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Theses from 2015

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Translating Françoize Boucher’s Le Livre Qui t’Explique Enfin Tout sur les Parents for US Audiences: Playing with Words and Images, Evgeniya Bugaeva, French & Francophone Studies

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Does Change in Physical Activity Predict Mental Health Outcomes in Pre-Adolescent African American Girls?, Sarah A. Burkart, Kinesiology

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Stop Making Sense: Hegel’s Critique of Common Understanding, Daniel A. Burnfin, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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Niche-Based Modeling of Japanese Stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) Using Presence-Only Information, Nathan Bush, Environmental Conservation

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The Practice and Evolution of Video Game Translation: Expanding the Definition of Translation, Elizabeth Bushouse, Japanese

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Molecular Interpretation of a Trigger for Controlling an Amine Isocyanate Polyurethane Reaction, Katherine V. Carrasquillo, Polymer Science & Engineering

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Two Regulatory Aspects of INO1 Transcription in Yeast, Tschen-wei Chang, Microbiology

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Evaluation of Two-Dimensional Codes for Digital Information Security in Physical Documents, Shuai Chen, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Solar PV Adoption in the United States: An Empirical Investigation of State Policy Effectiveness, Ilya Chernyakhovskiy, Resource Economics

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Analyzing Two Key Points of the Huaihai Campaign Using Sun Tzu's Net Assessment, Jimmy Chien, Chinese

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The Effect of a New Hospital-Based Congestive Heart Failure Care Protocol on Rate of 30-Day Readmission Among CHF Patients, Eric A. Cohen, Public Health

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You Spoony Bard!: An Analysis of Video Game Localization Practices, Karrie Collins, Japanese

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Development of Nanoemulsion-based Delivery Systems for Evaluation of Triglycerides Bioactivity in Caernohabditis Elegans, Jose D. Colmenares, Food Science

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Catalytic Methane Dissociative Chemisorption over Pt(111): Surface Coverage Effects and Reaction Path Description, Inara Colon-Diaz, Chemistry

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The Collaborative Process in Directing A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Jared L. Culverhouse, Theater

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DISSOLUTION, OCEAN ACIDIFICATION AND BIOTIC EXTINCTIONS PRIOR TO THE CRETACEOUS/PALEOGENE (K/PG) BOUNDARY IN THE TROPICAL PACIFIC, Serena Dameron, Geosciences

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Erwin Bodky as Musicologist, Pedagogue, and Performer: A German Émigre in The United States, Andrew A. D'Antonio, Music

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Spray Fabrication of Layer-by-Layer Antimicrobial N-Halamine Coatings, Anna Denis-Rohr, Food Science

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Urban Agriculture and Ecosystem Services: A Typology and Toolkit for Planners, Kathleen Doherty, Regional Planning

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Examining Implementation of the Massachusetts Act Relative to Safety Regulations for School Athletic Programs (Sessions Laws: Chapter 166 of the Acts of 2010): A Multiple-case Study, Mitchell L. Doucette, Public Health

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Bonded Anchors in Concrete Under Sustained Loading, Douglas Droesch, Civil Engineering

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An Observational Evaluation of Safety Resulting from Driver Distraction, Christina M. Dube, Civil Engineering

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Antineoplastic Effects of Rhodiola Crenulata on B16-F10 Melanoma, Maxine Dudek, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Design and Implementation of a High Performance Network Processor with Dynamic Workload Management, Padmaja Duggisetty, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Wavelet-Based Non-Homogeneous Hidden Markov Chain Model For Hyperspectral Signature Classification, Siwei Feng, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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The Unnatural World: Animals and Morality Tales in Hayashi Razan's Kaidan Zensho, Eric Fischbach, Japanese

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Food and Diet in the Andes: Changing Markets and Lives in Nuñoa, James A. Fisher, Anthropology

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The Dialogue of Craft and Architecture, Thomas J. Forker, Architecture

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The Pervasiveness of Technocracy in Sanitation Development and its Impact on Project Sustainability: A Case Study of the Microbial Fuel Cell Latrine Pilot Project in Nyakrom, Ghana, Kathryn E. Fox, Regional Planning

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Measuring the Resilience of Transportation Networks Subject to Seismic Risk, Mark N. Furtado, Civil Engineering

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The Reciprocal Influence between Individuals’ Perceptions of Spouse’s Attachment and Marital Satisfaction, Feiran Ge, Psychology

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RNAi Validation of Resistance Genes and Their Interactions in the Highly DDT-Resistant 91-R Strain of Drosophila Melanogaster, Kyle Gellatly, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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DEVELOPMENT OF INFRARED AND TERAHERTZ BOLOMETERS BASED ON PALLADIUM AND CARBON NANOTUBES USING ROLL TO ROLL PROCESS, Amulya Gullapalli, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Examining the Mid- Brunhes Event in the Terrestrial Arctic: an Organic Geochemical Record from Lake El’gygytgyn, Russia, Mary Helen Habicht, Geosciences

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Nano-Scale Investigation of Mechanical Characteristics of Main Phases of Hydrated Cement Paste, Shahin Hajilar, Civil Engineering

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Hydrogeological control on spatial patterns of groundwater seepage in peatlands, Danielle K. Hare, Geosciences

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Eneterotoxigenic Bacillus cereus and Bacillus thuringiensis Spores in U.S. retail Spices, Upasana Hariram, Food Science

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Driver Behavior Evaluation of Variable Speed Limits and a Conceptual Framework for Optimal VSL Location Identification, Curt P. Harrington, Civil Engineering

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AN EERIE JUNGLE FILLED WITH DRAGONFLIES, SNIPER BULLETS AND GHOSTS: CHANGING PERCEPTIONS OF VIETNAM AND THE VIETNAMESE THROUGH THE EYES OF AMERICAN TROOPS, Matthew M. Herrera, History

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Effects of Developmental Exposures of Two Emerging Environmental Toxicants on Estrogen-Sensitive Endpoints, Corinne E. Hill, Public Health

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Associations Between Anxiety and Attention in Laboratory-Housed Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta), Lauren E. Hobbs, Neuroscience & Behavior

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A Step of Two or The Pas de Deux, Molly A. Hoisington, Art

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Pre-pregnancy BMI and Preterm Birth Among Hispanic Teens, Allison C. Hope, Public Health

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An Evaluation of the Lighting Design Process and Composition for "A New Brain" by William Finn, James Horban, Theater

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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