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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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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

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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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Görgen, Marvin Alexander. Feasibility Study of Renewable Energy Systems for Off-Grid Islands: A Case Study concerning Cuttyhunk Island

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Grayson, Christopher. Applications of Optimal Subspace Estimation

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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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Hill, Danielle C.. Intimate Violence as it Relates to Risky Sexual Behavior Among At-Risk Females

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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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Karas, Scott MacGill. The Synthesis of Rotaxane Probes for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

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

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Keefe, Anna Rose. Forgotten Fashions: Feather Pelerines of the Nineteenth Century

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Kfoury, Ralph. Analysis of Effects of Shockwaves on Cholesterol-Containing Lipid Bilayer Models

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Kresning, Boma. Far-Field Impacts of Tidal Energy Extraction and Sea Level Rise in the Gulf of Maine

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Kretsch, Eric N.. Stakeholder Preceptions of Climate Adaptation Leadership Port of Providence Case Study

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Lancellotti, Brittany Victoria. Performance Evaluation of Advanced Nitrogen Removal Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

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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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Ludwig, Fabian. Business Models Enabled by Industrie 4.0 and Internet of Things

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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 Deep 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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Mayette, Gregory G.. Evaluating a Novel Device for Calorie Reduction: The Bite Counter Study

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McCarthy, Kimberly I.. Electrical Response of Functionally Graded Graphene-Nylon Segregated Composites Under Quasi-Static Loading

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McConeghy, Robert. Factors Associated With Sustained Release Psychostimulant Prescriptions for Pediatric ADHD

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

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Merrick, Colin F.. Selective Sampling for Compression and Effective Reconstruction

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Moore, Amy Michelle. Feasibility and Acceptability of a Home-Based Intervention to Modify Maternal Food Parenting Practices

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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. Investigating Coastal Recreation and Climate 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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Saran, Sameer. Dairy Forecasting for Convenience Stores: A Case Study Approach

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Saul, Southey F.. Predictors of Successful Behavior Change Within and Across Multiple Health Risk Behaviors

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Schock, James J.. Measurement of Free Surface Elevation and Velocity Surrounding a Surface Piercing Foil

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

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Scott, Bradley. Three-Dimensional Kinematics of the Jaws and Hyoid During Feeding in White-Spotted Bamboo Sharks

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Scott, Zachary. Native Bee Diversity and Pollen Foraging Specificity in Cultivated Highbush Blueberry (Ericaceae: Vaccinium corymbosum l.) Plantings in Rhode Island

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Shaw, Alex J.. Effect of Coastal Erosion on Storm Surge: A Case Study in the Southern Coast of Rhode Island

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Shelby, Michael R.. Modeling Tsunamis for Improved Hazard Assessment and Detection

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Silva, Angela Elena. The Perceived Ability to Cope and Adapt to Management Changes in Young and Old Fishers in Two New England Fishing Ports

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

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Sladen, Stephen A.. Cell Capacitance Estimation and Detection

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

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Stott, Alexander Robert. Development and Testing of a Pressure Sensor Integrated Foil

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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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Wilson, Claire M.. Long-Term Impacts of Invasive Herbivores on Tree Physiology, Growth, and Phenology: A Whole-Tree Perspective

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Wulff, Friederike. Use of Surface Wave Techniques for the Identification of Shallow Rock