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Theses from 2015

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Studying Nanoparticle/cell and Nanoparticle/biosurface Interaction with Mass Spectrometry, Singyuk Hou, Chemistry

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Trends in Human-wildlife Interactions as Related to Land Use and Human Density in Massachusetts, Michael A. Huguenin Jr, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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MOSQUE IN THE VALLEY: A SPACE FOR SPIRITUAL GATHERING & CULTURAL LEARNING, Nabila Iqbal, Architecture

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Recast and Elicitation: The Effectiveness of Corrective Feedback on Japanese Language Learners, Kinji Ito, Japanese

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Combating Slavery and Colonization: Student Abolitionism and the Politics of Antislavery in Higher Education, 1833-1841, Michael E. Jirik, History

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The Evolution of Yōkai in Relationship to the Japanese Horror Genre, Adam J. Johnson, Japanese

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Characterization of Protein-Protein Interactions for Therapeutic Drug Design Utilizing Mass Spectrometry, Alex J. Johnson Mr, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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INVESTIGATING EFFECTS OF THE ANTIBIOTIC CIPROFLOXACIN ON THE DOPAMINERGIC SH-SY5Y CELL LINE, Jeffreys N. Johnson, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Rejecting Reconstruction after Breast Cancer: Managing Stigmatized Selves, Marianne A. Joyce, Sociology

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Development of Prototypes of a Portable Road Weather Information System, Meha Kainth, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Urinary Phthalate Metabolite Concentrations and Cancer Mortality in NHANES, 1999-2006, A B. Kaiser, Public Health

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How Strange! Are My Eyes Mistaken?": A Study of Arakida Reijo and Her Book of Fantastic Tales, Ayashi no yogatari, Miriam Karavias, Japanese

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Arctic Environmental Change across the Pliocene-Pleistocene Transition, Benjamin Andrew Keisling, Geosciences

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Inter-Segment Coordination Variability Post Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Devin K. Kelly, Kinesiology

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A Real-time Signal Control System to Minimize Emissions at Isolated Intersections, Farnoush Khalighi, Civil Engineering

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EXPLORATION OF CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN URBAN PLAZA AND MIXED USE BUILDINGS, YOUNGDUK KIM MR, Architecture

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Blundered by the Borrower, Eben A. Kling and Eben A. Kling, Art

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Publishing Networks in Edo Japan, Hisako Kobayashi, Japanese

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Evaluation of a Training Program (STRAP) Designed to Decrease Young Drivers Secondary Task Engagement in High Risk Scenarios, Akhilesh Krishnan, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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ADACORE: Achieving Energy Efficiency via Adaptive Core Morphing at Runtime, Nithesh Kurella, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Attachment and Positive Engagement Following Relationship Conflict, Jana M. Lembke, Psychology

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From the Antiworld to the "Other World:" A Translation and Critical Analysis of Kurahashi Yumiko's "The Passage of Dreams", Emily F. Levine, Japanese

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Dwelling in the Vision of Utopia: A Politico-Religious Reading of Tao Qian, JIANI LIAN, Chinese

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The Contagion of Interstate Violence: Perceived International Images and Threat Explain Why Countries Repeatedly Engage in Interstate Wars, Mengyao Li, Psychology

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Architecting SkyBridge-CMOS, Mingyu Li, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Cohort and Gender Differences and the Marriage Wage Premium: Findings from the NLSY79 and the NLSY97, Misun Lim, Sociology

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Function Verification of Combinational Arithmetic Circuits, Duo Liu, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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THE LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF CHINESE EMOTICON, Xiangxi Liu, Chinese

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXPLORATION OF COARSE-GRAIN RECONFIGURABLE ARCHITECTURE WITH EMERGING NONVOLATILE MEMORY, Xiaobin Liu, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Application of Bacteriophage Cocktail in Leafy Green Wash Water to Control Salmonella Enterica, Andrea W. Lo, Food Science

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Bayesian Model Selection and Parameter Estimation for Gravitational Wave Signals from Binary Black Hole Coalescences, Alexander L. Lombardi, Physics

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Design Of A Housing For Urban Artisan-Living Work, Fahim Mahmud, Architecture

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In Vitro Screening for Small-Molecule Kinase Inhibitors of Testis-Specific Serine Kinase 1 (TSSK1), a Potential Target for Male Contraception, Julie Majka, Animal Science

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Development of a Layout-Level Hardware Obfuscation Tool to Counter Reverse Engineering, Shweta Malik, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Promoting Extracellular Matrix Crosslinking in Synthetic Hydrogels, Marcos M. Manganare, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Distinction and Difference: From Kana to Hiragana and Hentaigana, Clare Marks, Japanese

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Thermodynamic Analysis of the Application of Thermal Energy Storage to a Combined Heat and Power Plant, Benjamin McDaniel, Mechanical Engineering

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A High-Resolution Paleoenvironmental and Paleoclimatic History of Extreme Events on the Laminated Sediment Record from Basin Pond, Fayette, Maine, U.S.A., Daniel R. Miller, Geosciences

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Characterization of the Reconstituted and Native Pseudomonas aeruginosa Type III Secretion System Translocon, Kathryn R. Monopoli, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Seeing And Believing: A Critical Study of Kobayashi Hideo's Watakushi no Jinseikan, Saki Morikawa, Japanese

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The Quality of Life Among Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Katharine F. Moroney, Communication Disorders

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The State of Therapeutic Alliance Training in Clinical and Counseling Psychology Graduate Programs, Nicholas R. Morrison, Psychology

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Membranes and Matrices: Architecture as an Interface, Nayef Mudawar, Architecture

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Live Well Springfield – A Community Transformation Movement: Evaluation of the Live Well Springfield Website, Jesse A. Mushenko Mr., Nutrition

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Energy Agile Cluster Communication, Muhammad Zain Mustafa, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Assessing Mammal and Bird Biodiversity and Habitat Occupancy of Tiger Prey in the Hukaung Valley of Northern Myanmar, Hla Naing, Environmental Conservation

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Thermo-Responsive Poly(N-Isopropylacrylamide) and its Critical Solution Temperature Type Behavior in Presence of Hydrophilic Ionic Liquids, Purnendu K. Nayak, Chemical Engineering

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Same-Sex Parent Socialization: Associations between Gay and Lesbian Parenting Strategies and Child Behavioral Adjustment, Marykate T. Oakley, Psychology

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Queering Identity in the African Diaspora: The Performance Dramas of Sharon Bridgforth and Trey Anthony, Adewunmi R. Oke, Theater

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Ginger Masculinities, Donica O'Malley, Communication

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The Relationship between Arousal, Personality, and Perception of Control in a Gambling Task, Guillaume J. Pagnier, Neuroscience & Behavior

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The Merchant of Venice at UMASS: An Exploration in Collaboration and Representation, elizabeth l. pangburn, Theater

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The Effects of Ovarian Hormones and Exercise on Gene Markers of Cardiac Dysfunction, Anisha S. Patel, Kinesiology

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The Effectiveness of Explicit Instruction Versus Implicit Instruction Method on Chinese Grammar Acquisition, Fuyang Peng, Chinese

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Density-Dependent Survival in the Larval Stage of an Invasive Insect: Dispersal vs. Predation, Adam A. Pepi, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology

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Building for the Future: Revitalization through Architecture, Rebecca N. Perry, Architecture

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The Human Intruder Test: An Anxiety Assessment in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca Mulatta), Emily J. Peterson, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Not All Gaze Cues Are the Same: Face Biases Influence Object Attention in Infancy, Charisse Pickron, Psychology

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Differential Microglial Activation Following Immune Challenge in Peripubertal and Adult Outbred Mice, David J. Placzek, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Efficient Irrigation for Recreational Turfgrass in New England: Evapotranspiration and Crop Coefficients, James W. Poro, Plant & Soil Sciences

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Human Capital, Employment and Subjective-Objective Poverty: A Micro Case Study of Nepal, Tejesh Pradhan, Resource Economics

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Towards a Semantic Knowledge Management Framework for Laminated Composites, Vivek Premkumar, Mechanical Engineering

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Mindful Theatremaking: Reflections of A New Brain and Dead Man's Cell Phone, and the Art of Applying Mindfulness in a Directorial Process, Glenn W. Proud III, Theater

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Predicted 25-hydroxyvitamin D Score and Risk of Multiple Sclerosis in U.S. Women, Alexandra Purdue-Smithe, Public Health

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Identifying Menstrual Symptom Patterns in Young Women Using Factor and Cluster Analysis, Felicia A. Quintana-Zinn, Public Health

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Estimating Access to a High Quality Diet for Older Adults in Springfield, Massachusetts, Nicole M. Ratchford, Nutrition

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A Brief Introduction to Aoki Rosui and Annotated Translation of his Text Otogi Hyaku Monogatari, David Reeves, Japanese

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Impacts of Three-Dimensional Non-Uniform Groundwater Flows for Quantifying Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions Using Heat as a Tracer, Jonathan M. Reeves, Geosciences

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Structural Vulnerability Assessment of Bridge Piers in the Event of Barge Collision, David A. Ribbans, Civil Engineering

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Generating Best Management Practices for Avian Conservation in a Land-Sparing Agriculture System, and the Habitat-Specific Survival of a Priority Migrant, Jeffrey D. Ritterson, Environmental Conservation

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Towards Sustainable Roundabouts: An Evaluation of Driver Behavior, Emissions, and Safety, Derek Roach, Civil Engineering

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Experimental Test of Genetic Rescue in Isolated Populations of Brook Trout, Zachary L. Robinson, Environmental Conservation

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Developing Maker Economies in Post-Industrial Cities: Applying Commons Based Peer Production to Mycelium Biomaterials, Grant R. Rocco, Architecture

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Discerning Harmonic Progressions in the First Movement of Zoltán Kodály's String Quartet No. 1, Op. 2 in C Minor (1910), Martin Ross, Music

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Obesity-Induced Inflammation in Human Mammary Tissue: A Potential Microenvironment Favorable to the Development of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Via the Wnt Signaling Pathway, Agathe A. Roubert, Nutrition

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A CONTINOUS ROTARY ACTUATION MECHANISM FOR A POWERED HIP EXOSKELETON, Matthew C. Ryder, Mechanical Engineering

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Sound-off! An Introduction to the Study of American Military Marching Cadences, Travis G. Salley, Music

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Associations between Alexithymia and Executive Function in Younger and Older Adults, Gennarina Diane Santorelli, Psychology

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Navigating the Interim, Joseph E. Saphire Jr, Art

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Effects of Early Spring and Preventative Snow Mold Fungicide Applications on DMI Sensitive and Insensitive Populations of Sclerotinia Homoeocarpa, Marvin D. Seaman, Plant & Soil Sciences

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Architecting NP-Dynamic Skybridge, Jiajun Shi, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Fragmentary Girls: Selective Expression on the Tumblr Platform, Samantha Shorey, Communication

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The Flight From Despair: A Translation and Critical Exploration of Hagiwara Sakutarō's Zetsubō no Tōsō, Samik N. Sikand, Japanese

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Using Digital Elevation Models Derived from Airborne LiDAR and Other Remote Sensing Data to Model Channel Networks and Estimate Fluvial Geomorphological Metrics, Noah Slovin, Geosciences

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Design of Children's Event and Cutural Center in Osu, Accra, Ghana, rudi somuah, Architecture

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Sustainable Design of Student Centers Retrofitting and Adaptive Reuse of UMass Student Union, tianye song, Architecture

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UNDERSTANDING STAKEHOLDERS PERCEPTION TOWARDS HUMAN-WILDLIFE INTERACTION AND CONFLICT IN A TIGER LANDSCAPE-COMPLEX OF INDIA, Ronak T. Sripal, Environmental Conservation

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Homeowner Willingness to Adopt Low-Impact Development Practices in the Ipswich River Watershed: Opportunities and Barriers, Johanna R. Stacy, Regional Planning

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Evaluation of the Springfield MENU Program, Hannah Stenger, Nutrition

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Cultivating Color-blindness?: The Impact of TV-viewing, Racial Policy Reasoning, and Colorblind Racism on Opposition toward Affirmative Action Policy, Carmella N. Stoddard, Communication

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Design/Build in Architectural Education: studying community-focused curriculum, Matthew K. Sutter, Architecture

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Infants' Agent Individuation: It's what's on the Inside that Counts, Hernando Taborda, Psychology

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Impacts of Land Cover and Climate Change on Water Resources in Suasco River Watershed, Ammara Talib, Environmental Conservation

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Scalable and Vision Free User Interface Approaches for Indoor Navigation Systems for the Visually Impaired, Yang Tao, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Producing the Dead Sea Scrolls: (Trans)national Heritage and the Politics of Popular Representation, Evan P. Taylor, Anthropology

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Resilience of Transportation Infrastructure Systems to Climatic Extreme Events, Alexandra C. Testa, Civil Engineering

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Hardware Monitors for Secure Processing in Embedded Operating Systems, Tedy Mammen Thomas, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Short Line Railroads and Municipal Land Use Planning, Policy, and Regulation, Alexander R. Train, Regional Planning

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Fish Oil Nanoemulsions: Optimization of Physical and Chemical Stability for Food System Applications, Rebecca M. Walker, Food Science

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Optimal Topological Arrangement of Queues in Closed Finite Queueing Networks, lening wang, Mechanical Engineering