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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Markham, Erin. EMERGING PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS (POPS) IN THE WESTERN SOUTH ATLANTIC AND ANTARCTIC BIOTA

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Palmer, Matt. FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF A HYDRAULIC SNUBBER WITH RESPECT TO HISTORICAL TEST DATA AND AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS REQUIREMENTS

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Abtahi, Mohammadreza. AUTOMATIC HIGH-FREQUENCY OSCILLATION DETECTION FROM TRIPOLAR CONCENTRIC RING ELECTRODE SCALP RECORDING

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Aguirre, Danielle. DELETION OF ANTIBODY ENCODED TOLEROGENIC SIGNALS TO IMPROVE A DENDRITIC CELL TARGETED VACCINE DELIVERY PLATFORM SYSTEM

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Alcusky, Matthew J.. EFFECT OF HOSPITALIZATION ON THE INTEGRITY OF THE MEDICATION REGIMEN IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS

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Almeida, Robert. INVESTIGATION OF GENES CONTRIBUTING TO WHOLE PLANT SENESCENCE IN SOYBEAN (GLYCINE MAX)

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Ausfresser, Gabriel. ANALYZING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ACTIVITY ANALYZER FOR GUIDED INDEPENDENT LIVING ENVIRONMENTS

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Azzinaro, Paul A.. IDENTIFICATION OF NOVEL FANCD2 INTERACTING PROTEINS VIA IMMUNOPRECIPITATION AND MASS SPECTROMETRY

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Baker, Aaron M.. IMPACT OF NON-INFORMATIVE ALTERATION IN ASSESSMENT: IDENTIFICATION AND CORRECTIVE PROCEDURES

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Baker, Hilary. THE USE OF “ROBES” BY AMERICAN DRESSMAKERS: A. & L. TIROCCHI, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

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Barruos, Joel. EFFECTIVE VIRTUAL NAVIGATION IN A 3D UNDERWATER ENVIRONMENT BASED ON REAL-WORLD BATHYMETRY

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Benvenuto, Jonathan P.. COMPUTATION OF BUOY MOORING CHAIN WEAR

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Bernstein, Michael. ANTICIPATORY SOCIAL ANXIETY AND ALCOHOL USE: AN ECOLOGICALLY VALID LABORATORY EXPERIMENT

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Bissett, Callum R.. MATHEMATICAL MODELS FOR ECO-INDUSTRIAL NETWORKS

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Blackstock, Sarah. ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF THE MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL ECOLABEL: A GLOBAL ANALYSIS

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Bruns, Alexander C.. ASSESSING GLOBAL PRODUCT SUSTAINABILITY – DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED APPROACH

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Burgos-Rodriguez, Jhoset A.. EFFECTS OF INTRODUCED GREEN IGUANAS (IGUANA IGUANA) ON TROPICAL PLANT COMMUNITIES THROUGH SEED DISPERSAL AND GERMINATION

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Carter, Lauren E.. A COMPARISON OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LATERAL LINE CANAL PORES IN TWO SPECIES OF CICHLID FISHES WITH FUNCTIONALLY DISTINCT CANAL MORPHOLOGIES

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Castagno, Katherine A.. CO-EVALUATION OF SUCCESS COMPONENTS IN SALT MARSH RESTORATION AND THE SHELLFISH INDUSTRY ON OUTER CAPE COD, MA

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Chierico, Paulstephen. AN INVESTIGATION INTO GROUND EFFECT FOR AN UNDERWATER BIOLOGICALLY INSPIRED FLAPPING FOIL

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Chinthapatla, Harini. MEASURING AND PREDICTING THE FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH PERSISTENCE TO ANTIDEPRESSANT THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETES

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Chu, Bie-Shuein. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CO-SLEEPING AND SELF-REGULATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

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Corrigan, Mary Elizabeth. TEXTILES, COMMUNITY, AND UNIVERSITY ENGAGEMENT

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Coulobme, Jordan. “BY GOODLY RIVER'S UNINHABITED” WATERWAYS AND PLYMOUTH COLONY

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D'Ambra, Lauren Nicole. A CASE STUDY OF PROJECT-BASED LEARNING IN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SETTING

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Davis, Drew P.. COLLISION FREE PATH PLANNING OF AN OBJECT USING MULTIPLE ROBOT MANIPULATORS

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Desautel, Daniel T.. DIGITAL STATE SPACE CONTROL OF THE QUADRUPLE-TANK PROCESS

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Devan-Song, Elizabeth Anne. ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF THE BAMBOO PIT VIPER: NATURAL HISTORY, DEMOGRAPHY AND EFFECTS OF TRANSLOCATION

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Dietrich, Fabian C.. EVALUATION OF THEORETICAL CAPACITY MODELS FOR PLATE ANCHORS IN SAND IN RELATION TO FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES

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Egan, Justine. MOOD AND VIOLENCE SENSITIVITY: USING AN EMOTION ELICITATION PARADIGM TO ASSESS PERCEPTIONS OF VIOLENCE SEVERITY

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Ehrlich, Andraya Louise. ELUCIDATING THE MOLECULAR RESPONSE OF MICROBIAL NITROGEN FIXATION IN ESTUARINE SEDIMENTS TO HYPOXIA

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Eilbrecht, Jan. TIME{OPTIMAL CONTROL OF AN UNMANNED OCEAN SURFACE VESSEL

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Fahr, Payam. RESPONSE OF FILLED CORRUGATED SANDWICH STRUCTURES TO SHOCK LOADING AT HIGH TEMPERATURES

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Fields, Sarah Beaton. A RESPONSIVE PARTICLE COATING FOR EMULSION FORMATION AT THE OIL-WATER INTERFACE

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Flowers, Brian Adrian. GRID-BASED OUTDOOR OBJECT RECOGNITION FOR AUGMENTED REALITY

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Fonseca, Jacob A.. EXTENSIBLE CYBER CHALLENGE PLATFORM CONTROL APPLICATION

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Frady, Kristen. DEPRESSION, SOCIAL SUPPORT, AND SELF-RATED HEALTH IN OLDER ADULTS

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Franzblau, Michael. PORTABLE MICROFLUIDIC FLUID HANDLING SYSTEM FOR THE DETECTION OF PROTEIN BIOMARKERS IN WHOLE HUMAN BLOOD

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Gahm, Meghan P.. EVALUATION OF A TOPLESS BOTTOM-TRAWL DESIGN FOR FISH CAPTURE IN THE SUMMER FLOUNDER FISHERY

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Gedikli, Ersegun Deniz. EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF LOW MODE NUMBER CYLINDERS SUBJECTED TO VORTEXINDUCED VIBRATIONS

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Giampa, Joseph Robert. INTERPRETATION OF SHALLOW HELICAL ANCHOR CAPACITY IN SAND

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Giannakos, Alexander. DEVELOPMENT OF A PAPER BASED LATERAL FLOW DEVICE FOR THE DETECTION OF IαIP VIA COMPETITIVE ELISA

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Guastella, Alyssa L.. THE ANXIOLYTIC EFFECTS OF EXERCISE AND MINDFULNESS

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Gudmundsdottir, Bergljot Gyda. THE PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF THE ADHD BELIEFS SCALE-REVISED

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Guevara, Donaldo. DATA COLLECTION AND TELEMETRY SYSTEM DESIGN FOR MARINE INSTRUMENTATION: THE SON-O-MERMAID

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Gu, Lucy L.. FACEBOOK, TWITTER, & QR CODES: AN EXPLORATORY TRIAL EXAMINING THE FEASIBILITY OF SOCIAL MEDIA MECHANISMS FOR RECRUITING YOUTH PARTICIPATION TO AN ONLINE SURVEY

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Halik, Abdul. EXPLORING SOCIAL RESILIENCE IN MARINE PROTECTED AREAS – A CASE OF INDONESIA‘S CORAL TRIANGLE

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Hall, Lily. EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN READING ABILITY AND READING SELF-CONCEPT IN DIFFERING SOCIO-ECONOMIC SCHOOLS

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Hall, Lucy Williams. THE LEGITIMATE CONSEQUENCES OF FORM OF GOVERNMENT AND NONPARTISAN BALLOTS IN MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

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Hamilton, Paige. UNDERSTANDING TEACHERS’ CONCURRENT KNOWLEDGE OF ASSESSMENT LITERACY AND CURRICULUM-BASED MEASUREMENT

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Huang, Yiya. THE NO3 -/-O2 RESPIRATION RATIO OF THE DEEP SEDIMENTARY BIOSPHERE IN THE PACIFIC GYRES

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Hudson, Mary. FISHERMEN’S PERCEPTIONS OF FISHERMAN-SCIENTIST RELATIONS IN MAINE

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Hughes, Colin J.. AIR-SEA MOMENTUM FLUX IN A COUPLED OCEAN-WAVE MODEL AND ITS IMPACT ON THE OCEAN RESPONSE TO A HURRICANE

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Hu, Yue. THE IMPACT OF CULTURAL CRINGE ON CONSUMER BEHAVIOR IN CHINA

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Jones, Uchenna. PREDICTING READINESS TO SEEK MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN COLLEGE STUDENTS

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Jung, Yu Seon. FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH SUBOPTIMAL SAFETY LABORATORY OF METFORMIN THERAPY

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Kang, Minho. MULTI-SPECIES INTERACTIONS IN FISH POPULATIONS ON THE NORTHWEST ATLANTIC COASTAL SHELF

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Karsli, Ibraham Burak. BOOTSTRAP AGGREGATING BRANCH PREDICTORS

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Kar, Suvrajyoti. A ROTATIONAL ISOMERIC STATE APPROACH TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING ELASTOMER CHAIN CONFORMATIONS IN TIRES

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Kerr, Evan William. THE IMPACT OF HIGH AND LOW FODMAP CONDITIONS ON BLOOD GLUCOSE CONCENTRATIONS IN HEALTHY YOUNG ADULTS

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Kfoury, Ralph. DEVELOPING AND OPTIMIZING A METHOD TO ANALYZE SUBSTRATE SPECIFICITY OF TYROSINE KINASES

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Killea, Lauren. MICROBIAL COMMUNITY COMPOSITION OF MARINE BIOFILMS IN A NORTHERN TEMPERATE

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Korpacz, Danika. EFFECTS OF SOCIAL SUPPORT ON INDIVIDUALS’ RESULTS OF 12-WEEKS OF CARDIAC REHABILITATION

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Krebsbach, Craig Michael. BOOTSTRAPPING WITH SMALL SAMPLES IN STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING: GOODNESS OF FIT AND CONFIDENCE INTERVALS

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Krueger, Sean C.. INFLUENCE OF A WITHIN MEAL EATING RATE INTERVENTION ON OVERALL DIET QUALITY IN OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE WOMEN

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Kurz, Alexander Yuki. AGENT-BASED MODELING AND SIMULATION OF COOPERATIVE DRIVING

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Kutcher, Thomas E.. BIOLOGICAL INDICATORS FOR ASSESSING FRESHWATER WETLAND CONDITION IN RHODE ISLAND

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LaLiberty, Ryan P.. AURAL (RE)POSITIONING AND THE AESTHETICS OF REALISM IN FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER GAMES

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LiVolsi, Frank. RESPONSE OF MARINE COMPOSITES SUBJECTED TO NEAR FIELD BLAST LOADING

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Li, Yanan. FORECASTING STOCK MARKET RETURNS VOLATILITY

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LoBuono, Dara Lyn. THE NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT OF PATIENTS WITH NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

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Logan, Luke Andrew. PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF AN UNDERWATER WIRE FLYING PROFILING VEHICLE

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Lovely, Ann. THE EFFECTS OF SEA ICE ON GAS TRANSFER VELOCITIES AND GAS PARTITIONING BETWEEN WATER AND SEA ICE

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Mackinson, Brendan L.. ESTIMATES OF MICRO-, NANO-, AND PICOPLANKTON CONTRIBUTIONS TO PARTICLE EXPORT IN THE NORTHEAST PACIFIC

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Mallin, Daniel. INCREASING THE SELECTIVITY AND SENSITIVITY OF GAS SENSORS FOR THE DETECTION OF EXPLOSIVES

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Maris, Stephen. THE EFFECTS OF TAI CHI, RESISTANCE TRAINING, AND DIET ON PHYSICAL FUNCTION IN OBESE OLDER WOMEN

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Masterson, Daniel P.. CREATING REUSABLE VIRTUAL MACHINES TO SIMULATE NETWORKS FOR CYBER CHALLENGES

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Mauzole, Yackar L.. SEA SPRAY IMPACT ON MOMENTUM EXCHANGES AT THE AIR-SEA INTERFACE DURING HIGH WIND CONDITIONS

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Mena, Noereem Zenaida. CONTEXTUAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES ON PARENTAL FEEDING PRACTICES AND INVOVLEMENT IN CHILD-CARE CENTERS AMONG HISPANICS

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Miller, Octavia C.. AN INTENSIVE TOTAL SPEECH TREATMENT USING PRINCIPLES OF MOTOR LEARNING IN AN INDIVIDUAL WITH DYSARTHRIA

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Morison, Francoise. EARLY SPRING PHYTOPLANKTON DYNAMICS IN THE SUBPOLAR NORTH ATLANTIC: THE INFLUENCE OF HETEROTROPHIC-PROTIST HERBIVORY

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Morissette, Cameron E.. PALEOENVIRONMENTAL AND PALEOLANDSCAPE RECONSTRUCTIONS OF GREENWICH BAY REGION, RI

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Munro, Bailey. IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL LOCALIZATION OF THE NEUROPEPTIDE RFAMIDE IN THE HYPOSTOMAL NERVE NET OF HYDRA VULGARIS

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Murphy, Andrew. CORROSION PROTECTION OF AL5086 AND SENSITIZED AL5086 USING A TITANATE BASED CONVERSION COATING

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Murphy, Kelly. THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT ATHLETIC PLAYING SURFACES ON JUMP HEIGHT, FORCE AND POWER

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Nelson, Pilar Juliet. LEUKOCYTE RECRUITMENT TO THE PERITONEUM OF CULTURED SUMMER FLOUNDER (PARALICHTHYS DENTATUS) DURING BACTERIAL

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Nicoll, Justin. THYROID HORMONES, PERFORMANCE, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CHANGES ON OVERTRAINING IN FEMALE DISTANCE RUNNERS

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O'Connell, Brooke. THE EVALUATION OF DOCTOR OF PHYSICALTHERAPY STUDENTS’ CONFIDENCE AND SATISFACTION USING HUMAN PATIENT SIMULATION

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Okruta, Matthew. THREE-DIMENSIONAL TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION OF STATICALLY LOADED POROUS AND MULTI-PHASE STRUCTURES

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O'Toole, James. EFFECT OF HIGH- AND LOW-FODMAP DIET INSTRUCTION ON FODMAP INTAKE AND DIETARY QUALITY IN HEALTHY YOUNG ADULTS

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Pagano, Giovanni. STRUCTURE, FUNCTION AND EVOLUTION OF PHOSPHOPROTEIN P0 AND ITS UNIQUE INSERT IN TETRAHYMENA THERMOPHILA

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Paquin, Gregory J.. AUTOMATIC OR STANDARD: CAN WE SHIFT IMPLICIT RACIAL ATTITUDES?

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Payne, Justin Heath. STILL HOPEFUL IN THE ELEVENTH HOUR: A CRITICAL CULTURAL STUDY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND’S KINESIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

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Pemmaraju Venkata, Bhanu Priya. DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF 5′-O-DICARBOXYLIC AND POLYARGININE FATTY ACYL DERIVATIVES OF ANTI-HIV NUCLEOSIDES

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Phelps, Peter Thomas. STUDY OF THE DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF MINIMUM WEIGHT STRUCTURES

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Poenitz, Richard. ASSESSING GLOBAL PRODUCT SUSTAINABILITY OF CONSUMER ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS – DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED APPROACH

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Potter, Elaine. LIFE CYCLE DYNAMICS OF THE HARMFUL BLOOM FORMING MACROALGAE ULVA SPP. IN NARRAGANSETT BAY, RI

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Procopio, Andrew M.. IMPACT OF RESISTANCE TRAINING ON BONE MINERAL DENSITYAND PERFORMANCE IN COMPETITIVE FEMALE GYMNASTS

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Pryor, Christina. THE EFFECT OF AN IPAD APPLICATION ON THE QUALITY OF LUNCHES BROUGHT FROM HOME BY MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILDREN

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Quintanilla, Dinah. EFFECTS OF COMBINED TAI CHI, RESISTANCE TRAINING AND DIET ON PERCENT BODY FAT IN OBESE OLDER WOMEN