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Theses from 2017

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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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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 OH, 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, Henry 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