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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Chopy, Katelyn Patricia. A Qualitative Study of the Perceived Value of Membership in the Oley Foundation by Home Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Consumers

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Clark, John. Effects of Climate Change on the Habitats of the Invasive Species Ailanthus altissima Along the Appalachian Trail

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Clavet, Christopher D.. Beauveria bassiana and Elisa Determination of Neonicotinoids to Improve Management of Listronotus maculicollis

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Costa, Jeffrey Michael. Cyclic Loading of Soils: A Study of Resilient Modulus and Cyclic Liquefaction

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DeAngelis, Nicole. Rhode Island Aquaculturists' Perceptions of Eco-Labeling Certification Programs

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DeCuollo, Samantha C.. SEPARATING THE EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE AND COMMUNITY COMPOSITION ON THE MAGNITUDE OF HETEROTROPHIC PROTIST GRAZING RATES IN NARRAGANSETT BAY

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DeRensis, Thomas P.. A ROBUST LINEAR DYNAMIC POSITIONING CONTROLLER FOR A MARINE SURFACE VEHICLE

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Dobling, Michael Lowell. CYCLIC RESISTANCE - SHEAR WAVE VELOCITY RELATIONSHIPS FOR MONTEREY AND CABO ROJO CARBONATE SAND

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Donohue, Jessica L.. Assessment of Housing Density Impacts on Groundwater Quality: Integration of Water Quality Data into a GIS-Based Model for Estimating Groundwater Nitrate Concentrations

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Drew, Jonathan M.. DESIGNING EFFECTIVE MESSAGES FOR INCREASING READINESS TO USE ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION

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Duarte, Ronald. Improving Performance of Data-Parallel Applications on CPU-GPU Heterogeneous Systems

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Duszkiewicz, Adam. USING COMPOSITE FUELS AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR STANDARD FUELS FOR COMBUSTION

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Eddy, Elizabeth N.. CHARACTERIZING THE BENTHIC INVERTEBRATE COMMUNITIES OF THE MIXED-COARSE INTERTIDAL HABITAT IN BOSTON HARBOR

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Faella, John. On Performance of GPU and DSP Architectures for Computationally Intensive Applications

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Feliu, Jose L.. USE OF REINFORCEMENT LEARNING (RL) FOR PLAN GENERATION IN BELIEF-DESIRE-INTENTION (BDI) AGENT SYSTEMS

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Filimon, Michael A.. Site Planning and On-Board Collision Avoidance Software to Optimize Autonomous Surface Craft Surveys

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Foley, Catherine M.. A Difference in Perspective: A Comparison of Ecosystem and Single-Species Focused Fisheries Management

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Föllscher, Wilke. Development of a Platform for Lateral Flow Test Devices with the Capability of Using Multiple Fluids

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Forbes, Timothy. Mouse HCI Through Combined EMG and IMU

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Foun, Elaine. Tuning Intermolecular Interactions to Enhance Solid-State Nanopore Force Spectroscopy

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Frechette, Jennifer Ann Dupont. UNDERSTANDING THE HOME LITERACY ENVIRONMENT OF A LOW-INCOME URBAN COMMUNITY

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Gerbers, Roman. Development of Enhanced Lateral Flow test Devices for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

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Giard, Jennifer L.. An Inversion Scheme for Shear Wave Speed Using Scholte Wave Dispersion

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Gokbayrak, N. Simay. Exploring Predictors of Relapse and Maintenance Among Smokers

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Gonda-King, Liahna. False Ring Formation in Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) After Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae) and Elongate Hemlock Scale (Fiorinia externa) Feeding

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Goni Rodrigo, Miguel Angel. THE ULTRASONIC PULSE-ECHO IMMERSION TECHNIQUE AND ATTENUATION COEFFICIENT OF PARTICULATE COMPOSITES

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Gottfried, Amy E.. Fine-Scale Assessment of Habitat Characteristics of Two Cottontail Species in Southern New England

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Habegger, Leigh C.. Managing Conflict and Compatibility of Use: A Case Study of Stakeholder Groups Associated with Blue Crabs (Callinectes Sapidus) in Coastal North Carolina

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Hartwell, Anne M.. A Reconstruction of d15N of Deep Ocean Nitrate in the Past Using Pore Fluid

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Henderson, M. Elisabeth. IMPACTS OF CHANGING INSHORE WATER TEMPERATURES ON PHENOLOGY AND THERMAL PREFERENCES OF FISH SPECIES

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Jaffe, Ian Morrison. MYOSTATIN AND TGF-Β FUNCTION IN THE REGULATION OF MYOGENESIS IN RAINBOW TROUT (Oncorhynchus mykiss), A BASAL TELEOST

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Julian, Anthony James. A Strain-Based Procedure to Screen for Wave-Induced Pore Pressure Generation in the Seabed

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Kaufman, Melissa R. S.. Evaluating Ocean Model Resolution and Initialization Under Hurricane Conditions

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Kelly, Donna. NICU Sodium Administration to Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants: Relationships with Recommendations and Growth

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Kelly, Joshua. 1891 AD Submarine Eruptive Processes and Geochemical Studies of Floating Scoria at Foerstner Volcano, Pantelleria

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Kleinfeldt, Lennart Max. AN EMULSION-BASED ROUTE TO GENERATE MAGNETIC CAPSULES FOR CONCRETE APPLICATIONS

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Knorr, Kelly I.. Distribution, Variability, and Trends in Wind Characteristics in New England Coastal Areas

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Larson, H. Elsa. Predictors of Non-Vaccination Against Human Papillamovarius Among Us Women Aged 18-26

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Lengyel, Nicole L.. Characterizing the Spread and Impacts of the Invasive Colonial Tunicate Didemnum Vexillum on Georges Bank

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Letendre, Jonathan M.. The Combined Effect of Tai Chi and Weight Loss on Physical Function in Community Dwelling obese Older Wommen

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Liauw, Indrawati. Examining Trends in Adolescents' Future Orientation Across 33 Years

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Lockrem, Sarah. Impacts of the Financial Crisis on Luxury Apparel and Mass Apparel Companies from 2008 to 2011

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Lopez, Miranda. ECOLOGY OF MENIDIA MENIDIA LARVAE IN TWO TEMPERATE ESTUARINE LITTORAL HABITATS

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Lubiner, Anna G.. Locus of Control as a Predictor of Maternal Feeding Style

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Mabe, Monica. Progress Monitoring for Prerequisite Social Skills: A Generalizability Study For Measure Development

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Mackey, Courtney. Self-Objectification in Group Exercise Participants: The Role of Reasons for Exercise and Modality

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Madanchi, Nadine. A RAPID ASSESSMENT TOOL TO ASSESS FACTORY SUSTAINABILITY

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Marraccini, Marisa E.. College Students' Perceptions of Professor Bullying

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Martinelli, Megan. "Would Live Like Ancient Greeks": The Art and Life of Raymond Duncan

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Martin, Kyle T.. Eigenvalue Pairing for Direction Finding with Vector Sensor Arrays

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Matoian, Meredith A.. Developing a Method for Enhanced Explosive Detection by Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) and Metal Enhanced Fluorescence (MEF)

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Maynard, Cynthia L.. Evaluating Coastal Islands as Potential Translocation Sites for New England Cottontail (Sylvilagus Transitionalis)

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McDowell, Ian. Transcriptome of the Eastern Oyster Crassostrea Virginica in Response to Bacterial Challenge

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McGwin, Katharine. Music Subcultures Online: The Indie Folk Scene and How Facebook Influences Participation

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McPartland, Steven. Stress, Lifestyle, and Diet in College Students: Analysis of the YEAH Study

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Montgomery, John. Experimental and Numerical Study of a Wave Eneergy Harvesting Buoy

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Müller, Christopher. FAULT-TOLERANT FLOW-LINE DESIGN: AN EXAMPLE FROM AN AUTOMOTIVE BODY SHOP

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Murphy, Catherine. ANALYSIS OF UNIVERSITY HISTORIC CLOTHING AND TEXTILE WEBSITES

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Nadel, Richard Sutton. The Effects of Different Warm-Up Modalities on Gluteus Medius Activation

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Nefas, Chrislyn Lauren. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY RELAPSE PREVENTION IN MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS: USING MEDIATION ANALYSIS

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Obenour, Kelsey Marie. TEMPORAL TRENDS IN GLOBAL SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE FRONTS

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O'Connell, Christopher D.. Electrical and Thermal Response of Carbon Nanoture Composites Under Quasi-Static and Dynamic Loading

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O'Reilly, Christopher M.. Offshore Wind Farm Siting Procedures Applied Offshore of Block Island, Rhode Island

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Ortiz-Frontera, Yarimar. RACIAL MICROAGGRESSION EXPERIENCES AND COPING MECHANISMS OF GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMS

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Parmenter, Amy B.. GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS OF DENITRIFYING SEPTIC SYSTEMS AND GROUNDWATER NITRATE CONCENTRATIONS IN JAMESTOWN SHORES, RHODE ISLAND

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Patnode, Elizabeth B.. Evaluating the Efficacy of a Nutrition Education Mini Lesson Series

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Pearson, Kate M.. Attachment and Self Regulation in Preschool Age Children

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Peros, Jonathon M.. Limited Entry in Rhode Island Tracing an Idea from Open Access to License Limitation to Catch Shares

Persichetti, Amanda J.. VALIDATING THE METHOD OF PRESSURE SENSING TO OPTIMIZE FLAPPING FOIL ENERGY EXTRACTION

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Pieper, Jeffrey Ross. Conservation Tillage Techniques for Mixed Vegetable Production in Southern New England

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Poindexter, Brittney. EXAMINING INTERSECTIONALITY THEORY AND ADOLESCENT MOTIVATIONS TO ENGAGE IN RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIOR

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Porter, Ashley L.. THE FORMATION OF BIARYL BONDS VIA CROSS-DEHYDROGENATIVE COUPLING

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Possinger, Angela R.. Using Seaweed as a Soil Amendment: Effects on Soil Quality and Yield of Sweet Corn (Zea mays L.)

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Radke, Hayden N.. Development of a Self-Tuning Amplifier for Piezoelectric Transducer Evaluations

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Richards, Edward. Effect of the Acoustic Environment on Adjoint Sound Speed Inversions

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Roman, Karen. Characteristics that Influence the Adoption of Systems Improvement in Hospital Workgroups

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Rubin, Clara. Rising Tides and Changing Attitudes: Community Adaptive Planning and Behavior Change in North Kingstown, Rhode Island

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Ruge, Zoe. AIR-WATER EXCHANGE AND TRENDS OF PERSISTENT BIOACCUMULATIVE TOXICS (PBTs) ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR

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Samuel, Patrick. Factors of Different Management of Northern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus Thynnus)

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Sandineni, Anusha. Structural and Conformational Probing of 2-Acetylaminofluorene-Modified -1, -2 and -3 Slipped Mutagenic Intermediates

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Sandineni, Anusha. Structure and Thermodynamic Insights on Acetylaminofluorene-Modified Deletion DNA Duplexes as Models for Frameshift Mutagenesis

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Sauvage, Justine. Dissolved Inorganic Carbon and Alkalinity in Marine Sedimentary Interstitial Water

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Schinner, Silvia Anna Christina. GLUCONEOGENESIS AND COLONIZATION OF THE MOUSE INTESTINE BY E. COLI EDL933 AND E. COLI NISSLE 1917

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Sintara, Marsha. SIZE EFFECT INVESTIGATION OF PALLADIUM NANOPARTICLES SUPPORTED INTO SILICA COLLOIDS AS THE CATALYST FOR SUZUKI CROSS COUPLING REACTION

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Smart, Clara J.. Detection of Diffuse Seafloor Venting Using Structured Light Imaging

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Sullivan, Mary E.. Comparative Phylogeography and a Mitochondrial DNA Barcode for Identifying Three Sympatric Lagomorphs in the Northeastern United States

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Swanson, Carla. ATTRITION FROM EARLY INTERVENTION: ASSOCIATIONS WITH SEVERAL CHILD CHARACTERISTICS

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Swinsburg, William A.. Survival of the blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus

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Syfert, Collin. Visual Images and the Rhetoric of Environmental Advocacy

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Tassoni, Amanda S.. South County Food, Fitness, and Fun Program: A Comprehensive Intervention on Childhood Obesity

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Thibeaulty, Christopher J.. System for Video Game Enhancement Using Console Emulator State Information and Scene Recognition

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Tougas, Ian M.. Metallic and Ceramic Thin Film Thermocouples

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Trotman, April D.. PREDICTORS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN WOMEN’S SAME SEX RELATIONSHIPS

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Turano, Morgan A.. TRANSFER OF RESIDUES IN FINGERPRINTS

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Vescera, Mina. Analysis of Tunnel Production Systems and Consumer Preference for Muskmelon in Southern New England

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Wagner, Richard H.. Designing a Network Defense Scenario Using the Open Cyber Challenge Platform

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Walsh, Timothy. LASER-ASSISTED HEATING OF A PLASMONIC NANOFLUID IN A MICROCHANNEL

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Wilson, Wynston D.. Partner Perception of Nonverbal Social Skills and its Impact on Relationship Satisfaction in Dating Couples

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Yan, Jun. Modelling and Analysis on Smart Grid Against Smart Attacks

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Yin, Hui-Qing. Psychometric Validation of the Four Factor Situational Temptations for Smoking Inventory in Adult Smokers