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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Anaya-Archila, Nelson M.. Nanoparticles Toxicity on Escherichia coli: Batch and Kinetic Approach

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Armstrong, Addie. Degree-Limited Defective Three Colorings of Planar Graphs Containing No 4-Cycles or 5-Cycles

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Baird, Grayson Luderman. Seizure Clusters in Patients with Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures

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Boslett, Andrew J.. Valuation of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development

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Burton, Katelyn Leigh. You Are What You Eat: Investigating Food Discourse and Digitally-Mediated Identities

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Campbell, Alolade Oyinlola. Hurricane Emergency Evacuation Study for Coastal Regions of Rhode Island

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Cogun, Fuat. Multimodal Moving Target Detection and Data Processing Via Distributed Sensors

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Cooper, Jennifer Anne. Onsite Wastewarer Treatment Systems

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Cotton, Brandi Parker. Residential Mobility and Delinquent Behaviors in Adolescence

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D'Aloisio, Brooke Elise. Investigating Predictors of Academic Success in a Foundational Business Mathematics Course

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Daniels, Jennifer L.. Synthesis, Characterization, and Tumor Targeting of Novel pH Sensitive Nanoparticles

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Denette, Erin. Minimal Cantor Sets: The Combinatorial Construction of Ergodic Families and Semi-Conjugations

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Deshazer, Garron. Improved Modeling of Image-Guided Thermal Ablation Procedures Towards Patient-Specific Treatment Planning Applications

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Dipippo, Mark. Global Dynamics of Some Quadratic Difference Equations

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Duan, Jingyi. The Antecedents and Consequences of Consumption-Related Posting Behavior on Social Media

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Egan, Justine N.. Perceptions of Intergroup Conflict: The Role of Implicit and Explicit Associations of Violence

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Faust, Kyle Aaron. Applying the Transtheoretical Model to Problematic Digital Game Use

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Feltane, Amal. Time-Frequency Based Methods for Non-Stationary Signal Analysis with Application To EEG Signals

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Flinders, Ashton F.. A Multidisciplinary Study on the Crustal Nature of Volcanic Conduits and Magma Reservoirs

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Gaibor, Nikita. Technical and Management Aspects and Socio-Cultural Perceptions of Sea Turtle Bycatch in Ecuador

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García-Ramírez, Grisel M.. Victim, Perpetrator and Bystander Perspectives: Vatiations in Language Usage, Empathy and Violence Sensitivity

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Gauch, Erin. Experimental and Computational Study of the Response of Composite Structures to Extreme Loading

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Greene, Rebekah C.. Exquisite Clutter: Material Culture and the Scottish Reinvention of the Adventure Narrative

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Greene-Smith Keefe, Rosaleen. “A Peculiar Power of Perception”: Scottish Enlightenment Rhetoric and the New Aesthetic of Language

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Halloran, Katherine M.. Head Start Teacher Nutrition Knowledge, Attitudes and Diet as Predictors of Classroom Mealtime Behaviors with Children

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Hardy, Sarah. Kindergarten Story Retell: Considering the Influence of Vocabulary on Quality of Production

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Hirth, Brittany B.. Absurdity and Artistry in Twentieth Century American War Literature

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Hobbs, Niels-Viggo Schou. Agonistic Behavior and Costs of Aggression in Decapod Crustaceans

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Hospod, Thomas J.. World Class(ed) Talk: The Reflective Discourse of Pell Grant Students About Their Study Abroad Experience

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Jessen, Brita Juliet. Ecological Effects of Nutrient Enrichment on a Coastal Fringe Mangrove Forest

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Kane, Jason. Research Into Computer Hardware Acceleration of Data Reduction and SVMS

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Kruse, Sarah E.. The Color of Grammar and the Surface of Language: 20th Century Avant-Garde Poetics in Gertrude Stein, Mina Loy, and Blaise Cendrars

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Larson, H. Elsa. Effects of HIV Behavioral Interventions for Men Who Have Sex With Men - United States, 1988-2014

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MacFarlan, Reuban James-Allen. The Fishery and Ecology of Cittarium pica in the West Indies

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MacLean, Elizabeth Anne. Retrospective Cohort Study of Tobacco Dependence Treatment Patterns in a US Commercially Insured Population

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Marshall, Diana M.. “Missing a Crucial Asset”: Minoritized Students’ Experiences of Race and Racism During the Internship

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McGill, Brenda Renee. The Impact of a Student Success Course on Developmental Students' Retention

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Mclean, Elizabeth Layli. Local Ecological Knowledge of Fishermen in Rhode Island and the Dominican Republic: State of Their Fisheries, Changes and Adaptations

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Munro, Bailey. Prescription Stimulant Misuse: The Relationship Between Executive Functioning and Academic Outcomes

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Niesen, Daniel B.. Isolation, Synthesis, and Metabolism of Polyphenols: Stilbenoids, Gallotannins and Ellagitannins

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Ober, Gordon. The Effects of Climate Change on Macroalgal Growth, Trophic Interactions and Community Structure

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Ortiz-Frontera, Yarimar. Development and Validation of the Assessment of Racial Microaggressions in Academic Settings (ARMAS) Scale

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Ounanian, Kristen. In Place of Fishing: Coastal Communities in Transition

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Papa, Erin L.. Photovoice Study of the Relationships and Tensions Among the Home, Community, and School Linguistic and Social Practices of Cambodian and Guatemalan Youth

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Paquin, Gregory J.. Can Self-Affirmation Decrease Blame Toward a Victim of Sexual Assault?

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Parrikar, Prathmesh Naik. Characterization of Novel Materials Under Extreme Dynamic Loading Conditions

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Pereira, Mohan C.. Design and Development of pH Sensitive Nanomedicine for Targeted Drug Delivery

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Phillips, Brennan Theodore. The Influence of Hydrothermal Plumes on Midwater Ecology, and a New Method to Assess Pelagic Biomass

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Piecuch, Christopher Gilbert. Understanding Tide Gauge Mean Sea Level Changes on the East Coast of North America

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Pinto, Michael A.. Experimental Investigation of Free-Field and Shock-Initiated Implosion of Composite Structures

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Poindexter, Brittney C.. Discrimination, Substance Use, and HIV Risk Among First-Time Juvenile Offenders

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Preiss, Matthew Ryan. Lipid Nanoparticle Interactions and Assembles

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Reilly, Sean M.. WaveQ3D: Fast and Accurate Acoustic Transmission Loss (TL) Eigenrays, in Littoral Environments

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Richard, Justin Thomas. Correlating Behavior with Non-Invasive Physiological Measures to Evaluate Mating Strategies in Belugas

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Ryder, David E.. The Impact of Deep-Brain Stimulation on Speech Comprehensibility and Swallowing in Patients with Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease

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Signore, Amy Adolfo. Piloting an Intervention to Provide Tailored Feedback on Health Behaviors to Adolescents in Pediatric Primary Care

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Skrip, Megan M.. Oxidative State of Songbirds During Migration and Best Practices to Communicate the Science

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Sohn, Saebom. Evaluation of the Efficacy of Candidate Probiotics for Disease Prevention in Shellfish Hatcheries

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Stella, Lily Elizabeth Hall. Examining the Nature of the Association Between Phonological Memory and Early Reading Development

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Still, Brett Matthew. Using Subaqueous Soils Data to Manage Coastal Ecosystems: Implications for Bivalve Recruitment, Aquaculture, and Restoration

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Su, Liang. Multi-Phase Multi-Physics Finite Element Model Updating of Piezoelectric Transducer

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Tang, Bo. Toward Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems: Algorithms, Architectures, and Applications

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Tang, Stephanie. Examining the Role of Phonological Memory in Math and Reading Development

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Tang, Yufei. A Computational Intelligence Framework for Smart Grid

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Thompson, Amy Elizabeth. Improved Characterization and Modeling of Supply Chain Relationships

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Vela, Jamie E.. Risk and Protective Factors in the Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs Among Adolescents

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Wilson, Kathleen. Evaluation of Pavement Rehabilitation Strategies on Route 165 and Prediction Performance

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Abdullah, Ahlam Hussain. Nursing Satisfaction in a Magnet Hospital

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Adochite, Ramona Cosmina. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF pH-SENSITIVE PEPTIDES FOR CANCER DIAGNOSTICS

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Anderson, Michael D.. Development of New Tools for Study of Tumor Microenvironment

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Armstrong, Laura. NRF as an Oxidative Stress and Nutrient Responsive Transcription Factor in Calorie Restriction

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Astudillo, Marcela. LATINO ACADEMIC RESILIENCE: STORIES OF HIGH ACHIEVING MIDDLE SCHOOL ELLs AND THE TEACHERS AND FAMILIES THAT HELP THEM SUCCEED

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Barrett, Catherine M.. Automated Essay Evaluation and the Computational Paradigm: Machine Scoring Enters the Classroom

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Bassett, Shayna S.. Examining Potential Iatrogenic Effects of Group Treatment for Incarcerated Adolescents

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Becker, Michael David. BRINGING THE WORLD INSIDE: BRITISH MODERNISM AND TASTE— GUSTATORY, SOCIAL, AND AESTHETIC

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Blanchette, Lynn P.. AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF THE ROLE OF THE TOWN NURSE

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Boisvert, Rebecca Anne. Further Insights Into the Regulation of the Fanconi Anemia FANCD2 Protein

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Boudria, Yacine. TRACKING CONTROL FOR NON-MINIMUM PHASE SYSTEM AND BRAIN COMPUTER INTERFACE

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Brick, Leslie Ann Daline. Undestanding Stage of Change Transitions Across Multiple Behaviors

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Brown, Joseph D.. SYNTHESIS & HYPERCEST TESTING OF CTV DERIVATIVES: A BOWL SHAPED COMPOUND THAT ENCAPSULATES XENON

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Caronia, Nancy. PERMEABLE BOUNDARIES: GLOBALIZING FORM IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN AND BRITISH LITERATURE

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Carr, Suzanne. EXAMINING HEALTH PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES ON INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

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Chakraborty, Indrani. FABRICATION OF MULTIFUNCTIONAL GRAPHENEBASED POLYMER COMPOSITE MATERIALS USING DIFFERENT FILLERS

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Charland, Bonnie J.. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT, SHARED GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE AND OUTCOMES IN VETERAN AFFAIRS HOSPITALS

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Chung, Miri. PRICE REFRAMING: ROLE OF PRICE FAMILIARITY IN CONSUMER CHOICE

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Cleary, Alison Clare. Distributions and Interactions in Three Groups of Polar Marine Plankton

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Dao, Christine Anh. CHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF CANDIDATE PROBIOTICS IN AQUACULTURE AND FORMULATION OF A PROBIOTIC AGENT FOR OYSTER LARVICULURE

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DiMaria, Lisa Adorno. Understanding the Barrier and Facilitators of Lifestyle Intervention Programs for Preventing Diabetes in High Risk Hispanic Adults

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Donnelly, Maria A.. THERMAL STABILITY AND SENSITIVITY OF ENERGETIC FORMULATIONS

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Du, Jiang. BOND COVENANTS, BOND ISSUE SIZE, AND CREDIT DEFAULT SPERED PREMIUMS

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Eberle, Dylan E.H.. ISCO of Volatile Organic Contaminants Using Peroxone Activated Persulfate & Cyclodextrin

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Escobar, Mauricio. QUANTUM DIFFUSION OF ULTRA-COLD NEUTRONS IN A ROUGH WAVEGUIDE IN A GRAVITY FIELD

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Evelyn, Kim Caroline. AT HOME IN THE DIASPORA: DOMESTICITY AND NATIONALISM IN POSTWAR AND CONTEMPORARY CARIBBEAN-BRITISH FICTION

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Frechette, Jennifer Ann Dupont. CHILDHOOD MALTREATMENT AND ITS IMPACT ON EXECUTIVE SKILLS WITHIN AN INPATIENT SETTING

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Friesem, Yonty. On Becoming a Digital Literacy Mentor: Self-Determination and Media Production in Elementary Education

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Gao, Kun. Dynamics and Impacts of Roll Vortices in the Hurricane Boundary Layer

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Ghareeb, Mwlod A.. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Immunosuppresive

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Gokbayrak, N. Simay. Mental Health, Health Behaviors, Social Support, Self-Efficacy and Disease: An Integrative Model

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Grosskopf, Wendy Lee. AN EXAMINATION OF ARGUMENTATION IN UNDERGRADUATE COMPOSITION TEXTBOOKS

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Gudmundsdottir, Bergljot Gyda. Prescription Stimulant Misuse and ADHD Symptomatology Among College Students in Iceland