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Theses from 2018

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Die Bedeutung der DEFA Film Library im Ostdeutschen Erinnerungsdiskurs, Konstanze Schiller, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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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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Searching for the Fulcrum: Can Accountable Care Organizations Lower Spending by Balancing Specialists-to-Primary Care Providers?, Vishal Shetty, Public Health

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CROWDSOURCING BASED MICRO NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED, Quan Shi, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Application and Evaluation of Lighthouse Technology for Precision Motion Capture, Soumitra Sitole, Mechanical Engineering

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Mid-Pliocene to Early Pleistocene Sea Surface and Land Temperature History of NW Australia Based on Organic Geochemical Proxies from Site U1463, Rebecca Smith, Geosciences

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Motion as Music: Hypermetrical Schemas in Eighteenth-Century Contredanses, Alison N. Stevens, Music

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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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Understanding the Thermal Stability and Environmental Sensitivity of Phycocyanin using Spectroscopic and Modelling Tools, Cally Toong, Food Science

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Queer Temporality and Aesthetics in Taylor Mac's The Lily's Revenge: a Dramaturgical Exploration of the Play at UMass Amherst, Gaven D. Trinidad, Theater

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Exploring the Influence of PKC-theta Phosphorylation on Notch1 Activation and T Helper Cell Differentiation, Grace Trombley, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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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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Impact of Perceptual Speed Calming Curve Countermeasures On Drivers’ Anticipation & Mitigation Ability – A Driving Simulator Study, KRISHNA VALLURU, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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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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FERONIA-RELATED RECEPTOR KINASE 7 AND FERONIA AND THEIR ROLE IN RECEIVING AND TRANSDUCING SIGNALS, David vyshedsky, Biochemistry

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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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QUEST FOR PURE LOVE AND EQUAL RELATIONSHIP: THE GENESIS AND MEANING OF CHINESE DANMEI NOVEL, Mengwu Yun, Chinese

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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

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Validity of ADHD Symptoms in Toddlers, Hallie Brown, Psychology

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Second Language Acquisition of Chinese Verb-Noun Collocations, Ying Cai, Chinese

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Partial Craniofacial Cartilage Rescue in ace/fgf8 Mutants from Compensatory Signaling From the Ventricle of Danio Rerio, Douglas A. Calenda II, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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The Economy of Evangelism in the Colonial American South, Julia Carroll, History

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Development of High Early-Strength Concrete for Accelerated Bridge Construction Closure Pour Connections, Stephanie Castine, Civil Engineering

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Influence of Biomimetic Chelating Packaging on Natural Antimicrobial Efficacy, Paul Castrale, Food Science

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I. THE HIGH STRAIN RATE RESPONSE OF HOLLOW SPHERE STEEL FOAM; II. THE DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF AN AMERICAN ELM TREE, Ignacio Cetrangolo, Civil Engineering

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SEARCH GUIDANCE CAN BE ADJUSTED BY EXPERIENCE WITH SEARCH DISCRIMINABILITY, Junha Chang, Psychology

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Regional Expression In The Renovation Of Remote Historic Villages, Jie chen, Architecture

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FORGETTING TRAUMATIC WAR MEMORY: A CASE STUDY OF THE JAPANESE ANIME SERIES "THE BIG O", NAOMI CHIBA, Japanese

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Precarious Provenance: Legitimacy, Surrogacy and Betrayal in the Value of Art and Family in Honoré de Balzac's Le Cousin Pons and Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, Ryan Coburn, French & Francophone Studies

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Evaluation Of Impedance Control On A Powered Hip Exoskeleton, Punith condoor, Mechanical Engineering

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An Incremental Intervention In Jakarta: An Empowering Infrastructural Approach For Upgrading Informal Settlements, Christopher H. Counihan, Architecture

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The Development and Testing of a Direct Observation Protocol as a Criterion Measure for Children’s Simulated Free-Play Activity, Melanna Cox, Kinesiology

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UMASS Dining Hall. A Path to Resiliency, Lukasz Czarniecki, Architecture

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Les Corps Démoniaques dans La Démonomanie des Sorciers : Un Examen Ontologique et Épistémologique, Steven Davis, French & Francophone Studies

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Juvenile River Herring in Freshwater Lakes: Sampling Approaches for Evaluating Growth and Survival, Matthew T. Devine, Environmental Conservation

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Experimental Study on Viscoelastic Fluid-Structure Interactions, Anita Anup Dey, Mechanical Engineering

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Navigation Instruction Validation Tool and Indoor Wayfinding Training System for People with Disabilities, Linlin Ding, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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DIRECT AND INDIRECT EFFECTS OF CLIMATE ON BIRD ABUNDANCE ALONG ELEVATION GRADIENTS IN THE NORTHERN APPALACHIANS, Timothy Duclos, Environmental Conservation

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Energy Efficient Loop Unrolling for Low-Cost FPGAs, Naveen Kumar Dumpala, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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THE FAR C-TERMINUS OF TPX2 CONTRIBUTES TO SPINDLE MORPHOGENESIS, Brett Estes, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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The Unreliable Narrator: Simplifying the Device and Exploring its Role in Autobiography, James Ferry, English

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Gender Ambivalence in Late-Renaissance Italy: The Career and Reception of Tarquinia Molza, Kathryn Firth, Music

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A Lesson in Loving the Word: Translating Clarice Lispector into Polish, Agnieszka Gabor, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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EVALUATION OF THE RECREATIONAL CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHERY FOR GOLDEN DORADO SALMINUS BRASILIENSIS IN SALTA, ARGENTINA: IMPLICATIONS FOR CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, Tyler Gagne, Environmental Conservation

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BMI, Tumor Lesion and Probability of Femur Fracture: a Probabilistic Biomechanics Approach, zhi gao, Mechanical Engineering

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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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Extractable and Non-Extractable Polyphenols from Apples: Potential Anti-inflammatory Agents, MaKenzi Gennette, Food Science

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Investigation of Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenases in S. homoeocarpa for Chlorothalonil Biotransformation, Robert Green, Plant Biology

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LIVING CORE OF THE FUTURE: PROPOSING NEW APPROACH FOR THE FUTURE OF RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX IN METROPOLITAN AREAS, Mahsa G. Zadeh, Architecture

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Explicit Learning of Phonotactic Patterns Disrupts Language Learning, Evan Hare, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Why Class Matters: Understanding the Relationship Between Class, Family Involvement, and Asian American College Students’ Success, Blair Harrington, Sociology

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A Novel Periplasmic Protein involved in the Mannan Chain Elongation Step of Lipomannan and Lipoarabinomannan Biosynthesis in Mycobacterium smegmatis, Stephanie A. Ha, Microbiology

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The Process to Political Mobilization in Five College Capitalism: Forms of Antiracism, Personal Reflection and Community-Building, Caitlin B. Homrich, Anthropology

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A Magnetic Resonance Compatible Knee Extension Ergometer, Youssef Jaber, Mechanical Engineering

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HUMANITY IN A CHILDREN’S CANCER HOSPITAL, Sara Jandaghi Jafari, Architecture

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Designing Symbiosis for the New Church Community, Evan Janes, Architecture

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A Visible History: A Synthesis of Past, Present and Future Through the Evocation of Memory Within Historic Contexts, Nicholas Jeffway, Architecture

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Effective Denial of Service Attack on Congestion Aware Adaptive Network on Chip, Vijaya Deepak Kadirvel, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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VIRTUALIZATION OF CLOSED-LOOP SENSOR NETWORKS, Priyanka Dattatri Kedalagudde, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Distinct Mechanisms Underlie Attraction Errors and Agreement with Coordination, Lap-Ching Keung, Psychology

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Rewriting the Twentieth-century French Literary Right: Translation, Ideology, and Literary History, Marcus Khoury, Comparative Literature

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Honeymoons, Ethan Kiermaier, Art

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Variability of Anthropogenic Gases: Nitrogen Oxides, Sulfur Dioxide, Ozone and Ammonia in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, filimon kiros, Public Health

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The Impact of Quantum Size Effects on Thermoelectric Performance in Semiconductor Nanostructures, Adithya Kommini, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Non-Equispaced Fast Fourier Transforms in Turbulence Simulation, Aditya M. Kulkarni, Mechanical Engineering

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MAGNETO-ELECTRIC APPROXIMATE COMPUTATIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR BAYESIAN INFERENCE, Sourabh Kulkarni, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Time Domain SAR Processing with GPUs for Airborne Platforms, Dustin Lagoy, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Botswana’s Elephant-Back Safari Industry – Stress-Response in Working African Elephants and Analysis of their Post-Release Movements, Tanya Lama, Environmental Conservation