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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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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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Alameida, Robert. INVESTIGATION OF GENES CONTRIBUTING TO WHOLE PLANT SENESCENCE IN SOYBEAN (GLYCINE MAX)

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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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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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Chu, Bie-Shuein. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CO-SLEEPING AND SELF-REGULATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

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Desautel, Daniel T.. DIGITAL STATE SPACE CONTROL OF THE QUADRUPLE-TANK PROCESS

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Fahr, Payam. RESPONSE OF FILLED CORRUGATED SANDWICH STRUCTURES TO SHOCK LOADING AT HIGH TEMPERATURES

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Frady, Kristen. DEPRESSION, SOCIAL SUPPORT, AND SELF-RATED HEALTH IN OLDER ADULTS

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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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Guastella, Alyssa L.. THE ANXIOLYTIC EFFECTS OF EXERCISE AND MINDFULNESS

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Gudmundsdottir, Bergljot Gyda. THE PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF THE ADHD BELIEFS SCALE-REVISED

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Halik, Abdul. EXPLORING SOCIAL RESILIENCE IN MARINE PROTECTED AREAS – A CASE OF INDONESIA‘S CORAL TRIANGLE

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Hall, Lily. EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN READING ABILITY AND READING SELF-CONCEPT IN DIFFERING SOCIO-ECONOMIC SCHOOLS

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Huang, Yiya. THE NO3 -/-O2 RESPIRATION RATIO OF THE DEEP SEDIMENTARY BIOSPHERE IN THE PACIFIC GYRES

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Hughes, Colin J.. AIR-SEA MOMENTUM FLUX IN A COUPLED OCEAN-WAVE MODEL AND ITS IMPACT ON THE OCEAN RESPONSE TO A HURRICANE

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Jones, Uchenna. PREDICTING READINESS TO SEEK MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN COLLEGE STUDENTS

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Kar, Suvrajyoti. A ROTATIONAL ISOMERIC STATE APPROACH TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING ELASTOMER CHAIN CONFORMATIONS IN TIRES

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Killea, Lauren. MICROBIAL COMMUNITY COMPOSITION OF MARINE BIOFILMS IN A NORTHERN TEMPERATE

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Krebsbach, Craig Michael. BOOTSTRAPPING WITH SMALL SAMPLES IN STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING: GOODNESS OF FIT AND CONFIDENCE INTERVALS

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Krueger, Sean C.. INFLUENCE OF A WITHIN MEAL EATING RATE INTERVENTION ON OVERALL DIET QUALITY IN OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE WOMEN

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Kutcher, Thomas E.. BIOLOGICAL INDICATORS FOR ASSESSING FRESHWATER WETLAND CONDITION IN RHODE ISLAND

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LaLiberty, Ryan P.. AURAL (RE)POSITIONING AND THE AESTHETICS OF REALISM IN FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER GAMES

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LoBuono, Dara Lyn. THE NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT OF PATIENTS WITH NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

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Mauzole, Yackar L.. SEA SPRAY IMPACT ON MOMENTUM EXCHANGES AT THE AIR-SEA INTERFACE DURING HIGH WIND CONDITIONS

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Mena, Noereem Zenaida. CONTEXTUAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES ON PARENTAL FEEDING PRACTICES AND INVOVLEMENT IN CHILD-CARE CENTERS AMONG HISPANICS

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Murphy, Andrew. CORROSION PROTECTION OF AL5086 AND SENSITIZED AL5086 USING A TITANATE BASED CONVERSION COATING

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Nelson, Pilar Juliet. LEUKOCYTE RECRUITMENT TO THE PERITONEUM OF CULTURED SUMMER FLOUNDER (PARALICHTHYS DENTATUS) DURING BACTERIAL

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O'Connell, Brooke. THE EVALUATION OF DOCTOR OF PHYSICALTHERAPY STUDENTS’ CONFIDENCE AND SATISFACTION USING HUMAN PATIENT SIMULATION

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O'Toole, James. EFFECT OF HIGH- AND LOW-FODMAP DIET INSTRUCTION ON FODMAP INTAKE AND DIETARY QUALITY IN HEALTHY YOUNG ADULTS

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Payne, Justin Heath. STILL HOPEFUL IN THE ELEVENTH HOUR: A CRITICAL CULTURAL STUDY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND’S KINESIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

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Potter, Elaine. LIFE CYCLE DYNAMICS OF THE HARMFUL BLOOM FORMING MACROALGAE ULVA SPP. IN NARRAGANSETT BAY, RI

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Procopio, Andrew M.. IMPACT OF RESISTANCE TRAINING ON BONE MINERAL DENSITYAND PERFORMANCE IN COMPETITIVE FEMALE GYMNASTS

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Pryor, Christina. THE EFFECT OF AN IPAD APPLICATION ON THE QUALITY OF LUNCHES BROUGHT FROM HOME BY MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILDREN

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Scheimer, Jaclyn. INTENSIVE TREATMENT OF DYSARTHRIA IN AN ADULT WITH A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

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Schumacher, Justin D.. EPIGENETIC MODIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF NATURAL PRODUCT GENE CLUSTERS TO ENHANCE DRUG DISCOVERY FROM BACTERIA

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Scott, Emily. SOCIAL NETWORKS AND STAKEHOLDER PERCEPTIONS: THE RI SHORELINE CHANGE SPECIAL AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN

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Shores, Victorine. COLLEGE STUDENTS PERCEPTIONS OF ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS EATING BEHAVIORS: A FORMATIVE EVALUATION

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Tendhar, Thupten. INNER-PEACE AND PHYSICAL HEALTH: PEACE OF MIND AND PHYSICAL HEALTH AMONG RHODE ISLAND OLDER ADULTS

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Van Asch, Patrick Cooper. PARENTAL PERCEPTIONS OF THE RHODE ISLAND EXPANDED FOOD AND NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM

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Vandeputte, Elizabeth Gran. ASSESSMENT OF FOOD SAFETY HANDLING PRACTICES AT FARMERS’ MARKETS IN RHODE ISLAND

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Witt, Alan Nicholas. FRONTIER THEORY AND THE RECONQUISTA: THE ROLE OF LAWS IN DEFINING THE FRONTIERS OF MEDIEVAL SPAIN

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Wyatt, Janan. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND STAGES OF CONSISTENT CONDOM USE IN SEXUALLY ACTIVE ADOLESCENT FEMALES

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Yang, Sarah. WEDDING DRESS PURCHASE INTENTIONS OF TATTOOED BRIDES

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Zhu, Liwei. IDENTIFICATION OF SECONDARY METABOLITE GENE CLUSTERS OF BACTERIA FROM SOUTH PACIFIC GYRE SUBSEAFLOOR SEDIMENT

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Zimmer, Harrison. MODAL EXCITATION OF A FLEXIBLE CYLINDER UNDERGOING VORTEX-INDUCED VIBRATIONS

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Adediran, Jimmy. MODIFICATION OF THE ESCHERICHIA coli NISSLE 1917 envZ GENE TO IMPROVE ITS PROBIOTIC POTENTIAL

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Ahmed, Aseef H.. THE ABILITY OF POMEGRANATE TO AMELIORATE SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IN AGED TRANSGENIC MICE

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Airan, Ashish Gaurav. FIRST PRINCIPLES, UNSTRUCTURED, DYNAMIC MODEL FOR REGULATING CO2 AND pH IN BICARBONATE BUFFERED PERFUSION BIOREACTOR

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Anderson, Elizabeth Jane. Are Full-Length mRNA In Bos taurus Spermatozoa Transferred to the Oocyte During Fertilization?

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Aribisala, Henry A.. IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEM

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Armitano, Cortney. Effectiveness of a Surfing Intervention on Children with Disabilities

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Ashmankas, Cristin. A History of Sea Ice in the Cenzoic Arctic Ocean

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Aydin, Hakan. PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF A CLOSED-CYCLE OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM WITH SOLAR PREHEATING AND SUPERHEATING

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Baffer, Brian A.. Relationship Between Small Strain Shear Modulus and Undrained Shear Strength in Direct Simple Shear

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Balaban, Jordan. THE MORPHOLOGY AND BIOMECHANICS OF JAW STRUCTURES IN CHONDRICHTHYES

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Barr, Simon P.. Networked Differential GPS Methods

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Becker, Alissa H.. Soil Quality in Rhode Island Pastures Grazed by Different Types of Livestock

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Becker, Emily Anne. The Distribution and Ontogeny of Neuromast Receptor Organs and a Comparison of Methods for Chemical Albation of the Lateral Line System in Two Cichlid Fishes

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Becker, Martin. Identification of Salivary Antigens from the Deer Tick Ixodes Scapularis as Novel Vaccine Candidates

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Behrend, Moritz. MULTIPLE BRINE PRODUCTION AND STORAGE FACILITY LOCATION PROBLEM FOR SNOW REMOVAL

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Behrend, Moritz. MULTIPLE BRINE PRODUCTION AND STORAGE FACILITY LOCATION PROBLEM FOR SNOW REMOVAL

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Bekke, Jillian M.. Effects of a Community-Based Tai Chi and Dietary Weight Loss Intervention on Body Composition in Obese Older Women

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Bennett, Erin. Trends in the Use of Preventive Care by Women in the U. S. General Population

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Beuth, Joshua M.. BODY COMPOSITION, MOVEMENT PHENOLOGY AND HABITAT USE OF COMMON EIDER ALONG THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST

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Bone, Rachel Michelle. Pathological Effects of Soybean Anti-Nutritional Factors on Summer Flounder (Paralichthys Dentatus) Tissues

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Bowman, Alexandrea. Using a GIS Site Suitability Analysis to Locate Springs in Mantle Units of Ophiolites

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Bregnard, Thomas Andrew. EFFECTS OF POSITION AND ORIENTATION ON PAX6 UPSTREAM ENHANCERS IN CIONA INTESTINALIS

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Brick, Leslie Ann Daline. Testing Theory-Based Quantitative Predictions with New Behaviors

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Brown, Garrick. Green Eating and Dietary Quality in University Students

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Carnevale, Daniel C.. Carbon Sequestration Potential of the Coast Range Ophiolite in California

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Casagrande, David S.. REAL-TIME FEATURELESS VISUAL ODOMETRY FOR SEA FLOOR IMAGING WITH A LAGRANGIAN FLOAT

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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