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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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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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Gablinske, Patricia Brady. A CASE STUDY OF STUDENT AND TEACHER RELATIONSHIPS AND THE EFFECT ON STUDENT LEARNING

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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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Hurley, Gavin Forrest. ARGUMENT, RHETORIC, AND TRANSCENDENCE: “THE ADHERENCE OF MINDS” WITHIN THE DISCOURSE OF SPIRITUALITY

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

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Johnson-Thornton, Renee. STUDYING SCIENCE: STUDENTS GAINING ACCESS TO THE COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

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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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Kaplan, Michael N.. A CONSTRUCTIVE SEMANTICS FOR REWRITING LOGIC

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Kasaraneni, Varun K.. FATE AND REMOVAL OF CONTAMINANTS IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT

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Katepalli, Hari. FORMATION AND STABILITY OF EMULSIONS: EFFECT OF SURFACTANT-PARTICLE INTERACTIONS AND PARTICLE SHAPE

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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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Liberty, Joshua W.. DEVELOPING A TEST FOR RANDOM NUMBER GENERATORS USING A SIMULATION OF THE HIERARCHICAL POTTS DIAMOND MODEL AT THE CRITICAL POINT

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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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Ma, Hang. PHYTOCHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF GALLOTANNINS FROM RED MAPLE (ACER RUBRUM) SPECIES

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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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McGee, Heather Ann. DEVELOPING A TYPOLOGY OF STRESS REACTION PATTERNS AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)

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McNally, Catherine Grace. VALUES AND SERVICES OF A PROTECTED RIVERINE ESTUARY IN EAST AFRICA: THE WAMI RIVER AND SAADANI NATIONAL PARK

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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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Morales-Velez, Alesandra Cristina. EVALUATION OF FIELD BASED LIQUEFACTION APPROACHES FOR CALCAREOUS SANDS USING SHEAR WAVE VELOCITY

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Moster, Aviva N.. REGISTERED PEDOPHILES' THOUGHTS ON THE EFFICACY, JUSTIFICATION, AND PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACT OF SORNA (SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND NOTIFICATION ACT) AND THEIR SENSITIVITY TO SEXUAL AND NON-SEXUAL VIOLENCE

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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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Okwelum, Edson Ogochukwu. THREE ESSAYS ON THE INCENTIVE STRUCTURE OF ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

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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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Pohl, Kari Ann. BLACK CARBON CONCENTRATIONS, SOURCES, AND FLUXES IN THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC OCEAN

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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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Ramsdell, Paige Evelyn. THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: DO TRANSITION PLANNING AND CLIMATE PERCEPTION RELATE TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS?

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Rege, Saumitra Vijay. EVALUATING THE ROLE OF HYPOGLYCEMIA & COMORBID ILLNESS ON DIABETES MANAGEMENT BEHAVIORS

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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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Saleem, Sirine A.. SUSTAINABILITY MODELING AND ASSESSMENT OF PRODUCT RECOVERY SYSTEMS - AN ENGINEERING APPROACH TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

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Sayeh, Naser Ali. SYNTHESIS AND EVALUATION OF AMPHIPHILIC PEPTIDES AS NANOSTRUCTURES AND DRUG DELIVERY TOOLS

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Schifman, Laura A.. NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF AIR, SURFACE- AND GROUNDWATER IN RHODE ISLAND

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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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Sillice, Marie Aline. ASSESSING ENGAGEMENT AND SATISFACTION IN TWO RELATIONAL AGENT INTERVENTIONS FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SUN PROTECTION

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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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Tajalli Bakhsh, Tayebeh Sadat. IMPROVEMENTS AND APPLICATIONS OF STATE-OF-THE-ART NUMERICAL MODELS FOR SIMULATING TSUNAMI HAZARD

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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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Tisdale, Jacqueline Michele. PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALIZATION TO SCHOOL TRANSITIONS: EXAMINING PROFESSIONAL PERCEPTIONS OF EFFECTIVENESS AND FIDELITY

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Valanejad, Leila. TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF ALDO-KETO REDUCTASE 1D1

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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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Walsh, Emily Ann. MICROBIAL DIVERSITY AND CONNECTIVITY WITHIN AND BETWEEN OCEANIC AND MARINE SEDIMENTARY COMMUNITIES

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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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Xu, Lifang. STRUCTURAL AND CONFORMATIONAL INSIGHTS INTO BULKY ARYLAMINE-INDUCED MUTAGENESIS

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

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Youssef, Rouba A.. THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL AND ATTENTION ON EYE MOVEMENTS, AND CHOICE REACTION TIME

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Zhao, Wenjing. CHARACTERIZATION OF THE PROBIOTIC MECHANISM OF PHAEOBACTER GALLAECIENSIS S4 AGAINST BACTERIAL PATHOGENS

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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