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

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Architectural Agency Through Real Estate Development, Hitali Gondaliya, Architecture

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Adaptive Airport Architecture, Yash Mehta, Architecture

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

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

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Thermal Transport Modeling Of Semiconductor Materials From First Principles, Aliya Qureshi, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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CROSSTALK BASED SIDE CHANNEL ATTACKS IN FPGAs, Chethan Ramesh, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Accelerating RSA Public Key Cryptography via Hardware Acceleration, Pavithra Ramesh, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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The Effect of Nutrition Labelling on Fast-Food Nutritional Content, Joshua Reed, Resource Economics

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The Ecological Value of Spruce Plantations in Massachusetts, Calvin Ritter, Environmental Conservation

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Sperm Mitochondrial DNA Biomarkers as a Measure of Male Fecundity and Overall Sperm Quality, Allyson Rosati, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Reproductive Journeys: Indo-Caribbean Women Challenging Gendered Norms, Tannuja Rozario, Sociology

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Cinema "Turns": Catalan Creative Documentary, Celia Sainz Delgado, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Dramaturgical Concerns): Re-Centering Dramaturgy and Comedy as Feminist Tools for Social Change, Shaila Schmidt, Theater

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Plio-Pleistocene Paleoceonography of the Ross Sea, Antarctica Based on Foraminifera from IODP sites U1523, U1522, and U1521, Julia Seidenstein, Geosciences

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Impact of Parity on Gait Biomechanics, Bekah P. Stein, Kinesiology

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Spatial Design for Behavioral Education, Madeline Szczypinski, Architecture

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A Cross-Sectional Study of Phthalate Exposure and Inflammation Biomarker Levels Among Postmenopausal Women, Avery Trim, Public Health

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Optimization of Thermal Energy Storage Sizing Using Thermodynamic Analysis, Andrew Villanueva, Mechanical Engineering

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THE INFLUENCE OF AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS ON LISTENING COMPREHENSION SKILLS IN LEARNING JAPANESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE, KEI YAMAGUCHI, Japanese

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Green Coffee Bean Extract Reduces Fat Accumulation in Drosophila melanogaster, Lynnea Young, Food Science

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Perfective Marker Dao in the Nanjiang Dialect, Kun Yue, Chinese

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Head-Trunk Coordination and Coordination Variability During Anticipated and Unanticipated Sidestepping, Sam Zeff, Kinesiology

Theses from 2019

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ADVANCED VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET BASED TRAINING TO IMPROVE YOUNG DRIVERS’ LATENT HAZARD ANTICIPATION ABILITY, Ravi Agrawal, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY: FOR REFUGEES, Raghad Alrashidi, Architecture

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An Empirical Analysis of Network Traffic: Device Profiling and Classification, Mythili Vishalini Anbazhagan, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Playing by the Rules: A Look into the Relationship between Regime Type and War Crimes, Kelsey Anderson, Political Science

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Hydrologic Structure and Function of Vernal Pools in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, Charlotte Axthelm, Environmental Conservation

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Job Mobility, Gender Composition, and Wage Growth, Youngjoon Bae, Sociology

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Live to Play: Musical Labor, Branding, and the Percussive Marketplace, Alexander S. Beltran, Music

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Influence Of Shipping Container Upon Temperature, Relative Humidity, And Bacterial Growth On Broccoli, Nicholas Berus, Food Science

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Stigma in Class: Mental Illness, Social Status, and Tokenism in Elite College Culture, Katie R. Billings, Sociology

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Ecological and Economic Implications of Establishing Quercus spp. in the Urban Environment, Tierney Bocsi, Environmental Conservation

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From Archaic To contemporary : Energy Efficient Adaptive Reuse of Historic Building, Nisha Borgohain, Architecture

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Computational Fluid Dynamics Models of Electromagnetic Levitation Experiments in Reduced Gravity, Gwendolyn Bracker, Mechanical Engineering

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Studies on the Interaction and Organization of Bacterial Proteins on Membranes, Mariana Brena, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Visual Attention in Jumping Spiders, Margaret Bruce, Biology

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Heritage Sites, Leah Burke, Art

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Pre-Travel Training And Real-Time Guidance System For People With Disabilities In Indoor Environments, Binru Cao, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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IMAGINING A HOME FOR US: REPRESENTATIONS OF QUEER FAMILIES IN CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE LITERATURE, Patrick Carland, Japanese