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Dissertations from 2017

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ALL ROADS LEAD TO WEEDINESS: STORIES ABOUT WEEDY RICE ORIGINS, WEEDY GENES AND WEED COMPETITIVENESS, Zhongyun Huang, Plant Biology

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Harmony, Voice Leading, and Microtonal Syntax in Ben Johnston’s String Quartet No. 5, Daniel Huey, Music

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Deformation and Adhesion of Soft Composite Systems for Bio-inspired Adhesives and Wrinkled Surface Fabrication, Michael Imburgia, Polymer Science and Engineering

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And Liberty For All: Geechee Culture and the Black Freedom Struggle in Liberty County, Georgia, 1752-1946, Felicia Jamison, History

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TISSUE-GUIDED ENGINEERING OF POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL HYDROGELS, Lauren Jansen, Chemical Engineering

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Factors that Shape Arab American College Student Identity, Abdul Rahman F. Jaradat, Education

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Reducing the Size Sale of the Block Copolymer Microdomains and Morphology Study of Brush Block Copolymers Containing Homopolymer, Gajin Jeong, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Equations For Nilpotent Varieties and Their Intersections With Slodowy Slices, Benjamin Johnson, Mathematics

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UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF OXYGEN CONCENTRATION AND ACTIVE PACKAGING ON CONTROLLING LIPID OXIDATION IN OIL-IN-WATER EMULSIONS, David Johnson, Food Science

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A Search for Double Beta Decay of Xenon to Excited States of Barium with EXO-200, Sereres Johnston, Physics

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AUTHENTICITY: CSR AUTHENTICITY ON CONSUMER BEHAVIORAL INTENTIONS TOWARD A SPORT ORGANIZATION, Soyoung Joo, Management

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Adaptors at Work: Regulation of Bacterial Proteolysis by Adaptor Hierarchies, Kamal Joshi, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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The Impacts of Foreign Labor Migration of Men on Women's Empowerment in Nepal, Pratistha Joshi Rajkarnikar, Economics

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A Poetics of Subtraction: The Autobiographical Films of Frampton, Tarkovsky, and Álvarez, Alexander B. Joy, Comparative Literature

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The Socialist Devout: Religious Orders and the Making of an East German Catholic Community, Kathryn Julian, History

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Image processing and understanding based on graph similarity testing: algorithm design and software development, Jieqi Kang, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Using Exemplar Items to Define Performance Categories: A Comparison of Item Mapping Methods, Ana Karantonis, Education

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Maximizing Test Efficiency: The Effects of Test Format on Nonsense Word Reading, Amanda Kern, Education

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The rheology and roll-to-roll processing of shear-thickening particle dispersions, Sunilkumar Khandavalli, Mechanical Engineering

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DO I DESERVE TO SPEND? SOCIAL SUPPORT AND SPENDING PLEASURE, Kawon Kim, Management

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Particles Confined by Fluid Interfaces: Imaging Particle Motion, Interface Deformation and Capillary Forces, Paul Y. Kim, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Bio-based Wind Turbine Blades: Renewable Energy Meets Sustainable Materials for Clean, Green Power, Rachel Koh, Mechanical Engineering

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SEX DIFFERENCES IN ESTRADIOL SIGNALING IN THE ZEBRA FINCH (TAENIOPYGIA GUTATTA) AUDITORY CORTEX, Amanda Krentzel, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Texts and Subtexts in Performing Blackness: Vernacular Masking in Key and Peele as a Lens for Viewing Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Musical Comedy, Spencer Kuchle, Afro-American Studies

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Waiting for Now: Postcolonial Fiction and Colonial Time, Amanda Ruth Waugh Lagji, English

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Exploring the role of collective narcissism in sport team identification, Ben Larkin, Management

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Countering the "Strong School" Narrative: Community Response to Racial Inequity in a High-Performing District, Katie A. Lazdowski, Education

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Conducting Polyelectrolyte Complexes: Assembly, Structure, and Transport, Michael A. Leaf, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Intrinsic Characteristics of Galaxies in the Distant Universe: The Correlation Between Galaxy Morphology and Star Formation Activity, Bomee Lee, Astronomy

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Mechanistic Studies of Proton Gradient-Driven Protein Translocation by Droplet-Interface Bilayer Techniques, En-Hsin Lee, Chemistry

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OTHERS’ REACTIONS TO SERVICE RECOVERY EFFORTS IN SOCIAL MEDIA: A THIRD-PARTY JUSTICE PERSPECTIVE, Minwoo Lee, Hospitality & Tourism Management

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Dopant-defect Engineering in Strontium Titanate-based Materials, Keith Lehuta, Chemistry

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Robust Biosensors for Healthcare Applications: from High-Content Screening to Point-of-Care Testing, Ngoc D. B. Le, Chemistry

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Real and Nominal Effects of Exchange Rate Regimes, Emiliano Libman, Economics

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Close or Distant Past? The Role of Temporal Distance in Responses to Intergroup Violence from Victim and Perpetrator Perspectives, Mengyao Li, Psychology

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On Leveraging Multi-Path Transport in Mobile Networks, Yeon-sup Lim, Computer Science

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Three-Dimensional Memristor Integrated Circuits and Applications, Peng Lin, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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BURROWING AND WALKING MECHANISMS OF NORTH AMERICAN MOLES, YI-FEN LIN, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Fabrication of Functional Nano-Structured Materials and Devices Using Supercritical Fluids, Shengkai Li, Chemical Engineering

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Inference in Networking Systems with Designed Measurements, Chang Liu, Computer Science

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REGULATED PROTEOLYSIS OF DNAA COORDINATES CELL GROWTH WITH STRESS SIGNALS IN CAULOBACTER CRESCENTUS, Jing Liu, Biochemistry

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MULTI-CRITERIA DECISION MAKING WHEN PLANNING SUSTAINABLE MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION ROUTES in a LINEAR CORRIDOR, Marie Louis, Civil Engineering

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A Seifert-van Kampen Theorem for Legendrian Submanifolds and Exact Lagrangian Cobordisms, Mark Lowell, Mathematics

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Style-driven Shape Analysis and Synthesis, Zhaoliang Lun, Computer Science

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Latina Identities, Critical Literacies, and Academic Achievement in Community College, Morgan Lynn, English

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Demanding Spaces: 1970s U.S. Women's Novels as Sites of Struggle, Kate Marantz, English

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Temporal and Relational Models for Causality: Representation and Learning, Katerina Marazopoulou, Computer Science

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Investigating the Impact of Student Opt Out on Value-Added Measures of Teacher Quality, Joshua Marland, Education

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Analysis of Gold Nanoparticles and Their Use with Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry, Alyssa Marsico, Chemistry

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On the Landscape for a Very, Very Long Time: African American Resistance and Resilience in 19th and Early 20th Century Massachusetts, Anthony Martin, Anthropology

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THE AFROETHNIC IMPULSE AND RENEWAL: AFRICAN AMERICAN TRANSCULTURATIONS IN AFRO-LATINO BILDUNG NARRATIVES, 1961 to 2013, Trent Masiki, Afro-American Studies

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The Complexity of Resilience, Cibele Matos Freire, Computer Science

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Examining the Capacity of Instructional Support Networks for the Diffusion of Computer Science for All (CSforALL) in an Urban District, Rebecca Mazur, Education

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A New Paradigm for Predicting Fracture Growth, Interaction and Linkage: Faulting in Numerical and Physical Experiments with Work Optimization, Jessica McBeck, Geosciences

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Who Ate the Subfossil Lemurs? A Taphonomic and Community Study of Raptor, Crocodylian and Carnivoran Predation of the Extinct Quaternary Lemurs of Madagascar., Lindsay Meador, Anthropology

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Amount Relatives Redux, Jon Ander Mendia, Linguistics

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A COMPREHENSIVE VALIDATION OF ACTIVITY TRACKERS FOR ESTIMATING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR IN FREE-LIVING SETTINGS, Albert R. Mendoza, Kinesiology

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A Site of Nation: Black Utopian Novels in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries, Xianzhi Meng, Afro-American Studies

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Three Essays on International Economics and Finance, Juan Antonio Montecino, Economics

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We Are Roses From Our Mothers' Gardens: Black Feminist Visuality in African American Women's Art, Kelli Morgan, Afro-American Studies

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Urban Heritage Speakers As Multilingual Language Learners: Contexts in the 21st Century, Bridgette Moriarity, Education

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Vitreous Gel Physics, Svetlana Morozova, Polymer Science and Engineering

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PROTEIN-NANOPARTICLE CO-ENGINEERING: SELF-ASSEMBLY, INTRACELLULAR PROTEIN DELIVERY, AND CRISPR/CAS9-BASED GENE EDITING, Rubul Mout, Chemistry

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From Householder to War-Lord to Heavenly Hero: Naming God in the Early Continental Germanic Languages, Michael Moynihan, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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THREE ESSAYS ON “DOING CARE”, GENDER DIFFERENCES IN THE WORK DAY, AND WOMEN’S CARE WORK IN THE HOUSEHOLD, Avanti Mukherjee, Economics

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Novel Buildings: Architectural and Narrative Form in Victorian Fiction, Ashley R. Nadeau, English

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CATCH FEELINGS: CLASS AFFECT AND PERFORMATIVITY IN TEACHING ASSOCIATES' NARRATIVES, Anna Rita Napoleone, English

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Calcium and Metabolism in sperm: Fundamental players for Fertilization and Embryo Development, Felipe Navarrete, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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Knowledge Representation and Reasoning with Deep Neural Networks, Arvind Ramanathan Neelakantan, Computer Science

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POTTERS ON THE PENOBSCOT: AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL CASE STUDY EXPLORING HUMAN AGENCY, IDENTITY, AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHOICE, Bonnie D. Newsom, Anthropology

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Dynamical Systems and Zeta Functions of Function Fields, Daniel Nichols, Mathematics

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Promoting Self-Determination Skills of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Participating in the Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative Programs throughout Massachusetts, Lyndsey Nunes, Education

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Intergroup Solidarity in Peace Activism: The Potential for Success or Backlash, Thomas Christopher O'Brien, Psychology

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Seguimos Luchando: Women Educators’ Trajectories in Social Movement Based Popular Education Projects in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jennifer Lee O'Donnell, Education

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THE IMPACT OF FORECAST ROUNDNESS, FORECAST UNCERTAINTY, AND MANAGERS’ LANGUAGE ON INVESTORS’ JUDGMENTS, Jessica Osgood, Management

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Dialogue and "Dialect": Character Speech in American Fiction, Carly Overfelt, English

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THE KEY QUESTION IN SYMBIOTIC NITROGEN FIXATION: HOW DOES HOST MAINTAIN A BACTERIAL SYMBIONT?, Onur Oztas, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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ANALYSES OF DENSELY CROSSLINKED PHENOLIC SYSTEMS USING LOW FIELD NMR, Jigneshkumar Patel, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Labor Force Participation, Disability, and Implications for Healthcare Utilization and Employment, Lawrence C. Pellegrini, Public Health

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EXPLORING THE BALANCE: A Path Analysis Examination of the Maintaining the Balance Model, Sheila Pennell, Nursing

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Implicit Bias in Pre-Service Teachers: A Mixed Methods Approach, Tara Pepis, Education

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Applications and Extensions of Counterpart Theory, Bridgette Peterson, Philosophy

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Specialization and trade-offs in plant-feeding insects, Daniel Peterson, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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“MY EYES ARE OPEN BUT MY LIPS ARE WHISPERING”: LINGUISTIC AND SYMBOLIC FORMS OF RESISTANCE IN THAILAND DURING 2006-2016, Khorapin Phuaphansawat, Political Science

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Movement and the Semantic Type of Traces, Ethan Poole, Linguistics

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Theory and Practice of Supply Chain Synchronization, Michael Prokle, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Morphology of Thin Sheets in the Lame Setup and Beyond, zhanlong qiu, Physics

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STIMULI RESPONSIVE POLYMERIC NANOGELS FOR HYDROPHOBICS & HYDROPHILICS DELIVERY, kishore raghupathi, Chemistry

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Modeling Performance, Cost, Delivery, And Trip Distribution Of Demand Responsive Transit Systems With Zoning, Mahour Rahimi, Civil Engineering

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POTENTIAL ENHANCEMENT OF DIETARY ISOTHIOCYANATES COMBINATION ON BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES, Kanyasiri Rakariyatham, Food Science

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Customizing Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks to Individual Drivers and Traffic Conditions, Ali Rakhshan, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Getting It Right: African American Male College/University Presidents and Their Early Cultivation of Self-Efficacy, JAMES RANDALL, Education

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MODELING OF NANOSCALE TRANSPORT IN MESOPOROUS MEMBRANES, Ashutosh Rathi, Chemical Engineering

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Spatial Ecology of Black Bears (Ursus americanus) in Newfoundland, Canada, Nathaniel D. Rayl, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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The effects of industrialization and urbanization on growth and development: A comparison of boys and girls from three Industrial European skeletal collections, Sarah Reedy, Anthropology

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Characterization of Electronic and Ionic Transport in Soft and Hard Functional Materials, Lawrence A. Renna, Chemistry

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Astrophysical Accretion and Feedback: The Bayesian Linchpin of Theory and Observation, Shawn Roberts, Astronomy

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Contested Citizenship and Social Belonging? Latinos in Mixed-Status Families Managing Illegality and Race in Los Angeles, Cassaundra Rodriguez, Sociology

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Me, Myself and I: Reflections on Self-Consciousness and Authority, jonathan rosen, Philosophy

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Group Process, Communication, and Relating as a Core Phenomenon in an Older Adult Support and Learning Group on Aging and Health, Lisa Rose White, Nursing

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Colicins - a sound antimicrobial approach for the prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, Sandra M. Roy, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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Belief-Space Planning for Resourceful Manipulation and Mobility, Dirk Ruiken, Computer Science

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The Effects of Predictability on Stereotypic Behavior in Nonclinical Adult Humans (Homo sapiens) and Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta), Amy Ryan, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Preferential early attribution in segmental parsing, Amanda Rysling, Linguistics

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Stories Written On Concrete: Understanding and (Re)Imagining Street Lit and Culture, 1990-2007, Jacinta Saffold, Afro-American Studies

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THE ROLE OF RESISTANCE AND SOCIAL CAPITAL IN FACILITATING LATINO/A COLLEGE SUCCESS, Patricia Sánchez-Connally, Sociology

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Investigation of Fungicide Resistance Mechanisms and Dynamics of the Multiple Fungicide Resistant Population in Sclerotinia homoeocarpa, Hyunkyu Sang, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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MOVING AGAINST CLOTHESPINS:THE POLI(POE)TICS OF EMBODIMENT IN THE POETRY OF MIRIAM ALVES AND AUDRE LORDE, Flávia Santos de Araújo, Afro-American Studies

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Thiol-ene Chemistry as an Enabler of New Polymer Structures and Architectures, Joel M. Sarapas, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Master's Tools and the Master's House: A Historical Analysis Exploring the Myth of Educating for Democracy in the United States, Timothy Scott, Education

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EXAMINING THE EFFECTS OF MODE OF DELIVERY OF A READING FLUENCY INTERVENTION USING A RANDOMIZED EXPERIMENTAL ALTERNATIVE-TREATMENTS DESIGN, Caroline Shackett, School Psychology

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COMPUTATIONAL STUDIES OF STRUCTURE–FUNCTION RELATIONSHIPS OF SUPPORTED AND UNSUPPORTED METAL NANOCLUSTERS, Hongbo Shi, Chemical Engineering

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Game Theory for Security Investments in Cyber and Supply Chain Networks, Shivani Shukla, Management

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When errors aren't: How comprehenders selectively violate Binding Theory, Shayne Sloggett, Linguistics

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Covert Wireless Communications in a Dynamic Environment, Tamara V. Sobers, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Lung and Colon Cancer Chemoprevention by Polymethoxyflavones, Mingyue Song, Food Science

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THREE ESSAYS ON THE THEORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION: HYBRID PRICE AND QUANTITY POLICIES AND REGULATION IN THE PRESENCE OF CO-POLLUTANTS, Insung Son, Resource Economics

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THEATERS OF VOICE, BODY, AND PAGE: BECKETT, SOPHOCLES, HOMER, JOYCE, Barry A. Spence, Comparative Literature

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Methods for incorporating ecological impacts with climate uncertainty to support robust flood management decision-making, Caitlin M. Spence, Civil Engineering

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Microbial Competition in Bioelectrochemical Systems, Varun Srinivasan, Civil Engineering

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LOOKING BEYOND THE RUBBLE TOWARD LOUVERTUREAN STATECRAFT: THE POST-OCCUPATION STATE AND THE HISTORICAL FAULT LINE OF RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT IN HAITI (1791-2016), Moise St Louis, Political Science

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Materializing Transfer: Writing Dispositions in a Culture of Standardized Testing, Lisha Daniels Storey, English

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Immigration and Within-Group Wage Inequality: How Queuing, Competition, and Care Outsourcing Exacerbate and Erode Earnings Inequalities, Eiko H. Strader, Sociology

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IMIDACLOPRID, A NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDE, IMPAIRS LIPID AND GLUCOSE METABOLISM, Quancai Sun, Food Science

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The Self-Assembly of Lamellae-Forming Block Copolymer for High Resolution Nanolithography, Zhiwei Sun, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Theatres of War: Performing Queer Nationalism in Modernist Narratives, Elise Swinford, English

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DECISION ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR ROBUST WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING UNDER DEEP UNCERTAINTY, Mehmet Umit Taner, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Modeling and Modifying Day-to-Day Travel Behaviors: Empirical Results and Methodological Advances, Yue Tang, Civil Engineering

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Fantasy Frontier: Old West Theme Parks and Memory in California, Amanda Tewes, History

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PARA DONDE MIRAN LOS OJOS: CONFLUENCIAS ENTRE LOCURA, (DES)IDENTIDAD Y VIOLENCIA EN LA OBRA DE JOÃO GUIMARÃES ROSA, SILVINA OCAMPO Y LUIS MARTÍN-SANTOS, Giseli C. Tordin, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Influence of Work Environment Conditions on the Ability of Critical Care Nurses to Provide Efficacious Nursing Care in Puerto Rico, Yolanda M. Torres, Nursing

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The Concept of Intrinsic Goodness: Essays in Moorean Moral Philosophy, Miles Tucker, Philosophy

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Inclusion of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Inclusive Practices in Turkey, Hanife Ece Ugurlu, Education

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Representation, Reflection, and Reconciliation: The Evolving Depiction of Violence in the Committed Literature of Manlio Argueta, Gladys E. Vasquez, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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ESTRADIOL ENHANCES INFLAMMATION DURING PUBERTAL DEVELOPMENT IN FEMALE MICE, Amarylis Velez-Perez, Neuroscience and Behavior

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The Effects of Exercise Training on Insulin Supply and Demand in Breast Cancer Survivors, Richard Viskochil, Kinesiology

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Using Social Network Analysis to Investigate the Diffusion of Special Education Knowledge within a School District, Martha H. von Mering, Education

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THE ROLE OF CHAIN CONFIGURATION IN GOVERNING THE RATIONAL DESIGN OF POLYMERS FOR ADHESION, Onyenkachi Wamuo, Polymer Science and Engineering

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BIOTRANSFORMATION OF POLYMETHOXYFLAVONES AND ITS IMPLICATION ON BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES, Minqi Wang, Food Science

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Database Usability Enhancement in Data Exploration, Yue Wang, Computer Science

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The Drama of Race: Contemporary Afro-German Theater, Jamele Watkins, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood: Northern African American Children's Cultural and Political Resistance, 1780-1861, Crystal L. Webster, Afro-American Studies

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THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES OF FEMALE SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORS, Kerry E. Weir, Education

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UNDERSTANDING FOOD LITERACY AND ITS USE IN A TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR ADOLESCENTS., Catherine A. Wickham, Public Health

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A CATEGORICAL FORMULATION OF ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY, Bradley Willocks, Mathematics

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Collective Action as Relationship in Late Modernity: Animal Advocacy in a Repressive Political Climate, Catherine M. Wilson, Sociology

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Mediators and Moderators of Childhood Family Adversity and Adult Cortisol Response: The Role of Marital Conflict Behavior, Jeffrey P. Winer, Psychology

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ASSEMBLY OF PARTICLES ONTO RIGID CYLINDERS AND FLEXIBLE MEMBRANES: PROBING EFFECTS OF SURFACE CURVATURE AND DEFORMATION, Derek Wood, Physics

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INTERNATIONALIZATION AND HOTEL PERFORMANCE: MODERATING EFFECTS OF AGGLOMERATION, Linda Woo, Hospitality & Tourism Management

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The help / hurt duality at work in MakeupAlley.com product reviews, Lisa Wortman Raring, Communication

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EFFECTS OF PERMETHRIN, A PYRETHROID INSECTICIDE, ON GLUCOSE AND LIPID METABOLISM, XIAO XIAO, Food Science

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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR HIGH DIMENSIONAL DATA ARISING FROM LARGE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES, Hui Xu, Public Health

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Analytical Methods to Support Design and Optimization of Protein Drug Conjugate: Focusing on Haptoglobin-hemoglobin Complex as a Drug Carrier, Shengsheng Xu, Chemistry

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ADAFT: A RESOURCE-EFFICIENT FRAMEWORK FOR ADAPTIVE FAULT-TOLERANCE IN CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS, Ye Xu, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Dissecting Molecular Pathways that ensure Proper Chromosome Segregation and Cell Division, Anna Ye, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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NANOPARTICLE AS SUPRAMOLECULAR PLATFORM FOR DELIVERY AND BIOORTHOGONAL CATALYSIS, Gulen Yesilbag Tonga, Chemistry

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SYNTHESIS AND STRUCTURE-PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS OF POLYMERIC MEMBRANES FOR SMALL MOLECULE TRANSPORT, Haomiao Yuan, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Formal Analysis of Arithmetic Circuits using Computer Algebra - Verification, Abstraction and Reverse Engineering, CUNXI YU, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPLEX EVENT PROCESSING FOR DECISION ANALYTICS, Haopeng Zhang, Computer Science

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STRUCTURE-PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS OF HIERARCHICAL POLYMER MATERIALS, Minchao Zhang, Polymer Science and Engineering

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New Mass Spectrometric Methods for Studying Proteins in Solution and in the Gas Phase, Zhe Zhang, Chemistry

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statistical methods on risk management of extreme events, Zijing Zhang, Mathematics

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Characterization of Highly Heterogeneous Heparin-Protein Complexes Using Novel Mass Spectrometry-Based Approaches, Yunlong Zhao, Chemistry

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Aliovalent Dopants in ZnO Nanocrystals: Synthesis to Electronic Structure, Dongming Zhou, Chemistry

Dissertations from 2016

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Study of Charge Transport Mechanism in Microbial Nanowires, Ramesh Adhikari, Physics

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Bacteriophage: Bioengineered Bacterial Detection and Applications, Samuel D. Alcaine, Food Science

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A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Intersections of Gender, Race, and Migration in the High-Tech Workforce, Sharla N. Alegria, Sociology

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Motivations and Barriers for Saudi Nurses to Pursue a Doctoral Degree, Abdualrahman Alshehry, Nursing

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Sperm Capacitation associated increase in Tyrosine Phosphorylation: kinetic of the increase and novel members involved in the process., Antonio Alvau, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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Conversion of Cellulose to Ethanol by the Biofuels Microbe Clostridium Phytofermentans: Quantification of Growth and Role of an Rnf-Complex in Energy Conservation, Jesús G. Alvelo-Maurosa, Microbiology

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Modeling Choice Problems with Heterogeneous User Preferences in the Transportation Network, Mahyar Amirgholy, Civil Engineering

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Customer Engagement: Perceived Benefits and Effect of Individual and Brand Personality on Engagement Behaviors, Yana Andonova, Management

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Post-Wrinkling Behaviors in Layered Elastic Polymers, Anesia D. Auguste, Polymer Science and Engineering

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The Role of NOTCH3 Signaling in T Helper Cell Differentiation and Induction of EAE, Furkan Ayaz, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Colonial and Post-Colonial Origins of Agrarian Development: The Case of Two Punjabs, Shahram Azhar, Economics

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Eulerian CFD Modeling of Multiphase Internal Injector Flow and External Sprays, Eli T. Baldwin, Mechanical Engineering

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Multimodal Assessment in Action: What We Really Value in New Media Texts, Kathleen M. Baldwin, English

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Distributing Condoms and "Hope": Race, Sex, and Science in Youth Sexual Health Promotion, Chris A. Barcelos, Public Health

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Three Essays on the Social Determinants of Early Childhood Health and Development, Andrew Barenberg, Economics

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Extracellular Matrix Control of Breast Cancer Metastasis and Dormancy, Lauren Barney, Chemical Engineering

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The Professionalization of Male Circumcision in Turkey, Oyman Basaran, Sociology

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A Conflict of Interest? Negotiating Agendas, Ethics, and Consequences Regarding the Heritage Value of Human Remains, Heidi J. Bauer-Clapp, Anthropology

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Distribution and Population Dynamics of Ungulates in the Mongolian Gobi, Buuveibaatar Bayarbaatar, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Microaggressions in a Women's College. Understanding Language, Race, Class and Gender in Teaching Spanish: A Testimonio, Thelma Belmonte-Alcantara, Education

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Citation Networks, Linguistics-Based Cues, and Logic-Based Approaches to Understanding What Persuades a Judge to Forsake Bias, James ben-Aaron, Political Science

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Simulating the Hydrodynamics of Offshore Floating Wind Turbine Platforms in a Finite Volume Framework, Maija Benitz, Mechanical Engineering

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THE SUBJECTS OF FATİH AKIN'S MELODRAMAS: A GENEALOGICAL READING THROUGH THE FILMS OF R.W. FASSBINDER, YILMAZ GÜNEY AND ATIF YILMAZ, Emir O. Benli, Comparative Literature

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O Creativity, Where Art Thou? What Increases Creativity Perception, and When Does Creativity Matter?, Ilgim Dara Benoit, Management

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Confessions in the Courtroom: An Audience Research on Court Shows, Silvina Beatriz Berti, Communication

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Physical Geometry, James P. Binkoski, Philosophy

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Building Meaning in Navajo, Elizabeth A. Bogal-Allbritten, Linguistics

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The Application of Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange and Covalent Labeling Coupled with Mass Spectrometry to Examine Protein Structure, Nicholas B. Borotto, Chemistry

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Improving Conservation Efforts Through a Better Understanding of Forest Elephant Ecology, the Impacts of Threats on Elephants and Freshwater Fisheries in Northern Congo, Roger Patrick Boundja, Environmental Conservation

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Understanding STEM Learning Outcomes Using A Phenomenographic Approach, Cheryl L. Brooks, Education

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Controlling the Assembly of Nanoparticles in Polymer Blends, Kyle C. Bryson, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Transnationalizing Social Justice Education: InterAmerican Frameworks for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century, Mirangela G. Buggs, Education

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Algebraicity of rational Hodge isometries of K3 surfaces, Nikolay Buskin, Mathematics

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Chemopreventive Effects of Cranberry in Association with the Alteration of Gut Microbiota, xiaokun cai, Food Science

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Disproportionate Suspension Rates: Understanding Policy and Practice in One State, Kristine A. Camacho, Education

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Studies of Kinetochore Mechanobiology in Drosophila, Stuart Cane, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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ELITE CAPTURE, FREE RIDING, AND PROJECT DESIGN: A CASE STUDY OF A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN CEARÁ, BRAZIL, Jessica Carrick-Hagenbarth, Economics

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Alterations to Maternal Behavior and Brain by Exogenous Estrogen Exposure, Mary Catanese, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Of Wolves, Hunters, and Words: A Comparative Study of Cultural Discourses in the Western Great Lakes Region, Tovar Cerulli, Communication

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Rational Development of Solid Lewis Acid Catalysts for Biomass Conversion, Chun-Chih Chang, Chemical Engineering

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Reduced order fluid-structure interaction models for thin shells with non-zero Gaussian curvatures to understand the response of aneurysms to flow, Gary Han Chang, Mechanical Engineering

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Nixon's War on Terrorism: The FBI, Leftist Guerrillas, and the Origins of Watergate, Daniel S. Chard, History

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Service Improvement and Cost Reduction for Airlines: Optimal Policies for Managing Arrival and Departure Operations under Uncertainty, Heng Chen, Management

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Bacteriophage-Based Colorimetric Detection of Escherichia Coli in Drinking Water, Juhong Chen, Food Science

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Three Essays on Sustainable Development in China: Social, Economic and Environmental Aspects, Ying Chen, Economics

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The Gaps between Values and Practices of Global Citizenship Education: A Critical Analysis of Global Citizenship Education in South Korea, Hye Seung Cho, Education

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Rumi, the Poet of Universal Love: The Politics of Rumi's Appropriation in the West, FATMA B. CIHAN-ARTUN, Comparative Literature

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Investigating the Relationship between Implicit Theories about Intelligence and Teacher-Student Relationship Quality, Woodbury B. Clift, Education

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Model Systems for Characterizing the Intrinsic Properties of Polymer Semiconductors: Oligomers and Single Crystals, Nicholas S. Colella, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Addictive Reading: Nineteenth-Century Drug Literature's Possible Worlds, Adam Colman, English

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Bootstrap Boricuas: A Family Performing and Exploring Cultural Assimilation, Ellen Correa, Communication

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Educational Implications: Homeless Children's Perception of Resilience, Maria M. Costa, Education

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The Consequences of Speed: Studies of Cavitation During the Mantis Shrimp Strike and the Control of Rapid Deceleration During Toad Landing, Suzanne M. Cox, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Knowledge Development in Undergraduate Clinical Nursing Education, Nancy A. Craig-Williams, Nursing

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Reading Power: Female Sexuality, Bullying, and Power Relations in Young Adult Literature, Cara C. Crandall, Education

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Engineering Advanced Morphologies for Structurally Reinforced Polyolefins, Brian M. Cromer, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Nanoscience at Interfaces and Surfaces: From Jamming to Electrode Texturing, Mengmeng Cui, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Writing Resistance and the Question of Gender: Charlotte Delbo, Noor Inayat Khan, and Germaine Tillion, Lara R. Curtis, Comparative Literature

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Effective Performance Analysis and Debugging, Charles M. Curtsinger, Computer Science

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The Cosmic Web, and the Role of Environment in Galaxy Evolution, Ryan Cybulski, Astronomy

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Learning from Pairwise Proximity Data, Hamid Dadkhahi, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Functionalized Electrospun Nanofibers for Food Science Applications, Minhui Dai, Food Science

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Characterizing the urban human environment system in Boston, Massachusetts, Rachel S. Danford, Environmental Conservation

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Analysis of External-Field-Driven Surface Stabilization and Patterning, Dwaipayan Dasgupta, Chemical Engineering

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"Daring propaganda for the beauty of the Human Mind:" Critical Consciousness-Raising in the Poetry and Drama of the Black Power Era, 1965-1976, Markeysha D. Davis, Afro-American Studies

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Do Bad Boys Finish First? An Investigation of a Lay Theory of Heterosexual Women's Mate Preferences, Casey J. DeBuse, Psychology

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“If There Are Men Who Are Afraid to Die, There Are Women Who Are Not”: African American Women's Civil Rights Leadership in Boston, 1920-1975., Julie de Chantal, History

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A Paleobathymetric Model and Evolution of the Brazilian Marginal Basins during the Late Maastrichtian to Eocene based on Benthic Foraminiferal Biofacies, Renata Moura de Mello, Geosciences

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Uptake and Accumulation of Engineered Nanomaterials by Agricultural Crops and Associated Risks in the Environment and Food Safety, Yingqing Deng, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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El estudio contrastivo y comparativo de la perífrasis de gerundio en el español y en el portugués hablado en Massachusetts y Rhode Island, Judy de Oliveira, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Design of ROMP-based Protein Mimics for siRNA Delivery, Brittany M. deRonde, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Correspondence Between Change in Adult Attachment Patterns and Change in Depression Symptoms in Early Marriage, Cassandra C. DeVito, Psychology

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When Mom Goes to School: Maternal Education and Intergenerational Mobility, Maura E. Devlin, Education

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"The Book Can't Teach You That": A Case Study of Place, Writing, and Tutors' Constructions of Writing Center Work, Christopher Joseph DiBiase, English

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Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility: The Roles of Organizational Identity and Social Creativity, Pamala J. Dillon, Management

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Adaptive Route Choice in Stochastic Time-Dependent Networks: Routing Algorithms and Choice Modeling, Jing Ding-Mastera, Civil Engineering

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Fallibility and Normativity, Joshua DiPaolo, Philosophy

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An Integrated Computational and Experimental Approach to Study and Scale-Up Vacuum Drying of Pharmaceutical Products, Aditya G. Dodda, Chemical Engineering

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Pessimism in Progress: Hermann Sudermann and the Liberal German Bourgeoisie, Jason Doerre, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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The Aurality of Rhetoric: A Critical Hermeneutic of Cape Breton’s Rhetorical Music Community, Gregory J. Dorchak, Communication

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Rational Development of Carbon-Based Materials for Adsorption-Enhanced Conversion of Cellulose to Value-Added Chemicals, Paul J. Dornath, Chemical Engineering

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Modeling, Analysis and Numerical Simulations in Mathematical Biology of Traveling Waves, Turing Instability and Tumor Dynamics, Mei Duanmu, Mathematics

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Supramolecular Strategies for the Generation of Nanoparticle Assemblies and Biomolecular Thin Films, Bradley P. Duncan, Chemistry

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Three Essays on Women's Land Rights in Rural Peru, Rosa L. Duran, Economics

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Do we have a climate for change? Insights about adaptation planning actions in coastal New England, Ana M. Emlinger, Regional Planning

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Investigation of Effluent Nitrogen Derived from Conventional Activated Sludge (CAS) and Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Systems and Its Impact on Algal Growth in Receiving Waters, Heonseop Eom, Civil Engineering

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Polymer and Small Molecule Designs for Anion Conducting Membranes: Connected Ion-Channel Morphologies and Highly Alkaline Stable Ammonium Cations, SEDEF P. ERTEM, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Engineering Polymers through Impact Modification and Superheated Liquid Processing, Gregory Connor Evans, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Subscore Reliability and Classification Consistency: A Comparison of Five Methods, Fen Fan, Education

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Urban metabolism and land use modeling for urban designers and planners: A land use model for the Integrated Urban Metabolism Analysis Tool, Mohamad Farzinmoghadam, Regional Planning

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Who is like Whom? Reclassification and Performance Patterns for Different Groupings of English Learners, Molly M. Faulkner-Bond, Education

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Nanomaterials at Liquid/Liquid Interfaces: Assembly and Rheology, Tao Feng, Polymer Science and Engineering

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A Period Examination Through Contemporary Energy Analysis of Kevin Roche’s Fine Arts Center at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, L Carl Fiocchi Jr, Environmental Conservation

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Retail Analytics and Optimization for Store-Wide Shelf-Space Management, Tulay Flamand, Management

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Middle Management Strategic Roles: Strategic Role Conflict and its Antecedents, Hector R. Flores, Management

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Ocean Gateways and Glaciation: Planktic Foraminiferal Records from the Southern Ocean, Equatorial Pacific, and Caribbean, Andrew J. Fraass, Geosciences

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Detecting Anomalously Similar Entities in Unlabeled Data, Lisa D. Friedland, Computer Science

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Three Essays on Economic Stages and Transition, Ricardo R. Fuentes-Ramírez, Economics

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The Impact of Customer Contact Personnel on Innovation in Service Firms, Alexandra L. Galli-Debicella, Management

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Photolysis of Triazenylbenzoic Acids for Click Chemistry, Adam Gann, Chemistry

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Rights in Property and Property in Rights: Privacy, Contract and Ownership of the Body in Anglo-American Political and Constitutional Thought, Gary L. Garrison, History

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A Tale of “Ku” (Bitter) V.S. “Tian” (Sweet): Understanding China's “Yiku Sitian” Movement in the 1960s and 1970s from the Perspective of Cultural Discourse Analysis, Xinmei Ge, Communication

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The Influence of Musculoskeletal Geometry on the Metabolic Cost of Pedaling, Lex Gidley, Kinesiology

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Structuring Thought: Concepts, Computational Syntax, and Cognitive Explanation, Matthew B. Gifford, Philosophy

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Song perception in communication networks, Sarah Goodwin, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Feasibility of a combined physical activity and sleep education intervention for girls living in a low socioeconomic status urban community, Cory J. Greever, Kinesiology

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Protest Lyrics at Work: Labor Resistance Poetry of Depression-Era Autoworkers, Rebecca S. Griffin, English

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Chasing New Physics: From Electroweak Baryogenesis to Dark Matter, Huaike Guo, Physics

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Elastic Resource Management in Distributed Clouds, Tian Guo, Computer Science

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Contemplative Practices and Learning: A Holistic Approach to Education in Bhutan, Yang Gyeltshen, Education

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Expansion of and reclassification within the family Lachnospiraceae, Kelly N. Haas, Microbiology

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The Effect of Unique Labels on Face Perception in Infancy, Hillary R. Hadley, Psychology

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Predictive modeling of riverine constituent concentrations and loads using historic and imposed hydrologic conditions, Mark Hagemann, Civil Engineering

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Theoretical Studies of Atomic Transport in Ternary Semiconductor Quantum Dots and Charge Transport in Organic Photovoltaic Active Layers, Xu Han, Chemical Engineering

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Wind Farm Wake Modeling and Analysis of Wake Impacts in a Wind Farm, Yujia Hao, Mechanical Engineering

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Gestational Weight Gain and Maternal Health Among Hispanic Women, Megan W. Harvey, Public Health

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From What Remains: The Politics of Aesthetic Mourning and the Poetics of Loss in Contemporary African American Culture, Kajsa K. Henry, English

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Three Essays on U.S. Household Debt and the Sources of Systemic Financial Fragility, Thomas Herndon, Economics

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Application-Aware Resource Management for Cloud Platforms, Xin He, Computer Science

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Transcription Regulation of PHO5 Gene by the Ino2p and Ino4p bHLH Proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Ying He, Microbiology

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Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of a User Training Program for Integrating Health Information Technology into Clinical Processes, Ze He, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Investigating the impact of small molecule ligands and the proteostasis network on protein folding inside the cell, Karan Hingorani, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Fluorinated Conjugated Polymers for Organic Photovoltaics: Synthesis by Direct Arylation and Structure-Property Relationships, Patrick D. Homyak, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Reclaiming Voices and Identities: An Examination of African American Educators’ Experiences Before and After Brown v. Board of Education, Leta Hooper, Education

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Morphological and Material Effects in Van Der Waals Interactions, Jaime C. Hopkins, Physics

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Macronutrients and the risk of premenstrual syndrome, Serena C. Houghton, Public Health

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Geochemical Attributes of Hydraulically Active Fractures and Their Influence on Groundwater Quality, Amy L. Hudson, Geosciences

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Evolvability of the Skull: A Study of Genetic Basis and Integration in the Teleost Craniofacial Skeleton, Yinan Hu, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Rethinking the Creative Economy: Participatory Action Research with Artists and Artisans in the Greater Franklin County, Leo L. Hwang, Geosciences

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The Cellular Context of Estradiol Regulation in the Zebra Finch Auditory Forebrain, Maaya Ikeda, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Voltage Driven Translocation of Polyelectrolytes through Nanopores, Byoung-jin Jeon, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Proactive Assessment of Climate Change and Contaminant Spill Impacts on Source Water Quality, Lillian C. Jeznach, Civil Engineering

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Modeling Interactions Between Human Factors and Traffic Flow Characteristics, Chaoqun Jia, Civil Engineering

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Can Everyone Be a Leader? A Multi-Contextual Study of Leadership, Xueting Jiang, Management

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The Stability of Ferrate(VI) in Water and Its Impacts on Disinfection Byproduct Precursors, Yanjun Jiang, Civil Engineering

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Engineering the Nano-Bio Interface of Gold Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications, Ying Jiang, Chemistry

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Mesa para dos. La Gastronomía en la Poesía y el Cine Españoles, Dolores Juan Moreno, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Multi-Classifier Fusion Strategy for Activity and Intent Recognition of Torso Movements, Abhijit Kadrolkar, Mechanical Engineering

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Change of Sight, Sites of Creativity: The Visual Arts in Albania after Socialism, Sofia Kalo, Anthropology

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Ownership in the Development Discourse: A Case Study in Education in Tanzania, Satomi Kamei, Education

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Kinetics and dynamics of electrophoretic translocation of polyelectrolytes through nanopores, Harshwardhan Katkar, Chemical Engineering

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Probes and their Horizons, Stefan Keine, Linguistics

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Study of the Self-Assembly Process of Microporous Materials Using Molecular Modeling, Mohammad Navaid Khan, Chemical Engineering

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"How Many Generations Will be Spoiled at the Cost of Such Compromises?" The Resolution Strategies of High School Principals in Value-Conflict Situations Between School Law and Moral Values in Azad Kashmir, Muhammad N. Khawaja, Education

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Assembling Creative Cities in Seoul and Yokohama: Rebranding East Asian Urbanism, Changwook Kim, Communication

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Dynamic Wetting and Drag Reduction on Superhydrophobic and Liquid-Infused Surfaces, Jeong-Hyun Kim, Mechanical Engineering

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The Effect of a Growing Black Hole on the Infrared Emission of Dusty Galaxies in the Distant Universe, Allison Kirkpatrick, Astronomy

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Structure and Dynamics of Charged Colloidal Disks in Colloid-Polymer Mixtures, Suhasini Kishore, Chemical Engineering

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Optimization of the fabrication, stability, and performance of food grade nanoemulsions with low and high energy methods, Jennifer Komaiko, Food Science

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Extending Faceted Search to the Open-Domain Web, Weize Kong, Computer Science

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Critical Literacy and Identities in World Language Education: Telling Reflective Stories of Digital Storytelling, Keiko Konoeda, Education

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Advanced Materials for Rapid Diagnostics in Food, Agriculture and Healthcare, Charmaine K.W. Koo, Food Science

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Mega Versus Local Sport Sponsorships, Jakeun Koo, Management

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Synergy Between Digital and Traditional Literacy Practices: A Framework for Building a Reading Culture in a Secondary School, Nina Kositsky, Education

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(I) Polymer Nanocomposites: Rheology and Processing for Mesoporous Materials and (II) Nanopatterning of Metal Oxides Using Soft Lithography, Rohit Kothari, Polymer Science and Engineering

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The Social Corporation: Firms, Networks, and Politics, Michael Kowal, Political Science

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Efficient Inference, Search and Evaluation for Latent Variable Models of Text with Applications to Information Retrieval and Machine Translation, Kriste Krstovski, Computer Science

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Follow the Crowd: How Viral Social Information and Social Identity Increase Investors’ Suboptimal Investing Decisions, Stephen Kuselias, Management

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Essays on Household Health Expenditures, National Health Insurance and Universal Access to Health Care in Ghana, EVELYN KWAKYE, Economics

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Anaphora, Inversion, and Focus, Nicholas J. LaCara, Linguistics

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Automatic Development and Adaptation of Concise Nonlinear Models for System Identification, William G. La Cava, Mechanical Engineering

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Novel Advancements for Improving Sprout Safety, Kyle S. Landry, Food Science

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A Lower Limb Prosthesis with Active Alignment for Reduced Limb Loading, Andrew LaPre, Mechanical Engineering

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Shared Focus/Collective Responsibility: The Lived Experience of Educators as Members of a Data Team in a Connecticut Public High School, Abbie-Jean M. Lareau, Education

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Clay Pot Cookery: Dairy, Diet and Class during the South Levantine Iron Age II Period, Mary K. Larkum, Anthropology

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Control of Proteolysis during the Caulobacter Cell Cycle, Joanne Lau, Microbiology

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Turning around the Culture of Teaching and Learning: A Turnaround School Success Story, Rachael B. Lawrence, Education

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Mammalian Egg Activation: The Roles of TRPV3 Channels and PLCZ1, Hoi Chang Lee, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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Differential Prediction and Validity of Advanced Placement (AP®) for Student Subgroups, Minji K. Lee, Education

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Uncovering the Genetic Basis for Biofuel-Related Traits in Brachypodium Distachyon, Scott J. Lee, Plant Biology

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Electromagnetic Scattering Models for InSAR Correlation Measurements of Vegetation and Snow, Yang Lei, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Functional Hydrophilic Polymers for Solution Assembly and Non-Viral Gene Therapy, Rachel A. Letteri, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Refractive Index Engineering and Optical Properties Enhancement by Polymer Nanocomposites, Cheng Li, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Combining Static and Dynamic Analysis for Bug Detection and Program Understanding, Kaituo Li, Computer Science

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Examining the Civil-Military Divide Through New (Institutional) Lenses: The Influence of the Supreme Court, Allen Linken, Political Science

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Algorithms for First-order Sparse Reinforcement Learning, Bo Liu, Computer Science

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Fabrication of Ultrafine Structures and Functional Surfaces Over Large Areas, Yinyong Li, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Low Cross-Polarization Vivaldi Arrays, John Logan, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Spider Brain Morphology & Behavior, Skye M. Long, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Evaluating Digital VHF Technology to Monitor Shorebird and Seabird Use of Offshore Wind Energy Areas in the Western North Atlantic, Pamela H. Loring, Environmental Conservation

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The Neural Correlates of Emotion Reactivity and Regulation in Young Children with ADHD, Claudia I. Lugo-Candelas, Psychology

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Characterization of Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Cells in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex of Rats, Yi-Ling Lu, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Infants' & Toddlers' Social Evaluations of Trustworthy and Untrustworthy Faces, Ashley Lyons, Psychology

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Evaluating the Role of Glutathione in Detoxification of Metal-Based Nanoparticles in Plants, Chuanxin Ma, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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American Authoritarianism in Black and White, Matthew C. MacWilliams, Political Science

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Prospects for Infrared Quantum Gravity: From Cosmology to Black Holes, Basem K. Mahmoud El-Menoufi, Physics

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Microfinance, Household Indebtedness and Gender Inequality, Theresa Mannah-Blankson, Economics

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Young Children Positioned as Storytellers in the Classroom: An examination of teacher-child interactions and the storytelling event, Peggy L. Martalock, Education

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Kinetic and Dynamic Insights into the Substrate Interactions and Catalysis of Factor Inhibiting HIF-1 (FIH-1), Cristina B. Martin, Chemistry

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Aggregation and Coagulation of C60 Fullerene as Affected by Natural Organic Matter and Ionic Strength, Hamid Mashayekhi, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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Mashup Archeology: A Case Study in the Role of Digital Technology in Cultural Production, Zachary McDowell, Communication

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Teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Mand Within the Inclusive Classroom, Jennifer L. McIntire, Education

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Ideological Conflict Embedded in Anthropology and the Road to Restructuring the Discipline, Donna L. Moody, Anthropology

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A Computational Study of Non-Newtonian Droplet Dynamics, Kyle G. Mooney, Mechanical Engineering

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The Representation of Probabilistic Phonological Patterns: Neurological, Behavioral, and Computational Evidence from the English Stress System, Claire Moore-Cantwell, Linguistics

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Integrated Urban Metabolism Analysis Tool (IUMAT), Nariman Mostafavi, Environmental Conservation

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The Path To Supersubstantivalism, Joshua D. Moulton, Philosophy

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Novel Analytical Methods Combining Non-Denaturing Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry to Study Biopolymer Structure and Interactions, Khaja Muneeruddin, Chemistry

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Applications of Sampling and Estimation on Networks, Fabricio Murai Ferreira, Computer Science

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Terahertz Radiation from Electrically Driven Graphene, Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes, and Platinum Nanostructures, Martin M. Muthee, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Extending Hidden Structure Learning: Features, Opacity, and Exceptions, Aleksei I. Nazarov, Linguistics

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Talking the Walk: Incorporating Intergroup Dialogue Processes into a Critical Service-Learning Program, David Neely, Education

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First and Second Language Acquisition of Recursive Operations: Two Studies, Jon S. Nelson, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Bioengineered Platforms to Study Carcinoma Cell Response to Drug Treatment, Thuy V. Nguyen, Chemical Engineering

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The Effect of Interruptions on Primary Task Performance in Safety-Critical Environments, Cheryl Ann Nicholas, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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C-Ku-Band Dual-Polarized Array Element for Shared-Aperture Frequency-Scanning Array, Amin Nikravan, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Minor Subjects in America: Everyday Childhoods of the Long Nineteenth Century, Gina M. Ocasion, English

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Three Essays on Labor Market Friction and the Business Cycle, Jong-seok Oh, Economics

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Assessment of Gambling and Co-occurring Mental and Behavioral Health Disorders: Implications for Public Health, Nene C. Okunna, Public Health

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Role of Low Carbon Energy Technologies in Near Term Energy Policy, Olaitan P. Olaleye, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Agency and Reasons in Epistemology, Luis R.G. Oliveira, Philosophy

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Equivariant Intersection Cohomology of BXB Orbit Closures in the Wonderful Compactification of a Group, Stephen Oloo, Mathematics

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Enduring Affective Rhetorics: Transnational Feminist Action in Digital Spaces, Jessica Ouellette, English

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Translocations of Ring and Linear Polymers & Polyelectrolyte Brush in Salty Solution, Ning Ouyang, Physics

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Search for long-lived, weakly interacting particles that decay to displaced hadronic jets in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector, Preema R. Pais, Physics

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Applications in Low-Power Phased Array Weather Radars, Robert A. Palumbo Jr, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Label-free and Aptamer-based Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Detection of Food Contaminants, Shintaro Pang, Food Science

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Three Essays on Sustainability, Mark V. Paul, Economics

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Acute Pain Symptom Assessment and Management in Nonverbal Puerto Rican Patients in the Early Postoperative Period, Sherily Pereira, Nursing

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Theatre Women and Cultural Diplomacy in the Transatlantic Anglophone World (1752-1807), Sandra Perot, History

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An Incremental Approach to Identifying Causes of System Failures using Fault Tree Analysis, Huong T. Phan, Computer Science

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Three Essays on Auditor Liability, Jeffrey Scott Pickerd, Management

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The Role of Training in the Development of Amerindian Communities in Guyana: A Qualitative Case Study, Laureen Adele Pierre, Education

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The Effect of Enhancing Learner Input via Computer Assisted Language Learning Tools: On the Acquisition of Clitics by Spanish Second Language Learners, Bridget C. Pinsonneault, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Magnetic doping of semiconductor molecular models and colloidal nanocrystals, Swamy Pittala, Chemistry

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Exploring the Impact of the E. coli Proteostasis Network on the Folding Fate of Proteins with Different Intrinsic Biophysical Properties, Kristine Faye R. Pobre, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Theoretical Modeling, Experimental Observation, and Reliability Analysis of Flow-induced Oscillations in Offshore Wind Turbine Blades, Pariya Pourazarm, Mechanical Engineering

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The School Desk and the Writing Body, Marni M. Presnall, English

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Sustainable Public Intellectualism: The Rhetorics of Student Scientist-Activists, Jesse Priest, English

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Three Essays on Corporate Control, NING PU, Management

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Detailed Study of Integral Abutment Bridges and Performance of Bridge Joints in Traditional Bridges, Brooke H. Quinn, Civil Engineering

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Self-Assembly and Stimuli Responsive Disassembly of Dendritic and Oligomeric Amphiphiles, Krishna Reddy Raghupathi, Chemistry

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Diffusion of Polymers in Polyelectrolyte Gels, Anand Rahalkar, Polymer Science and Engineering

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A Quantitative Measurement of Structural changes of RNA kissing complexes using Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer, Sheema Rahmanseresht, Physics

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Understanding and Its Role in Inquiry, Benjamin T. Rancourt, Philosophy

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Neoarchean Arc Magmatism, Subsequent Collisional Orogenesis, and Paleoproterozoic Disruption within the Western Churchill Province: Implications for the Growth and Modification of Lower Continental Crust, Sean P. Regan, Geosciences

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Biopolymer Electrospun Nanofiber Mats to Inactivate and Remove Bacteria, Katrina Ann Rieger, Chemical Engineering

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Identifying Examinees Who Possess Distinct and Reliable Subscores When Added Value is Lacking for the Total Sample, Joseph A. Rios, Education

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Prosthetizing the Soul: Reading, Seeing, and Feeling in Seventeenth-Century Devotion, Katey E. Roden, English

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Bidirectional Relationships between Maternal Parenting Behaviors and Conduct Disorder Symptoms in Preschool Children, Benjamin Rolon Arroyo, Psychology

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Synthesis and Applications of Non-migratory Metal Chelating Active Packaging, Maxine J. Roman, Food Science

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The Political Economy of Smallholder Incorporation and Land Acquisition, Alfredo R. Rosete, Economics

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The Development and Validation of the Emotion Knowledge and Awareness Test, Catherine A. Rossi, Education

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Are People Motivated to Experience Emotions for their Cognitive Impacts? The Motivational Implications of Cognitive Appraisal Theories of Emotion, Daniel R. Rovenpor, Psychology

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Network Game Theory Models of Services and Quality Competition with Applications to Future Internet Architectures and Supply Chains, Sara Saberi, Management

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Transformative Learning Facilitated Dialogue: as a Tool for Social Change An Autoethnography, Leslie A. Saulsberry, Education

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Employment and Family Leave Mandates: Three Essays on Labor Supply and Demand, Nontraditional Families, and Family Policy, Samantha Schenck, Economics

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The Meat-Farming Ants: Predatory Mutualism Between Melissotarsus Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and Armored Scale Insects (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), Scott A. Schneider, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Hadron Physics in Tests of Fundamental Symmetries, Chien Yeah Seng, Physics

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Point of Care Diagnostics and Health Monitoring Devices, Akshaya Shanmugam, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Everlasting Secrecy by Exploiting Eavesdropper's Receiver Non-Idealities, azadeh sheikholeslami, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Skein Theory and Algebraic Geometry for the Two-Variable Kauffman Invariant of Links, Thomas Shelly, Mathematics

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Belief in a Just World: An Investigation of Underdog Brand Effects, Jungyoung (Tiffany) Shin, Hospitality & Tourism Management

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Specification and Analysis of Resource Utilization Policies for Human-Intensive Systems, Seung Yeob Shin, Computer Science

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“Race talk” in Organizational Discourse: A Comparative Study of Two Texas Chambers of Commerce, Natasha Shrikant, Communication

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CALLAR Y REVELAR DOS NOVELAS EXTREMAS DE LA TRANSICIÓN CHILENA: ENTRE LA CENSURA Y LA RECONQUISTA DE LA PALABRA, Robert Silveri, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Cross-Cultural Organizational Justice: When Are Fairness Perceptions Universal or Culturally Dependent?, Kirk D. Silvernail, Management

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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep: An Ethnographic Analysis of the Development, Implementation, and Sustainability of a Safe Infant Sleep Education Campaign in Springfield, MA, Julie Skogsbergh, Anthropology

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Dynamic Processor Reconfiguration for Power, Performance and Reliability Management, Sudarshan Srinivasan, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Processing Messages for Reconciliation: What Produces Changes in Attitudes Instead of Resistance?, Rachel R. Steele, Psychology

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Design Load Analysis of Two Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Concepts, Gordon M. Stewart, Mechanical Engineering

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Regional Recruitment Dynamics and Seasonal Ecology of Juvenile Bluefish (Pomatomus Saltatrix), David G. Stormer, Environmental Conservation

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Effect of the Banking Time Intervention on Student-Teacher Relationships and Problem Behaviors in Early Childhood, Tara M. Strand Balunis, Education

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A Soulful Egg Can Break a Rock: A Case Study of a South Korean Social Movement Leader's Rhetoric, Eunsook Sul, Communication

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Infants' reasoning about agents' identity: the case of sociomoral kinds, Hernando Taborda, Psychology

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Cell Modulation Using Functionalized Nanoparticles, Rui Tang, Chemistry

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Women, Convergent Film Criticism, and the Cinephilia of Feminist Interruptions, Rachel L. Thibault, Communication

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Thermodynamic and Dynamic Models for Directed Assembly of Small Ensembles of Colloidal Particles, Raghuram Thyagarajan, Chemical Engineering

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Chemically Mediated Interactions Between Hosts, Parasitic Plants and Insect Herbivores, Muvari C. Tjiurutue, Plant Biology

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How far can they go?: Non-native speakers of Spanish and wh- questions, Maria Turrero Garcia, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Deconstruction of the Sacred, Ontologies of Monstrosity: Apophatic Approaches in Late Modernist Cinema, scott d. vangel, Comparative Literature

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The Role of the Formin Protein Family in Membrane Dynamics, Petrus Adrianus Cornelis van Gisbergen, Plant Biology

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Effects of adolescent alcohol binge drinking on prefrontal myelin, Wanette M. Vargas-Rodriguez, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Endogenous Capacity, Multiple Equilibria and Thirlwall's Law: Theory and an Empirical Application to Mexico: 1950 - 2012., Juan Alberto Vázquez Muñoz, Economics

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Intrinsically Motivated Exploration in Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning, Christopher M. Vigorito, Computer Science

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On Physical Disorder Based Hardware Security Primitives, Arunkumar Vijayakumar, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Spherical Tropicalization, Anastasios Vogiannou, Mathematics

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Three Essays on the Macroeconomic Impacts of Rent Seeking, Kurt von Seekamm, Economics

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Development of a Portable CMOS Time-Domain Fluorescence Lifetime Imager, Hongtao Wang, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Solution, Interfacial, and Interlayer Studies of Electronically Active Polymers, Hsin-Wei Wang, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Design, Synthesis, and Applications of Nano-assemblies Based on Amphiphilic Macromolecules, Hui Wang, Chemistry

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Randomized Computations for Efficient and Robust Finite Element Domain Decomposition Methods in Electromagnetics, Wei Wang, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Detecting Candidate Preknowledge of Items Using A Predictive Checking Method, xi wang, Education

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Development of Bacteriophage Based Detection Technique for Food Safety and Environment Monitoring, Ziyuan Wang, Food Science

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Metamorphic and structural control of magnetism within the lower continental crust, northern Saskatchewan, Canada, Jeffrey R. Webber, Geosciences

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Lost-and-found Photos: Practices and Perceptions, Todd J. Wemmer, Communication

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A Vulnerability Framework for Assessing the Risks to Water Supply Systems Under Climate Uncertainty in the Urban Northeastern United States, Sarah Whateley, Civil Engineering

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Children in Frank Beyer's Holocaust Films, Delene M. White, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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DNA-Based Epigenetic Changes in Recurrent and Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancer, Kristin E. Williams, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Topology of the Affine Springer Fiber in Type A, Tobias Wilson, Mathematics

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Enzyme Stabilization in Hierarchical Biocatalytic Food Packaging and Processing Materials, Dana Erin Wong, Food Science

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Alternative Methods for the Treatment of Chemo-Resistant Cancers, Kaitlyn Wong, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Chemopreventive Effects of Polymethoxyflavones, Xian Wu, Food Science

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Stochastic Network Design: Models and Scalable Algorithms, Xiaojian Wu, Computer Science

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Studies on Lattice Systems Motivated by PT-Symmetry and Granular Crystals, Haitao Xu, Mathematics

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Intrinsic Functions for Securing CMOS Computation: Variability, Modeling and Noise Sensitivity, Xiaolin Xu, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Managing the Agricultural Biotechnology Revolution: Responses to Transgenic Seeds in Developing Countries, Alper Yagci, Political Science

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Three Essays on Hedge Fund Investments and Investment Banks, xiaohui yang, Management

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Evaporation induced self-assembly and characterization of nanoparticulate films: a new route to bulk heterojunctions, Yipeng Yang, Physics

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X-Ray Characterization of Mesophases and Phase Transitions of DNA Analogues in Solutions, Mustafa SELCUK Yasar, Physics

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Changing Sediment Transport Processes in Response to Anthropocene Forcing, Brian C. Yellen, Geosciences

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Accelerating Iterative Computations for Large-Scale Data Processing, Jiangtao Yin, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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The Role of Adoptive Identity in Career Development of College and Non-College Individuals, Yesel Yoon, Psychology

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The Fate of Haloacetonitriles in Drinking Waters, Yun Yu, Civil Engineering

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Transit Preferential Treatments at Signalized Intersections: Person-based Evaluation and Real-Time Signal Control, Yashar Zeiynali Farid, Civil Engineering

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Evaluating resistance surfaces for modeling wildlife movement and connectivity, Katherine Zeller, Environmental Conservation

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Essays on Hedge Funds Performance: Dynamic Risk Exposures, Anomalies, and Unreported Actions, Chi Zhang, Management

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Characterizing Colorectal Cancer Cells and Their Interactions with Polymethoxyflavones by Raman Microscopy, Hua Zhang, Food Science

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Leveraging Backscatter for Ultra-low Power Wireless Sensing Systems, PENGYU ZHANG, Computer Science

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Synthesis and Characterization of Polymeric Anion Exchange Membranes, WENXU ZHANG, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Shape Design and Optimization for 3D Printing, Yahan Zhou, Computer Science

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Stimuli Responsive Polymer Self-Assembly and Disassembly, Jiaming Zhuang, Chemistry

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Acculturation Stress, Psychological and Sociocultural Adjustment, and Development of American Adolescents: A Qualitative Study of Newton High School Exchange Students in China, BinBin Zhu, Education

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Inhibition of DNA Methylation in Acquired Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancer: Cell Line Model and Clinical Implications, Stephanie Zimmers, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Dissertations from 2015

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Uncovering New Roles for the Cell Surface Protease ADAM13 in Neural Crest Migration, Genevieve Abbruzzese, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Emerging Climate Change Publics: Cultivating Sustainability and Justice in the Pioneer Valley, Vanessa Adel, Sociology

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Obstacles to Girls' Education and Girls' Lived School Experience in Benin: School as an Institution of Cultural Transmission, Simeon Afouda, Education

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Reconstructing Geometric Structures from Combinatorial and Metric Information, Md Ashraful Alam, Computer Science

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Impact of Fabrication Parameters on the Internal Structure of Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Nanoparticles, Dana Desiree Algaier, Chemistry

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Guidelines for Scheduling in Primary Care: An Empirically Driven Mathematical Programming Approach, Hyun Jung Alvarez Oh, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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The Influence of Expectancy Persuasion Techniques on Socially Anxious Analogue Patients' Treatment Beliefs and Therapeutic Actions, Rebecca M. Ametrano, Psychology

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Uncovering and Recovering Cleared Galloway: The Lowland Clearances and Improvement in Scotland, Christine B. Anderson, Anthropology

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An Analysis of Student Learning Strategies in High Enrollment Computer-Based College Courses, gordon c. anderson, Computer Science

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Developing Fluorescent Sensors for the Bioimaging of Chelatable Iron(III) Ions, Ziya Aydin, Chemistry

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Emergent Structure of Multi-Dislocation Ground States in Frustrated Assemblies, Amir Azadi, Physics

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An Investigation into the Effect of Consumer Experience Tourism on Brand Loyalty and Purchasing Behavior, Robin M. Back, Management

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Assembly and Deformation of Amphiphilic Copolymers and Networks at Fluid Interfaces, Jinhye Bae, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Biophysical Characterization of Katanin’s Regulation of Microtubules, Megan E. Bailey, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Democratic Potential For a Multiplicity of Public Spaces: A Content Analysis of Media-Hosted Discussion Boards, Bryan M. Baldwin, Communication

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Promoting Positive Teacher-Child Interactions Through Implementation of a Social Emotional Learning Curriculum with Performance Feedback, Elizabeth S. Barker, School Psychology

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Analysis of the Impact of Technological Change on the Cost of Achieving Climate Change Mitigation Targets, Robert W. Barron, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Using Social Network Analysis to Investigate the Relationship between School-Based Team Communication Networks and Implementation of Positive Behavior Support Systems, Shannon K. Barry, School Psychology

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Fundamental Limits of Covert Communication, Boulat A. Bash, Computer Science

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The Investigation of Rhodiola Crenulata Root Extract Effects on Obesity Associated Inflammation and the Antineoplastic Mechanism in Breast Cancer Cells, Lotfi M. Bassa, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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Layer-by-Layer Antimicrobial N-Halamine Polymer Coatings for Food Contact Materials, Luis J. Bastarrachea Gutierrez, Food Science

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Microscopic Modeling of Driver Behavior Based on Modifying Field Theory for Work Zone Application, Andrew L. Berthaume, Civil Engineering