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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Amidon, Timothy R.. FIREFIGHTERS’ MULTIMODAL LITERACY PRACTICES

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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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Bloom, Elizabeth M.. HORIZONTAL VIOLENCE AMONG NURSES: EXPERIENCES, RESPONSES AND JOB PERFORMANCE

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Brounce, Maryjo N.. A GEOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF OXYGEN FUGACITY IN THE MARIANAS SUBDUCTION FACTORY

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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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Collier, Wiehrs Lewis. MODEL-BASED 3-D RECONSTRUCTION OF TRANSPARENT OBJECTS FROM A SINGLE IMAGE

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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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Kafle, Achyut. INCENTIVES, VALUES AND PROVISION OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND RESTORATION

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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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Kazin-Boyce, Marjorie. PORTRAITS OF NOVICE TEACHER LEARNING WITH MENTORS IN URBAN SCHOOLS

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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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Knight, Brandon M.. PC BASED ELECTROLYTES WITH LIDFOB AS AN ALTERNATIVE SALT FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

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

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Liu, Tingting. THREE ESSAYS ON THE ECONOMICS OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND LAND USE CHANGE

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Mabe, Monica. VALIDATION OF A SOCIAL SKILLS CONSTRUCT USING MULTITRAIT MULTIMETHOD AND GENERALIZABILITY APPROACHES

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

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Martin, Scott D.. RISK, PROMOTIVE, AND PROTECTIVE INFLUENCES ON ADOLESCENT ALCOHOL USE MILESTONES

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

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McFarland, Malcolm Neil. IMPACT OF PHYTOPLANKTON COMMUNITY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION ON MARINE PARTICULATE OPTICAL PROPERTIES

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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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Nugent, James. DATA ALTERATION ATTACKS IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS: DETECTION AND ATTRIBUTION

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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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Pornsing, Choosak. A PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION FOR THE VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM

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Precourt, Elana. INSTITUTIONAL TRADING OF SHARES OF DISTRESSED FIRMS AND ACQUISITION OF DISTRESSED FIRMS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO INDEPENDENT REORGANIZATION

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

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Ross, Sylvia P.. INTRAPARTUM NURSES’ BELIEFS ABOUT CHILDBIRTH: A DESCRIPTIVE QUALITATIVE STUDY IN NURSES THAT PROVIDE CARE TO WOMEN IN LABOR AND BIRTH

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Rudasill, W. Kent. NEW RESULTS AND IMPROVEMENTS RELATED TO THE STUDY OF MULTI-SPECIALIZATION WHIST TOURNAMENT DESIGNS

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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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Scully, Kyle Robert. THE ANTI-EPILEPSY POTENTIAL AND ANTAGONISM OF THE N-METHYL-D-ASPARTATE RECEPTOR BY DIAMINODIPHENYLS

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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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Singh, Ajay K.. DEVELOPMENT OF A SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR A TYPICAL COLLEGE CAMPUS

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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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Syuhada, Imam. THE BIOLOGY AND POPULATION ECOLOGY OF DEEP-SEA RED CRABS, CHACEON SPP. IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

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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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Vaziri, Masoud. DECISION-MAKING FOR STRATEGIC SPARE PARTS PRICING LEVELS: AN EVALUATION OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS SUSTAINABILITY

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Vinuales, Gema. ESSAYS ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND BRANDING

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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

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Young, Benjamin Thomas. ELECTRONIC AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF SURFACE AND INTERFACIAL ZONES

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Zhu, Yihai. MULTIFACETED ATTACK ANALYSIS ON POWER GRIDS

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