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Theses from 2014

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The Ironic Effects of Perspective-Taking on Reactions toward Illegal Immigrants, Levi Adelman, Psychology

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Postural Instabilities and the Maintenance of Bi-manual Rhythmic Movement, Avelino Amado, Neuroscience & Behavior

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New Generator Control Algorithms for Smart-Bladed Wind Turbines to Improve Power Capture in Below Rated Conditions, Bryce B. Aquino, Mechanical Engineering

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The Definite Article System in L1-English L2-Spanish Learners, Diego Ardura, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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À LIRE ET À VOIR, ENTRE MOT ET IMAGE: SELECTED TRANSLATIONS OF WORKS BY HENRI MICHAUX, Victoria Arend, French & Francophone Studies

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Designing a Pore-Forming Toxin Cytolysin A (ClyA) Specific to Target Cancer Cells, Alzira Rocheteau Avelino, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Millimeter Wave Indium Phosphide Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors: Noise Performance and Circuit Applications, metin ayata, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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The Role of Sleep Timing on Diet Quality and Physical Activity among College-Aged Women Participating in the University of Massachusetts Vitamin D Status Study, Deniz Azarmanesh, Nutrition

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Short and Long-term Performance of a Skewed Integral Abutment Prestressed Concrete Bridge, Rami Bahjat, Civil Engineering

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Design of Non-Uniform Linear Array via Linear Programming and Particle Swarm Optimization and Studies on Phased Array Calibration, Hua Bai, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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The Design, Validation, and Analysis of Surface-Based S-band and C-band Polarimetric Scatterometers, Chad A. Baldi, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Propagation Prediction Over Random Rough Surface By Zeroth Order Induced Current Density, Narayana Srinivasan Balu, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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New as Renewal: A Framework for Adaptive Reuse in the Sustainable Paradigm, Luke A. Beck, Architecture

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The Effects of Construction Activity on the Behavior of Captive Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta), Courtney A. Begnoche, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Delivery Performance Prediction Tool for Complex Assembly Systems, Faried D. Beladi, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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A Comparison of American, Canadian, and European Home Energy Performance in Heating Dominated – Moist Climates Based on Building Codes, Stephanie M. Berkland, Environmental Conservation

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Were Neandertal Humeri Adapted for Spear Thrusting or Throwing? A Finite Element Study, Michael Anthony Berthaume, Anthropology

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Instead of a Resolution, Nour Ghassan Bishouty, Art

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We Are French. Et Anglais Nous Restons., Alison Jane Bowie, Theater

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Spatio-Temporal Factors Affecting Human-Black Bear Interactions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Nathan Buckhout, Environmental Conservation

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Network-on-Chip Synchronization, Mark Buckler, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Reconnecting Mill Communities: An Architectural Intervention in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Ronald Bujold, Architecture

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An Investigation of Native and Non-Native Chinese Language Teachers and Their Pedagogical Advantages, Thomas Burns, Chinese

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Why We Disagree: Morality and Social Categorization, Nathan Christopher Carnes, Psychology

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Greening Greenpoint: Investigating Technology and Environment-based Design, Adam Castelli, Architecture

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Estimating the Effective Number of Breeders of Brook Trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, Over Multiple Generations in Two Stream Systems, Matthew R. Cembrola, Environmental Conservation

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Resource Allocation and Pricing in Virtual Wireless Networks, Xin Chen, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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The Association between Urinary Bisphenol-A, Phthalate Metabolites and Body Fat Composition in US Adults Using NHANES, Iris E. Corbasson, Public Health

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Literatura en las Coordenadas del Cambio: Premio Casa de las Americas Literatura para Niños y Jovenes (1975-2012), Gloria-Maria Cuesta-Gonzalez, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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UBOT-7: THE DESIGN OF A COMPLIANT DEXTEROUS MOBILE MANIPULATOR, Jonathan Cummings, Mechanical Engineering

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The Effects of Suburbanization on Nest Ectoparasites and Nest Defense Behavior in the Wood Thrush, Evan N. Dalton, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology

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Design and Control of a Two-Wheeled Robotic Walker, Airton R. da Silva Jr., Mechanical Engineering

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Rapid Method of Processing Sperm for Nucleic Acid Extraction in Clinical Research, Matthew K. de Gannes, Public Health

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From Rage (and Love) to Stage: Musical Reinforcement of Narrative Themes in the Stage Musical American Idiot, James M. Delorey, Music

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Sequence Analysis of Maize Yellow Stripe3 Candidate Genes, Dennis B. DePaolo, Biology

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“Hagene, der vil ungetriuwe man”? Courtly Rivalry, Loyalty Conflict, and the Figure of Hagen in the Nibelungenlied, Katherine DeVane Brown, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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Push-Pull Molecules: Models and Polymer Building Blocks for Organic Photovoltaic Applications, Raymond Devaughn, Chemistry

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Free Wake Potential Flow Vortex Wind Turbine Modeling: Advances in Parallel Processing and Integration of Ground ffects, Nathaniel B. Develder, Mechanical Engineering

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The Link Between Insecure Attachment and Depression: Two Potential Pathways, Cassandra C. DeVito, Psychology

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Buckling of Particle-Laden Interfaces, Theo Dias Kassuga, Mechanical Engineering

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Against The Odds: Accounting For The Survival Of The Berkshire Athenaeum, JOHN DICKSON, History

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Indoor Navigation System for the Visually Impaired with User-centric Graph Representation and Vision Detection Assistance, Hao Dong, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Investigation of the Effect of Dimerization on Human α-Galactosidase Activity, Scott R. Dooley, Biochemistry

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Modification of Gold Nanoparticles for SERS Application in Emulsion and Lipid Systems, Michael J. Driver, Food Science

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Motives of Humanity: Saint-Domingan Refugees and the Limits of Sympathetic Ideology in Philadelphia, Jonathan Earl Dusenbury, History

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Facetas da Adaptação: Teoria e Prática em Os Flagelados do Vento Leste, Pedro Eiras, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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« Notre petite ferme me sera un paradis » : Nature, magie et violence illustrées dans les Nouveaux contes de fées de la Comtesse de Ségur, Benjamin A. Fancy, French & Francophone Studies

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From ~1.5 Ma to Today: Insights into the Southern San Andreas fault system from 3D Mechanical Models, Laura Fattaruso, Geosciences

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Hetero-Protein Coacervation and Complex Equilibria Between β-lactoglobulin and Lactoferrin, Sean E. Flanagan, Chemistry

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Kinetic Asymmetries During Submaximal and Maximal Speed Running, Devon H. Frayne, Kinesiology

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Modeling Dynamic Stall for a Free Vortex Wake Model of a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine, Evan M. Gaertner, Mechanical Engineering

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Increased Body Weight in Adulthood Following a Peripubertal Stressor and Proposed Mechanism for Effects of Increased Adiposity on Estrogen-dependent Behaviors, Christina F. Gagliardi, Neuroscience & Behavior

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Sustaining Community: A New Social, Economic, and Environmental Path for Ware, MA, Aviva J. Galaski, Architecture

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Effect of Chemotherapeutic Treatment Schedule on a Tissue Transport Model, Dan E. Ganz, Chemical Engineering

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"You were Adopted?!": An Exploratory Analysis of Microaggressions Experienced by Adolescent Adopted Individuals, Karin J. Garber, Psychology

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Novel Method for Broadband On-Chip Noise Characterization, Mohammad Ghadiri Sadrabadi, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Reconsidering the Community Center - Restorative Strategies Within Existing Frameworks, John Gilbert III, Architecture

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Evaluation of Management Strategies and Physiological Mechanisms of Agrostis Species for Reduced Irrigation Environments, Lisa C. Golden, Plant & Soil Sciences

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Performance of Circular Reinforced Concrete Bridge Piers Subjected to Vehicular Collisions, Nevin L. Gomez, Civil Engineering

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Studies in the Production of Historical Fiction: Considering Prestructure in The Red Badge of Courage, Janie Gray, English

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From Vacant to Vibrant: Proposing a New Approach to the Anchor Store Typology, Samantha L. Greenberg, Architecture

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Preschool Classroom-, Family-, and Child-Level Predictors of Low-SES Kindergarteners’ Social Skills, Shayl Griffith, Psychology

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Enhancement of Lateral Flow Assay for the Detection of Whole Viral Particle and Chlamydial Elementary Bodies, Jeffrey M. Grimes, Microbiology

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Physiology of Cold Acclimation and Deacclimation Responses of Cool-season Grasses: Carbon and Hormone Metabolism, Xian Guan, Plant & Soil Sciences

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Effect of a 10 Day Decrease in Physical Activity on Circulating Angiogenic Cells, Gayatri Guhanarayan, Kinesiology

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Parents' Gender Ideology and Gendered Behavior as Predictors of Children's Gender-Role Attitudes: A Longitudinal Exploration, Hillary Paul Halpern, Psychology

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The Under Wing Home, David Harrington, Architecture

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Examining the Relationship Between Environmental Concern, Exercise Habits, and Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Dana M. Harrison, Nutrition

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The Role of Representational Flexibility in Toddlers' Manual Search, Lauren Hartstein, Psychology

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Penicillin Use and Duration of Bacteremia, Length of Stay, and 30-day Readmission in Hospitalized Patients with Penicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, Phinnara J. Has, Public Health

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Evolution of Off-Fault Deformation along Analog Strike-Slip Faults, Alexandra E. Hatem, Geosciences

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Effect of Spring And Winter Temperatures on Winter Moth (Geometridae: Lepidoptera) Larval Eclosion in New England, Emily L. Hibbard, Entomology

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Post hoc Indoor Localization Based on Rss Fingerprint in Wlan, Hao Huang, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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An Assessment of Environmental Dna as a Tool to Detect Fish Species in Headwater Streams, Stephen F. Jane, Environmental Conservation

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The Springfield Farm-To-Preschool and Families (f2p) Program: Examining Children's Fruit and Vegetable Consumption, Toni L. Jenkins, Nutrition

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Does Footfall Pattern in Forefoot Runners Change Over a Prolonged Run?, Carl W. Jewell, Kinesiology

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Bridging the Gap: Community-Oriented Transit Development, Matthew C. Jones, Architecture

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An Experimental Study of the C-Start of a Mechanical Fish, Benjamin Kandaswamy Chinna Thambi, Mechanical Engineering

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Optimal Basis For Ultrasound Rf Apertures: Applications to Real-Time Compression and Beamforming, Sharmin Kibria, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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The Community Cohesion Trail of Brattleboro, Vermont, Patrick C. Kitzmiller, Architecture

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The Newlywed, Lauren E. Kohne, Art

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The Combined Effects Of Genistein And Daidzein On Adipocyte Differentiation, Oumou Habybat Kone, Nutrition

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Proto-Féminisme dans l'Epistre Othéa de Christine de Pizan: Appropriation et Réinterprétation de Deux Figures Mythologiques, Minerve et Médée., Nathalie D. Lacarriere, French & Francophone Studies

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The Effect of Colorblind Racial Ideology on Discussion of Racial Events: An Examination of Responses to the News Coverage of the Trayvon Martin Shooting, Stephanie Lawrence, Communication

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Assessing Wild Canid Distribution Using Camera Traps in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, Eric G. LeFlore, Environmental Conservation

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Metabolic Modeling of Secondary Metabolism in Plant Systems, Lisa M. Leone, Chemical Engineering

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Examining the Tools Used to Infer Models of Lexical Activation: Eye-tracking, Mouse-tracking, and Reaction Time, Joshua Levy, Psychology

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Quantifying the Effect of Passive Solar Design in Traditional New England Architecture, Peter Levy, Environmental Conservation

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Acoustic Analysis of the Tones in the Shantou Dialect, Danni Li, Chinese

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A Study on the Acquisition of Chinese Directional Complements, lin lin, Chinese

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Inferring Word-Meaning, Morpheme-Based, and Word-Based Second Language Vocabulary Teaching Methodologies, Qingli Liu, Chinese

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An Investigation of Chinese Learners' Acquisition and Understanding of Bushou and Their Attitude on Formal In-Class Bushou Instruction, Yan P. Liu, Chinese

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THE PHONOLOGICAL CHARACTERITICS AND THE HISTORICAL STRATA OF THE QIANJIANG DIALECT, Liyan Luo, Chinese

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Predicting Social Behavior by Sound & Surface Appearance in Infancy, Ashley Lyons, Psychology

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The Timing of Deformation in the Four Peaks Area, central Arizona, and relevance for the Mazatzal Orogeny, Calvin A. Mako, Geosciences

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Parametric Tools in the Design Process, Robert B. Marcalow, Architecture

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Measurement and Verification - Retro-Commissioning of a LEED Gold Rated Building Through Means of an Energy Model: Are Aggressive Energy Simulation Models Reliable?, Justin M. Marmaras, Mechanical Engineering

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Bi-Directional Vector Variable Gain Amplifier for an X-Band Phased Array Radar Application, Arash Mashayekhi, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Deployment and Monitoring of an X-Band Dual-Polarization Phased Array Weather Radar, Lauren Masiunas, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Development of a Support Structure for Multi-Rotor Wind Turbines, Gaurav Murlidhar Mate, Mechanical Engineering