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Theses from 2020

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In-vitro Propagation and Fish Assessments to Inform Restoration of Dwarf Wedgemussel (Alasmidonta Heterodon), Jennifer Ryan, Environmental Conservation

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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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Brutalism and the Public University: Integrating Conservation into Comprehensive Campus Planning, Shelby Schrank, Architecture

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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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Optimal Mammography Schedule Estimates Under Varying Disease Burden, Infrastructure Availability, and Other Cause Mortality: A Comparative Analyses of Six Low- and Middle- Income Countries, Shifali Shifali, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Grandmotherhood in Ukraine: Behavioral Variation and Evolutionary Implications, Sofiya Shreyer, Anthropology

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Short Term Energy Forecasting for a Microgird Load using LSTM RNN, Akhil Soman, Mechanical Engineering

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

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Exploration of the Association between Muscle Volume and Bone Geometry Reveals Surprising Relationship at the Genetic Level, Prakrit Subba, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Understanding Shame and Guilt in Chinese Culture, Se Min Suh, Psychology

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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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Real-Time TDDFT-Based Filtered Spectroscopy, Ivan Williams, Electrical & Computer 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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ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT OF RED SEAWEED EXTRACTS, Yingying Yang, Food Science

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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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Translating Anxiety in the Poetry of Maya Abu al-Hayyat, Julianne Zala, Comparative Literature

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

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Investigation of SHOT1-binding ATPases in Arabidopsis thaliana, Sam Zelman, Biochemistry

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Perception System: Object and Landmark Detection for Visually Impaired Users, Chenguang Zhang, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Fabrication of Binder-Free Electrodes Based on Graphene Oxide with CNT for Decrease of Resistance, Di Zhang, Mechanical Engineering

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The Sutras as Poetry: Wang Wei's Use of Buddhist Philosophy as Poetic Image, Yan Zhang, Chinese

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

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Sex, Motivation, and Reversal Learning in the Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus), Alyssa Carlotto, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Energy Efficiency of Computation in All-spin Logic: Projections and Fundamental Limits, Zongya Chen, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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We Bring Our Lares with Us, Kristy Childress, Art

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Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Management Effectiveness and Plant Community Response, Erin Coates-Connor, Environmental Conservation

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Optical Meets Mechanical: Use of Luminescence Spectroscopy To Assess Ageing in Biodegradable Films, Louis Colaruotolo, Food Science

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Spatial and Temporal Mapping of Distributed Precipitation, Surface and Groundwater Stable Isotopes Enables Insights into Hydrologic Processes Operating at a Catchment Scale, Alison Cole, Geosciences

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SEX SPECIFIC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY OF AROMATASE NEURONS IN THE MEDIAL AMYGDALA, Marcelo Henrique Correia, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Forecasting the Cost of Electricity Generated by Offshore Wind Turbines, Timothy Costa, Mechanical Engineering

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MeatSpace, Nicholas M. Criscuolo, Art

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THE EVACUATION PROBLEM IN MULTI-STORY BUILDINGS, Quang Hong Cung, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Everything feels like the future but us: The Posthuman Master-Slave Dynamic in Japanese Science Fiction Anime, Ryan Daly, Japanese

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Planning for Industrial Land and Industrial Jobs: An Evaluation of New York City's Industrial Business Zone Program, Jennifer Davis, Regional Planning

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Improving Resilience of Communication in Information Dissemination for Time-Critical Applications, Rajvardhan Somraj Deshmukh, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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MARKOV DECISION PROCESS APPROACH TO STRATEGIZE NATIONAL BREAST CANCER SCREENING POLICY IN DATA-LIMITED SETTINGS, Vijeta Deshpande, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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(RE)Developing Place: The Power of Narrative, Kinsey Diomedi, Architecture

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Legacy Sediment Controls on Post-Glacial Beaches of Massachusetts, Alycia DiTroia, Geosciences

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Archery's Lasting Mark: A Biomechanical Analysis of Archery, Tabitha Dorshorst, Anthropology

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READING AND TRANSLATING “NOW-NESS” AND “CONTINUITY” IN THE IMAGISTIC LANGUAGE OF TANG POEMS, Mei Du, Chinese

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Sequential Encoding in Visual Working Memory: In the Absence of Structure, Recency Determines Performance, Jeffery Durbin, Psychology

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Rethinking Ambulatory Care Delivery, Senada Dushaj, Architecture

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Dysphagia Management in Schools: A Survey of Speech-Language Pathologists, Catherine Felicetti, Communication Disorders

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Optical-Fiber-Based Laser-Induced Cavitation for Dynamic Mechanical Characterization of Soft Materials, Qian Feng, Mechanical Engineering

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Mechanisms and Mitigation of Skeletal Muscle Fatigue in Single Fibers from Older Adults, Aurora Foster, Kinesiology

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Frequency Selectivity is Conferred by Membrane Resonance in a Sensory System of Non-mammalian Vertebrate, Rana Castebiana, Daniil Frolov, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Defining and Addressing Interconnected Goals in Groundwater Management Planning Across the USA, Allison Gage, Environmental Conservation

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Root-Driven Weathering Impacts on Mineral-Organic Associations Over Pedogenic Time Scales, Mariela Garcia Arredondo, Environmental Conservation

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Apple Disease Forecasting Models: When Climate Changes the Rules, Elizabeth W. Garofalo, Plant & Soil Sciences

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Antipsychotic Drug Use and Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI): A Prospective Cohort Study, Anna George, Public Health

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Sustainable Travel Incentives Optimization in Multimodal Networks, Hossein Ghafourian, Civil Engineering

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Patient Sex and Physician Adherence to Treatment Guidelines for Non-Purulent Cellulitis, Rebecca Goldberg, Public Health

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Patient Motivational Language as a Predictor of Symptom Change, Hazard of Clinically Significant Response, and Time to Response in Psychotherapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Brien J. Goodwin, Psychology

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Estimating Age-Specific Contraceptive Use for Spacing of Childbirth for All Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa from 1985 to 2030 Using a Bayesian Hierarchical Time Series Model, Gregory Guranich, Public Health

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The Limits of Transnationalism in Olga Grjasnowa's "Gott ist nicht schüchtern", Rosalin Happe, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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One Year Change in Cognitive Function in Male and Female Common Marmosets (Callithrix jacchus), Brianna Healey, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Translation Issues in Modern Chinese Literature: Viewpoint, Fate and Metaphor in Xia Shang's "The Finger-Guessing Game", Jonathan Heinrichs, Chinese

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Photosynthesizing the Workplace: A Study in Healthy and Holistic Production Spaces, Kaeli Howard, Architecture

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On the Fuel Spray Applications of Multi-Phase Eulerian CFD Techniques, Gabriel Lev Jacobsohn, Mechanical Engineering

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Museum Design As A Tool For A City, Cunbei Jiang, Architecture

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Patterns of Morphological Plasticity in Metriaclima zebra and Danio rerio Suggest Differently Canalized Phenotypes Due to Form-Function Relationships, Dylan Jockel, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology

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Analyzing the Biochemical and Functional Interactions of the RALF1-FERONIA-LLG1 (a peptide ligand-receptor kinase-GPI-anchored protein complex) Signaling Pathways in Arabidopsis thaliana, Samuel Jordan, Biochemistry

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The Efficacy of Nanoemulsion-Based Delivery Systems to Improve Vitamin D3 Bioaccessibility and Bioavailability, Alagu Selvi Kadappan, Nutrition

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High Fidelity Modeling of Cold-Formed Steel Single Lap Shear Screw Fastened Connections, Rita Kalo, Civil Engineering

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Racial Differences in Perceptions of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Behavior, Sungha Kang, Psychology

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Existence Stories, Althea Keaton, Art

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The Morality Of Chinese Legalism: Han Fei’s Advanced Philosophy, Yuan Ke, Chinese

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Using Visual Media to Empower Citizen Scientists: A Case Study of the Outsmart App, Megan E. Kierstead, Environmental Conservation

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Urban Biodiversity Experience and Exposure: Intervention and Inequality at the Local and Global Scale, Evan Kuras, Environmental Conservation

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Applications for Assessing Sediment Sources in Back-Barrier Systems, Caroline Ladlow, Geosciences

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The Efficacy of ATP Monitoring Devices at Measuring Organic Matter on Postharvest Surfaces, Kristin Lane, Food Science

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Architecture and Wilderness: An Exchange of Order, Ashley Lepre, Architecture

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A Study on English-speaking Learners' Acquisition of Three Chinese Modal Auxiliary Verbs: NENG, HUI ,And KEYI, Anqi Li, Chinese

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Arboriculture Safety Around The World, Jamie Lim, Environmental Conservation

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The Association between Diet Quality and Inflammatory Biomarkers among College-aged Women, Luotao Lin, Nutrition

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Application of Flow Cytometry as Novel Technology in Studying Lipid Oxidation in Oil-in-Water Emulsions, Peilong Li, Food Science

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Modeling the Effect of New Commuter Bus Service on Demand and the Impact on GHG Emissions: Application to Greater Boston, Christopher Lyman, Civil Engineering

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Testing Recognition Memory Models with Forced-choice Testing, Qiuli Ma, Psychology

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Relationships Between Personality Type and Cognitive Ability in Marmoset Monkeys (Callithrix jacchus), Zachary Marciano, Neuroscience & Behavior

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The Man Who Had It All but Her: The Construction and Destruction of the Macho Image in Four Mexican Novels, Adriana Marmolejo Soto, Comparative Literature

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Localization: Fans, the New Frontier, Caitlin Maroney, Japanese

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InSAR Simulations for SWOT and Dual Frequency Processing for Topographic Measurements, Gerard Masalias Huguet, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Ecological Considerations and Application of Urban Tree Selection in Massachusetts, Ashley McElhinney, Environmental Conservation

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Does Lactobacillus reuteri Probiotic Treatment Improve Sleep Quality in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta) Displaying the Self-injurious Phenotype?, Peter McGinn, Neuroscience & Behavior

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The Climatic and Hydrostratigraphic Controls on Brine-to-Freshwater Interface Dynamics in Hyperarid Climates: A 2-D Parametric Groundwater Modeling Study, Sarah McKnight, Geosciences

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To Defend or not to Defend--the Low Glorifier's Question: the Relationship between Low Glorifiers' Defensiveness of Ingroup-Perpetrated Harm and the Tangibility of Intergroup Conflict, Quinnehtukqut McLamore, Psychology

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Interpreting Access: A History of Accessibility and Disability Representations in the National Park Service, Perri Meldon, History

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Topology Network Optimization of Facility Planning and Design Problems, Ravi Ratan Raj Monga, Mechanical Engineering

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Development and Cross-Validation of a Cadence-Based Metabolic Equation for Walking, Christopher C. Moore, Kinesiology

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Performance of Concrete Tunnel Systems Subject to Fault Displacement, Michael Morano, Civil Engineering

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Integrating Motivational Interviewing with CBT for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Direct and Indirect Effects on Interpersonal Outcomes, Heather Muir, Psychology

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A Computational Simulation Model for Predicting Infectious Disease Spread using the Evolving Contact Network Algorithm, Buyannemekh Munkhbat, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Effects of Task Load on Situational Awareness During Rear-End Crash Scenarios - A Simulator Study, Rajiv Nair, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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The Role of Inference in Second Language Reading Comprehension: Developing Inferencing Skill Through Extensive Reading, Sayako Niwa, Japanese

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The Promise of VR Headsets: Validation of a Virtual Reality Headset-Based Driving Simulator for Measuring Drivers’ Hazard Anticipation Performance, Ganesh Pai Mangalore, Mechanical Engineering

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Changes in Color Guidance over the Course of a Complex Visual Search, Ryan Papargiris, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Ammonia Production from a Non-Grid Connected Floating Offshore Wind-Farm: A System-Level Techno-Economic Review, Vismay V. Parmar, Mechanical Engineering

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Predicting Successful Chaperoning of Fabry Disease Mutants via Computation, Priyank Patel, Biochemistry

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Relationship of Maternal and Infant Cortisol Matrices with Later Infant Behavior and Temperament, Anastasia Perris, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Cross-Species Architecture: Developing an Architecture for Rehabilitative Learning Through the Human-Canine Relationship, Jake Porter, Architecture

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A Study on Controlling Power Supply Ramp-Up Time in SRAM PUFs, Harshavardhan Ramanna, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Behavior of Prestressed Concrete Bridges with Closure Pour Connections and Diaphragms, Gercelino Ramos, Civil Engineering

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'Choose a Language Like a Wedding Ring': Polysystems, Norms and Pseudotranslation in Lea Goldberg’s Poetry & Prose, Benjamin Rangell, Comparative Literature

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The Women's Action: Participation through Resistance, Michael Roberts, Environmental Conservation

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Visual Recollection for Non-Declarative Representations, Patrick Sadil, Psychology

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Influence of Emotion Processing and Affect Intensity on the Engagement of Inhibitory Control in Young Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Zachary Salander, Psychology

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Tropomyosin-Based Effects of Acidosis on Thin-Filament Regulation During Muscle Fatigue, Brent Scott, Kinesiology

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Sex Differences in Oligodendrocyte Development: Potential Implications for the Effect of Alcohol Drinking on Myelin., Samuel Scott, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Calculation of Scalar Isosurface Area and Applications, Kedar Prashant Shete, Mechanical Engineering

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NEW WINE IN AN OLD BOTTLE: PROPAGANDA AND ADAPTATION OF THE WHITE-HAIRED GIRL IN POST-SOCIALIST CHINA, Ha Yeon Shin, Chinese

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Discourse, Meaning-Making, and Emotion: The Pressure to have a “Feminist Abortion Experience”, Derek Siegel, Sociology

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Eastern Whip-poor-will Habitat Associations in Fort Drum, NY, Kimberly Spiller, Environmental Conservation

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A Novel Infield Metagenomic Approach to Evaluating Surface Water Quality in Lake Warner, Brooke Stebbins, Public Health

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Impact of Footwear on Mechanisms of Knee Osteoarthritis Progression, Ethan Steiner, Kinesiology

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In-situ Zircon and Monazite Geochronology from Compositionally Distinct Layers in a Single Migmatitic Paragneiss Sample Located in the Eastern Adirondack Mountains, NY, Kaitlyn Suarez, Geosciences

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Electrospinning Nanofibers from Chitosan-Hyaluronic Acid Complex Coacervates, Juanfeng Sun, Chemical Engineering

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Fielding, Emily Tareila, Art

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The Effects of Acidosis on Calcium Dependent Binding of A Single Crossbridge, Matthew Unger, Kinesiology

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A Translation of Vera Gherarducci’s Giorno Unico, Arianna Valocchi, Comparative Literature

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Assessing the Association Between Physical Activity and Prediabetes Using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2014, Mabeline Velez, Public Health

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Characterizing the Interaction Between Non-Pathogenic Fusarium Oxysporum and Arabidopsis Thaliana to Determine Beneficial Effects Conferred to the Model Plant Host, Kathryn Isabelle Vescio, Plant Biology

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Intermodal Transit Terminal: Integrating the Future of Transit into the Urban Fabric, Guy Vigneau, Architecture

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The UMass Experimental X-Band Radar (UMAXX): An Upgrade of the CASA MA-1 to Support Cross-Polarization Measurements, Jezabel Vilardell Sanchez, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Gestational Weight Gain, Offspring Asthma and Wheeze Phenotypes in Project Viva, Kathryn Wagner, Public Health

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How Perception of Decision Environment and Future Information Affects Changes in Delay Discounting Rates: Differences Across U.S. and China, Differences Before and After the U.S. 2018 Midterm Elections, Fran Walsh, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Analysis of Adhesive Anchorage Systems Under Extreme In-Service Temperature Conditions, Rachel Wang, Civil Engineering

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Investigating The Role Of LBH During Early Embryonic Development In Xenopus Laevis, Emma Weir, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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The Role of International River Basin Organizations in Facilitating Science Use in Policy, Kelsey Wentling, Environmental Conservation

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Envisioning Pathways toward Transformative Food Systems Change: Understanding the Role of Multi-Stakeholder Engagement at the Culinary and Nutrition Center in Springfield, MA, Kristen Whitmore, Regional Planning

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I Speak as One in Doubt, Margaret Hazel Wilson, Art

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Perceptions of Athletes: Exploring Race-Based Dehumanization and Superhumanization, Deborah Wu, Psychology

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Deltamethrin Induces Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Increases Proteotoxicity in Caenorhabditis Elegans, Yuejia Xu, Food Science

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An Examination of Tern Diet in a Changing Gulf of Maine, Keenan Yakola, Environmental Conservation

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A Triad of Dilemmas in Sylvia Chang’s Films: Women in Love, Family and Society, Fanzhe Yang, Chinese

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Effect of frying oil consumption on colon tumorigenesis in mice, Ran Yang, Food Science

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A Video-Based System for Emergency Preparedness and Recovery, Juechen Yin, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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“Nothing Material Occurred”: The Maritime Captures That Caused Then Outlasted the United States’ Quasi War with France, Emma Zeig, History

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Noncovalent Functionalization of Latex Particles using High Molecular Weight Surfactant for High-Performance Coatings, Lei Zheng, Chemical Engineering

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Click Chemistry Approach to Analyze Curcumin-Protein Interactions in vitro and in vivo, Jingyi Zhou, Food Science

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Reconsidering Diasporic Literature: "Homeland" and "Otherness" in The Lost Daughter of Happiness, Qijun Zhou, Chinese

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Unsettling East Jersey: Borders of Violence in the Proprietary Era, 1666-1719, Amelia Zurcher, History

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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Investigating the Role of RNA-Binding Protein 5 in the Life Cycle Differentiation of Trypanosoma Brucei, David Anaguano Pillajo, Microbiology

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Mapping a Pup-responsive Pathway from the Medial Preoptic Area to the Ventral Tegmental Area., Matias Andina, Neuroscience & Behavior

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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, Reyhaneh 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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Electroplating of Copper on Tungsten Powder, Richard Berdos, Mechanical Engineering

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A NUMERICAL FLUTTER PREDICTOR FOR 3D AIRFOILS USING THE ONERA DYNAMIC STALL MODEL, Pieter Boersma, Mechanical Engineering

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Magma Envelopes, Enclaves and Rogue Crystals in the Atascosa Lookout Lava Flow: Magma Communication Across a Range of Crustal Levels, Christine Burrill, Geosciences

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Life Course Effects of Polyvictimization: Associations with Depression and Crime, Richard Carbonaro, Sociology

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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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Development and Application of A SERS Needle for One-step Multi-phase Analysis, Haoxin Chen, Food Science

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The Effects of Reward and Risk Level Associated with Speeded Actions: Evidence from Behavior and Electroencephalography, Xingjie Chen, Psychology

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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 and 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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Adding Increased Value to Strawberry Puree by Adding Xylo-oligosaccharides to Improve Health, Haochen Dai, Food Science

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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 Massachusetts, Nan Dou, Nutrition

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The Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis as a Problematic: Beyond "Falsificationism", Paul Erb, Sociology

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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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You Must Estimate Before You Indicate: Design and Model-Based Methods for Evaluating Utility of a Candidate Forest Indicator Species, Jillian Fleming, Environmental Conservation

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

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Phonon Transport at Boundaries and Interfaces in Two-Dimensional Materials, Cameron Foss, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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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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Optimization of Peracetic Acid as an Antimicrobial Agent in Postharvest Processing Wash Water, Tiah Ghostlaw, Food Science

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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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Use of alamarBlue as an Indicator of Microbial Growth in Turbid Solutions for Antimicrobial Evaluation, Precious Henshaw, 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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Evaluating the Toxicity and Formation of Halobenzoquinones in Point-of-Use Chlorinated Drinking Water, Stephanie Hung, Public Health

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A Precise Steroid-responsive Centrifugal Feedback Projection to the Accessory Olfactory Bulb, Tal Inbar, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Modulation of the Redox Environment During Sensitive Developmental Periods Impairs Pancreatic Organogenesis in the Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Haydee Jacobs, Public Health

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transit, Christopher Janke, Art

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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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Thermal Radiation Measurement and Development of Tunable Plasmonic Thermal Emitter Using Strain-induced Buckling in Metallic Layers, Amir Kazemi-Moridani, Mechanical Engineering

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Evaluating the Impact of Double-Parked Freight Deliveries on Signalized Arterial Control Delay Using Analytical Models and Simulation, Aaron J. Keegan, Civil Engineering

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SkinnySensor: Enabling Battery-Less Wearable Sensors Via Intrabody Power Transfer, Neev Kiran, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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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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Remains To Be Seen: Recollecting Memory, Nathanael Kooperkamp, Art

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Real-Time Dengue Forecasting In Thailand: A Comparison Of Penalized Regression Approaches Using Internet Search Data, Caroline Kusiak, Public Health

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Mineral and Redox Controls on Soil Carbon Cycling in Seasonally Flooded Soils, Rachelle LaCroix, Plant & Soil Sciences

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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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Influences of Antroquinonol and 4-Acetylantroquinonol B on Inflammatory Tumorigenesis in the MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cell Line with or without TNF-α Stimulation, Ting-Chun Lin, Nutrition

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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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A Study of the Intertexts in The Stone Of Goddess Nüwa (Nüwa Shi 女娲石), Zhimo Li, Chinese

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Plants, Parasites, and Pollinators: The Effects of Medicinal Pollens on a Common Gut Parasite in Bumble Bees, George LoCascio, Environmental Conservation

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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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Adapting for a New Audience: Ta'zieh-Between Two Rivers, Nikoo Mamdoohi, Theater

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Screening of Commercially Available Chlorine Based Sanitizers and their Efficacy in Reducing Microbial Load Levels of E. coli O157:H7 at High and Low Organic Load Environments, Paola Martinez-Ramos, Food Science

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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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Influence of Household Chaos on Associations Between Physiology and Behavior, Sarah McCormick, Psychology

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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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Evaluation and Validation of Distraction Detection Algorithms on Multiple Data Sources, Shashank Mehrotra, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Interpreting Dreams: Directing an Immersive Adaptation of Strindberg's A Dream Play, Mary-Corinne Miller, Theater

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APPRENDRE ET ENSEIGNER AVEC LA BIENVEILLANCE : POUR UNE NOUVELLE PEDAGOGIE FRANÇAISE, Amena Moinfar, French & Francophone Studies

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The Role of Hypothalamic Vasopressin Cells in Male Sociability and Anxiety-Linked Behavior, Prakruti Nanda, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Play in the Woods: The Role of the Dramaturg in Facilitating a Holistic, Slow Theater-Making Process, Claudia Nolan, Theater

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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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On-Chip Communication and Security in FPGAs, Shivukumar Basanagouda Patil, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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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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Studies on L2 Acquisition of Chinese Verbs of 'Change' by English Speakers, Baoqing Qian, Chinese

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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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How Students of Japanese Perceive and Use Technology, David Rubino, Japanese

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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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ClpXP-regulated Proteins Suppress Requirement for RecA in Dam Mutants of Escherichia coli K-12, Amie Savakis, Microbiology

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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

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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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Designing Hedda: Questioning the Canonical Play Hedda Gabler, as a Feminist Text Through Abstraction, Bethany Eddy, Theater

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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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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

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The Role of Placemaking in Sustainable Planning: A Case Study of the East Side of Cleveland, Ohio, Sarah Lang, Regional Planning

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Group Differences in Compassion Fade and Prosocial Behavior, Greg Larsen, Psychology

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Multiple Testing Correction with Repeated Correlated Outcomes: Applications to Epigenetics, Katie Leap, Public Health

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Volatiles in Subglacially Erupted Basaltic Glasses and Their Use in Reconstructing Paleo-Ice Thicknesses, Carver Lee, Geosciences

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TRANSgressive Acts: Adapting Applied Theatre Techniques For A Transgender Community, Theo F. Lefevre, Theater

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Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate Reduces Fat Accumulation in Caenorhabditis Elegans, Jinning Liu, Food Science

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Query on Knowledge Graphs with Hierarchical Relationships, Kaihua Liu, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Adoptive Parenting Cognitions, Compatibility, and Attachment Among Domestically Adoptive Families, Albert Lo, Psychology

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An Adult Zebrafish Brain Atlas To Investigate Shh Mediated Cell-Cell Signaling In Neurogenic Zones, Alyssa P. Lutservitz, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Peter Mack Show, Peter Mack, Art

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The Use of Public Plazas in China and the United States: Measuring the Differences Using Direct Observation in Boston and Chongqing, Maozhu Mao, Landscape Architecture

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Recursive Properties of srdc Structures in Golden Age Musical Theater Songs, Morgan Markel, Music

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SOCIAL REPRODUCTION IN THE NEW ENGLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM: A CRITICAL CULTURAL STUDIES PERSPECTIVE, Sarah Marmon, Communication

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Bailed Out With A Little Help From My Friends: Social Similarity And Currency Swaps During The 2008 Crisis, Timothy Marple, Political Science

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A Light on the Subject: Refugee by Milan Dragicevich, Colin Marsh, Theater

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Characterization of Calcium Homeostasis Parameters in TRPV3 and CaV3.2 Double Null Mice, Aujan Mehregan, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Performance of Adhesive and Cementitious Anchorage Systems, Mirna Mendoza, Civil Engineering

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HIGH PERFORMANCE SILVER DIFFUSIVE MEMRISTORS FOR FUTURE COMPUTING, Rivu Midya, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Achieving Perfect Location Privacy in Wireless Devices Using Anonymization, Zarrin Montazeri, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Microtransplantation of Rat Brain Neurolemma into Xenopus Laevis Oocytes to Study the Effect of Environmental Toxicants on Endogenous Voltage-Sensitive Ion Channels, Edwin Murenzi, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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FACTORS INFLUENCING IMPACT OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS OF THE EMERALD ASH BORER, Theresa Murphy, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology

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Explorations into Machine Learning Techniques for Precipitation Nowcasting, Aditya Nagarajan, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Predictors of Anemia Among HIV Patients in Uganda, Catherine Nagawa, Public Health

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The Loss You Feel, Andrew Napoli, Art

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Perceptions of General and Situational Influence in Predicting Negative Conflict Behavior: The Moderating Role of Attachment Style, Amy Newberg, Psychology

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Evaluation of Berry Extracts on Intestinal Digestive Enzymes and Sugar Transporters, Jungbae Ohrenberger, Nutrition

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Women On Trial: Translating Femininity Through Journalism, William B. Ollayos, Comparative Literature

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Sperm Mitochondrial Copy Number and Associations with Oxidative Stress and Phthalate Metabolites in Male Partners Undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Alexandra Olmsted, Public Health

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The Unaccustomed Vanishing Point, Procheta Olson, Art

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Duty- vs. Rights-focused Mindsets and Their Relationships with Prosociality, Seyed Nima Orazani, Psychology

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SODIUM REDUCTION IN TURKEY BREAST MEAT BY USING SODIUM ANION SPECIES, Janamkumar Pandya, Food Science

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A Transformational Approach to Japanese Traditional Music of the Edo Period, Kenneth J. Pasciak, Music

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Springing Forth Anew: Progress, Preservation, and Park-Building at Roger Williams National Memorial, Sara E. Patton, History

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Development of a SERS Sandwich Assay Platform for Rapid Detection of Bacteria, Brooke Pearson, Food Science

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On the Contrary: Subverting the Canon with Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, Christina Pellegrini, Theater

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INCORPORATING SEASONAL WIND RESOURCE AND ELECTRICITY PRICE DATA INTO WIND FARM MICROSITING, Timothy A. Pfeiffer, Mechanical Engineering

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Effects of Malformed or Absent Valves to Lymphatic Fluid Transport and Lymphedema in Vivo in Mice, Akshay S. Pujari, Mechanical Engineering

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Electroless Deposition & Electroplating of Nickel on Chromium-Nickel Carbide Powder, Jeffrey Rigali, Mechanical Engineering

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Trans-gender Themes in Japanese Literature From the Medieval to Meiji Eras, Jessica Riggan, Japanese

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Factors Influencing Shrubland Bird and Native Bee Communities in Forest Openings, H. Patrick Roberts, Environmental Conservation

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KaSI: a Ka-band and S-band Cross-track Interferometer, Gerard Ruiz Carregal, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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A Prospective Study of Physical Activity and Fecundability, Lindsey M. Russo, Public Health

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Use Of Different Ripening Inhibitors To Enhance Antimicrobial Activity Of Essential Oil Nanoemulsion, Victor Ryu, Food Science

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Mobilizing the Advantaged to Protest Injustice with the Disadvantaged, Hemapreya Selvanathan, Psychology

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Storytelling in the Age of Post-socialism: Wang Xiaoshuai’s “Third Front Trilogy”, Xuesong Shao, Chinese

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METER IN FRENCH AND ITALIAN OPERA, 1809–1859, Nicholas Shea, Music

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Celebrating the Polish Immigrant Community: Strengthening Cultural Bonds and Representation in Westfield, MA, Alexandra Smialek, Regional Planning

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Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and Censorship: Reflections on Religious and Political Radicalism in John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer, Allison R. Smith, Music

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cDNA SEQUENCES OF THE CAPRINE GAMMA DELTA T CELL HYBRID CO-RECEPTOR AND PATHOGEN RECOGNITION RECEPTOR WC1 MULTIGENE FAMILY, Maria Solangi, Animal Science

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Creating A Community A New Ecological, Economical, and Social Path to Uniting a Community, Andrew Stadnicki, Architecture

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A Combined Historical and Sedimentological Reconstruction of Extratropical Cyclone Derived Coastal Flooding in Boston, MA, Zachary D. Stromer, Geosciences

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Numerical Simulation of Multi-Phase Core-Shell Molten Metal Drop Oscillations, Kaushal Sumaria, Mechanical Engineering

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Analyzing Spark Performance on Spot Instances, Jiannan Tian, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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How the E. Coli Hsp70 Molecular Chaperone, DnaK, Binds a Client Protein, Joseph Tilitsky, Chemistry

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Exploring Long-term Fault Evolution in Obliquely Loaded Systems Using Tabletop Experiments and Digital Image Correlation Techniques, Kevin Toeneboehn, Geosciences

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Regulation of Katanin Activity on Microtubules, Madison A. Tyler, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Petrogenesis and Concentric Zonation of the Belchertown Intrusive Complex, West-Central Massachusetts, Karen June Van Wagner, Geosciences

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The Oxidation State of Hawaiian Magmas, Michael Vollinger, Geosciences

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Conformity and Digression: Change of Narrative in a Chinese Peasant's Personal Writing, Danping Wang, History

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Methylglyoxal Influences Development of Caenorhabditis Elegans via Heterochronic Pathway, Jiaying Wang, Food Science

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A Linguistic Study on the Four Editions of Bǎijiā xìng 百家姓 in hP’ags-pa Script, Sicheng Wang, Chinese

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Indoor Navigation For The Blind And Visually Impaired: Validation And Training Methodology Using Virtual Reality, Sili Wang, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Effects of Terrain on Reconstructions of Mobility in Past Populations, Erin M. Whittey, Anthropology

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Labor Union Membership and Black Political Participation, Tiamba Wilkerson, Sociology

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A Representational-Hierarchical Account: A New Theory of False Memories, D. Merika Wilson, Psychology

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Investigating the Utilization of Mushrooms in Beef-Based Products for Improved Health, Kristin Wong, Food Science

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Implications of Pgrmc1 Regulation of Kit Ligand Synthesis in the Hippocampus, Haley Woods, Animal Science

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Z-Cube: Mobile Living for Feminist Nomads, Zi Ye, Architecture

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Comparative Transcriptome Analysis of Wild Tomato Species during Fruit Development, Altynay Zhanayeva, Plant Biology

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Efficient Scaling of a Web Proxy Cluster, Hao Zhang, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Uncovering tasselsheath3. A Genomic and Phenotypic Analysis of a Maize Floral Mutant., Thompson Zhang, Plant Biology

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ORACLE GUIDED INCREMENTAL SAT SOLVING TO REVERSE ENGINEER CAMOUFLAGED CIRCUITS, Xiangyu Zhang, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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A Mixed-methods Study on Female Landowner Estate Planning Objectives, rebekah zimmerer, Environmental Conservation

Theses from 2016

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IRON SIGNALING IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA, Celina Abundis, Biology

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Comparison of hip and wrist accelerometers in a pre-adolescent population in free-living and semi-structured physical activity, Matthew Ahmadi, Kinesiology

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Micropaleontology and Isotope Stratigraphy of the Upper Aptian to Lower Cenomanian (~114-98 Ma) In ODP Site 763, Exmouth Plateau, NW Australia, Ali Alibrahim, Geosciences

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Influence of Hierarchical Interfacial Assembly on Lipase Stability and Performance in Deep Eutectic Solvent, Stephanie M. Andler, Food Science

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Factors Influencing Household Outdoor Residential Water Use Decisions in Suburban Boston (USA), Emily E. Argo, Environmental Conservation

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Understory Plant Community Structure in Forests Invaded by Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Jason Aylward, Environmental Conservation

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Assessing the Effects of Heuristic Perceptions on Voter Turnout, Amanda Aziz, Political Science

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Factors Affecting Habitat Quality for Wintering Wood Thrushes in a Coffee Growing Region in Honduras, Brett A. Bailey, Environmental Conservation

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Boys Just Want to Have Fun? Sexual Behaviors and Romantic Intentions of Gay and Straight Men in College Hookup Culture, Randy J. Barrios, Sociology

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Sleep Patterns, Urinary Levels of Melatonin and Subsequent Weight Change in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, Nicole M. Barron, Public Health

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Colonialism, Education, and Gabon: an Examination of the Self-translation of Gabonese Citizens in Their Post-colonial Space Through Education and Language, Moussavou F. Batsielilit, Comparative Literature

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Player Vs Language: the Effect of Multiplayer in Gamified Language Learning Environments, Craig Baylis, Japanese

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Spatial Ecology of Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) around Buck Island Reef National Monument, St. Croix, U.S.V.I., Sarah L. Becker, Marine Sciences and Technology

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Music and Architecture: An Interpresence, Rachel J. Beesen, Architecture

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Heavy Light: Transformation of Matter in Relation to Growth and Decay, Lauren A. Bennett, Art

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Fairness and Social Justice: Distinct Moralities, Prerana Bharadwaj, Psychology

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Seamless Application Delivery Using Software Defined Exchanges, Divyashri Bhat, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Eustia of the Tarnished Wings: The Visual Novel in Translation, Matthew R. Bird, Japanese

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Restoration: Bridging the Gaps A Graphic Translation of Ecological Restoration, Alyssandra Black, Landscape Architecture

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Hovering, Benjamin J. Blatt, Art

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A Comparison of Techniques for Handling Missing Data in Longitudinal Studies, Alexander R. Bogdan, Public Health

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Vegetable Protein Intake and Early Menopause in the Nurses’ Health Study II, Maegan Boutot, Public Health

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: 60 Years of American Dialogue on Sex, Gender, and the Nuclear Family, Amy Brooks, Theater

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Investigating the Balance Between Estrogen Receptor Mediated Cell Proliferation and Genomic Surveillance, Margarita Brown, Animal Science

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Effects of Butylparaben Exposure on Pancreatic Development in Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Embryos, Sarah E. Brown, Public Health

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Planning [and] the Sanitary City: Understanding Implications of Community-Based Ecological Sanitation Reforms in the U.S., Catherine K. Bryars, Regional Planning

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Cold Gas Dynamic Spray – Characterization of Polymeric Deposition, Trenton Bush, Mechanical Engineering

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Intervening in the Lives of Internally Displaced People in Colombia, Amy L. Carbone, Architecture

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Designing Waste Creating Space: A Critical Examination Into Waste Reduction Through Building Techniques, Architectural Design, and Systems, Courtney M. Carrier, Architecture

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The Influence of Discrete Emotional States on Preferential Choice, Andrea M. Cataldo, Psychology

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The Role of MicroRNAs in Regulating the Translatability and Stability of Target Messenger RNAs During the Atrophy and Programmed Cell Death of the Intersegmental Muscles of the Tobacco Hawkmoth Manduca sexta., Elizabeth Chan, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Cultural Subtexts and Social Functions of Domestic Music-making in Jane Austen’s England, Lidia A. Chang, Music

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Secondhand Communication of Risk-Related Information: How Ideology and Relational Motives affect Interpersonal Risk Communication, Daniel A. Chapman, Psychology

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Simulation of 48-Hour Queue Dynamics for A Semi-Private Hospital Ward Considering Blocked Beds, Wei Chen, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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PROCESSOR TEMPERATURE AND RELIABILITY ESTIMATION USING ACTIVITY COUNTERS, Mayank Chhablani, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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The Adoption Of Harm Reduction By Abstinence Program Staff: A Qualitative Analysis, Morgan Coe, Public Health

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"The Fate Which Takes Us:" Benjamin F. Beall and Jefferson County, (West) Virginia in the Civil War Era, Matthew Coletti, History

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Evaluating a Novel Photochemical Tool for Labeling and Tracking Live, Endogenous Calcium-Permeable AMPARs, Rosamund Elizabeth Combs-Bachmann, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Sources of Water and Solutes to the Salar de Atacama, Chile: A Coupled Hydrologic, Geochemical, and Groundwater Modeling Study, Lilly G. Corenthal, Geosciences

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Patient-Therapist Convergence in Alliance and Session Progress Ratings as Predictors of Outcome in Psychotherapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Alice E. Coyne, Psychology

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Invasive Species Occurrence Frequency is not a Suitable Proxy for Abundance in the Northeast, Tyler J. Cross, Environmental Conservation

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Erwin Bodky as Musicologist, Pedagogue, and Performer: A German Émigre in The United States, Andrew A. D'Antonio, Music

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Gender Inequality: Nonbinary Transgender People in the Workplace, Skylar Davidson, Sociology

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Modeling the Thermodynamics and Dynamics of Fluids Confined in Three-Dimensionally Ordered Mesoporous (3DOm) Carbon Materials, Anish Julius Desouza, Chemical Engineering

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Chemical Stability of Curcumin: Structure and Activity Relationship (SAR) Study, Zheyuan Du, Food Science

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Umass September 11 Intervention, Mohamad Farzinmoghadam, Architecture

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The Radicalism Plateau: Working Class Transformation, Housing Foreclosure and the Hegemony of the American Dream, Aaron C. Foote, Sociology

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Development of Filter-Based Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopic Assays for Rapid Detection of Chemical and Biological Contaminants in Water, Siyue Gao, Food Science

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Improving Small Community Flood Resilience: The Multiple Strategies of Watershed Partnerships, Nicole Gillett, Geography

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Strategies for Reducing Supplier Risk: Inputs into the Supply Chain, Christopher A. Greene, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Accelerated Iterative Algorithms with Asynchronous Accumulative Updates on a Heterogeneous Cluster, Sandesh Gubbi Virupaksha, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Attitudes, and Beliefs of Multicultural Middle School Students in Central Massachusetts, Emily M. Harrington, Nutrition

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Mechanisms of Slowed Foot Tap Speed in Older Adults, Erica L. Hartman, Kinesiology

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Vielleicht hier, um zu sagen: Bildung and Elegy in the Duineser Elegien, Du côté de chez Swann, and Misérable miracle, Emily Heilker, Comparative Literature

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Workplace Conditions and Maternal Sensitivity in Low-Income Families, Rachel J. Herman, Psychology

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Does Age Influence Dynamic Stability and Muscular Power Following Neuromuscular Fatigue in Women?, Ben J. Hoffmann, Kinesiology

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The Primary and Convergent Retrieval Model of Memory, William J. Hopper, Psychology

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Mobile Produce Markets: A Strategy for Increasing Access to Fruits and Vegetables Among Low Income Urban Residents, Bi-sek J. Hsiao, Nutrition

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Deltamethrin, a Pyrethroid Insecticide, Potentiates Lipid Accumulation in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes, Tsung-Hsiu Hsieh, Food Science

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What are the Physical Health Benefits of Urban Tree Canopy in the Springfield, Massachusetts Neighborhoods?, Robert A. Hummel, Regional Planning

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Population Genetic Analysis of Atlantic Horseshoe Crabs (Limulus polyphemus) in Coastal Massachusetts., Katherine T. Johnson, Environmental Conservation

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