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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Anderson, Sean. Growth, Grazing and Starvation Survival in Three Heterotrophic Dinoflagellate Species

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Brousseau, Sarah. Development of Aerosol Microparticles for the Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension

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Caron, Zachary. Novel Catalyst Development for Chemical Sensors

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Casavant, Abigail E.. Convicts, Cargo, and Calamity: The Wreck of the Emigrant Ship Enchantress

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Chappell, Kelsi. Evaluation of a Technology Utilizing Nutrition Curriculum on Dietary Intake

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Corbett, Jacqueline. Acceptability, Short Term Impacts, and Relationships of Variables of a Processed Food Module

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Crane, G. Edward. Leveraging Digital Communications Technology in Higher Education: Exploring URI’s Adoption of Google Apps for Education 2015

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Da Silva, Chelsey Leigh. The Influence of Planned Physical Activity in Preschoolers on Subsequent Energy Balance

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DeiTos, Kristin Morgan. The Art of Removal: An Analysis of Deaccessioning in Clothing and Textile Teaching Collections

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Dwyer, Joseph. Perceptions of the Block Island Wind Farm Process: Perspectives From Those Involved

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Ehrenborg, Adam. A Study of the Increased Risk of Bleeding Events in Patients with Blood Clotting Disorders, Associated with Antidepressant Medication Use

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Elles, Dane. Analysis of Force Production by a Biologically Inspired Underwater Flapping Foil Near Solid Boundaries in Three Dimensional Flow

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Fallon, Megan N.. Exploring Self-Reported and Observed Feeding Practices of Rhode Island Head Start Teachers

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Fava, Edwin M. III. Biosolids as a Roadside Soil Amendment

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Flickinger, Sarah. Thalassiosira Community Composition and Diversity in Narragansett Bay

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Gabriele, Emma. Situating Genre on YouTube: We Rant, We Laugh, We Conquer?

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Garg, Tripti. Graphical User Interface for Antimicrobial Peptide Database

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Gauvin, Mark. The Effect of Caffeine Supplementation on Muscular Endurance in Recreationally Active College Age Males

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Gayle, Crystal Nicole. Factors Graduate Students of Color Find Supportive and Challenging and the Coping Strategies They Utilize

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Gerlach, Matthew. Reconstructing Common Era Relative Sea-Level Changes on the Gulf Coast of Florida

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Gillie, Richard Bowen. The Impact of Social Network Sites on International Student Adjustment on a US College Campus

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Goodell, Kevin A.. Dynamic Analysis of Multi-Degree-Of-Freedom Systems Using a Pole-Residue Method

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Groenewold, Finn. Comparison of SASW Systems for Coastal and Offshore Applications

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Hansen, Laura. Stakeholder Perceptions of the Benefits and Limitations of Shellfish Aquaculture Management in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

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Harrison, Katharine Van Nostrand. Dropping Behavior in the Pea Aphid: How Does Environmental Context Affect Anti-Predator Responses?

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Hoglund, Laura K.. Rail Ports: The Collaboration of Railroad & Coastal Steamboat Companies in New England in the 1840s

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James, Robin A.. Account-Making by Victims of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

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Javier, Carlos. Airway Wall Deformation Under Smooth Muscle Contraction

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Jodoin, Mathew Thomas. An Electrochemical Process for Simultaneous Treatment of Metal and Cyanide Bearing Wastewater

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Kashcooli, Yaser. NIR Light Activated Hollow Gold Nanoshell Structures Based on Layersome Template

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Lei, Wen. The Impact of International Online Debate on Intercultural Sensitivity, Intercultural Awareness, and Perception of Sustainability

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Lyon, Sarina. Controlling Marine Debris: An Exploration of the Responsible Behavior of Recreational Users in Rhode Island

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MacArthur, Michael Robert. Alkylresorcinols as Biomarkers of Whole-Grain Intake

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Mahoney, Kayla. Validation of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis for the Measurement of Appendicular Lean Mass in Older Women

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Marranzino, Ashley. Flow Sensing in the Depp Sea: Morphology of the Lateral Line System in Stomiiform Fishes

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Mathis, Katlynn. Effects of Physical Activity, Diet, & Self-Efficacy on Physical Function in Older Adults

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McLean, Erin Lyn. The Response of Molting Homarus Americanus to Ocean Acidification Projections

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Murphy, Colin J.. Nonlinear Finite Element Modeling of Cellular Materials Under Dynamic Loading and Comparison to Experiments

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Nelson, Eric. Predicting Body Fat and Blood Lipids with Sugars Intake

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Norris, Stephen J.. A Novel Magnetics and IMU Based Design for Untethered and Hands-Free Human Computer Interaction

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Otterbach, Laura E.. The Impact of the Healthy Children, Healthy Families Curriculum on Maternal Food Parenting Practices

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Patrolia, Emily. In the Coastal Lagoons of Rhode Island, USA: A Multi-Methods Approach

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Paulin, Chelsea. Nutritional Status, Cognition and Cardiometabolic Risk in Individuals with Neurological Disorders

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Reh, Sebastian. Dynamic Behavior of Composite Subjected to Maritime Environments

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Rodriguez, Isabel V.. Internalized Heteronegativity & Resilience in Relation to the Health of Sexual Minorities of Color

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Schumacher, Jan. Assessment of Bridge-Structures Under Fired Impact: A Case Study Approach

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Sims, James Christopher. An Implementation of Deep Belief Networks Using Restricted Boltzmann Machines in Clojure

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Smith, Rachel. Cogenerative Dialogue's Communicative Effectiveness in Higher Education Entry-Level College Courses

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Telinoiu, Carmen Monica. Measuring Adherence with Antidepressant Medication: Comparison of HEDIS and PDC Methodologies

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Tilton, Craig. Dynamic Response of Aerospace Materials Subjected to Extreme Environments

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Tran, Holly. Characterizing Alternative Polyadenylation in Male Germ Cells Using Poly(A)-seq

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Vaccaro, Anna. Executive Function, Parent Involvement, and Children with Hearing Impairment

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Wadland, Katelyn. Phylogenetic Analysis of a Cryptic Microscopic Red Alga

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Waggoner, Ashley. Effects of Residual Waste Material as Agricultural Soil Amendments on Soil Greenhouse Gas Fluxes

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You, Sangmin. Bile Acids and Premature Labor in Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Adesanoye, Damilola Tejumola. A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Bronchodilator Prescribing in COPD and Cardiovascular Comorbidity

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Antonova, Anna S.. FAIR FISHING HUMAN RIGHTS AND SUSTAINABILITY IN BILATERAL FISHING AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE EU AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

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Armendarez, Joseph J.. Video Game Use Among Children and Adolescents With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Audette, Castine Elizabeth. The Effects of Environmental Education on the Public's Attitudes and Level of Policy Support for Habitat Restoration in Narragansett Bay

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Aviles-Rodriguez, Kevin J.. DO URBAN ENVIRONMENTS INFLUENCE ANTIPREDATOR AND FORAGING BEHAVIOR OF THE LIZARD ANOLIS CRISTATELLUS?

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Bao, Kehan. DETECTING AND VERIFYING MICROSATELLITE MARKERS ASSOCIATED WITH DISEASE RESISTANCE IN CULTURED POPULATIONS OF EASTERN OYSTERS, CRASSOSTREA VIRGINICA

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Bennett, Anna Nelson. “BECAUSE SHE WOULD NOT BE GOVERNED”: MEDIEVAL WOMEN, POWER, AND THE POLITICIZATION OF WITCHCRAFT

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Berwise, Clifton. Assessing the Influence of Black Racial Identity on Perceived Discrimination and Professional Success

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Bigdeli, Arash. Initial Validation of Surface Ocean Properties in MITgcm Artic Regional Model

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Blake, Matthew S.. Synthesis of 2-Amino-α-Carboline and Analogues Relevant for Structural Investigations of the Corresponding DNA Adducts

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Breithaupt, Nikolaus Benedikt. Dynamic Penetration of a Flying Wing Anchor in Sand in Relation to Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

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Brooks, Jessica Rose. Durability of Water-Repellent Finishes to Accelerated Laundering

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Caccioppoli, Brian J.. Reconstructing Submerged Paleoenvironments: Mud Hole, RI Sound and Greenwich Bay, RI

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Calberry, Valerie. FOOD SAFETY AND SCHOOL GARDEN PROGRAM

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Callaghan, Christine Lee. The Real and the Ideal in RI National Guard Uniform Practices

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Canesi, Kelly. COMMUNITY COMPOSITION OF THE MORPHOLOGICALLY CRYPTIC DIATOM GENUS SKELETONEMA IN NARRAGANSETT BAY

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Capron, Kelley. A Master's Degree in Fashion Merchandising: A Valuable Investment?

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Chang, Joanna K.. Tolfenamic Acid: A Potential Modifier of Tau Protein in Alzheimer's Disease

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Colantuono, Bonnie. Inducing Heterochronic Shift in Ciona Intestinalis

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Cole, Daphne J.. Migration experiences of Sierra Leoneans: Acculturation and Psychological Adjustment

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Coupland, Catherine M.. Estimating daily primary production and nighttime respiration in estuaries by an in situ carbon method

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Curtis, Ambrose. RHETORIC OF FLAT DESIGN AND SKEUOMORPHISM IN APPLE'S iOS GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE

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Da Lomba, Thomas. Development of State Legal and Overweight Live Load Models

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Dash, Miriam Erline. Human Tau Gene Expression in a Transgenic Animal Model Altered by Developmental Pb Exposure

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DelSesto, Caitlin Jessica. Assessing the Pathogenic Cause of Sea Star Wasting Disease in Asterias Forbesi Along the East Coast of the United States

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Dunbar, Eva-Molly Petitto. AN EXAMINATION OF SEQUENTIAL AND SIMULTANEOUS BEHAVIOR CHANGE WITHIN TWO MULTIPLE HEALTH BEHAVIOR CHANGE CONDITIONS

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Dunne, Andrew. Low Power Underwater Acoustic DPSK Detection: Theoretical Prediction and Experimental Results

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Edwards, Anne Therese. Examining Eating Rate in Women Recruited From Low-Income Sites

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Farrow, Michael L.M.. Childhood Trauma and Autonomy in College Students: Does Anxiety Mediate This Relationship?

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Flynn, Rebecca Loberg. BOAT ANCHORING CONTRIBUTES TO CORAL REEF DEGRADATION IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

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Fong, Michael Warren. INVESTIGATING THE INTRASPECIFIC EFFECT OF CELL CONCENTRATION IN MEDIATING OXYRRHIS MARINA SWIMMING BEHAVIORS

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Francis, Alyssa. Playground Use and Executive Function Development During Preschool Years

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Fuller, Sarah A.. DISTRIBUTION OF TEPHRA FROM THE 1650 AD SUBMARINE ERUPTION OF KOLUMBO VOLCANO, GREECE

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Gentes, Zoe. Near-Primary Mantle Melts and Their Implications for the Mechanism of Island Arc Basalt Oxidation

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Gent, Gerald W.. Cloud Signature Creator: An Application to Establish Cloud-Computing Application Artifacts

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Ghatee, Rosa. Injectable Conductive Hydrogels for Use in Neuroprosthetic Intervention

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Giannini, Nicholas J.. Vulnerable Web Application Framework

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Gieschen, Rebekka Gisela. Including Wind Resource Trends in a Micrositing Optimization of the Block Island Wind Farm, RI, USA

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Glickman, Jessica A.. A War at the Heart of Man: The Structure and Construction of Ships Bound for Africa

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Hardy, Sarah. EXPLORING CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR AND VOCABULARY LEARNING OUTCOMES IN KINDERGARTEN

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Harper, Sarah La Roque. TARGETING OBESOGENIC BEHAVIORS: PILOT TESTING A MODIFIED RHODE ISLAND EFNEP CURRICULUM

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Harry, Charles Thomas II. LINKAGES BETWEEN NEW ENGLAND DOLPHIN STRANDING FREQUENCY AND NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION VARIABILITY

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Heidtman, Emma. "A Great and Terrible Event": Historical Evidence for the 551 CE Tsunami at Akko, Israel

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Hickin, Mauri. Effects of Light and Water Availability on the Performance of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges Tsugae)

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Hong, Kyungwan. Effects of intensified care management activities and diabetes medication copayment reduction on medication adherence and health care costs