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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Barone, Carly. Anthelmintic Efficacy of Bioactive Compounds Within Cranberry Vine and Birdsfoot Trefoil

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Bauerband, Loren Andrew. Investigation of Health Risk Patterns Across Sexual and Gender Minority Identities

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Benharris, Lyndsey A.. Exploring Critical Literacy with Early Childhood Educators

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Bernstein, Michael. A Personalized Normative Feedback Text-Message Intervention to Reduce 21st Birthday Alcohol Use and Problems

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Boccio, Rachel. Architectures of Captivity: Imagining Freedom in Antebellum America

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Brannon, Elizabeth Quinn. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Biological Nutrient Removal During Wastewater Treatment

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Brown, Austin Collins. Improvised Explosives: X-Ray Detection & Euthectics of Erythritol Tetranitrate

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Chae, Younghun. Representing Statistical Network-Based Anomaly Detection by Using Trust

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Chapman, Mingyu. Development of Rhodamine 6G Thin Filmn as a Fluorescent Sensor for Explosive Vapor Detection

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Clark, Jodi L.. Teachers' Experiences of Induction Coaching: A Narrative Retrospective Inquiry

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Ducharme, Daniel N.. Machine Learning for the Automated Identification of Cyberbullying and Cyberharassment

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Foley, Amy A.. Doorways to Being: Modernism and 'Lived' Architectures

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Giampa, Joseph Robert. Experimental Study of Plate Anchor-Soil Interaction in Sand for the Development of a Novel Anchor

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Gill, Carrie A.. Encouraging Energy Efficiancy: Pricing, Education, and Framing

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Hernandez, Wilfred. Development of a Sustainable Quality Assurance Program for Transportation Infrastructure

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Hickey, Joyce Ellen. Stress, Coping, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Health and Cortisol in Premature Infants, at Age 23

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Joseph, Emilie B.. Impact of Multicultural Ethnic Identity on Emerging Adult Alcohol and Marijuana Use

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Khyat, Toufik. Bifurcations of Some Planar Discrete Dynamical Systems with Applications

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Korn, Maggie Arin. Being a Man with an Invisible Disability: College Men's Experiences

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Kunicki, Zachary J.. The Factor Structure of Resilience and the Relationship Between Resiliance and Physical Activity

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Makki, Emad Ahmad. Experimental Studies on Mitigating the Risk of Air Blast Loading

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Marcotte, Melissa. Differential Effects of State Shame and Self-Affirmation on Reactive Aggression

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Mathews, Deborah K.. Predictors of Success in Learning Computer Programming

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Matos, Geraldo. Producers' Perspectives on What Makes (and Keeps) Brands Cool

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Mauzole, Yackar L.. Dynamical Typology of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Fronts Based on Satellite Observations

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McArdle, David T.. Global Dynamics and Boundedness of Discrete Population Models

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McCue, Pamela L.. The Pre-Collegiate Pipeline to Diversify the Nursing Workforce

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McDonough, Carrie A.. Spatial Distribution, Air-Water Exchange, and Toxicity of Organic Pollutants Using Passive Samplers

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Morton-Aiken, Jenna. Metadata and Relational Architecture: Advancing Arrangement, Agency, and Access with New Methodology

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Mullen, Matthew J.. An Investigation into the Influence of Interfacial Effects in a Three Layer Solid Phase Sensing Platform

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Newman, Thomas R.. Computer Science Lesson Study: Building Computing Skills Among Elementary School Teachers

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O'Leary Anish, Beth. Writing Irish America: Communal Memory and the Narrative of Nation in Diaspora

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Oster, Danielle R.. Pathways to Substance Use and Sexual Risk Behavior Among College Students with ADHD Symptomatology

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Porter, Matthew Michael. Tools to Fight the Terrorist Threat

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Ramirez, Amanda Elizabeth. Investigating LGBTQ Advocacy Efforts Among Heterosexual Parent Allies

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Remillard, Jamie. Teaching Writing with Play: A Study of Community-Based Science Education in a National Park

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Schrader, Joseph Michael. Novel Pharmacological Action of Clozapine at D2 Dopamine Receptors

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Sega Matos, Helio David. Implosion and Blast Response of Metallic and Composite Structures in Underwater Environments

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Shaw, Shelby A.. Gender's Role in Abolitionist Pedagogy: A Fictionalized Autoethnography

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Shrontz, Jason. "You Will Hold This Book in Your Hands": The Novel and Corporeality in the New Media Ecology

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Skierkowski, Dorothy D.. Assessing Reading Grade Level of Online Mental Health Materials: Practical and Methodological Considerations

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Slattery, Mary F.. A Phenomenological Exploration of How Public School Administrators Balance Teacher Evaluation and Support of Teacher Growth

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Trotman, April D.. Relationship and Power Dynamics in Women's Same Sex Abusive Couples

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Watters, Pamela. Measuring the Creativity of Architecture Students

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Wright, Jefferson Townsend. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Sandwich Structures Subject to Blast Loading

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Ye, Yizhou. Cardiovascular Adverse Events in Patients Receiveing QT Interval Prolonging Medications

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Zhang, Yuzi. Performance Analysis and Morphology of Lithium Ion Battery Anodes Prepared by Colloidal Processing

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Zhu, Zhenghan. Some Contributions to Radar Detection Theory

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Ampadu, Gifty. Mental Health Help-Seeking Behavior of Ghanaian American Immigrants

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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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Bilgin, Arzu. Global Dynamics of Some Discrete Dynamical Systems With Applications

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Bockus, Abigail Brittany. A Study of the Regulatory and Environmental Factors Affecting Trimethylamine Oxide Accumulation in Marine Organisms

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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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Capraro, Karen L.. An Explanatory Case Study of the Implementation of Co-Teaching as a Student Teaching Method

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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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Costa, Russell. Information Geometric Probability Models in Statistical Signal Processing

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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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Deshpande, Chinmay. Healthcare Costs and Impact of Medication Adherence on Outcomes in Patients on Novel Anticoagulant Therapy

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DiBari, Julie A.. Studying School Improvement Teams to Analyze Multiple Stakeholder Engagement in Decision-Making in Public Education

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DiFilippo, Nicholas M.. Framework for the Automated Disassembly of Electronic Waste Using the Soar Cognitive Archicture

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Dipippo, Mark. Global Dynamics of Some Quadratic Difference Equations

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Dong, Yingnan. Exploration of Additives for Improving Performance of High Voltage LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4/Graphite Cells Cells (Applied)

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

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Dzaugis, Mary Elizabeth. Water Radiolysis and Chemical Production Rates Near Solid-Water Boundaries

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

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Eid, Aseel. Epigenetic Pathways Involved in Response to Lead (PB) Exposure in the Aging Brain: Relevance to Alzheimer's Disease

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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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Guiérrez Núñez, Andres H.. Development and Validation of Immunoinformatics Tools for Swine Vaccine Development

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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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Hamilton-Read, Paige. Evaluating the Implementation Quality and Utility of Response to Intervention Practices

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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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Iba, Wa. The Potential of Indonesian Microalgal Strains to Support Eastern White Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) Aquaculture

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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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Laurent, Amy C.. Parent Behaviors in Relation to Characteristics of Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

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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