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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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

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Drissi, B.. 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

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MacKnight, M. William. SAVING PRINCE PEACH: A STUDY OF “GAYMERS” AND DIGITAL LGBT/GAMING RHETORICS

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Macwan, Joyce. Model-Based Approaches to Characterize Clinical Pharmacokinetics of Atorvastatin and Rosuvastatin in Disease State

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Mattiauda, Odile. GENDER-TWISTING AND BROS TALKING: DISCURSIVE PERFORMANCE OF GENDER, POWER, AND RECOGNITION IN THE SEX ED. CLASS

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Moore, Adam. THE DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE FAMILY EXPERIENCES WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (FEASD) SCALE

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Moore, John S. III. Self-Regulated Learning and Ethnic/Racial Variables: Predicting Minority First-Generation College Students' Persistence

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More, Vijay R.. Role of Nuclear Factor E2 Related Factor 2 (NRF2) in Development of Steatosis and Drug Transporter Alterations

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Morrison, Alisa. Sustaining Environmental Flows in Southern New England Rivers: Effects of Watreshed Factors and Land Use

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Mou, Xiangyu. REGULATION OF HEMOLYSIN GENE EXPRESSION AND THE EFFECTS OF METABOLISM MUTATIONS ON THE VIRULENCE OF VIBRIO ANGUILLARUM

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Nasrolahi Shirazi, Amir. Cyclic Peptides: Design, Characterization, Self-Assembly, and Applications as Nano Drug Delivery Systems

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Nguyen, Son Hai. COUPLED FIELD DYNAMIC MODEL OF FATIGUE EVOLUTION

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Noh, Eun Sun. Use and Unintended Consequences of Antidepressant Medications by Depressed Older Adults

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Nyack, Albert C.. A COMPARISON OF CARBONIC ANHYDRASE AMONG INVERTEBRATES, WITH A FOCUS ON CEPHALOPODS

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Omar, Raed. Compounds from A. Platanoides Bark, V. Corymbosum Roots & Topical Formulations using Maple Syrup

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Ozturk, Celal. Analyzing and Quantifying Dynamc Program Behavior in Terms of Regularities and Patterns

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Pasupuleti, Radhika V.. CULTURAL FACTORS, STIGMA, STRESS, AND HELP-SEEKING ATTITUDES AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS

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Plume, Gifford W. IV. Response of Materials to Various Shock Loading Conditions Generated by Plate Impact Experiments

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Prudence, Cynthia N.. Protein Structure Modeling and Its Application to the Mechanics of Actomyosin Interaction

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Reichert, Elizabeth. Childhood Maltreatment, Posttraumatic Cognitions, and Health Outcomes Among Young Adults

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Rodrigues, Laurie. Affective Reconfigurations: A New Politics of Difference

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Sargent, Shirley A.. Asleep Behind the Wheel: Experiences of Night Shift Nurses on the Commute Home

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Schwalbe, Margot Anita Bergstrom. THE ROLE OF FLOW SENSING BY THE LATERAL LINE SYSTEM IN PREY DETECTION IN TWO AFRICAN CICHLID FISHES

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Sheth, Pratik. Producing In-Situ Nanoparticles of Griseofulvin using Supercritical Antisolvent Methodology

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Smith, Adam D.. MIGRATION AND STOPOVER ECOLOGY OF SONGBIRDS AND BATS ALONG A MAJOR ECOLOGICAL BARRIER

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Smith, Allison M.. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Childhood Anxiety: Examining a Parent Consultation Model

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Steinkamp, F. Lucus. Factors Influence the Safety of Unconventional Explosives

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Sweetman, Sara B.. Teachers Developing Exemplary Inquiry Practices: Three Longitudinal Case Studies

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Szczepanski, John Andrew Jr.. Feeding Ecology of Skates and Rays in Delaware and Narragansett Bays

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Thulier, Diane J.. MATERNAL HYDRATION AND INFANT WEIGHT: A CASE-CONTROL STUDY IN BREASTFEEDING INFANTS DELIVERED BY CESAREAN SECTION

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Tominaga, Kaoru. Effect of Manufacturing Methods Used in the Stability of Amorphous Solid Solutions and Predictions to Test them

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Vachirayonstien, Thaveechai. Suppression of PXR Expression by Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Microrna

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Vadlamannati, Sravanthi. ENERGETIC SALTS: DEGRADATION AND TRANSFORMATION

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Verdi, Genvieve. Academic and Psychological Factors in Non-Medical Prescription Stimulant Use in Graduate Students

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Weerakkody, Dhammika Anuradha. Study of pH(Low) Insertion Peptides (pHLIPS) Interaction with Lipid Bilayer of Membrane

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Weissinger, Kristen. Factors Associated with Individual Differences in Reading Comprehension for Typically-Developing Students and for a Pilot Sample of Students Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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White, Bryana F. C.. Multicultural Training of Clinical and Counseling Psychology Doctoral Students: Ideals vs. Practice

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Williams, Rebecca. TROPHIC ECOLOGY OF OXYGEN MINIMUM ZONE ZOOPLANKTON REVEALED BY CARBON AND NITROGEN STABLE ISOTOPES

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Wood, Thalia. Professional Development in Historical Inquiry: Exploring Changes in Two Social Studies Teachers' Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices

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Zhang, Hongyin. Application of Silver Nanoparticles in Drinking Water Purification

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Zhang, Xiaorong. On Design and Implementation of an Embedded System for Neural-Machine Interface for Artificial Legs

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Brennan, Michael Lee. Cultural Sites as Platforms for Environmental Characterization of Marine Landscapes

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Bruce, Aaron Ian. Beyond the Black Horizon: Perspectives of African American Collegians Who Studied Abroad

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Chalasani, Dinesh. IMPROVING ELECTROLYTES FOR LITHIUM-ION AND LITHIUM OXYGEN BATTERIES

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Chiaravalloti, Laura A.. Voices Silenced, Voices Heard: Exploring Status, Discourse, and Learning in Middle School Discussion Groups

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Curti, Kiersten Lynn. Age-Structured Multispecies Model of the Georges Bank Fish Community

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Dibble, Kimberly Lellis. Quantifying the Effects of Tidal Restrictions and Plant Invasions on Resident Fish in Atlantic Coast Salt Marshes

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Duerr, Sunny R.. RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GENDER, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, MATH ATTITUDES, AND MATH ACHIEVEMENT: AN INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION

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Falvey, Laura J.. GENDERED PATTERNS IN HIGH ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS FOR GRADES 4, 6, AND 8

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Gardner, Nathaniel W,. NOVEL COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND SANDWICH STRUCTURES FOR BLAST MITIGATION

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Krumholz, Jason Seth. SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL PATTERNS IN NUTRIENT STANDING STOCK AND MASS-BALANCE IN RESPONSE TO LOAD REDUCTIONS IN A TEMPERATE ESTUARY

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Kulkarni, Supriya. NRF2 AS A NUTRIENT SENSITIVE TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR

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Monahan, Kris A.. TIME FOR LEARNING: UNDERSTANDING STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVES TOWARD LEARNING IN EXPANDED LEARNING TIME REFORM

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Oakley, Bryan Andrew. LATE QUATERNARY DEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS, TIMING AND RECENT DEPOSITION: NARRAGANSETT BAY, RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS

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Pires, Armand R.. THE DIALECTICS OF TEACHER CHANGE WTIHIN A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

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Sipala, Michael W.. HORMONAL AND PHEROMONAL EFFECTS OF 20-HYDROXYECDYSONE IN THE AMERICAN LOBSTER, HOMARUS AMERICANUS

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Spas, Jayson. MULTIPLE HEALTH BEHAVIOR RISKS: REDEFINING CO-ACTION AND INVESTIGATING MULTIPLE HEALTH BEHAVIOR CHANGE USING THE TRANSTHEORETICAL MODEL

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Subaiea, Gehad Mohammed. Brain Penetration of Tolfenamic Acid and its Ability to Enhance the Cognitive Functions and to Lower Amyloid Pathology in Animal Models of Alzheimer's Disease

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Audette, Jennifer Gail. Theoretical Frames and Teaching Styles of Physical Therapy Faculty Who Lead International Service-Learning Experiences

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Bell, Katherine Lynn Croff. On the origin of submarine sediment features in the southern Aegean Sea

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Chatterjee, Swarbhanu. INTERFERENCE EFFECTS IN RESTRICTED SYSTEMS

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Crocker, Steven E.. GEOACOUSTIC INVERSION USING THE VECTOR FIELD

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Dalavi, Swapnil. ANALYSIS OF INTERPHASE FORMED ON THE ELECTRODES OF LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

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Dossot, Georges Albert. ACOUSTIC FLUCTUATIONS IN SHALLOW WATER DUE TO NONLINEAR INTERNAL WAVES