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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Lauro, Bianca M.. EFFECTS OF GABAB LIGANDS ON THE GSH-INDUCED ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY OF THE HYPOSTOME IN HYDRA

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Liebscher, Fabian. DESIGNING A BIOSENSING DEVICE BASED ON WAVELENGTH SELECTIVE EMITTERS

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Lim, Seonjoo. Functional Site Based Protein Structure Analysis With Self-Organizing Maps

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Lin, Laura. ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT SELECTIVE THERMAL EMITTER DESIGNS FOR INCREASING THE EFFICIENCY OF THERMOPHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS

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Lohmann, Hilary. MEASURING SOCIAL VULNERABILITY AND ADAPTIVE CAPACITY TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC COASTAL COMMUNITIES

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Long, Rebecca. ORGANIC WASTE AMENDMENTS AS SOURCES OF CARBON AND FERTILITY FOR VEGETABLE

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Lungarini, Alyssa. Parenting Styles and Their Relationship with Anxiety in Children

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Lyons, Marcia Kimberley. Longitudinal Study of Physical Functioning in Adults with Chronic Neurological Conditions

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Maggio, Daniel. The Recreational Use of Provincetown Harbor and Attitudes Towards Shellfish Aquaculture

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Marcotte, Melissa. Individual Differences in Interpretations of Justified and Unjustified Violence

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

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Matsko, Stephen V.. Predictors of Treatment Completion and Study Retention of Smokers Across Three Population-Based, Tailored Multiple Risk Behavior Interventions

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Muller, Manuel. Enzymatic and Enzyme Inhibitory Activity on a Paper-Based Lateral Flow Device

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Murillo, Pamela. Navigating College: The Educational Experiences of Hispanic Immigrant-English Language Learners

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Navrkal, Brittany. Fermentable Carbohydrate Intake and Differences in Health Parameters in US College Students

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Nobles, Jennifer. THE EFFECT OF A FAMILY-BASED DIETARY INTERVENTION ON DIETARY FIBER DENSITY IN CHILDREN AGES 6-11

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Nörmann, Nils. Cost and Environmental Impacts in Manufacturing: A Case Study Approach

Norton, Christopher Joseph. Development of a Portable Surface Wave Inversion System for Near-Surface Soil Characterization

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Oster, Danielle R.. COLLEGE STUDENTS AND SEXUAL RISK BEHAVIOR

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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

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Peddinti, Vijay Kumar. ION-BOMBARDMENT OF NICKEL (110) AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURE

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Piserchia, Michael. A Statistical Analysis and Modeling of Information Diffusion Across Online Social Networks

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Ponte, David C.. Mechanics Framework of Pad Scratching in Chemical-Mechanical Planarization

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Purcell, Charlotte. Effects of Intensive Speech Treatment for an Individual with Spastic Dysarthria

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Pytka, Alex S.. Development of a Lab-on-a-Chip Microfluidic System for the Detection of C-Reactive Protein in Whole Human Blood and an Antibody Biomarker for the Detection of Alzheimer's Disease

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Radin, David S.. GPS SPOOFING DETECTION USING MULTIPLE ANTENNAS AND INDIVIDUAL SPACE VEHICLE PSEUDORANGES

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Rathkey, Emma. PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT WITH THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING

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Rice, Matthew Aaron. The Development of Guidance for Solving Polymer-Penetrant Diffusion Problems in Marine Hardware

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Roberts, Elwood Scott. Evaluating Seedlings of Eastern Hemlock Resistant to Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae)

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Rosburg, Kellen C.. Three-Dimensional Model-Observation Intercomparison in the Loop Current Region

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Roy, Kevin R.. SCHEDULE OPTIMIZATION WITH FLEXIBLE DURATIONS

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Sanders, David John. The Effect of Caffeine Supplementation on Muscular Power in Recreationally Trained College Aged Males

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Scott, Allie W.. Growth Curve Analysis of the Situational Temptations Scale in a College Sample

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Sherman, Daniel. Developing and Testing a Novel Low Cost Force and Torque Sensor Suitable Robotic Applications

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Shillings, Christopher S.. Dynamic Behavior of Materials Subjected to Extreme Environments

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Sivarajah, Sven. Experimental Study of a Flying Wing Anchor in Sand Under Pure Loading

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Snyder, William. Complementary Control Allocation For Over-Actuated Depth Control In Underwater Vehicles

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Spirdione, Justin. Microstructure-Dependent Dynamic Flow Stress in Metallic Alloys

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Stanley, Edward. Uncovering Orthologous Genes of the Ciona Intestinalis Fanconi Anemia Pathway

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Sun, Caoxin. PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS IN THE ARCTIC, ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS

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Szwaja, Sara A.. The Role of Mantle Residuum in Subduction-Driven Circulation: Implications for the Cascades System

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Talbert, William. Flourescence-Based Detection of Pesticides via Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles

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Tortolani, Erica. DUAL IMAGES OF THE “MONSTROUS FEMININE” IN THREE HORROR FILMS

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Tower, Johanna. "Fresh and Fashionable Goods": The Daybooks of Elijah Boardman, Connecticut Shopkeeper, 1784-1811

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Treadaway, Victoria. Measurement of Formic and Acetic Acid in Air by Chemical Ionization Mass Spectroscopy: Airborne Method Development

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Trueman, Rebecca J.. LANDSCAPE PATTERN AND CHANGE THROUGH INTEGRATION OF REMOTE SENSING AND STONE WALL FEATURE IDENTIFICATION

Tucker, Chelsea A.. Examining Instructional Behaviors for Improving At-Risk Kindergarten Student Vocabulary Outcomes

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Turner, Cathleen. VERIFICATION OF PH FLUCTUATIONS IN NARRAGANSETT BAY

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Turner, Gregory Alan. A Novel Method for Direct Solder Bump Pull Testing Using Lead-Free Solders

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Vasta, Maria. SHELLFISH FARMS AS AGRITOURISM DESTINATIONS: THE GROWERS' PERSPECTIVE

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Vezele, Yasah. GARCINIA KOLA: PHYTOCHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL AND FORMULATION STUDIES

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Voorhees, Taylor M.. Epidemiology of Puffy Snout Syndrome in Tuna

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Weiss, Lena. MODELING PARTICIPATION IN CITIZEN SCIENCE: RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN IN MASSACHUSETTS

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Whipple, Kaitlyn. ATTENDANCE AT TYPE 1 DIABETES CAMP IMPROVES NUTRITION KNOWLEDGE IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

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Wigginton, Sara. The Effects of Reduced Mowing in Roadside Medians on Stormwater Filtration and Invasive Species Management

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Wilcox-Levine, Meredith. Dressing History: Costume as Communication in Massachussetts Historical Tours

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Winrich, Brandon. Training and Source Code Generation for Artificial Neural Networks

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Yang, Si. A BAYESIAN ZERO-INFLATED GENERALIZED GROWTH MIXTURE MODEL FOR ADOLESCENT HEALTH RISK BEHAVIORS

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Zhang, Qingfen. MODELING THE PROBABILITY OF MORTGAGE DEFAULT VIA LOGISTIC REGRESSION AND SURVIVAL ANALYSIS

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Zhang, Xinyu. Thermal Efficiency Enhancement of an A/C System Using Computer Simulations

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Zhu, Zonghao. Effect of Average Happiness for Twitter on the Dow Jones Industrial Average Return Volatility

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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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