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Theses from 2021

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Imagining the Trans Symphony: Integrating Transgender Composer Identity in Music Analysis, Penrose M. Allphin, Music

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Creating New Cultural Hubs in American Cities: The Syrian Diaspora of Worcester, Massachusetts, Aleesa Asfoura, Architecture

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Effects of a circadian mutation on adult neurogenesis, Michael Bahiru, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Firesafe: Designing for Fire-Resilient Communities in the American West, Brenden Baitch, Architecture

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Defining the Role of RBBP4 in Oocyte Maturation and Preimplantation Development Using Trim-Away, Holly L. Barletta, Animal Science

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Virtual Mediums of Storytelling in Lighting Design: An Exploration of Plamondon and Cocciante’s Notre-Dame de Paris, Sydney L. Becker, Theater

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Responsiveness, Representation, and Democracy: A Critical Conceptual Analysis and its Implications for Political Science, Joshua Beck, Political Science

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DISSONANT FORMS: LANDSCAPE, NATURE-LOVE, and ART, Taylor F. Benoit, Art

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Applying Ecological Theory to Amphibian Populations to Determine if Wood Frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) are Ideal and Free when Selecting Breeding Habitat, Taylor M. Braunagel, Environmental Conservation

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UNDERSTANDING COMPLEX COACERVATION OF LOW CHARGE DENSITY COPOLYMERS AND LATEXES, Nicholas Bryant, Chemical Engineering

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Studies on High-Throughput Single-Neuron RNA Sequencing and Circadian Rhythms in the Nudibranch, Berghia stephanieae, Thi Bui, Neuroscience & Behavior

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The Effects of Predictability and Stimulus Quality on Lexical Processing: Evidence from the Coregistration of Eye Movements and EEG, Jon Burnsky, Psychology

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Assessing the Impacts to Society Associated with the Use of Alternative Ammunition for Hunting on National Wildlife Refuges, Christopher Cahill, Environmental Conservation

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Graph-Algorithm Based Verification on Network Configuration Robustness, Zibin Chen, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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The Influence of Victim Gender and Emotional Expression in Victim Impact Statements on Legal Judgments and Punishment Decisions, Hannah Chimowitz, Psychology

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ancestral hauntings and utopian conjurings: a fool’s journey into COVEN-19, or Magicks for Unprecedented Times, Maegan Clearwood, Theater

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The Voice of the Other: The Influence of Capitalism on The Representation of Gender and Race in Western Classical Music, Marie Comuzzo, Music

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Accumulations of (Not) Doing, Richenda Cope, Art

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The Beige Conundrum, Alma Crawford-Mendoza, Architecture

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Cultivating Food Justice: Exploring Public Interest Design Process through a Food Security & Sustainability Hub, Madison J. DeHaven, Architecture

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River Tapi Rejuvenation: Elevating the Ecological Corridor of Surat City, KINJAL DESAI, Landscape Architecture

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Evaluation of Environmental Factors Influencing American Marten Distribution and Density in New Hampshire, Donovan Drummey, Environmental Conservation

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The Passing Show, Kathryn Fanelli, Art

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Physical to Virtual: A Model for Future Virtual Classroom Environments, Stephen J. Fink, Architecture

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Detroit: Revitalizing Urban Communities, DAVID N. FITE, Architecture

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Your New Best Friends: An Exploration of Furby, Siri, and Other Sociable Electronics, Avery Forbes, Art

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Bioactive Extracts of the Brown Seaweed Laminaria Japonica to Improve Gut Health, Yifan Gao, Food Science

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Getting the Message Across: Flexitarians as Messengers for Meat's Climate Change Impacts, Joel Ginn, Psychology

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Adapting the Hellmouth in the Office of the Dead from the Hours of Catherine of Cleves: An Experiment in Using a Dramaturgical Approach to Medieval Studies, Tatiana A. Godfrey, Theater

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Sensory Representation of Social Stimuli in Aromatase Expressing Neurons in the Medial Amygdala, Charles J. Gualtieri, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Mtemp: An Ambient Temperature Estimation Method Using Acoustic Signal on Mobile Devices, Hao Guo, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Trait Variation and Long-term Population Dynamics of the Invasive Alliaria Petiolata (Garlic Mustard) Across Three Microhabitats in its Invaded Range, Laura Hancock, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology

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Link Between Muscle and Whole-body Energetic Responses to Exercise, Christopher M.T. Hayden, Kinesiology

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A Pilot Study of Neural Markers of Emotion Reactivity: Developmental Differences and Associated Risk for Psychopathology, Christina M. Hogan, Psychology

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Homophily, Gender-Typed Behavior, and Cultural Contexts in Adolescent Friendship Segregation, Chen-Shuo Hong, Sociology

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Differential Harsh Parenting and Sibling Differences in Conduct Problems: The Role of Effortful Control, Yelim Hong, Psychology

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Visual, Lexical, and Syntactic Effects on Failure to Notice Word Transpositions: Evidence from Behavioral and Eye Movement Data, Kuan-Jung Huang, Psychology

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Children's Understanding of Compositionality of Complex Numerals, Jihyun Hwang, Psychology

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The Role of Vegetative Cover in Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change and Improving Public Health, Anastasia D. Ivanova, Environmental Conservation

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The Homestead Helper Handbook, Courtney A. Jurzynski, Architecture

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“A Constant Surveillance”: The New York State Police and the Student Peace Movement, 1965-1973, Seth Kershner, History

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Finite Element Analysis of Impact and Cohesion of Cold Sprayed Particles onto Non-Planar Surfaces, Zhongkui Liu, Mechanical Engineering

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Long Day's Journey into Realistic Scenic World: a Reflection on the Scenic Design for Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night, Xinyuan Li, Theater

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Slow Wave Sleep in Naps Supports Episodic Memories in Early Childhood, Sanna Lokhandwala, Psychology

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An Architecture of a New Story, Nathan Y. Lumen, Architecture

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Real Fake Fighting: the Aesthetic of Qualified Realism in Japanese Professional Wrestling, Clara Marino, Japanese

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Post-Fire Assessment of Concrete Tunnel Structures, Nicholas C. Menz, Civil Engineering

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Designing New Costumes and Scenery For The Musical Notre-Dame De Paris In 2020, Calypso N. Michelet, Theater

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Birthweight and risk of Autoimmune and Thyroid Conditions Within the Women’s Health Initiative, Brian c. Monahan, Public Health

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Subnational Analysis of Birth Weight in Ghana using Bayesian Spatial Regression Models, Barbara E. Mottey, Public Health

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This Is Not a Thesis, Nima Nikakhlagh, Art

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Investigating Structural Proteins by Light Scattering, Uma Nudurupati, Chemistry

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Investigating Gallium Inclusion in Aluminum and Iron Oxyhydroxides, Corey A. Palmer, Geosciences

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Border Town: Preserving a 'Living' Cultural Landscape in Harlingen, Texas, Shelby Parrish, Architecture

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Housing for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Creating an Integrated Living Community in Salem, MA, Tara Pearce, Architecture

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Utilizing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for the Estimation of Beam Corrosion of Steel Bridge Girders, Gabrielle Pryor, Civil Engineering

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The Cunning Little Vixen: A Folktale Illustrated On Stage, Mikayla Reid, Theater

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Teacher's Discipline Practices and Race: The Effect of "Fair" and "Unfair" Discipline on Black and White Student's Perceptions and Behaviors, Adrian Rivera-Rodriguez, Psychology

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Mechanical Design and Analysis: High-Precision Microcontact Printhead for Roll-to-Roll Printing of Flexible Electronics, Mehdi Riza, Mechanical Engineering

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Fat Lowering Effects of Fisetin in Caenorhabditis elegans, Nikolas J. Rodriguez, Food Science

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Examining the Co-Infection Effects of Helminths and Malaria in an Indonesian Community, Andrea Rodríguez-Sánchez, Public Health

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Parental Conflict in the Context of Multiethnoracial Relationships, Christina A. Rowley, Psychology

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From Sanctuary to Home in the Post-Interstate City, Morgan B. Sawyer, Architecture

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An Assessment of Four Selected Communities Along the Appalachian Trail in Relation to Emile Benton Mackaye's Original Vision of Regional Planning, Jessica Ann Schottanes, Geography

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The Slow Violence of Business As Usual Planning: Racial Injustice in Public Health Crises, Monika Sharma, Regional Planning

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Petco Park: Evaluating Economic Health of the Dining Establishment Industry in the Vicinity of a Downtown Major League Baseball Stadium, Georgy Shukaylo, Regional Planning

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Exploring the Use of Grid-Scale Compressed Air Energy Storage in the Urban Landscape, Connor S. Slover, Architecture

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Bridging the Gaps in Public Conversation by Fostering Spaces of Activism, Karitikeya Sonker, Architecture

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Jet Breakup Dynamics of Inkjet Printing Fluids, Kashyap Sundara Rajan, Mechanical Engineering

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Cryptic Materials And Coacervates, Yimin Sun, Chemical Engineering

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Parametric Study of Integral Abutment Bridge Using Finite Element Model, Asako Takeuchi, Civil Engineering

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Re-envisioning the American Dream, Elain Tang, Architecture

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Factors Influencing Stopover and Movement of Migratory Songbirds within the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, Jessica Tatten, Environmental Conservation

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Patterns and mechanisms of intraspecific trait variation across thermal gradients in a marine gastropod, Andrew R. Villeneuve, Environmental Conservation

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Ground Source Heat Pumps: Considerations for Large Facilities in Massachusetts, Eric Wagner, Mechanical Engineering

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TickNet: A Lightweight Deep Classifier for Tick Recognition, Li Wang, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Lecture Video Transformation through An Intelligent Analysis and Post-processing System, Xi Wang, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Tall Timber in Denver: An Exploration of New Forms in Large Scale Timber Architecture, Andrew P. Weuling, Architecture

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Correcting For Terrain Interference, Attenuation, and System Bias for a Dual Polarimetric, X-Band Radar, Casey Wolsieffer, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Evaluating Public Masking Mandates on COVID-19 Growth Rates in U.S. States, Angus K. Wong, Public Health

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Mending What’s Invisible, Chaehee Yoon, Art

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Beautiful "Looks" Created by Women: New Aesthetics on Makeup for Overturning the Traditional Japanese Beauty, Yurina Yoshikawa, Japanese

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