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Theses from 2018

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Effort-Related Motivational Dysfunctions: Behavioral and Neurochemical Studies of the Wistar-Kyoto Rat Model of Depression, Brendan Abbott, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Bangladeshi Cultural Center: for the Bangladeshi Population Living in New York City, Sabrina Afrin, Architecture

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Transposable Elements in Fusarium oxysporum & Growth Inhibition of Fusarium oxysporum Using Pepper Extracts, Taylor Aguiar, Plant Biology

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Regression Analysis for Ordinal Outcomes in Matched Study Design: Applications to Alzheimer's Disease Studies, Elizabeth Austin, Public Health

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Mapping Sandbars in the Connecticut River Watershed through Aerial Images for Floodplain Conservation, Bogumila Backiel, Environmental Conservation

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THE ENHANCEMENT OF LEARNING THROUGH THE DESIGN PROCCESS: RENOVATING THE FORT RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN AMHERST, MA, Reyhane Bassamtabar, Architecture

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Infants of the Spring: Disrupting the Narrative, Ifa Bayeza, Theater

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How the Light Gets In: A Reflection on the Costume Design Process for Taylor Mac's The Lily's Revenge, Christina Beam, Theater

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Assessing Adaptive Capacity of Pioneer Valley Farmers, Angelica Carey, Regional Planning

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Understanding Relational Competence in Emerging Adult Adoptees: A New Way to Conceptualize Competence in Close Relationships, Krystal K. Cashen, Psychology

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Driver Understanding of the Flashing Yellow Arrow and Dynamic No Turn on Red Sign for Right Turn Applications, Elizabeth Casola, Civil Engineering

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Probing into the Historical and Geographical Variants of Mandarin: A Computational Approach, Annie Chen, Chinese

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LEARNING SPACES: DISCOVERING THE SPACES FOR THE FUTURE OF LEARNING, Michael Choudhary, Architecture

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Does the Way Parents Fight Matter? Parents' Conflict Resolution Styles and Children's Internalizing an Externalizing Problems, Alexandrea L. Craft, Psychology

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Does the Elicitation Mode Matter? Comparing Different Methods for Eliciting Expert Judgement, Claire Cruickshank, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Optimization of Vegetative Filter Strips for Mitigation of Runoff from Golf Course Turf, Barbara DeFlorio, Animal Science

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The Application of Usability Engineering Methods to Evaluate and Improve a Clinical Decision Support System, Kristine DeSotto, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors of Traditional Health Practices Among Cambodian Women (15-35 Years) Living In Massachusettes, Nan Dou, Nutrition

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Integrating Cover Crop Mixtures and No-Till for Sustainable Sweet Corn Production in the Northeast, Julie S. Fine, Plant Biology

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Children's Self-Regulation during Reward Delay, Abigail Fontaine, Psychology

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Impact of Bodyweight on Tissue-Specific Folate Status, Genome Wide and Gene-Specific DNA Methylation in Normal Breast Tissues from Premenopausal Women, Armina-Lyn Frederick, Nutrition

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Reactive Carbonyl Compounds: Their Control and Consequences in Foods, Michael Freund, Food Science

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Association of Follicle-Stimulating Hormone and Depression and Depressive Symptoms in Older Postmenopausal Women, Dana Fritz, Public Health

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Strangers in a Strange Land: Foreign-born Mangaka and the Future of the ‘Japanese’ Comic Industry, Michele Fujii, Japanese

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Traffic Related Air Pollution and Lung Function in Bilateral Lung Transplant Patients, Jennifer A. Gaudreau, Public Health

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Disintegrating Loops of Uprooted Plastic, Jacin Giordano, Art

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Acercamiento al Conflicto Identitario Peruano en la Novela Cocinero en su Tinta de Gustavo Rodríguez, Karla Giorgio, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Performance of Floristic Quality Assessment in Massachusetts Forested Wetlands, Carolyn Gorss, Environmental Conservation

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Streamwise Flow-Induced Oscillations of Bluff Bodies - The Influence of Symmetry Breaking, Tyler Gurian, Mechanical Engineering

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Mantle, David Hannon, Art

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The Impact of Intraspecific Density on Garlic Mustard Sinigrin Concentration, Mercedes Harris, Environmental Conservation

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Shattering Visual Narratives through Lighting Design: A Reflection of Taylor Mac's The Lily's Revenge, Tamara Harris, Theater

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Effects of Solid Fat Content, Synthetic Antioxidants and Headspace Oxygen Reduction on the Rates of Oxidation in Surface and Total Lipids of Crackers, Collin Alexander Hayes, Food Science

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Psychological with a Xuanyi Afterthought: A Translation of Cai Jun's "Kidnapped" and a Critical Introduction to His Popular Suspense Fiction, Katherine G. Holtrop, Chinese

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Alien Nation, Adam Hoole, Political Science

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Designing Antimicrobial Polymer Coating to Inhibit Pathogenic and Spoilage Microorganisms, Anne Yu-Ting Hung, Food Science

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Categorizing Abortions By Safety Category: A Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling Approach, Zhenning Kang, Public Health

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Borderline Personality and Risk-Taking: Examining the Role of Impulsivity Across Domains, Colten Karnedy, Psychology

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Developmental Exposure to Xenoestrogens: Effects on the Mouse Mammary Gland Development and Response to Estrogen, Durga Kolla, Public Health

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Impact of Oyster Mushroom Mycelium on the Growth of Kale and Forage Radish, Levi Lilly, Plant Biology

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Immersive Pre-travel Training Application for Seniors and People with Disabilities, YANG LI, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Analog Computing using 1T1R Crossbar Arrays, Yunning Li, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Radiation Induces Estrogen Receptor-Mediated Genomic Surveillance to Restrict Mammary Progenitor Cell Expansion, Aliza Majewski, Animal Science

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Human and Climate Change Influences on Black (Diceros bicornis) and White (Ceratotherium simum) Rhinos in Southern Africa, Hlelolwenkhosi S. Mamba, Environmental Conservation

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Age Group Differences in Affect Responses to a Stressor, Molly Mather, Psychology

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Extractable And Non-Extractable Polyphenols From Mango, Yuchao Ma, Food Science

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A Religious Pilgrimage for Retired Women: a Translation and Analysis of Jippensha Ikku's Togakushi Zenkō-ji Ōrai, Johnathan McGlory, Japanese

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Watershed-Scale Modeling for Water Resource Sustainability in the Tuul River Basin of Mongolia, Javzansuren Norvanchig, Environmental Conservation

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“Movers and Stayers” Movement Ecology of Yellowtail Snapper Ocyurus chrysurus and Horse-eye Jack Caranx latus Around Buck Island Reef National Monument, U.S. Virgin Islands, Ashleigh Novak, Marine Sciences and Technology

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"First Nations First": Understanding the Status of Aboriginal Involvement in British Columbia's Community Forests, Sean O'Donnell, Regional Planning

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Reward Allocation For Maximizing Energy Savings In A Transportation System, Adewale O. Oduwole, Civil Engineering

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The Publication and Initial Reception of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights: Victorian Gender Norms and Intertextual Modern Interpretation, Juliana Ohrenberger, English

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The Lily's Revenge: Staging Love and Community in the Style of the Ridiculous, Jennifer Onopa, Theater

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Caenorhabditis Elegans Model To Study Antimicrobial Treatment On E. coli O157:H7, Parita Patel, Food Science

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Curating Place: Using Interpretive Design to Metabolize Change in the Rural, Post-Industrial Landscape of Woronoco Massachusetts, Clark G. Piers-Gamble, Landscape Architecture

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A Tale of Force: Examining Factors that Influence Police Officer Use of Force, Kayla Preito-Hodge, Sociology

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Old English Modern Mestizaje, Vick Quezada, Art

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ARCHITECTURAL SYNERGY: A FACILITY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING IN ACADEMIA AND PRACTICE, Ryan Rendano, Architecture

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Impact of S-Curve on Speed in a Modern Roundabout, Akshaey Sabhanayagam, Civil Engineering

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Restructuring Controllers to Accommodate Plant Nonlinearities, Kushal Sahare, Mechanical Engineering

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Translating Arab Cuisine into English: 101 Recipes, Paiman Salih, Comparative Literature

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Tocopherol regeneration by phospholipids in soybean oil-in-water emulsions: effect of tocopherol homologue and emulsifier type, Gautam Samdani, Food Science

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Utilization of Modified Lecithin to Control Lipid Oxidation in Bulk Oils, Anuj Shanbhag, Food Science

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Resilient Architecture: Adaptive Community Living in Coastal Locations, Erica Shannon, Architecture

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Vitamin D Status and Bone Health Among Young Adult Women, Caroline Stone, Public Health

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Biological Effects and Action Mechanisms of Dietary Compounds, Elvira Sukamtoh, Food Science

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AN EVALUATION OF SDN AND NFV SUPPORT FOR PARALLEL, ALTERNATIVE PROTOCOL STACK OPERATIONS IN FUTURE INTERNETS, Bhushan Suresh, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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High Strain Rate Dynamic Response of Aluminum 6061 Micro Particles at Elevated Temperatures and Varying Oxide Thicknesses of Substrate Surface, Carmine Taglienti, Mechanical Engineering

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All-Red Clearance Intervals for Use in the Left-Turn Application of Flashing Yellow Arrows, Francis Tainter, Civil Engineering

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In Vitro S-Glutathionylation of S-Nitrosoglutathione Reductase from Arabidopsis Thaliana and Phenotype Determination of Sensitive to Formaldehyde 1 Knockout Strains of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Ian Truebridge, Biochemistry

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Development of Methodology for Rapid Bacterial Detection in Complex Matrices Using SERS, Madeline Tucker, Food Science

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Vocal Communication During Early Mother-Infant Interaction: Studies Using the Wistar-Kyoto Rat Model of Depression, Idil Tuncali, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Asian American Heritage Seeking: Personal Narrative Performances of Ancestral Return, Porntip Israsena Twishime, Communication

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Applications Of Physical Unclonable Functions on ASICS and FPGAs, Mohammad Usmani, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Impacts of Casino Gambling Availability in Plainville, Massachusetts: A Repeated Cross-sectional Analysis, Danielle M. Venne, Public Health

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Improvements to the UMASS S-Band FM-CW Vertical Wind Profiling Radar: System Performance and Data Analysis., Joseph Waldinger, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Decentralization in Wei Te-sheng's Film, Ji Wang, Chinese

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The Effects of Mechanical Loading and Tumor Factors on Osteocyte Dendrite Formation, Wenbo Wang, Mechanical Engineering

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Wanderers of Empire: The Tropical Tramp in Latin America, 1870-1930, Jack Werner, History

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ROLE-PLAY IN THE CHINESE CLASSROOM, Matthew Werth, Chinese

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A Study on Modelling Spatial-Temporal Human Mobility Patterns for Improving Personalized Weather Warning, YUE XU, Geography

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An Archetype of Gōkan: A study and Translation of Ikazuchi tarō gōaku monogatari by Shikitei Sanba, Marina Yamashita, Japanese

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Grit and Second Language Acquisition: Can Passion and Perseverance Predict Performance in Japanese Language Learning?, Takuhiro Yamashita, Japanese

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Impacts of Small, Surface-Release Dams on Stream Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen in Massachusetts, Peter Zaidel, Environmental Conservation

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Physical Activity and Early Menopause in the Nurses’ Health Study II, Mingfei Zhao, Public Health

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Microenvironment Regulates Fusion of Breast Cancer Cells, Peiran Zhu, Mechanical Engineering

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Design for Sustainability through a Life Cycle Assessment Conceptual Framework Integrated within Product Lifecycle Management, Renpeng Zou, Mechanical Engineering

Theses from 2017

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The Role of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake and Vitamin D in Elevated Systolic Blood Pressure, Amanda Abrams, Nutrition

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AutoPlug: An Automated Metadata Service for Smart Outlets, Lurdh Pradeep Reddy Ambati, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Improving the Efficiency of Wind Farm Turbines using External Airfoils, Shujaut Bader, Mechanical Engineering

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Modelling Bird Migration with Motus Data and Bayesian State-Space Models, Justin Baldwin, Public Health

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Accounting For Biotic Variability In Streams With Low Levels of Impervious Cover: The Role of Reach- and Watershed-Scale Factors, Catherine Bentsen, Environmental Conservation

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Evaluation of New England Bridges for Bat Roosting Including Methodology and Case Studies, Angela Berthaume, Civil Engineering

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New York City 2050: Climate Change and Future of New York | Design for Resilience, Abhinav Bhargava, Architecture

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SkyNet: Memristor-based 3D IC for Artificial Neural Networks, Sachin Bhat, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Executive Function and Trajectories of Emotion Dysregulation in Children with Behavior Problems, Allison Binder, Psychology

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The Association between Sleep Duration, Insomnia and Weight Change in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, Nana Boame, Public Health

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Evaluating Variances Between Departments of Transportation in New England to Create a Strategic Transportation Workforce, Chelsea Bouchard, Civil Engineering

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Investigating Natural and Induced Biofilm Dispersion in Listeria monocytogenes, Brett Boulden, Food Science

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The Performance of Light: Exploring the Impact of Natural Lighting in the New UMass School of Performance, Dylan Brown, Architecture