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Theses from 2016

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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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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