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Theses from 2019

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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