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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Abood, Alla. Saudi Arabian Fashion E-Shopping: Effects of Social Media, Perceived Risks and Innovation Attributes

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Aldrich, Sarah. Finding the Words: The Impact of VOCA on Language Acquisition

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Aroke, Hilary A.. An Evaluation of Provider-Sharing Networks of Patients Using Prescription Opiods

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Baker, Nicole. Focusing on College Students' Instagram Use and Body Image

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Black, Monica L.. Residual Strength of Composite Materials After Exposure to Blast Loading

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Brenner, Stephen J.. Early Successional Forest Birds and the Effects of Habitat Management in Different Landscapes

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Carter, Tayla M.. Are Feeding Practices of Family Child Care Home Providers Related to Child Fruit & Vegetable Intake?

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Churchill, Erin D.. An Exploratory Analysis of the Student Connections Survey in Rhode Island

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Cruz, Jennifer. Oral Language and Narrative Abilities of Kindergarten Children

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Dahl, Kimberly. Correlating Speech and Voice Features of Transgender Women with Ratings of Femininity and Gender

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Danckert, Daniel C.. Effect of Stainless Steel and Titanium Corrosion on CFRP Structural Integrity

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DiCenzo, Miranda. Feminism and Fashion of the Twentieth Century: A Material Culture Study

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Dio, Kaitlin M.. A Statistical Analysis of Students’ Attitudes and Achievement in Introductory Statistics Courses

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Everett, Annabelle. Making the #Personal #Political: Twitter as a Rhetorical Tool for Activist Campaigning

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Forkus, Shannon. Moral Injury, Self-Compassion, and Mental Health

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Fouse, William P.. The Power of Narratives: A Cultural History of US Involvement in Axis-Occupied Yugoslavia

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Gartzman, Samuel. In-Situ Calibration of Underwater Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometer for Simple Dissolved Gases

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Gebregiorgis, Semhar Kessete. URI's NetFlow Traffic Logs' Behavioral Analysis and Monitoring Visualization Tool

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Gilbert, Christine. Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States

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Gyllinsky, Joshua V.. Evolving Encoded Marking for Glove-Based Pose and Posture Recognition

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Hafner, Sabrina G.. Impact of a Policy, Systems, and Environmental Intervention of Low-Income 5th Grade Students' Self-Efficacy

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Hale, Wesley R.. The SMS Ostfriesland: A Warship at the Crossroads of Military Technology

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Hoffman, Melissa. Utilization of Probiotics to Manage Epizootic Shell Disease in American Lobsters, Homarus americanus

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Hurley, Leah Marie. Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors to Dietary Management of Parkinson’s Disease

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Imam, Kamran. Personal Health Card: Use of QR Code to Access Medical Data

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Leonard, Timothy. Network Data Analysis of Word Graphs With Applications to Authorship Attribution

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Leso, Allison. Efficacy Measures of Tolfenamic Acid in a Tau Knock Out Model: Relevance to Alzheimer’s Disease

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MacDonald Witkin, Taylor. Triggering a Diverse Seafood Diet: Exploring Perceptions of Sustainable Seafood Systems in New England

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McAleer, Christopher James. Environmental Factors Affecting Methane Cycling in Narragansett Bay

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Meattey, Dustin E.. Annual Cycle Phenology and Winter Habitat Selection of White-Winged Scoters in Eastern North America

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Meyer, Ashley. The Impact of Body Composition on Physical Function Performance in Middle-Aged Women

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Moran, Patrick J.. Contributions to Tsunami Detection by High Frequency Radar

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Mushkat, Zoe. Evaluating Barriers and Transtheoretical Model Constructs in Kidney Transplant Decision-Making

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Naquin, Megan. Examining Diet Quality and Sleep Duration in Overweight/Obese Adults in a Weight Loss Intervention

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Nichols, Jonathan. Detection and Discrimination of Natural and Synthetic Polysaccharides in a Solid-State Nanopore

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Oberhelman, Steven D.. Active Contours Implementation

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Ortiz, Jordan Angel. Corrosion of Different Materials Connected to Carbon Fiber

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Osei, Vida Samantha. Influence of Environmental Factors and Fishing Effort on Demersal Fish Species in Ghana

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Parker, Haley Wynne. Maternal Sociodemographic Characteristics and Prenatal Diet Quality

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Park, Jeong-Yong. Numerical and Experimental Study of Flapping Foils with Dynamic Wall Effect

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Patry, Emily. Predictors of Concomitant Use of Prescription Opiods and Benzodiazepines in Rhode Island

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Perkins, Matthew. Development and Modeling of a Biomimetic Punting Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

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Polta, Andrew T.. Disorderly House Keepers: Poor Women in Providence, Rhode Island, 1781-1832

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Ribeiro, Alyssa. The Effects of Child Literacy and Self-Control on School Readiness Based on Teacher Report

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Riley, Daniel. Food Insecurity and its Association with Testing

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Rudnickas, Donald William Jr.. Isopycnal mixing in the North Atlantic oxygen minimum zone revealed by RAFOS floats

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Ryan, Valerie. Modeling Dynamic Social Networks of Children in After-School Care Programs

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Shea, Kelly J.. THE IMPACTS OF TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON PRIMARY GRADE STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF SCIENTISTS AND SCIENCE SELF-CONCEPT

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Simas, Samuel. The Men That Sleep Built

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Sullivan, Joseph P.. Rheological Characterization of Fluids for Lithium Ion Batteries and Thermal Ablation of Tumors

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Sun, Caoxin. Bayesian Model Averaging of Space Time Car Models with Application to U.S. House Price Forecasting

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Tamayo, Michael. Automated High Frequency Oscillation Detection and Seizure Onset Zone Estimation Using TCRES

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Truesdale, Corinne L.. Fishery and Biological Characteristics of Johan Crab (Cancer borealis) in Rhode Island Sound

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Tucker, Andrew. Robust Spectral Classification

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Underwood, Grace. Isolation and Identification of Probiotic Bacteria for the Management of Epizootic Shell Disease

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Vazquez, Maria. A Shade Above: An Analysis of Parasols in a University Collection

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Weisfeld, Natalie Ruth. Evaluation of a School-Based Fruit and Vegetable Intervention Using a Digital Photography Method

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Whitney, Elizabeth. Impact of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Elongate Hemlock Scale on Early Seasonal Development of Eastern Hemlock

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Yuan, Li. Implementation of Self-Organizing Maps with Python

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Yumi, Heva Hayuqo. The Relationship of Marine Tourism, Fishing Activities, and Conservation Efforts on Derawan Island

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Yumi, Heva Hayuqo. The Relationship of Marine Tourism, Fishing Activities, and Conservation Efforts on Derawan Island, Indonesia

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Acharya, Sunandha Sharma. Tools for Anti-Microbial Peptide Editable Database

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Agostinelli, Matthew. Density-Based Clustering Heuristics for the Traveling Salesman Problem

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Agostinucci, Kevin. The Physiological Glucagon Receptor in Rat Heart

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Alvarez, Melvin. The Continuum of Beach Enclosure: Socioeconomic Implications for Coastal Communities in the Dominican Republic

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Babcock, Aram. Concomitant Use of Central Nervous System Stimulants and Depressants Prescribed in Rhode Island

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Behrmann, Hannes. Assessment of Activity of Bacteria in Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge

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Benn, Sara L.. The Exploration of Young Audiences and Identity Development Through Social Media Platforms

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Benson, Sara. Investigating Rhode Island Town Beaches Littler Policies

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Benton, Erik Lane. Simulation of a Bidirectional DC-DC Boost Converter Using a State-Space Averaged Model

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Bowden, William R.. Virginia Woolf's Pedagogical Art

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Breard, Gregory T.. Evaluating Self-Organizing Map Quality Measures as Convergence Criteria

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Carlson, Alexis. The Relationship Between Pre-Service Benchmarks and Student Teaching Performance

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Cashman, Michaela A.. In-Situ Treatment of 1,4-Dioxane Under Column Scale Conditions

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Cattaneo, Flavia. A Carbohydrate Counting Intervention for Hispanics with Type 2 Diabetes

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Cay, Gozde. Design of a Wearable fNIRS Neuroimaging Device with an Internet-of-Things Architecture

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Chambers, Britta Marie. Simulating Thermal Stress in Rhode Island Coldwater Fish Habitat Using SWAT

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Clarkin, Daniel. Dynamic Response of TI2ALC Under Radial Confinement at High Temperature

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Constant, Nicholas. An Intelligent Fog Centric Network for IoT-Driven Smart Communities

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D'Aversa, Nelle. Perspectives on Emerging Monitoring Technologies: Understanding Factors that Affect Adoption

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Davis, Sierra Madeline. Utilizing Empirical Eigenfunctions and Neural Network to Describe and Model RI Coastal Morphology

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DeNardo, Nicholas A.. Dynamic Collapse of Double Hull Composite Cylinders: Hydrostatic and Shock-Initiated Implosion

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Denman, Cathrine L.. Perceptions of Participants in the NOAA Marine Sanctuary Nomination Process: A Case Study of Mallows Bay-Potomac River

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Devoid, Courtney. Conserving Milkweed: The Effects of Environmental Change and Viral Prevalence on Asclepias syriaca

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Duball, Chelsea Elizabeth. Environmental Impacts of Oyster Aquaculture on the Coastal Lagoons of Southern Rhode Island

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Ferguson, Sarah. Agronomic Characteristics of Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.) in the Northeast

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Fruehauf, Alric. Development of a Locally Adapted Deterioration Model for Bridges in the State of Rhode Island, USA

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Gerber-Williams, Anna. Assessment of Salt Marsh Shoreline Degradation and Restoration on Benthic Invertebrate Infaunal Community

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Gerdes, Christoph. Development of a Practical Method for Sustainable Routing in Manufacturing Enterprises

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Glaab, Julian. Extracting Parking Areas from Remote Sensing Imagery and Spatiotemporal Traffic Data

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Gomes, Nathaniel. Trace Detection of TATP Vapors Using a Low-Mass Thermodynamic Sensor

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Goodwin, Jennifer L.. Effect of a Nutritiion Intervention on Fruit and Vegetable Intake in Elementary School Students

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Gravison, Michael. An Online Study of Actors, Self-Promotion, and the Personal Brand

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Hassan, Syed Amir. Development of Input Parameters to Predict the Performance of Rhabilitated Asphalt Pavements

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Hayward, Scott J.. Modeling Sediment Transport Around Artificial Reefs in Southern Rhode Island

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Hoffman, Herman Noel. Program Acceleration in a Heterogeneous Computing Environment Using OpenCL, FPGA, and CPU

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Irving, Craig Michael. Receptor-Protein Interactions Mediated by the Fourth Transmembrane of D2R can be Altered by Treatment with Antipsychotics

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Jacavone, Jared. The Paid Vote: America's Neutrality During the Greek War for Independence

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Jaegle, Stephen H.. Plat: A Web Based Protein Local Alignment Tool

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Jaladhanki, Sindhura. Epidemiology of Browser-Based Malware