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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Johnson, Abigail M.. Mineral Identification and Preliminary Mapping of Organic Compounds in Serpentinite-Related Lithologies Using μFTIR

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Johnstone, Julia W.. Investigating Lateral Line Canal Morphogenesis as a Bone Remodeling Process in Lake Malawi Cichlids

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Josephs, Lauren I.. Social Outcomes of Coastal Ecosystem Management: The Role of Stakeholder Values and Norms

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Kando, Nathan. Testbed for Trajectory Control of a Two-Wheeled Robot

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Kanter, Moritz. Use of Ground-Penetrating Radar for Monitoring Bridge Scour and the Identification of Shallow Bedrock

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Killion, Bryana E.. Moderating Effects of Gender and Coping Style on the Relationship Between Childhood Maltreatment and Social Anxiety

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Kim, Sylvia Minjee. Metatranscriptomic Analysis of Co-Occurring Phytoplankton Species in the Ross Sea Polynya

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Kinney, Heather. Aquaculturists' Perceptions of Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA)

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Kohr, Elizabeth. A Comparison of SERS and MEF of Rhodamine 6G on a Gold Substrate

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Kovach, Shannon. The Effect of Coaching on the Ability to Identify and Pass a Measure of Insufficient Effort

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Kowlasky, Daniel. Quantifying Behavioral Impacts on Electric Vehicle Efficiency

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LaPorte, Jason. Biocontrol of Acute Hepatopacongreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND)

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Laurent, Wendy K.. Field Study of Scour Critical Bridges in Rhode Island

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Lepe, Silvia X.. Process of Evaluation of an EFNEP-Enhanced PSE Intervention in Urban Schools

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Levine, Rebecca M.. Interactions of Polymers and Energetic Materials

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Liu, Tasia. Predictors of Infection in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Using Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Agents

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Li, Zhi. The Impact of Communication Technology: The Influence of Task Type on Group Performance

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Lobach, Anton. Bubble Modeling by Mixed Casual-Noncausal Autoregressive Processes

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Lonngren, Karalyn. Effect of Birdsfoot Trefoil on Exsheathment of Haemonchus contortus in Rumen Fistulated Sheep

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Lyu, Haifeng. Multivariable Control of a Rolling Spider Drone

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Lyu, Haifeng. Multivariable Control of a Rolling Spider Drone

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Mallinger, Mary M.. A Native Lepidopteran is Impacted by Host Defenses Induced by Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae)

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Marczak, Marek Matczynski. Circadian Rhythm: A Functional Connection Between SHP and DEC1 Transcription Factor

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Mason, Irene McIvor. Increasing Pediatric Health Care Providers' Referrals to Early Intervention Services

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Ma, Yiping. The Impact of Social Media Use Motives on Psychological and Sociocultural Adjustment of International Students

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Mei, Jie. Shortest Connection Networks on Triangular Grids

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Miller, Tracy-Lee. Content Validation of a Home Parenteral Nutrition Patient Reported Outcomes Questionnaire

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Morley, Peter John. Multi Mthreaded Pattern Searching of Large Files Using Limited Memory

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Muniz, Joshua A.. Predictors of Alcohol Use Among Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians

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Paolucci, Andrew James. Assessing Dynamic Soil Properties in Southern New England Using an Ecological Site Framework

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Redmond, Neil. Assessment of Fluid Imaging for Determination of Diatom Assemblage Composition and Biometrics of Southern Ocean Sediment

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Rejeleene, Rick. Kodai: A Software Architecture and Implementation for Segmentation

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Renna, Emily. Relationship Between Arthritis and Muscular Strength in Older Women with Symptoms of Sarcopenia

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Riedel, Johannes. Evaluation of Geospatial Features for Forecasting Parking Occupancy Using Social Media Data

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Ross, Bianca N.. Assessing Hydrology, Carbon Flux, and Soil Spatial Variability Within Vernal Pool Wetlands

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Roy, Chelsea. Determination of Age and Size at Sexual Maturation of Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) in the NW Atlantic Ocean

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Ruginski, Marissa Christina. Associations Between Nighttime Eating and Total Caloric Intake in College-Aged Students

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Salisbury, Bryan. Portable Wireless Measurement and Control System

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Santos, Cláudia Yang. Resting-State Cardiac Workload in Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease

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Sardana, Nupur. Development of a Dyed Verification Standard

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Schambach, Lauren. A Comparison of Wave and Erosion Modeling Methods for the 100-Year Storm in Southern Rhode Island

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Schmidt, Paul David. Performance of a Novel Sustainable Binder Under Extreme Dynamic Loading Conditions

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Schweig, Sarah. Variety Trials and Production Methods for Vegetable Amaranth in the Northeast

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Serman, Emily A.. Identifying Regional Climatic and Human Influences on Dengue Fever Transmission in Puerto Rico

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Slezak, Samuel. Effects of 10 Weeks of Periodized Resistance Training on Sarcopenia Classification in Older Women

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Smith, Benjamin R.. Toxicant Isomers Characteized Using Fluorescence Emission of Coumarin Attached to Beta-Cyclodextrin

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Stearns, Rachel B.. A High-Resolution Reconstruction of Late-Holocene Relative Sea Level in Rhode Island, USA

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Sylvia, Richard Tucker. Interactions of Buoyant Upwellings with Subduction Induced Mantle Wedge Flow

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Szura, Katelyn Ann. Impact of Chronic Nitrogen Loading on Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Coastal Wetlands

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Torres, Marissa J.. A Coupled Wave-Surge Modeling Study in Rhode Island Coastal Waters

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Tremper, Casey. Investigating the Relationship Between Tourism and Artificial Coral Reefs in New Providence, Bahamas

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Tsai, Maggie You Ming. Diet Quality of Preschool Aged Children in Family Child Care Homes

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Tzepos, Katherine. Associations Between Weight Dissatisfaction, Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Physical Activity and Personality Traits

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Varada, Keely. Distributed Cooperative Control of Heterogeneous Multi-Vehicle Platoons

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Wagner, Fabian. Surveying and Projecting Sustainability and Urban-Water-Energy-Nexus Applications in Rhode Island

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Walden, Margarete. Hibernal Phenology of the Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina

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Wallin, Brenton. Implementation of Moving Magnet Actuation in Very Low Frequency Acoustic Transduction

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Xu, Zhen. Flavin-Containing Monooxygenase-3 and 5: Tissue Distribution, Age-Related Expression and Regulation by Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress

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Yopak, Regina R.. Visual Detection and Tracking Methods for E. superba (Antarctic Krill)

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Zelaya-Rincón, Blanca. Structural Transformations in Diluted Micellar and Lamellar Systems

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Zhang, Yichen. Development of Ceramic Water Filter Clays Selection Criteria

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Aljutayli, Abdullah. Effect of Disease State on Human Carboxylesterase 1 Expression and Activity

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Amin, Daven. Risk Classification in High Dimensional Survival Models

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Anderson, Allison M.. Comparison of Dry-Cleaning Sponges Used to Remove Soot from Textiles

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

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Balcanoff, Jacob. Determining Gas Contents of Magmas That Produce Submarine Basaltic Balloons Eruptions: Foerstner 1891 and Socorro 1993

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Blair, Austen. Evaluation of Updated MPIPOM-TC Ocean Model Initializing and Sea-State Dependent Mixing Scheme

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Blucher, Justin. Sleep Quality, ADHD Symptomatology, and Executive Functioning in College Students

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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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Chapman, Navid. Spectroscopic Measurements of Ionic Associaition in Common Lithium Salts and Carbonate Electrolytes

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

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Chiriboga, Ximena. A Text Message Intervention to Increase Awareness of Sexual Assault on Campus

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

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Cragan, Jennifer Anne. A Multi-Component Evaporation Model to Determine the Onset of Crude Oil Emulsification in Seawater

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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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Desbonnet, Elise. An Evaluation of the Relationship Between Application Method, Concentration, and Antimicrobial Efficacy of an Antimicrobial Finish After Accelerated Laundering

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Dong, Xiaonan. Proportional Integral Observer (PIO) Design for Linear Control Systems

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

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Dyer, Megan C.. Evaluating the Effect of Minimal Risk Natural Products for Control of the Tick, Ixodes scapularis

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Eason, Jessica. Immunohistochemical Localization of RF-Amide and GABAA Receptors in the Hypostome and Tentacles of Hydra vulgaris

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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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Engel, Jan. Development Perspectives of Lithium-Ion Recycling Processes for Electric Vehicle Batteries

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

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Fallon, Pauline R.. Impact of Nutrition Education on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in an Urban School District

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

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Fertmann, Stefan. Profitable Remanufacturing Processes in Small and Medium Sized Companies: A Case Study

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

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Frediani, Matthew. Building Resilience: Marina Owners' Priorities

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Frenz, Justus. Vulnerability Assessment of Steel Bridges Due to On-Deck Blasts

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

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Gárate, Melanie H.. Nitrogen and Warming Effects on Nitrous Oxide Production Associated with Coastal Macroinvertibrates

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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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Gebel, Alexander. Backup Strategy for Failures in Robotic U-Shaped Assembly Line Systems