERN AFGHANISTAN, Zalmai Moheb, Environmental Conservation

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CRITICAL CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON TEACHING ARABIC AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TAFL): A CRITICAL ETHNOGRAPHIC INVESTIGATION OF A US COLLEGE-LEVEL COURSE, Shaimaa Moustafa, Education (also CAGS)

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Making Meaning in the Anthropocene: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Investigation of College Student Response to Planetary Ecological Crises, Kristen Nelson, Education (also CAGS)

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NONLINEAR MODELS FOR SYNTHETIC MOORING LINES UNDER EXTREME OCEAN CONDITIONS: AN AQUACULTURE CASE STUDY, Nhu Nguyen, Mechanical Engineering

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NOVEL MASS SPECTROMETRY BASED STRATEGIES TO STUDY HEPARIN-PROTEIN INTERACTIONS, Chendi Niu, Chemistry

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Daring Depictions: An Analysis of Risks and Their Mediation in Representations of Black Suffering, Russell Nurick, English

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Associations Between Emotion Regulation Flexibility, Executive Functioning, and Borderline Personality Disorder Features, Marykate Oakley, Psychology

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What's in a Label? Unpacking the Meaning of Achievement Labels from Tests, Francis O'Donnell, Education (also CAGS)

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CHARACTERIZING NON-LINEAR STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL, AND VOLUMETRIC PROPERTIES OF ALIPHATIC AND AROMATIC THERMOSETS, Brendan Robert Ondra, Polymer Science and Engineering

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SHADOWS OF THE PAST: THE EFFECTS OF MOVEMENTS' PAST STRATEGY ON THIRD-PARTIES' SUPPORT FOR ITS CURRENT STRATEGY, Seyed Nima Orazani, Psychology

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Y así les nació la conciencia. Las emociones políticas en Balún Canán de Rosario Castellanos y Abeng de Michelle Cliff, Pilar Osorio, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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RIGHTING A DEATH ON THE JOB: THE POLITICS OF FATAL WORK ACCIDENT LAWSUITS IN TURKEY, Yalcin Ozkan, Sociology

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Improving Understanding of Forest Communities and Biodiversity with Multi-Dimensional Landscape Gradients, Ben J. Padilla, Environmental Conservation

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SER (EN) LA NATURALEZA: IDENTIDAD ECOLÓGICA Y VISIONES DE LA NATURALEZA EN UN VIEJO QUE LEÍA NOVELAS DE AMOR DE LUIS SEPÚLVEDA, Y LA LOCA DE GANDOCA DE ANACRISTINA ROSSI, Claudia M. Paez Lotero, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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ANALYSIS OF TITANIUM DIOXIDE NANOPARTICLES IN FOODS USING RAMAN SPECTROSCOPIC TECHNIQUES, Janamkumar Pandya, Food Science

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CONSTRUCTING MULTISTAGE ADAPTIVE TESTS USING RESPONSE TIMES, Yooyoung Park, Education (also CAGS)

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Rare Diseases in the United States: Establishing prevalence, the insurance experience, and orphan drug expenditures in Medicare Part D, Tai Pasquini, Public Health

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Involvement of calcium-dependent protein kinases and phosphatases in sperm capacitation-associated events, Bidur Paudel, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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BAYESIAN METHODS FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF REPORTING ERRORS FOR DATA-SPARSE POPULATION-PERIODS WITH APPLICATIONS TO ESTIMATING MORTALITY, Emily Peterson, Public Health

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From Page to Program: A Study of Stakeholders in Multimodal First-Year Composition Curriculum and Program Design, Rebecca Petitti, English

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“If You’re Not Disrupting It, Then Who Is?”: Understanding the Effects of Participating in Anti-Sexism Workshops on Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices, Kimberly J. Pfeifer, Education (also CAGS)

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METABOLIC MODELING OF MULTISPECIES MICROBIAL BIOFILMS, Poonam Phalak, Chemical Engineering

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Improved Molecular Diagnostics for Soil-Transmitted Helminths, Nils Pilotte, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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CHARACTERIZING ADAPTIVE NON-CODING CHANGES IN THE REGULATION OF HUMAN GENE EXPRESSION, Jason Pizzollo, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Implications and Significance of Partial Melting on the Tectonic History of the Eastern Adirondack Mountains, Claire Rose Pless, Geosciences

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TRUSTWORTHY SYSTEMS AND PROTOCOLS FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS, Arman Pouraghily, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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TOO BLACK FOR THE BLUES…TOO BLUE FOR THE BLACKS: AN EXPLORATION OF BLACK POLICE OFFICERS IN THE ERA OF BLACK LIVES MATTER, Kayla Preito-Hodge, Sociology

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Examining the Specialized Math Content Knowledge of Elementary Teachers in the Age of the Common Core, Stephanie Purington, Education (also CAGS)

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CREATION OF A TUMOR SPECIFIC, SALMONELLA BASED, INTRACELLULAR CANCER THERAPY, Vishnu Raman and Vishnu Raman, Chemical Engineering

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REDOX SIGNALING IN THE ZEBRAFISH EMBRYO AND IMPLICATIONS FOR ENDOCRINE PANCREAS MORPHOGENESIS, Archit Rastogi, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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3-D SHEAR WAVE VELOCITY STRUCTURES OF THE CRUST AND UPPER MANTLE BENEATH CASCADIA AND NEW ZEALAND FROM FULL-WAVE AMBIENT NOISE TOMOGRAPHY, Sampath Rathnayaka Mudiyanselage, Geosciences

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The Development and Initial Validation of the Suicide Prevention Attitudes Rating Scale, Erik Reinbergs, School Psychology

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Dynamic Composition of Functions for Modular Learning, Clemens GB Rosenbaum, Computer Science

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Improving Visual Recognition With Unlabeled Data, Aruni Roy Chowdhury, Computer Science

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Uncovering the Neural and Behavioral Factors That Underlie Changes in Processing Visual Orientation, Patrick Sadil, Psychology

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Monitored Reproduction: Surveillance, Labor, and Care in Pro-Natalist Turkey, Seda Saluk, Anthropology

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EXPANDING ACCESS TO ELITE INSTITUTIONS THROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFER: AN INTRINSIC CASE STUDY OF BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFER INITIATIVES, Catherine Sanchez, Education (also CAGS)

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The Production and Perception of Subject Focus Prosody in L2 Spanish, Covadonga Sanchez, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Shared Neural Substrates of Perception and Memory: Testing the Assumptions and Predictions of the Representational-Hierarchical Account, D. Merika W. Sanders, Psychology

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The African American Gothic Double, Kourtney Senquiz, Afro-American Studies

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THE EFFECT OF MNE HEADQUARTER ATTENTION ON OPERATIONS IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY: EVIDENCE FROM MARKET SEEKING MNEs IN INDIA, Mayank Sewak, Management

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Workplace Inequality in Rent Systems: The Causal Chain of Inequality Between and Within Organizations, Safi Shams, Sociology

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Development and Characterization of Robust and Cost-Effective Catalysts for Selective Biomass Upgrading to Fuels and Chemicals by Deoxydehydration, Bryan E. Sharkey, Chemical Engineering