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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, 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

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Gupta, Sachin. UNDERWATER IMPLOSION OF CYLINDRICAL METALLIC SHELLS IN CONFINING ENVIRONMENTS

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Hang, Ducha. “I AM A HMONG AMERICAN”: AN EXPLORATION OF THE EXPERIENCES OF HMONG STUDENTS IN COLLEGE

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Howes-Masnik, Sarah. EXPLORING THE SOCIOCULTURAL PATHWAY MODEL AS IT PREDICTS BODY SATISFACION IN ATHLETES AND NONATHLETES

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Isabella, Marcy. Stories That Shape: The Work of Writing Program Administration

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Jamieson, William T.. PLANAR DIFFERENCE EQUATIONS: ASYMPTOTIC BEHAVIOR OF SOLUTIONS AND 1-1 RESONANT POINTS

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Kanost, Rebecca. OFF THE HIP: A THERMODYNAMICS OF THE COOL

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Kingston, Sarah. INSOMNIA AND IDENTITY: THE DISCURSIVE FUNCTION OF SLEEPLESSNESS IN MODERNIST LITERATURE

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Lazar, Michael L.. Performance Analysis of Separators and Electrolyte and Effects on Solid Electrolyte Interface

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Lipschittz, Jessica. Expanding the Foundation for Population-Based Anxiety Management Interventions

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Liu, Qianqian. Dynamics of Rhode Island Coastal Waters

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Li, Yajuan. DEVELOPMENT OF COPPER SULFIDE NANOPARTICLES FOR PHOTOTHERMAL AND CHEMO THERAPY OF CANCER CELLS

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Lubiner, Anna G.. THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN SCHOOL CLIMATE AND SCHOOL DISCIPLINE POLICIES AND PRACTICES IN RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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Maitland, Sarah Hattie. TEMPERANCE IN THE AGE OF FEELING: SENSIBILITY, PEDAGOGY, AND POETRY IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

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Malek, Anna. An Investigation of the Fisheries Ecosystem Dynamics in Rhode Island's Nearshore Waters

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Marchetti, Louis. REGIOSELECTIVE CARBON-NITROGEN BOND FORMATION VIA OXIDATIVE TRANSITION METAL CATALYSIS

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Marraccini, Marisa E.. A META-ANALYSIS OF PRESCRIPTION STIMULANT EFFICACY: ARE STIMULANTS NEUROCOGNITIVE ENHANCERS?

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Marshall, Stephanie M.. THE IDENTIFICATION OF CONTEXTUAL FACTORS INFLUENCING TEACHER IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERVENTIONS RELATED TO STUDENTS' INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLANS

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Martin, Rose Marie. Mensurative and Manipulative Experiments Test Effects of Global Change Drivers on Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Coastal Marshes

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Masoori, Mohammad. RHEOLOGICAL AND THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF MODEL ASPHALT USING FFT AND GROUP CONTRIBUTION METHODS

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May, Rachel. UNCONSCIOUS STATES: A NOVEL

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McGee, James A.. APPLYING DIVERSITY TO MITIGATE INTERFERENCE IN UNDERWATER ACOUSTIC COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

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McLaughlin, Barnaby. Life vs. Unlife: Interspecies Solidarity and Companionism in Contemporary American Literature

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McSheffrey, Savannah. Sociocultural Factors Related to Parents' and Caregivers' Decisions to Vaccinate Children Against HPV

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Merrill, Nathaniel Henry. Climate and Weather Risk in Natural Resource Models

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Meyer, Joseph F. III. DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOMETRIC EVALUATION OF A CLINICAL BELIEFS QUESTIONNAIRE FOR LICENSED PSYCHOLOGISTS

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Moen, Mary H.. Teachers' Self-Directed Informal Learning for Technology Integration in 1:1 Device High Schools

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Mokszycki, Matthew E.. An Investigation of the Interactions Between Escherichia coli and the Intestinal Microbiota In Vivo and In Vitro

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Monteiro, Kristina. PREDICTING CO-RELAPSE AMONG NUTRITION AND EXERCISE FROM ADOLESCENCE THROUGH YOUNG ADULTHOOD

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Morales Parra, Ivan. Modeling Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Contaminants in Current and Climate Changing Conditions

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Murphy, Sara E.. TOWARD A PSYCHOSOCIAL UNDERSTANDING OF SUICIDE IN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE 1990’S

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Nahar, Pragati P.. EVALUATION OF IN VITRO ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-DIABETIC AND ANTI-LIPOGENIC ACTIVITY OF NATURAL POLYPHENOLIC EXTRACTS AND THEIR PURE CONSTITUENTS

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Nanda, Monica M.. Parental Psychological Control and Emotion Dysregulation Among Anxious Children: A Transactional Model

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Ni, Zhen. Goal Representation Adaptive Dynamic Programming for Machine Intelligence

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Palumbo, Richard Vincent. INTERPERSONAL PHYSIOLOGY: ASSESSING INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH PHYSIOLOGY

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Paquette, Katherine Margaret. Perspectives on Hope of Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses

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Peddinti, Vijay Kumar. SYNCHRONY CAPTURE FILTERBANK (SCFB): AUDITORY-INSPIRED SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR FREQUENCY TRACKING

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Peters, Jason. THE SENTINELLE AFFAIR: ! A STUDY IN MULTILINGUAL LANGUAGE PRACTICES

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Phelps, Aimeé DuVall. Reflections of Undergraduate Business Education Alumnae: Shifting Perspectives on Gender and Work

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Pingitore, Francine Rose Bianca. EXPLORING THE EXPERIENCES OF ADOLESCENTS PARTICIPATING IN INTERPERSONAL GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY

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Popolizio, Thea Ruth. INTEGRATING MOLECULAR AND TRADITIONAL SYSTEMATIC TECHNIQUES TO REDEFINE RED ALGAL (RHODOPHYTE) DIVERSITY IN THE BERMUDA ISLANDS

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Radaram, Bhasker. DESIGN, SYNTHESIS OF A NEW CLASS OF DISSYMMETRIC MACROCYCLES FOR CARCINOGENIC BENZO[a]PYRENE DETECTION

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Rafter, Jamie L.. PREDATORY BEHAVIOR AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE OF CHINESE MANTIDS TO TOXIC AND NON-TOXIC LEPIDOPTERAN PREY

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Reichl, Brandon G.. Surface Wave Impacts on Air-Sea Momentum Flux and Upper Ocean Turbulence Under Tropical Cyclones

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Reis, Jenna. THE SPECTRAL CONNECTION MATRIX FOR CLASSICAL REAL ORTHOGONAL POLYNOMIALS

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Saha, Amitesh. UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOR OF PARTICLE STABILIZED EMULSIONS AND TRANFORMATIONS IN COLLOIDAL SYSTEMS

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Salter, Deanna M.. EFFECTS OF PERFLUORINATED COMPOUNDS (PFCs) ON METABOLIC TISSUES AND THE BENEFITS OF CALORIC RESTRICTION

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Serio, Nicole Cook. Cyclodextrins as Hosts for the Array-Based Detection of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Complex Media

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Sewchuk, Dennis H. Jr.. The Stigma of Obesity: Examining the Relationship Between BMI and the Treatment of Pain in Surgery Patients

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Shimpi, Prajakta. Role of Nuclear Factor E2 Related Factor 2 (Nrf2) in Environmental Chemical Induced Steatosis and Adipogenesis

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Sirois, John Joseph. Iron-Catalyzed Arylation of Heterocycles and Transition-Metal Free C-N Bond Formation

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Steinhaus, Meghan. The Application of the Self Organizing Map to the Vehicle Routing Problem

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Sudhakaran, Pratheesh Omana. Three Essays on Shellfish Management in Rhode Island

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Suryadevara, Keerthi S.. Assessing Climate for Systems Improvement Initiatives in Healthcare

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Tegawa, Mihoko. THREE ESSAYS ON CO-MANAGEMENT IN A FISHERY

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Tran, Mai. Cellulose sythesis in Physcomitrella patens: gene expression and mutational analysis

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Ufholz, Kelsey Elise. Multivariate Measurement of Multiple Health Behavior Change and Its Relation to Baseline Severity

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Vaughn, James Ian. Factor Graphs and Submap Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for Microbathymetry

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Villegas, David Lee. Predictors of Change in College Freshmen and Sophomore Cognitions of Alcohol Expectancies

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Wang, Huiqiang. AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF FOOD SAFETY AND PUBLIC HEALTH: MILK PASTEURIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES

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Washor, Kim Stack. BRIDGING THE SOFT-SKILL GAP FROM EDUCATION TO EMPLOYMENT THROUGH INTERNSHIPS

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Younes-Alhourani, Shima. MIDDLE SCHOOL STDUENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF ENJOYMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO PARTICIPATION IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL

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Zavras, Brynheld Martinez. PERCEIVED LIFE SATISFACTION OF EXPATRIATE STUDENTS ATTENDING INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS

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Zeng, Yongbo. Attack-Resistant Digital Reputation and Privacy Assessment in Social Media

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Zhang, Man. Virtuality, Virtual Consumption, and the China Market

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Zhang, Shuwen. A Numerical Study of the Circulation, Ecology and Biogeochemistry on the Southern New England Shelf

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Almond, Amanda Lee. TAKING RACE OUT OF THE PICTURE: HEALTH COMMUNICATION AND DISEASE PREVENTION FOR BLACK AMERICANS

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Amidon, Timothy R.. FIREFIGHTERS’ MULTIMODAL LITERACY PRACTICES