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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Amoyal, Nicole. MORAL ELEVATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE ALTRUISTIC HEALTH BEHAVIOR OF BECOMING AN ORGAN AND TISSUE DONOR

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Arts, Jennifer. A POPULATION-BASED NUTRITION INTERVENTION IN COLLEGE STUDENTS

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Babbin, Steven Francis. INVESTIGATING THE MECHANISMS OF SMOKING BEHAVIOR CHANGE WITH STATISTICAL MEDIATION ANALYSIS

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Balt, Christelle. SUBESTUARINE CIRCULATION AND DISPERSION IN NARRAGANSETT BAY

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Brown, Alexander IV. NOVEL STRATEGIES FOR THE PURIFICATION AND INHIBITION OF PROTEIN-TYROSINE KINASES

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Card, Christopher James. THE BOVINE SPERMATOZOAL TRANSCRIPTOME AND SIRE FERTILITY

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Caviness, Celeste. HISTORICALLY MARGINALIZED GROUPS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

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Connolly, Jennifer F.. A GROUNDED THEORY ANALYSIS OF SECLUSION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN SCHOOLS

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Delalue King Francis, Shontay. ASSUMED TO BE BLACK: A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF BEING ASCRIBED A RACIAL STATUS ON A PREDOMINATELY WHITE CAMPUS

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Frolov, Angela. REAL-TIME DATA DISTRIBUTION

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Furey, Jenlyn. EARLY VOCABULARY ASSESSMENT WITHIN A RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION FRAMEWORK

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Gorelick, Susan Shim. THE EFFECT OF LAKE WATER QUALITY AND WIND TURBINES ON RHODE ISLAND PROPERTY SALES PRICE

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Gorraiz, Maggie L.. CHILDHOOD MALTREATMENT AND LATER ADULT FUNCTIONING: AN EXAMINATION OF THE ROLES OF PERSONAL RESILIENCY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS

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Guerra, Cheri A.. A STUDY OF HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS’ EXPERIENCES OF THE PHENOMENON OF EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP

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Guertin, Stephanie L.. A GENOMIC AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL STUDY OF PHOTORECEPTION IN THE EYELESS CNIDARIAN HYDRA VULGARIS

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Hammond, Samuel. THE EFFECT OF ADDITIONAL LANE LENGTH ON ROUNDABOUT DELAY

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Heeder, Nicholas J.. DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF TAILORED CARBONBASED MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMPOSITES

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Hernandez, Robert. SVM-BASED VOLITIONAL ARTIFICIAL LEG CONTROL VIA UBIQUITOUS SMALL AND LOW POWER ARCHITECTURES

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Insignares-Santos, Julie. MARKET MECHANISMS FOR VALUING PUBLIC GOODS

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Kantak, Abhishek A.. CARBON-NITROGEN BOND FORMATION VIA TANDEM CARBON-HYDROGEN (C-H) AND NITROGEN-HYDROGEN (N-H) BOND FUNCTIONALIZATION

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Killian, Caroline Grace. PHYTOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE TRADITIONAL BOTANICAL MEDICINE IRESINE CELOSIA

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Kim, Huikwan. PREDICTION OF STRUCTURE BORNE NOISE RADIATION AND PROPAGATION FROM OFFSHORE IMPACT PILE DRIVING

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Lee, Jennifer C.. OPTING-IN ONLINE: PARTICIPANTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTION IN PUBLIC FORUM COMMUNITIES

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Malekar, Swapnil A.. LIPOSOMES FOR THE CONTROLLED DELIVERY OF MULTIPLE DRUGS

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Masse, Roger J.. AMERICAN WOODCOCK ECOLOGY AND BIRD CONSERVATION IN RELATION TO FOREST MANAGEMENT

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Mendes, Sebastian B.. ELASTIC BENDING MOMENT AND SHEAR FORCE LIMIT STATES OF STEEL BRIDGE PLATE GIRDERS CONSIDERING FATIGUE CRACK GROWTH

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Misto, Kara. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAMILIES’ PERCEPTIONS AND NURSES’ PERCEPTIONS OF FAMILY NURSING PRACTICE

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Nash, Jessica T.. THE GREEN EATING PROJECT: WEB-BASED INTERVENTION TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS EATING BEHAVIORS

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Nie, Mengyun. ANODE SOLID ELECTROLYTE INTERPHASE (SEI) OF LITHIUM ION BATTERY CHARACTERIZED BY MICROSCOPY AND SPECTROSCOPY

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Octeau, J. Christopher. COMPARTMENTALIZED D2-DOPAMINE RECEPTORS: ROLES IN SIGNALING & POTENTIAL MECHANISM OF ANTIPSYCHOTIC DRUG ACTION

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Oh, Donghood. AMPHIPHILIC CYCLIC CELL-PENETRATING PEPTIDES AS DRUG DELIVERY VEHICLES AND ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDES

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Phifer, Caitlin R.. THE CYCLE INTERSECTION MATRIX AND APPLICATIONS TO PLANAR GRAPHS AND DATA ANALYSIS FOR POSTSECONDARY MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

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Richmond, Daniel J.. IMPLICITLY RESTARTED KRYLOV SUBSPACE METHODS FOR LARGE-SCALE LEAST-SQUARES PROBLEMS

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Schmidt, Courtney Elizabeth. INVESTIGATION OF NITROGEN CYCLING USING STABLE NITROGEN AND OXYGEN ISOTOPES IN NARRAGANSETT BAY, RI

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Seara, Tarsila. IMPACTS OF MANAGEMENT ON FISHERIES DIVERSITY AS A FACTOR AFFECTING SOCIAL RESILIENCE IN COMMUNITIES OF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND REGION

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Smith, Diana L.. TOWARDS STEINBERG'S CONJECTURE

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Spitzman, Emily. SITUATED INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INTERACTION

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Tek, Beth-Ann. AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCHOOL LEADERSHIP, TEACHER JOB SATISFACTION, AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

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Tewksbury, Elizabeth A.. INTRODUCTION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF THREE PARASITOIDS OF THE LILY LEAF BEETLE, Lilioceris lilii, (COLEOPTERA: CHRYSOMELIDAE) IN NORTH AMERICA

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Tisch, Roxanne. CRITICAL INQUIRY IN DEVELOPMENTAL MATHEMATICS

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Ward, Daniel. NUTRITIONAL AND IMMUNOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF SOY-BASED DIETS FOR SUMMER FLOUNDER (Paralichthys dentatus) AQUACULTURE

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Weiss, Marissa. THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE OF COMMUTER STUDENTS AND THE CONCEPTS OF PLACE AND SPACE

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Whittaker, Kerry A.. BIOGEOGRAPHY AND NESTED PATTERNS OF GENETIC DIVERSITY IN THE DIATOM THALASSIOSIRA ROTULA

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Abotula, Sandeep. Dynamic Response of Aerospace Materials under Extreme Environments

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Adwan, Lina I.. Pharmacodynamic Mechanisms of Tolfenamic Acid Induced SP1 Degradation Relative to Alzheimer's Disease Pathology

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Baumann, Matthew S.. SEASONAL PARTICLE AND CARBON DYNAMICS IN THE EASTERN BERING SEA

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Bedre, Prakash. APPLYING QbD AND PAT IN BIOLOGICAL MANUFACTURING FOR “CONTINUED PROCESS VERIFICATION”

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Blanchette, Matthew David. Effects of Ciona Intestinalis Distal-Less-B Nonexpression and Overexpression on Phenotype and Downstream Targets

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Blaney, Cerissa. Application of the Transtheoretical model to Behavioral Health Professionals' Readiness to Practice Integrated Primary Care

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Bledsoe, Carey Delauder. GIRL TALK: ANALYZING DISCOURSE AMONG URBAN MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS

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Brown, Shelley Marie. USING MOLECULAR TOOLS TO ELUCIDATE CONTROLS ON MICROBES DRIVING THE NITROGEN CYCLE IN MARINE SEDIMENTS

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Bryan, Kevin. Video Steganalysis for Digital Forensics Investigation

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Buckingham, Christian E.. Ubiquitous Zonal Bands in Subtropical Oceans Observed From Space

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Bunz, Thomas Joseph. Associations Between Patient Characteristics and Utilization in a Commercial Schizophrenia Population

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Caudill, Stephanie Amanda. Assessment of Mammal Biodiversity in Coffee-Dominated Landscapes of India and Costa Rica

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Chung, Hyun Jin. Examing the Associations Between Attention, Reading and Language Abilities in Young Adulthood

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Chu, Yun. SOLID STATE GAS SENSORS FOR DETECTION OF EXPLOSIVES AND EXPLOSIVE PRECURSORS

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Convey, Christian J.. Towards Efficient Stochastic Optimization of Functions of Convex Sets

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Cook, Nathan E.. IMPACT OF RACE ON JUVENILE FORENSIC ASSESSMENT: CLINICIAN PERCEPTIONS OF ADEQUATE TEST NORMS

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Costigan, Rosemary A.. Positive Nurse-Resident Relationships a Focused Ethnography in a Nursing Home

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Creamer, Claire M.. EXPLORING THE HEALTH OF WOMEN WHO EXPERIENCED HOMELESSNESS DURING ADOLESCENCE.

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Donepudi, Ajay Chowdary. Effect of Metabolic Disease and Xenobiotic Exposure on Hepatic ATP-Binding Cassette (ABC) Drug Transporter Expression

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Donilon, Donna Marie. Nurses Perceptions of their Competence in Managing Patient Situations in Acute Care

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Drissi, Boubker. PRODUCT MARKET THREAT AND STOCK PRICE INFORMATIVENESS

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Dunn, Ronald P.. Flame Retardant Incorporation into Lithium-Ion Batteries

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Elder, Leanne Elizabeth. METABOLISM, HYPOXIA TOLERANCE AND HEAT SHOCK RESPONSE OF AMPHIPODS, EMPHASIZING THE HYPERIID AMPHIPOD PHRONIMA SEDENTARIA

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Estey, Ethan Dwight. Distribution Characteristics and Ecology of the Near Shore Marine Finfish Assemblage Inhabiting Northeastern U.S. Waters

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Fernandez, Anne C.. Readiness for HPV Vaccination: A Comparison of Male and Female College Students

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Ferreira, Angela Perine. Are All Faculty Members Being Compensated Equally? A Multi-Method Approach to Investigating Faculty Salary

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Fields, Lindsey. BENTHIC-PELAGIC COUPLING AS A FUNCTION OF CHANGING ORGANIC INPUTS IN COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS

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Gilbert, Adam J.. Some Results on Graph Representations and Closure Systems

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Glantz, Tonya. CONNECTING SCHOOL AND CHILD WELFARE SYSTEMS TO STUDENTS IN FOSTER CARE: AN EMPOWERING INTERVENTION

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Gorham, James Patrick. LIGHTNING-ROD MEN, MAGNETIC LIVES, BODIES ELECTRIC: ELECTROMAGNETIC CORPOREALITY IN EMERSON, MELVILLE, & WHITMAN

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Gremel, Kathleen I.. Exploring Nurse Case Managers' Language Describing Health Needs and Interventions with Populations

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GUADALUPE-TORRES, YAUREL. UNIQUE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SMALL STRAIN SHEAR MODULUS AND EFFECTIVE STRESSES AT FAILURE

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Gude, Kalyani. Synthesis Characterization and Applications of Colloidal Supported Metal Nanoparticles

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Harrington, Magdalena A.. Comparing Visual and Statistical Analysis in Single-Subject Studies

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Harvey, Elizabeth L.. The Impact of Predator-Prey Relationships on the Formation of Harmful Algal Blooms in Heterosigma Akashiwo

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Heffner, Leanna Ruth. RESPONSES OF NITROGEN CYCLING TO NUTRIENT ENRICHMENT IN NEW ENGLAND SALT MARSHES OVER AN ANNUAL CYCLE

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Heissan, Arlene Mia. Some Results on Graph Representations and Graph Colorings

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Inglis, Gabrielle. Hybrid Optical Acoustic Seafloor Mapping

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Jain, Vipin. Sequence Effects on the Repair and Replication of Arylamine-DNA Adducts

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Jones, Eva M.. Women's Historiography in Late Medieval European Literature: Giovanni Boccaccio, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Christine de Pizan

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Kaplan Goodrich, Lara Jane. Using Structural Equation Modeling

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Klehm, Mary. Teacher Attitudes: The Effects of Teacher Beliefs on Teaching Practices and Achievement of Students with Disabilities

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Krul, Michael E. M.. Hypergraph Colorings, Commutative Algebra, and Gröbner Bases

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Kurniawan, Yogi. The Effects of N-Butonol on the Model and Reconstituted Membrane of Clostridium Pasteurianum

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Lado Insua, Tania. Physical Properties of Marine Sediments and their Application Toward Climate Change Studies

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Lapierre, Evalina G.. On the Global Behavior of Some Systems of Difference

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Latendresse, Christopher A.. CHEMICAL REACTIONS OF EXPLOSIVE MOLECULES FOR DETECTION APPLICATIONS

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Lavigne, Andrea M.. Alcohol Cognitions and College Student Drinking: The Moderating Effect of Executive Abilities

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Lazar, Julia Grace. BIOGEOCHEMICAL HOTSPOTS IN FLUVIAL SYSTEMS: WOODY DEBRIS AND BEAVER PONDS

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Liu, Hong. Study of Glycation and Advanced Glycation on a Humanized Monoclonal Antibody

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Liu, Weixi. An In Vitro Study on the Non-Enzymatic Glycation of Melamine and Serum Albumin by Reducing Sugars

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Liu, Xiang. A Comparison of Tripolar Concentric Ring Electrodes to Disc Electrodes and an EEG Real-Time Seizure Detector Design

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Lugo, Gabriel. Unboundedness Results for Rational Difference Equations

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Lu, Hong. Prediction of Heptatic and Renal Clearance in Pediatric Populations: A "Bottom-Up" Approach Versus "Top-Down" Recognition of Covariates

Luo, Fu. Ultra-Low Power PLL Design and Jitter Anaylsis

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Lytle, Marion L.. Geochemical Constraints on Mantle Sources and Melting Conditions in Pacific Back-Arc Basins

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Maciejewski, Kimberly. The Role of Microstructure on Deformation and Damage Mechanisms in a Ni-based Superalloy at Elevated Temperatures