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Theses from 2016

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

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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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PARQ: A MEMORY-EFFICIENT APPROACH FOR QUERY-LEVEL PARALLELISM, Qianqian Gao, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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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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Motivating Household Energy Conservation Using Feedback and Social Nudges: A Field Experiment, Elizabeth Hunter, Resource Economics

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The Ladies and the Women, Caroline V. Jauch, English

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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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An in Vivo Study of Cortical Dynein Dynamics and its Contribution to Microtubule Sliding in the Midzone, Heather M. Jordan, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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A Genetic Analysis of Cichlid Scale Morphology, Kenta C. Kawasaki, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Improving Efficiency of Thermoelectric Devices Made of Si-Ge, Si-Sn, Ge-Sn, and Si-Ge-Sn Binary and Ternary Alloys, SEYEDEH NAZANIN KHATAMI, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Antidepressant Use and Risk of Colorectal Cancer in The Women's Health Initative, Jenna F. Kiridly, Public Health

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Commercial Solar Technology Adoption in the United States: Empirical Evidence on Effects of State Policies, Eric Koegler, Resource Economics

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Developing An Ecological Sanitation Transect, Ian Kolesinskas, Regional Planning

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Merging Social Science and Neuroscience in Architecture: Creating a Framework to Functionally Re-integrate Ex-Convicts, Kylie A. Landrey, Architecture

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Collaborative Approaches to Translation in Social Change Movements, Jocelyn D. Langer, Comparative Literature

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Vietnam Without Guarantees: Consumer Attitudes in an Emergent Market Economy, Kylie R. Lanthorn, Communication

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Distribution of Enterotoxigenic Clostridium perfringens Spores in U.S. Retail Spices, Chi-An Lee, Food Science

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6:1 PUMA Arrays: Designs and Finite Array Effects, Michael Lee, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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From Shelters to Long Living Communities, Yakun Liang, Architecture

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Protecting Controllers against Denial-of-Service Attacks in Software-Defined Networks, Jingrui Li, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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INFRASTRUCTURE-FREE SECURE PAIRING OF MOBILE DEVICES, Chunqiu Liu, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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The Phonological System of A Xin'an Idiolect, Shuiying Lu, Chinese

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Examining Two Sides of Food System Challenges: A Case Study of the Potential Impacts of the Food Safety Modernization Act on U.S. Produce Growers and a Descriptive Analysis of the International Food Certification Industry, Kathryn E. Lynch, Resource Economics

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Extrinsic Effects on Heat and Electron Transport In Two-Dimensional Van-Der Waals Materials- A Boltzmann Transport Study, Arnab K. Majee, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Modeling Historical and Future Range of Variability Scenarios in the Yuba River Watershed, Tahoe National Forest, California, Maritza Mallek, Environmental Conservation

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Building Hope: A Community + Water Initiative, La Villa de San Francisco, Honduras, Christopher D. Mansfield, Architecture

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River Herring Conservation in Freshwater: Investigating Fish Reproductive Success and the Educational Value of Citizen Monitoring Programs, Meghna Marjadi, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology

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The Role of the Landscape in the Socialization of Cohousing Communities: A Study in Western Massachusetts, Emilie Marques Jordao, Landscape Architecture

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Ecological Consequences of Lost Anadromous Forage Fish in Freshwater Ecosystems, Steven R. Mattocks, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Reimagining and Rewriting the Guantánamo Bay Detainee Library: Translation, Ideology, and Power, Muira N. McCammon, Comparative Literature

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THE HARMONIOUS CONCLUSIONS OF PEONY PAVILION & THE LUTE, Alexander McCartin, Chinese

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Summoning The Body That Acts, Brendan M. McCauley, Art

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

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Thinking in Circles: A Systems Theory Approach to Public Participation in Planning, Stephen Meno, Regional Planning

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Revisiting Union Decline: An Analysis of Organized Labor's Crisis, Nathan Meyers, Sociology

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A Comparative Sustainability Study for Treatment of Domestic Wastewater: Conventional Concrete and Steel Technology vs. Vegetated Sand Beds (VSB’s) and Their Relative Differences in CO2 Production, Alicia M. Milch, Plant & Soil Sciences

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Aircraft Demand Forecasting, Kayla M. Monahan, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Modulation of Notch in an Animal Model of Multiple Sclerosis, Manit Nikhil Munshi, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Influence of Inoculum Preparation upon Sensitivity of Common Food Borne Pathogens to Emulsion Based Antimicrobials, Dillon SD Murray, Food Science

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Unstable Systems or Why Is My Junk So Raw?, David Musgrave, Art

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Japanese Pronoun Adventure: a Japanese Language Learner's Exploration of His Japanese Gender Pronoun, Takumi Nakano, Japanese

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Intent Recognition Of Rotation Versus Translation Movements In Human-Robot Collaborative Manipulation Tasks, Vinh Q. Nguyen Mr., Mechanical Engineering

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A Soft Multiple-Degree of Freedom Load Cell Based on The Hall Effect, Qiandong Nie, Mechanical Engineering

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Buddhist Depiction of Life in the Verse of the Tang Dynasty Poet Han Shan, Sijia Niu, Chinese

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Designing Active Granular Squares, Christopher C. Olson, Physics

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SpotLight: An Information Service for the Cloud, Xue Ouyang, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Carmen(Es) Y Lola. El Continuo Generacional De La Educación De La Mujer Desde La Novela Y El Monólogo Teatral De Cinco Horas Con Mario Hasta La Película Función De Noche, Elisabet Pallàs, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Oceanic Anoxia Event 2 (~94 Ma) in the U.S. Western Interior Sea: High Resolution Foraminiferal Record of the Development of Anoxia in a Shallow Epicontinental Sea, Amanda L. Parker, Geosciences

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A Haptic Surface Robot Interface for Large-Format Touchscreen Displays, Mark Price, Mechanical Engineering

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One-Carbon Metabolism Related B-Vitamins Alter The Expression Of MicroRNAS And Target Genes Within The Wnt Signaling Pathway In Mouse Colonic Epithelium, Riccardo Racicot, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Integrated Solar Technologies with Outdoor Pedestrian Bridge Superstructure Decking, Richard K. Racz Mr. and Richard Racz, Civil Engineering

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Characterizing the Inhibition of Katanin Using Tubulin Carboxy-Terminal Tail Constructs, Corey E. Reed, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Trypanosoma Brucei Mitochondrial DNA POLIB Cell Cycle Localization and Effect on POLIC when POLIB is Depleted, Sylvia L. Rivera, Microbiology

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The Life History Characteristics, Growth, and Mortality of Juvenile Alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, in Coastal Massachusetts, Julianne Rosset, Environmental Conservation

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The Identification of Notch1 Functional Domains Responsible for its Physical Interaction with PKCθ, Wesley D. Rossiter, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Past Interference, Tovah V. Rudawski Ms., Art

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Primate Aesthetics, Chelsea L. Sams, Art

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In Theory, There's Hope: Queer Co-(m)motions of Science and Subjectivity, Cordelia Sand, Geography

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Songs of Ishq, Freedom and Rebellion: Selected Kafis of Bulleh Shah in Translation, Zainab Sattar, Comparative Literature

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Numerical Simulation of High Velocity Impact of a Single Polymer Particle during Cold Spray Deposition, Sagar P. Shah, Mechanical Engineering

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A Study On the Mutual Replacements of Three des in Chinese Blogs, Hui Sha, Chinese

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Gait Changes During Exhaustive Running, Nathaniel I. Smith, Kinesiology

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Re-envisioning a Discipline: Martin Wickramasinghe’s Contribution to Comparative Literature, Chamila Somirathna, Comparative Literature

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Dynamics of Microtubule Networks with Antiparallel Crosslinkers, Kasimira T. Stanhope, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Probiotics as a Treatment for Increased Nighttime Activity in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta) Displaying Self-Injurious Behavior, Lauren L. Stanwicks, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Fault Interaction within Restraining Bend Fault Systems, Aviel Rachel Stern, Geosciences

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Specific Phosphate Sorption Mechanisms of Unaltered and Altered Biochar, Kathryn D. Szerlag, Environmental Conservation

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Localization, Visualization And Evacuation Guidance System In Emergency Situations, Jingyan Tang Ms, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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On a Scale of 1 to Ten... Ten Being the Worst, Kyle Thorne, Art

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Teaching Piano to Students with Disabilties: A Collective Case Study, Anthony Tracia, Music

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Utilizing Nutritive Sweeteners to Control Lipid Oxidation in Low Moisture Baked Goods, Samantha Vieira, Food Science