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Theses from 2020

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Seeing Like a State Cultural Agency: Creative Place-Making Transcripts of Local and State Actors, Jennifer Abrams, Sociology

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Modeling of Electrical Grid Systems to Evaluate Sustainable Electricity Generation in Pakistan, Muhammad Mustafa Amjad, Mechanical Engineering

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Analysis of Protein Phosphatase 1 Regulatory Subunit 35 (Ppp1r35) Knockout Mouse Embryos, Danielle Archambault, Animal Science

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Composing the Performance of Ōto Shōgo’s The Water Station, Vishnupad Barve, Theater

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The Role of Translation Style in Fostering Cultural Connections through World Literature, Bridget Baudinet, French & Francophone Studies

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Urban Inter-Space: Convergence of Human Interaction and Form, Clayton Beaudoin, Architecture

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The Hues of Hadley Massachusetts: Pioneering Places for Preservation and Growth, Elisha M. Bettencourt, Architecture

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Letting the Body Lead, Amanda Boggs, Art

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Understanding Agrihoods: An Exploration into the Growing Trend of Farm-to-Table Communities Across the United States, Benjamin Breger, Regional Planning

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Processes, Patterns, and Predictions of Soil Moisture Variation in Upland and Peatland Cranberry Farms in Massachusetts, Rebecca Brennan, Plant Biology

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Habitat Associations of Priority Bird Species and Conservation Value on Small, Diversified Farms in New England, Isabel Brofsky, Environmental Conservation

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Associations between Cumulative Concussion and Academic Success in University Students, Michael Broggi, Psychology

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Stop Making Sense: Hegel’s Critique of Common Understanding, Daniel A. Burnfin, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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Designing Surveys on Youth Immigration Reform: Lessons from the 2016 CCES Anomaly, Saige Calkins, Political Science

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LITERARY PORTRAYALS OF RELIGIOUS AWAKENING THROUGH SUFFERING AND LOSS - BUDDHIST, DAOIST, AND CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVES, Robert Canning, Chinese

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Reinvigorating Englewood, Chicago Through New Public Spaces and Mixed-Income Housing, Givan Carrero, Architecture

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Cadence as an Indicator of the Walk-to-Run Transition, Colleen Chase, Kinesiology

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INVESTIGATION OF THE CONSONANT ENDINGS OF THE CHAOSHAN DIALECT: A RESULT OF LANGUAGE CONTACT AND HORIZONTAL TRANSMISSION, Jin Chen, Chinese

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Frying Oil and Frying Oil-Derived Polar Compounds Exaggerate Colitis in Mice, Xijing Chen, Food Science

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Food-Based Businesses and the Creative Class in New England's Post-Industrial Cities, Francesca Cigliano, Regional Planning

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Autonomous Recording Units as an Alternative Method for Monitoring Songbirds, Lindsay Clough, Environmental Conservation

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Reproductive Factors and Postmenopausal FSH Levels, Rebecca Costa, Public Health

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Our Souls are Already Cared For: Indigenous Reactions to Religious Colonialism in Seventeenth-Century New England, New France, and New Mexico, Gail Coughlin, History

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Impact of Predators on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) in the Eastern and Western United States, Ryan Crandall, Environmental Conservation

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Before the Flood Washes it Away: The Road Connecting Urban & Regional Planning and Emergency Management Planning, Ian Cyr, Regional Planning

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The Reception of Liszt’s Faust Symphony in the United States, Chloe Danitz, Music

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New England’s Underutilized Seafood Species: Defining And Exploring Marketplace Potential In A Changing Climate, Amanda Davis, Environmental Conservation

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The Art of Not Seeing: The Immigration and Naturalization Service’s Failed Search for Nazi Collaborators in the United States, 1945-1979, Jeffrey Davis, History

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LE CONTE AFRICAIN DANS L’ENSEIGNEMENT DU FRANCAIS : ASPECTS SOCIO-EDUCATIFS ET EXEMPLES PRATIQUES, Maguette Diame, French & Francophone Studies

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A Study on Latent Thermal Energy Storage (LTES) using Phase Change Materials (PCMs) 2020, Ritvij Dixit, Mechanical Engineering

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Predictors of Cognitive Decline in a Multi-Ethnic Sample of Midlife Women: A Longitudinal Study, Jasmine Dixon, Psychology

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Numerical Simulation of Thermoelectric Transport in Bulk and Nanostructured SiSn Alloys, Venkatakrishna Dusetty, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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DEVELOPMENT OF HEADSPACE ANALYSIS OF LIVING AND POSTHARVEST FRESH PRODUCE USING SURFACE-ENHANCED RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY (SERS), Xinyi Du, Food Science

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Sexual Experiences and Association with Depression and Anxiety Among Sexual Minority Women, Brie Engelbrecht, Public Health

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An Imitation of Life: The Strength and Struggle of Women in Murakami Ryū, Joseph Erobha, Japanese

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School Bus Routing To Allow Later School Start Times, Rana Eslamifard, Civil Engineering

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Becoming Quasi-Colonial Political Subjects: Garveyism and Labor Organizing in the Tennessee Valley (1921-1945), Ashley Everson, Political Science

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SunDown: Model-driven Per-Panel Solar Anomaly Detection for Residential Arrays, Menghong Feng, Mechanical Engineering

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Enforcing Higher Standards for Flood Hazard Mitigation in Vermont, Tamsin Flanders, Regional Planning

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Nozzle Clogging Prevention and Analysis in Cold Spray, Alden Foelsche, Mechanical Engineering

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Early Neural and Environmental Predictors of Later Emotion Dysregulation in Children with and without ADHD Symptoms, Shannon Gair, Psychology

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A Textbook-Based Study on Cultural Knowledge Acquisition in Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language, Feng Gao, Chinese

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Magnetite Mineralization of the Hammondville Pluton: Poly-Phase Kiruna Type IOCG Magnetite-Apatite Deposits in the Lyon Mountain Granite, Phillip Geer, Geosciences

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Architectural Agency Through Real Estate Development, Hitali Gondaliya, Architecture

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Validity Parameters for Step Counting Wearable Technologies During Treadmill Walking in Young People 6-20 Years of Age, Zachary Gould, Kinesiology

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Deep Reinforcement Learning For Distributed Fog Network Probing, Xiaoding Guan, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Shopping for Vibrators with my Abuela… #Space #Representation and #Latinidad in @JanetheVirgin, Maria Guarino, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Recursion in Language and Number: Is There a Relationship?, Diego Guerrero, Psychology

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An Experimental Investigation of How Peer Criticism and Praise Affect Urges for Self-Injury, Lauren Haliczer, Psychology

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COMPRESSIVE PARAMETER ESTIMATION VIA APPROXIMATE MESSAGE PASSING, Shermin Hamzehei, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Exodus, a Museum of Between: Directing an Original Staging of Object Journalism, Oral Testimony and Early Italian Opera, Gabriel Harrell, Theater

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Crustal Evolution of the New England Appalachians: The Rise and Fall of a Long-Lived Orogenic Plateau, Ian Hillenbrand, Geosciences

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Multimodal Transit and a New Civic Architecture, Samuel Bruce Hill, Architecture

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Kofifi/Covfefe: How the Costumes of "Sophiatown" Bring 1950s South Africa to Western Massachusetts in 2020, Emma Hollows, Theater

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The Association Between Sperm DNA Methylation and Sperm Mitochondrial DNA Copy Number, Emily Houle, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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UTILIZATION OF EMULSION CHEMISTRIES FOR DELIVERY AND ANTIVIRAL APPLICATION OF CARVACROL, Hao-yuan Hsu, Food Science

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The Welfare States: Examining U.S. State-Level Benefits For Families With Children, 1987-2015, Anthony Huaqui, Sociology

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Threshold Processes and Stream Temperature Distribution in a Small New England Headwater Stream Catchment., mitchell isaacson, Geosciences

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The Benefits of Anime Background in Comprehension with Manga in Japanese, Tomoaki Ito, Japanese

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Yamamba's Amorphous Self and the Marginal Space in Ohba Minako's Stories, Katsuya Izumi, Japanese

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Rethinking The Suburban Center, Andrew Jones, Architecture

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QUANTIFICATION OF THERMAL BRIDGING EFFECTS IN COLD-FORMED STEEL WALL ASSEMBLIES, Divyansh Kapoor, Civil Engineering

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Seas of Sorrow, Lakes of Heaven: Community and Ishimure Michiko, Brett Kaufman, Japanese

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A Translation of Dominik Nagl’s Grenzfälle with an Introductory Analysis of the Translation Process, Joseph Keady, Comparative Literature

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Inclusion and Exclusion of Gender, Social Class, Race and Ability in Elementary German Textbooks, Emmalie Keenan, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT: TRANSLATING SHORT STORIES FROM OMEDETŌ BY KAWAKAMI HIROMI, Elena Kirillova, Japanese

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Metric Learning via Linear Embeddings for Human Motion Recognition, ByoungDoo Kong, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Compound Effects of Clock and Voltage Based Power Side-Channel Countermeasures, Jacqueline Lagasse, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Footing The Bill: an Empirical Look at the Correlation Between Campaign Contributions and Councilor Votes on Split Tax Rates in Massachusetts, Tristan LaLiberte, Political Science

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DEVELOPMENT OF MOLECULAR DETECTION SYSTEM FOR SDHI FUNGICIDE RESISTANCE AND FIELD ASSESSMENT OF SDHI FUNGICIDES ON SCLEROTINIA HOMOEOCARPA POPULATION INOCULATED WITH SDHI-RESISTANT ISOLATES, Jaemin Lee, Plant & Soil Sciences

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From the Antiworld to the "Other World:" A Translation and Critical Analysis of Kurahashi Yumiko's "The Passage of Dreams", Emily F. Levine, Japanese

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Effect of Jackfruit-Derived Extract Consumption on Colitis-Associated Colon Tumorigenesis in Mice, Jingwen Lin, Food Science

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Asymmetric Large Area Model Biomembranes, Paige Liu, Chemical Engineering

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A Stylometric Analysis of Climate Change Fiction, Nina Lorenz, English

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The Comparison of Functional and Physical Properties of Commercial Pulse Proteins to Soy Protein, Kai Kai Ma, Food Science

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Improving Growth and Survival of Cultured Yellow Lampmussel (Lampsilis cariosa) for Restoring Populations, Virginia Martell, Environmental Conservation

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Resilient Urbanism: Bridging Natural Elements & Sustainable Structures in a Post-Industrial Urban Environment, Nicholas McGee, Architecture

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Treating the Revolution: Health Care and Solidarity in El Salvador and Nicaragua in the 1980s, Brittany McWilliams, History

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War of the Moon, Bibiana Medkova, Art

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Adaptive Airport Architecture, Yash Mehta, Architecture

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The SHAPE of U: Mapping Out Protective Elements in mRNA Escapees, Jacob Miles, Microbiology

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Seeing through the Ottawan Overprint, Adirondack Mtns., NY: Integrating Microstructural Analysis, Geothermobarometry, and in-situ Monazite Petrochronology, Justin Mistikawy, Geosciences

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The Association between Dengue Virus Infection and Liver and Kidney Function among Cambodian Children, Ashley Moineau, Public Health

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Rethinking School Design to Promote Safety and Positivity, Emily Moreau, Architecture

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Does Invasion Science Encompass the Invaded Range? A Comparison of the Geographies of Invasion Science Versus Management in the U.S., Lara Munro, Geosciences

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Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain: Hindsight in 2020, Kenneth Murphy, Art

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Preferences in Learning "Hiragana": A Comparative Study Between Mobile Apps and Paper Worksheets, Michiko Nakada, Japanese

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From Intentional Awareness to Environmental Action: The Relationship Between Mindfulness and Pro-Environmental Behaviors, Nischal Neupane, Environmental Conservation

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Exploring the impact of a Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) program in an urban Middle School in Western Massachusetts, Maria O'Donnell, Nutrition

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The Effect of Gap Spacing Between Solar Panel Clusters on Crop Biomass Yields, Nutrients, and the Microenvironment in a Dual-Use Agrivoltaic System, Kristen Oleskewicz, Plant & Soil Sciences

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The Built Environment and Well-Being: Designing for Well-Being in Post-Industrial Communities During the Age of Urbanization, Tyler O'Neil, Architecture

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LmeA, a Conserved Cell-Envelope Protein in Mycobacteria, is Important for Antibiotic Resistance and Cell Envelope Permeability, Sarah Hassan Osman, Microbiology

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Hierarchical Ensemble Representations: Forming Ensemble Representations across Multiple Spatial Scales, sandarsh pandey, Psychology

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Assessing Stress Tolerance of Organelle Small Heat Shock Protein Mutants in Arabidopsis Thaliana, Parth Patel, Biochemistry

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Cumulative Grief, Xuan Pham, Art

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Mitigation of Teratogenic Agents: Is There Promise in Ion Modulating Drugs?, Aastha Pokharel, Public Health

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Gene Expression Regulation in the Mouse Liver by Mechanistic Target Of Rapamycin Complexes I and II, Anthony Poluyanoff, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Network Virtualization and Emulation using Docker, OpenvSwitch and Mininet-based Link Emulation, Narendra Prabhu, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Effects of Berberine on Development in Caenorhabditis elegans, Zhuojia Qian, Food Science

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Urbanlization and Internet Literature: Zhang Jiajia and His Healing Story, SHAYUE QI, Chinese