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Theses from 2016

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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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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

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Variation Aware Placement for Efficient Key Generation using Physically Unclonable Functions in Reconfigurable Systems, Shrikant S. Vyas, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Variations in the Invertebrate Communities of Wild Cape Cod Cranberry Bogs, Barbara Wagner, Plant Biology

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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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Enzymatic Digestion Improved Bacteria Separation from Leafy Green Vegetables, Danhui Wang, Food Science

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Echerichia coli Biofilm Formation in Musca domestica Crops, Lufan Wang, Food Science

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A Textbook-Based Study on Measure Word Acquisition in Learners of Chinese as A Second Langauge, Shaofang Wang, Chinese

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EVALUATING FEATURES FOR BROAD SPECIES BASED CLASSIFICATION OF BIRD OBSERVATIONS USING DUAL-POLARIZED DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR, Sheila Werth, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Modifications of Myofilament Structure and Function During Global Myocardial Ischemia, Mike K. Woodward, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Encapsulation of Probiotic Microorganisms in Food-Grade Hydrogel Microbeads for Improving Long-Term Storage and Oral Delivery, Timothy W. Yeung, Food Science

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Genuineness and Love: A Study of Feng Menglong's Collection of Mountain Songs (Shan'ge 山歌), Yujia Ye, Chinese

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Effect of Obesity-Induced Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha on Adipocyte Function, Seok-Yeong Yu, Nutrition

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THE SPATIALITY IN STORYTELLING, Xiang Yu, Architecture

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Innovation of the Residential Buildings and Community in the Emerging City Rongcheng, Xing Yu, Architecture

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LIVE LOAD DISTRIBUTION FACTORS FOR HORIZONTALLY CURVED CONCRETE BOX GIRDER BRIDGES, Mohammed Zaki, Civil Engineering

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Tunable Plasmonic Thermal Emitter Using Metal-Coated Elastomeric Structures, Robert Zando, Mechanical Engineering

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Youth Narrative in Feng Tang's The Beijing Trilogy, Mingjia Zhang, Chinese

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Art and Life - Make invisible visible in Cao changdi village, Beijing, China, peng zhang, Architecture

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INVESTIGATE THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN SILVER NANOPARTICLES AND SPINACH LEAF BY SURFACE ENHANCED RAMAN SPECTROSCOPIC MAPPING, Zhiyun Zhang, Food Science

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Curcumin and Its Oxidative Degradation Products: Their Comparative Effects on Inflammation, Julia Zhu, Food Science

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Trophic Relationships Among Caribou Calf Predators in Newfoundland, Chris Zieminski, Environmental Conservation

Theses from 2015

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URBAN REDEVELOPMENT THROUGH CITY-UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS: ENVISIONING AN EDUCATION DISTRICT IN SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, Mohammed Abdelaal, Regional Planning

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Regulation of Jak1 and Jak2 Synthesis through Non-Classical Progestin Receptors, Hillary Adams, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Quality Factor of Horizontal Wire Dipole Antennas near Planar Conductor or Dielectric Interface, Adebayo Gabriel Adeyemi, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Encountering "Agaat": Toward a Dramaturgical Method of Adaptation, Paul Adolphsen, Theater

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Validation of Argon from Underground Sources for Use in the DarkSide-50 Detector, Thomas R. Alexander, Physics

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Araguaia: Maoist Uprising and Military Counterinsurgency in the Brazilian Amazon, 1967-1975, Thamyris F. T. Almeida, History

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La Imposible Serenidad de Michi Panero. Una Historia y Análisis de El Desencanto, Documental Creativo en el Tiempo de la Transición, Albert Asuncion Benedito, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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The effect of exercise and caloric restriction on cardiac NF-kB signaling and inflammation in Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF) rats, Angel E. Baez, Kinesiology

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Sedimentological Records and Numerical Simulations of the C.E. 1707 Hōei Tsunami in Southwestern Japan, Hannah Baranes, Geosciences

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Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Assemblages in Three New York Pine Barrens and the Impacts of Hiking Trails, Grace W. Barber, Environmental Conservation

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Building a Democratic Consciousness in Taiwan: An Analysis of Lung Ying-tai’s Political Essays Over Three Decades (1984–2003), Conrad W. Bauer, Chinese

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A Heart Thing to Hear But You'll Earn: Processing and Learning about Foreign Accent Features Generated by Phonological Rule Misapplications, Monica Lee Bennett, Psychology

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Investigating a Cartographic Niche: Drawing Maps for Historians, Kate Blackmer, Geography

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A Lighting Design Concept for the Lighting for William Shakespeare's: The Merchant of Venice, Michael Blagys, Theater

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THE EVOLUTION OF THERMOTOLERANCE A CHARACTERIZATION OF A DIRECTIONALLY EVOLVED CYANOBACTERIUM, nathen Emil Bopp, Biochemistry

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"Who's Hiring the Indochinese Worker? Your Competition, Probably": Work, Welfare Dependency, and Southeast Asian Refugee Resettlement in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1975-1985, Janelle Bourgeois, History

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A "Greedy" Institution with Great Job Benefits: Family Structure and Gender Variation in Commitment to Military Employment, Karen M. Brummond, Sociology

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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