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Dissertations from 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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CREATION OF A TUMOR SPECIFIC, SALMONELLA BASED, INTRACELLULAR CANCER THERAPY, 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

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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

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MICRO-PHYSIOLOGICAL MODELS TO MIMIC MUCOSAL BARRIER COMPLEXITY OF THE HUMAN INTESTINE IN VITRO, Abhinav Sharma, Chemical Engineering

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PHYSIOLOGY OF A BASAL VERTEBRATE, THE SEA LAMPREY (PETROMYZON MARINUS): OSMOREGULATION AND CORTICOSTEROID ACTION, Ciaran A. S. Shaughnessy, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Transitions Between Radial and Bipolar Liquid Crystal Drops in the Presence of Novel Surfactants, Jake Shechter, Physics

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Liver Kinase B1 isoform expression as a regulator of T cell phenotypic stability, Heather Sherman, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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PARALLEL POLITICS: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF THE 2013 MEXICAN EDUCATION REFORM, Ashley Sherry, Anthropology

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Investigating the Accumulation, Sub-Organ Distribution, And Biochemical Effects of Nanomaterials Using Mass Spectrometry, Kristen Nicole Sikora, Chemistry

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Interacting effects of climate and biotic factors on mesocarnivore distribution and snowshoe hare demography along the boreal-temperate ecotone, Alexej P. Siren, Environmental Conservation

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Engineering mesothelin-binding proteins as targeted cancer diagnostics and therapeutics, Allison Rita Sirois, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Neoliberal Capitalism and the Evolution of the U.S. Healthcare System, Samantha Sterba, Economics

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Origin of Gene Specificity in the Nitrogen-Fixing Symbiosis, Christina Marie Stonoha-Arther, Plant Biology

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Narrative Feedback in Subjective Performance Evaluations: Do Ratings Change the Narrative?, Kyle Stubbs, Management

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Deep Neural Networks for 3D Processing and High-Dimensional Filtering, Hang Su, Computer Science

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Microfluidic Platforms for Advanced Crystallography, Shuo Sui, Chemical Engineering

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Towards Optimized Traffic Provisioning and Adaptive Cache Management for Content Delivery, Aditya Sundarrajan, Computer Science

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The Limits of Location Privacy in Mobile Devices, Keen Yuun Sung, Computer Science

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Surface Driven Flows : Liquid Bridges, Drops and Marangoni Propulsion, Samrat Sur, Mechanical Engineering

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ANALYSIS AND VERIFICATION OF ARITHMETIC CIRCUITS USING COMPUTER ALGEBRA APPROACH, TIANKAI SU, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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EXAMINING INSTRUCTIONAL SHIFTS WITHIN DIALOGIC INTERACTION IN JAPANESE UNIVERSITY EFL EDUCATION, Roehl Sybing, Education

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INFORMATION-THEORETIC LIMITS ON STATISTICAL MATCHING WITH APPLICATIONS TO PRIVACY, Nazanin Takbiri, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Validation and Optimization Framework for Indoor Wayfinding for Visually Impaired Users, Yang Tao, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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ALGORITHMS FOR MASSIVE, EXPENSIVE, OR OTHERWISE INCONVENIENT GRAPHS, David Tench, Computer Science

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MAKING MEANING IN THE MARGINS: IDENTITIES, BELONGING, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITMENTS IN A CROSS-RACE INTERGROUP DIALOGUE FOR QUEER AND TRANS COLLEGE STUDENTS, Nina M. Tissi-Gassoway, Education

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System Design for Digital Experimentation and Explanation Generation, Emma Tosch, Computer Science

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THREE ESSAYS ON THE PAST AND FUTURE OF SOCIALISM, Mihnea Tudoreanu, Economics

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Performance Evaluation of Classical and Quantum Communication Systems, Gayane Vardoyan, Computer Science

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USE OF STAY S.A.F.E. STRATEGY DURING MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION IN REDUCING ERRORS, Cidalia J. Vital, Nursing

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AGENCY IN THE MARGINS: READERS AND COLLECTORS IN LATE IMPERIAL CHINA, Fan Wang, Comparative Literature

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The Influence of Instructional Coaching on Middle Grade Teachers’ Sense of Self-Efficacy, Joanne White, Education

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When The Family Goes To College: How Black College Students, Their Families, and College Personnel Juggle Tensions Between Home and School, Yolanda Wiggins, Sociology

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THREE ESSAYS ON THE ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE “SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE”, Anastasia C. Wilson, Economics

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Autonomy, Oppression, and Respect, Andrea Wilson, Philosophy

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Probabilistic Inference with Generating Functions for Population Dynamics of Unmarked Individuals, Kevin Winner, Computer Science

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READING POWER IN THAI YOUNG ADULT REALISTIC FICTION: UNDERSTANDING ETHNICITY, CLASS, AND GENDER, Mukkarin Wirojchoochut, Education

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COMPACTIFICATIONS OF CLUSTER VARIETIES ASSOCIATED TO ROOT SYSTEMS, FEIFEI XIE, Mathematics

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ACCESSORY GENES CONTRIBUTE TO REWIRING THE TRANSCRIPTIONAL NETWORK IN FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM, He Yang, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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INCREASING SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS' MATHEMATICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS THROUGH IMPROVING THEIR SPATIAL VISUALIZATION SKILLS BY LEARNING AND PRACTICING THREE-DIMENSIONAL DYNAMIC GEOMETRY WITH CABRI 3D, Nurul Yaqin, Education

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Formal Verification of Divider and Square-root Arithmetic Circuits Using Computer Algebra Methods, Atif Yasin, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Endogenous Money, Corporate Liquidity Preferences and the Transformation of the U.S. Financial System, Yeo Hyub Yoon, Economics

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Forms of the Future: Indigeneity, Blackness, and the Visioning Work of Aesthetics in U.S. Poetry, 1822-1863, Magdalena Zapędowska, English

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The Lon protease integrates protein quality control with DNA damage responses in Caulobacter crescentus, Rilee D. Zeinert, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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System Design and Implementation for Hybrid Network Function Virtualization, Xuzhi Zhang, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Investigate the Interactions between Silver Nanoparticles and Leafy Vegetables Using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopic Mapping Technique, Zhiyun Zhang, Food Science

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CHARACTERIZATION OF BIODISTRIBUTION OF TRANSFERRIN AND RECEPTOR BINDING MECHANISM BY MASS SPECTROMETRY, Hanwei Zhao, Chemistry

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THE EFFECT OF OXYGEN ON PROPERTIES OF ZIRCONIUM METAL, Jie ZHAO, Mechanical Engineering

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Computational Approaches to Assisting Patients' Medical Comprehension from Electronic Health Records, Jiaping Zheng, Computer Science

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RESISTIVE SWITCHING CHARACTERISTICS OF NANOSTRUCTURED AND SOLUTION-PROCESSED COMPLEX OXIDE ASSEMBLIES, Zimu Zhou, Mechanical Engineering

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DE-CODING THE IMPACT OF EVOLVED CHANGES IN GENE EXPRESSION AND CELLULAR PHENOTYPE ON PRIMATE EVOLUTION, Trisha Zintel, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Controlled membrane remodeling by Nanospheres and Nanorods: Experiments targeting the design principles for membrane-based materials, Sarah Zuraw-Weston, Physics

Dissertations from 2019

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Dropping the Invisibility Cloak: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Sense of Belonging and Place Identity Among Rural, First Generation, Low Income College Students from Appalachian Kentucky, Brenda Abbott, Education

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Learning Linguistics, Teaching for Change: Preparing Secondary Educators to More Equitably Teach Disciplinary Literacies, Kathryn Accurso, Education

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Thermodynamics of Polyelectrolyte Solutions and Polymer Crystallization, Sabin Adhikari, Physics

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DO NARCISSISTIC CEOS REALLY CARE ABOUT CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY? THE MODERATING ROLE OF OUTSIDE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Jin Sun Ahn, Hospitality & Tourism Management

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Neural Generative Models and Representation Learning for Information Retrieval, Qingyao Ai, Computer Science

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‘BLACK INTIFADA’: BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT, PALESTINIAN POETRY OF RESISTANCE AND THE ROOTS OF BLACK AND PALESTINIAN SOLIDARITY, Nadia Alahmed, Afro-American Studies

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Partisan Policymaking: Research and Advocacy in an Era of Polarization, Zachary Albert, Political Science

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FINITE ELEMENT SIMULATION OF BONDED AND MECHANICALLY ANCHORED SHEAR INTERFACES OF EXTERNALLY APPLIED FRP SHEETS TO CONCRETE AND WOOD-CONCRETE COMPOSITES, Alaa Al-Sammari, Civil Engineering

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TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS AND KNOWLEDGE TOWARD INCLUSION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN SAUDI ARABIAN SCHOOLS, Tassan Mohammed Alsulami, Education

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ECOLOGY OF THE ELUSIVE: GENOME-INFORMED INVESTIGATION OF SOIL MICROBIAL DIVERSITY, Lauren Alteio, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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WALKING FOR OBJECT TRANSPORT: AN EXAMINATION OF THE COORDINATIVE ADAPTATIONS TO LOCOMOTOR, PERCEPTUAL, AND MANUAL TASK CONSTRAINTS, Avelino Amado, Kinesiology