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Dissertations from 2018

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Gas-Surface Interactions: Reactive and Non-Reactive Scattering, Azar Farjamnia, Chemistry

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PREPARATION, MECHANICS and STRUCTURE of SPHERE PACKINGS Near the RANDOM LOOSE PACKING LIMIT, Greg Robert Farrell, Physics

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Do Not Separate Her From Her Garden: Anne Spencer's Ecopoetics, Carlyn E. Ferrari, Afro-American Studies

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Quantification and Paradox, Edward Ferrier, Philosophy

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Meaning and Modality, Jesse Fitts, Philosophy

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The Neural Correlates of Stereotype Threat and the Stereotype Inoculation Model in Young Women, Chaia Flegenheimer, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Essays in Financial Economics: Announcement Effects in Fixed Income Markets, James J. Forest, Management

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A TANGLED WEB: QUAKERS AND THE ATLANTIC SLAVE SYSTEM 1625 – 1770., Kate Freedman, History

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Multi-Scale Analysis of Common-Pool Resources for Ecosystem Conservation in the Orinoco River Watershed, Luisa Galindo, Environmental Conservation

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THE HEAT SHOCK COGNATE 70 PROTEIN (HSC70) IS A NOVEL TARGET FOR NOBILETIN IN COLON CANCER CELLS, Zili Gao, Food Science

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"AL GAUCHO QUE LLEVO EN MÍ, SACRAMENTE, COMO LA CUSTODIA LLEVA LA HOSTIA”: IDEOLOGÍA POLÍTICA Y LITERATURA GAUCHESCA EN EL CONTEXTO CINEMATOGRÁFICO DE LA REVOLUCIÓN ARGENTINA, Ramiro Garcia-Olano, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Computational Modeling of the Structure and Catalytic Behavior of Graphene-Supported Pt and PtRu Nanoparticles, Raymond Gasper, Chemical Engineering

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Inexact and Nonlinear Extensions of the FEAST Eigenvalue Algorithm, Brendan E. Gavin, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Variation and Evolution of Fruit Ripening Traits in Tomato Species, Ian M. Gillis, Plant Biology

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Probing Galaxy Evolution Through Deep Radio Continuum Observations, Hansung Gim, Astronomy

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ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS INFLUENCING QUALITY AND EQUITY IN PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE: A MIXED METHODS STUDY, Sarah L. Goff, Public Health

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CULTURAL PRACTICES AND SOCIAL FORMATIONS IN A REFORMING SOCIETY: THE TRANSNATIONAL FANDOM OF EUROPEAN FOOTBALL IN CHINA, Yuan Gong, Communication

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Cumulative adverse effects of offshore wind energy development on wildlife, Morgan Goodale, Environmental Conservation

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"No Seas Can Now Divide Us": Captains' Wives, Sister Sailors, and the New England Whalefishery, 1840-1870, Amanda L. Goodheart, History

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High School Students' Perceptions of School Climate in Relation to Discipline History and Discipline Approach, Kayla R. Gordon, Education (also CAGS)

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DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS OF STIMULI-RESPONSIVE POLYMERIC NANOGELS TOWARDS THERAPEUTIC TRANSLATION, Mallory R. Gordon, Chemistry

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The Clustering of Young Stellar Clusters in Nearby Galaxies, Kathryn Grasha, Astronomy

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MATERNAL OUTCOMES OF WOMEN WHO PREFER TO COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH COMPARED TO WOMEN WHO PREFER TO COMMUNICATE IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH IN NEW ENGLAND, Katharine Green, Nursing

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Home Learning in the New Mobile Age: Parent-Child Interactions During Joint Play with Educational Apps, Shayl Griffith, Psychology

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The Mismatch Problem for Act Consequentialism, Robert Gruber, Philosophy

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INTERACTION BETWEEN DIETARY COMPONENTS AND GUT MICROBIOTA AND ITS IMPLICATION IN BIOACTIVITIES AND METABOLISM IN COLON, Min Gu, Food Science

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The Dissociative Chemisorption of Methane and Its Isotopologues on Metal Surfaces, Han Guo, Chemistry

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SILVER NANOPARTICLES IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: SOURCE, TRANSFORMATION, AND DETECTION, Huiyuan Guo, Plant Biology

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Female Students’ Academic Engagement and Achievement in Science and Engineering: Exploring the Influence of Gender Grouping in Small Group Work in Design-Based Learning Contexts in High School Biology, Miancheng Guo, Education (also CAGS)

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Investigating the Role of Topological Frustration on Morphology of Novel Multiblock Copolymers, Rohit Gupta, Polymer Science and Engineering

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SUPPORTING ENGINEERING DESIGN OF ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED MEDICAL DEVICES WITH KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT THROUGH ONTOLOGIES, Thomas Hagedorn, Mechanical Engineering

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Assembly and Functional Architecture of Bacterial Chemoreceptor Nanoarrays, Elizabeth R. Haglin, Chemistry

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THE MILITARY AND INCARCERATION: HIDDEN MECHANISMS OF RACIAL INEQUALITY IN THE U.S. LABOR MARKET, 1980-2010., JooHee Han, Sociology

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THREE ESSAYS ON THE EMPIRICAL ESTIMATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGES THROUGH MARKET AND HEALTH IMPACTS, Kelly Hellman, Resource Economics

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The Experience of Living With Breast Cancer: Puerto Rican Women Tell Their Stories, Madeline Hernández-Ramirez, Nursing

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MEASURED CAPILLARY FORCES ON SPHERES AT LIQUID INTERFACES AND THE MECHANICS OF INTERFACIAL PARTICULATE ASSEMBLIES, Wei He, Physics

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Literary Culture in Early Christian Ireland: Hiberno-Latin Saints’ Lives as a Source for Seventh-Century Irish History, John Higgins, History

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Get in Where You Fit in: The Career Paths for White and Black Superintendents, Terrell Melvin Hill, Education (also CAGS)

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INCREASING STEM PARTICIPATION AND STUDENT SUCCESS OF DEVELOPMENTAL MATHEMATICS STUDENTS AT AN URBAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Vanessa A. Hill, Education (also CAGS)

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Formulation and Characterization of Lipogels as a Tunable Delivery Scaffold, Celia Homyak, Chemistry

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Hormonal Contraceptive Use Among Active Duty Army Servicewomen. Trends and Implications for Risk of Musculoskeletal Injury., Melanie K. Hosker, Public Health

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EPIGENETIC MODIFICATION OF VITAMIN D-INDUCED GENE EXPRESSION IN HUMAN COLORECTAL AND BREAST CANCER CELL LINES, Sharmin Hossain, Public Health

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FABRICATION OF HIGH REFRACTIVE INDEX, PERIODIC, COMPOSITE NANOSTRUCTURES FOR PHOTONIC AND SENSING APPLICATIONS, Irene Howell, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Constraining Labor's “Double Freedom”: Revisiting the Impact of Wrongful Discharge Laws on Labor Markets, 1979-2014, Eric Hoyt, Economics

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The Head-Quarters of Mandarin Arguments, Hsin-Lun Huang, Linguistics

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FIRST-PRINCIPLE APPROACHES TO STRONGLY CORRELATED QUANTUM SPIN SYSTEMS, Yuan Huang, Physics

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Social Determinants of Cardiometabolic Disease Control: An Ecosocial Approach, Cristina Huebner Torres, Public Health

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The Role of the Metallochaperone HypA in the Acid Survival and Activities of Nickel Enzymes in Helicobacter pylori, Heidi Hu, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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THE ROLE OF PRIOR KNOWLEDGE, SITUATIONAL INTEREST, AND CASE STUDY PEDAGOGY IN THE UNDERGRADUATE BIOLOGY CLASSROOM., Ally Hunter, Education (also CAGS)

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SOCIAL STRUCTURE OF ACCUMULATION IN TURKEY (1963 – 2015), Osman C. Icoz, Economics

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Turbulent mixers for protein folding experiments, Venkatesh Inguva, Mechanical Engineering

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The Knowledge They Possess: Elementary Teachers' Expertise and Where It Becomes Usable Knowledge in the MA Education System, Helen-Ann Ireland, Education (also CAGS)

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Embodied Heritage: Obesity, Cultural Identity, and Food Distribution Programs in the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Kasey Aliene Jernigan, Anthropology

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The influence of patellofemoral pain on muscle coordination, segment coordination, and segment coordination variability in runners, Carl Jewell, Kinesiology

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Materials Engineering, Switching Mechanism and Novel Applications of Memristive Devices, Hao Jiang, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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The Impact of Perceived and Observed Food Environments on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Obesity: A Theory-based Study among U.S. Older Adults, Qianzhi Jiang, Public Health

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MOTHER ETHNOGRAPHY: A PERFORMANCE OF POSSIBILITY, Sonji Johnson-Anderson, Education (also CAGS)

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Photofragment Imaging Fast Ion Beams, Michael D. Johnston Jr., Chemistry

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Evaluation of The Erodibility of Soft Clays and the Influence of Biopolymers, Pamela Judge, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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ENGINEERING NEXT GENERATION ANISOTROPIC MATERIALS AND COMPOSITES, Nihal Kanbargi, Polymer Science and Engineering

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HEARING AND SEEING A SPEAKER: HOW PERCEPTUAL AND COGNITIVE FACTORS MODULATE THE DYNAMICS OF AUDIOVISUAL SPEECH PERCEPTION, Elina Kaplan, Neuroscience and Behavior

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“TO WEIGH THE WORLD ANEW”: POETICS, RHETORIC, AND SOCIAL STRUGGLE, FROM SIDNEY’S ARCADIA TO SHAKESPEARE’S THEATER, David Katz, English

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Parallel Algorithms for Time Dependent Density Functional Theory in Real-space and Real-time, James Kestyn, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Intersection Signal Control and Design for Improved Person Mobility and Air Quality in Urban Multimodal Transportation Systems, Farnoush Khalighi, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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EVALUATING POLICY AND CLIMATE IMPACTS ON WATER RESOURCES SYSTEMS USING COUPLED HUMAN-NATURAL MODELS, HASSAAN FURQAN KHAN, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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The Moral Economy of the Networked Financial Subject: Cultures of “Wealth-tech” (Financial Self-help) and Moneymaking in South Korea, Bohyeong Kim, Communication

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Essays on the Asset Pricing Anomalies, Kyungyeon (Rachel) Koh, Management

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Structure-Property Relationships of Polymer Films and Hydrogels to Control Bacterial Adhesion, Kristopher W. Kolewe, Chemical Engineering

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Asymptotic behavior of the Random Logistic Model and of parallel Bayesian logspline density estimators, Konstandinos Kotsiopoulos, Mathematics

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EXPLORING THE EASY ROAD TO NOMINALISM, Jordan Kroll, Philosophy

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Integration of Robotic Perception, Action, and Memory, Li Yang Ku, Computer Science

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Neural and physiological correlates of sex differences in cognition in the marmoset (Callithrix jacchus), Matthew LaClair, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Using Motivational Interviewing to Increase Walking and Functional Ability in Older Adults: A Quasi-Experimental Study, Erin Lamoureux, Nursing

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IDENTIFYING FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS OF THE ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM QUALITY CONTROL AND DEGRADATION FACTOR EDEM1, Lydia Lamriben, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Three Essays on Network Dynamics and Liminality, Diego F. Leal, Sociology

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The Effect of Social Networks on Self-Care Behaviors and Health Outcomes among Older People Living with Multiple Chronic Conditions, Raeann G. LeBlanc, Nursing

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Framed sheaves on a quadric surface, Nguyen Thuc Huy Le, Mathematics

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CMOS COMPATIBLE MEMRISTOR NETWORKS FOR BRAIN-INSPIRED COMPUTING, Can Li, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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BIOTRANSFORMATION OF RESVERATROL AND ITS IMPLICATIONS IN BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES IN THE COLON, Fang Li, Food Science

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Collider tests of fundamental symmetries and neutrino properties, Haolin Li, Physics

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Estimation of CDOM in Inland Waters via Water Bio-Optical Properties Using a Remote Sensing Approach, Jiwei Li, Geosciences

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THE EXPERIENCE OF CHINESE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN GRADUATE MUSIC EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES, Kailimi Li, Music

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THE FIRST PERSON PERSPECTIVE: LANGUAGE, THOUGHT, AND ACTION, Pengbo Liu, Philosophy

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AEROELASTIC SIMULATION OF WIND TURBINES USING FREE VORTEX METHODS AND STRATEGIES FOR ACCELERATING THE COMPUTATION, Shujian Liu, Mechanical Engineering

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HYDROGEN EXCHANGE IDENTIFIES PROTEIN INTERFACES AND SIGNALING-RELATED CHANGES IN FUNCTIONAL CHEMORECEPTOR ARRAYS, Xuni Li, Chemistry

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Extrinsic Phrases in Early-Classical Sonata Forms, Rebecca Long, Music

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Observing the Molecular Basis of Thin Filament Activation with a Three Bead Laser Trap Assay, Thomas Longyear, Kinesiology

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An Experimental Investigation of the Influence of Sampling on the Behavior of Intermediate Soils, William Lukas, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Power laws in complex graphs: parsimonious generative models, similarity testing algorithms, and the origins, Shan Lu, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Reduced Models of Point Vortex Systems in Quasigeostrophic Fluid Dynamics, Jonathan Maack, Mathematics

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CIVIC DOMESTICITY: RHETORIC, WOMEN, AND SPACE AT HULL HOUSE, 1889-1910, Liane Malinowski, English

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Motor Protein Regulation in Mammalian Mitosis, Barbara Mann, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Technology Integration and Use in Elementary Mathematics Methods Courses for Pre-service Teachers, Elzbieta Manos, Education (also CAGS)

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Assessing the long-term sequelae of mild traumatic brain injury, Janna Mantua, Neuroscience and Behavior

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EPIGENETIC REGULATION OF GENOMIC IMPRINTING DURING EARLY MAMMALIAN EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT, Chelsea Marcho, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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FEARING, TRACKING, AND LOVING SHARKS: OCEAN CONSERVATION AND THE MATERIAL RHETORIC OF HUMAN-SHARK ENTANGLEMENTS, Camille Martinez, Communication

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FILM STABILIZAITON AND PHOTOPHYSICS OF UNCONVENTIONAL CONJUGATED POLYMERS, Kara Martin, Polymer Science and Engineering

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FEASIBIITY AND EFFICACY OF A MOVEMENT-TRAINING PROGRAM ON PHYSICAL FITNESS, FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT SKILLS, AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN THIRD AND FOURTH GRADE STUDENTS, Brittany Masteller, Kinesiology

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Cadherin-11 Ectodomain Signaling in Cranial Neural Crest Migration, Ketan Mathavan, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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The Texture of Reading / Reading Textures: Poetic, Visual, Material, and Inter-medial Dimensions of Textuality in Arabic Poetry, French Picturebooks, and North American Bookarts, Lara Matta, Comparative Literature