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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Abtahi, Mohammadreza. BRAIN-BODY SENSORY FUSION: MERGING FNIRS/EEG NEUROIMAGING AND FULL-BODY MOTION CAPTURE

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Aroke, Hilary A.. Economic Burden and Mortality Associated With Prescription Opioid Use

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Balestracci, Kate. EFFECT OF A TECHNOLOGY-INTEGRATED, NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM ON LOW-INCOME YOUTHS’ DIETARY INTAKE

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Balliro, Matthew J.. THE NEW SINCERITY IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

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Bandara, Nuwan Dhananjaya. Profiling and Modification of Silicon Nitride Based Planar Substrates and Nanopores

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Bannin, Timothy J.. H-Bonding Catalyst Systems for the Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters and Carbonates

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Battles, Andrew Clark. The Effects of Urbanization on Performance, Habitat Selection, and Persistence of Anolis Lizards

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Beatty, Jacqueline Ann. Exploring the Role of a Novel Device in Weight Loss Outcomes and Behaviors

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Benson, Nancy A.. Understanding Reading Sponsorship Through Analysis of First-Year Composition Students’ Literacy Narratives

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Beran, Kristine. VALUE CHAIN IMPROVEMENTS IN SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES: CASE STUDIES FROM WEST AFRICA

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Bertrand, Elliott J.. Global Dynamics of Some Competitive and Cooperative Discrete Dynamical Systems

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Bin Muhsinah, Abdullatif. Phytochemical Investigation of a Native North American Species, “Acer saccarinum” and an Endemic Saudi Arabian Species, “Euphorbia saudiarabica

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Bitgood, Christopher. The Ninth Grade Experience: Examining the Role of Student Voice in the School Reform Process

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Brecke, Anna J.. Widening the Sphere: Mid-to-Late Victorian Popular Fiction, Gender Representation, and Canonicity

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Brent, Sarah Elizabeth. Diffusion of Ultra-Cold Neutrons in Randomly Rough Channels

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Briggette, Lindy E.. Demonstrating Feminist Metic Intelligence Through the Embodied Rhetorical Practices of Julia Child

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Brown, Zachary Lee. DEVELOPMENT OF CARBONATE ELECTROLYTES FOR LITHIUM METAL ELECTRODES

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Campbell, Anthony Daniel. MONITORING SALT MARSH CONDITION AND CHANGE WITH SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING

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Casey, Alanna. Climate Change and Coastal Cultural Heritage: Insights from Three National Parks

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Chejanovski, Zachary. IMPACTS OF URBANIZATION AND INVASIVE SPECIES ON FORAGING BEHAVIOR AND BODY SIZE IN ANOLIS SAGREI

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Clemons, Rachel Lee Ficke. Agents of Change: Youth Development & Social Justice Activism

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Cobbina, Enoch. In Vitro Drug Metabolism and Population Pharmacokinetics as Tools for Elucidating Pharmacokinetic Variability

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Cole, Daphne J.. THE IMPACT OF THE 2014-2016 EBOLA EPIDEMIC ON SIERRA LEONEAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES

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Colizza, Kevin. Metabolism and Gas Phase Reactions of Peroxide Explosives Using Atmospheric Pressure Ionization Mass Spectrometry

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Conti, Joseph Jake. CHARACTERIZING THE FUNCTIONAL ROLE AND REGULATED ASSEMBLY OF PROTEIN POLYMERS MIND AND FTSA DURING ESCHERICHIA COLI CELL DIVISION

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Dalky, Alaa. EVALUATING USABILITY OF AN ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SMARTPHRASE: TRIAGE NURSES USE AND PERCEPTIONS

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Datta, Partha. Organocatalytic Pathway to the Creation of Polymeric Materials with Some Mechanistic Investigations

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Decerbo, Clara. RESILIENT RESPONSE IN AN AGE OF CHANGE: EMERGENCY RESPONSE ORGANIZATIONS’ RESILIENCE IN TIMES OF DISASTER

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DiScenza, Dana J.. CYCLODEXTRIN-PROMOTED DETECTION SYSTEMS FOR BIOLOGICAL MATRICES AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

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Donovan, Kellye A.. An Evaluation of Atypical Antipsychotic Use, Costs and Effectiveness in the Pediatric Population

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Eng, Sereikhuoch. THE VISUAL THESIS: THE EFFECTS OF INFORMATION PRESENTATION FORMAT AND SCREEN SIZE ON CONSUMER DECISION OUTCOMES

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Estabrooks, Chad. Identifications in Escape Regions of the Parameter Space of Cubic Polynomials

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Faghihzadeh, Fatemeh. Kinetic, Metabolic and Macromolecular Response of Bacteria to Antimicrobial Agents

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Fallatah, Othman Abdulrahman. Assessing Groundwater Quantity and Quality Variations in Arid Regions Due to Climate Changes and Anthropogenic Factors: Case Study Saudi Arabia

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Fastnacht, Kurt. THE DEVELOPMENT AND MECHANISTIC STUDY OF DUAL H-BONDING ORGANIC CATALYSTS FOR THE ROP OF CYCLIC ESTERS

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Fede, Jacquelyn Heyward. Sin Papeles y Licencia: Access to Drivers’ Licenses and Participation in Early Care and Education

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Flowers, Brian Adrian. Virtual Environments for the Induction of Action

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Gao, Bin. IMPROVED METHODS FOR MEASURING CHARACTERISTIC FUNCTIONS OF UNDERWATER TRANSDUCERS

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Ghanekar, Alok. PHOTONIC METAMATERIALS: SPECTRAL CONTROL AND MODULATION OF NANOSCALE THERMAL RADIATIVE TRANSPORT

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Goldberg, Edward. COMPASSION: CAN SERVICE LEARNING MAKE A DIFFERENCE, AND IF SO, HOW?

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Gu, Lucy Ling. Varying Social Media and Involvement to Determine Recruitment Effectiveness in Adolescent Populations

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Hasan, Mohammad Alfi. UNDERSTANDING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE HYDRO-CLIMATIC EXTREMES AND DIARRHEAL DISEASES OVER BENGAL DELTA: THE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT OF PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

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Heath, Jeffrey A.. Developing a New Perspective: Using Narrative Inquiry and Visual Methods to Explore Hegemonic Masculinity in Physical Education

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Hensman, Angelita M.. NEONATAL READMISSION IN TERM INFANTS: MATERNAL, INFANT, PROVIDER AND INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS

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Hersey, Nicole D.. INVESTIGATING BEGINNING SECONDARY MATHEMATICS TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE

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Hoffmann, Jennifer. Investigation of Failure and Gassing in Advanced Lithium Ion Battery Systems with Electrolyte Optimization as a Solution

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Holt, Ryan Edward. Benefits Associated With Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Learning

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Hwang, Eunsun. Estimating Recreational User Day Value and Impacts of Congestion and Water Quality: Application to Salt Ponds, Rhode Island

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James, Kelsey. Analysis of band pair formation in elasmobranch vertebrae with implications for fisheries management

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James, Nicole Elizabeth. THE BIOLOGICAL FUNCTION OF HUMAN EPIDIDYMIS PROTEIN 4 IN EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER

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Jamwal, Rohitash. EFFECT OF NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE (NAFLD) ON HEPATIC DRUG METABOLISM ENZYMES IN HUMAN

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Karawdeniya, Buddini I.. Nanostructured Interfaces for Single Molecule Sensing and Molecular Fingerprinting

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Kar, Suvrajyoti. Analysis of Viscoelestic Properties of Elastomers Using Molecular Modeling

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Kazakov, Oleg. Fundamental Investigations in Organocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization: A Trek to New Catalysts

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LaFrance Bartley, Monique. BENTHIC HABITAT MAPPING AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO COASTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

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Li, Yifei. Three Essays on Corporate Asset Growth, Bond Pricing, and Implicit Government Guarantees

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Marzban, Bahador. A MULTIPHYSICS COMPUTATIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING CELL AND MICROTISSUE MORPHOGENESIS

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Matsko, Stephen V.. TRANSTHEORETICAL MODEL DEVELOPMENT FOR RETAIL HEALTH CLINIC UTILIZATION

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May, Shannon. ANALYSIS OF ATP-DEPENDENT CHAPERONE PROTEIN INTERACTIONS WITH MISFOLDED PROTEINS, AMYLOIDS, AND AGGREGATED PROTEINS

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McDonald, Arthur A.. INDUCTIVE EQUATIONAL LOGIC PROGRAMMING

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McIntosh, Robert Duncan. Towards a Comparative Index of Seaport Climate Vulnerability: Developing Indicators from Open-Data

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McLinden, John. INTEGRATED CLINICAL EXPERIENCES (ICES) IN PHYSICAL THERAPY: IMPACT ON COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND PROFESSIONALISM PRIOR TO FIRST FULL-TIME CLINICAL INTERNSHIP

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McNamee, Jason Earl. A MULTISPECIES STATISTICAL CATCH-AT-AGE (MSSCAA) MODEL FOR A MID-ATLANTIC SPECIES COMPLEX

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Miceli, Heather Shannon. AFTER “BEING THROWN IN THE CLASSROOM”: THE DEVELOPMENT OF PEDAGOGICAL SKILLS IN VETERAN ADJUNCT FACULTY TEACHING IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES

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Michaud, Clayton P.. Discrete Classification Problems in Agricultural and Behavioral Economics

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Milien, Mickdy S.. The Employment of Electrolyte Additives to Overcome the Limitations of Li-ION Batteries

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Modak, Tejashree. EASTERN OYSTER LARVAL TRANSCRIPTOMES IN RESPONSE TO PROBIOTIC AND PATHOGENIC BACTERIA

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Mokim, Mohammad A.. PROBING TWO-DIMENSIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR AND BIOLOGICAL TISSUE BY NONLINEAR OPTICAL MICROSPECTROSCOPY

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Nadolny, Christina. REGULATION OF UBIQUITIN SPECIFIC PEPTIDASE 2 EXPRESSION BY FARNESOID X RECEPTOR IN HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA

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Nasrollaholhosseini, Seyed Hadi. HIGH RESOLUTION DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM FOR BRAIN IMAGING

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O'Reilly, Christopher M.. A HYBRID LATTICE BOLTZMANN METHOD-POTENTIAL FLOW MODEL FOR NAVAL HYDRODYNAMICS

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Paight, Christopher. A GENOMIC APPROACH TO THE COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AN APICOMPLEXAN ENDOSYMBIONT AND ITS HOST

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Prendergast, Patrick. Essays on Measuring Dynamic Community Responses to Environmental Events

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Ruise, Brandis. The School Connections Survey and Middle School Students: Concurrent Validity with the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

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Sadighi, Armin. EFFECT OF ETHANOL ON GASTROINTESTINAL TIGHT JUNCTIONS AND P-GLYCOPROTEIN EXPRESSION AND FUNCTIONALITY

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Santos, Cláudia Yang. Cardiovascular and Retinal Vascular Changes in Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease

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Sauvage, Justine Flore. Sedimentary Catalysis of Radiolytic Hydrogen Production

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Sfinarolakis, Georgios. EFFECTIVENESS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

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Sharma, Ganga P.. CONFORMATIONS, ENERGETICS, AND KINETICS OF PEPTIDES IN MEMBRANE ENVIRONMENT

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Shrestha, Samana. USE OF RADIATION TO KILL CANCER BY NANOPARTICLES AND IN A BIODOSIMETER USING GENE EXPRESSION ANALYSIS

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Simmonds, Katherine Elisabeth. Nurse Practitioners’ and Certified Nurse Midwives’ Experiences Providing Comprehensive Early Abortion Care in New England

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Smith, Daniel Martin. COLLECTIVE SYNCHRONY IN TEAM SPORTS

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Staniszewski, Christopher. On Possible Limit Functions on a Fatou Component in Non-Autonomous Iteration

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Stempel, Peter. DEPICTING THE CONSEQUENCES OF STORM SURGE RISK COMMUNICATION OPPORTUNITIES AND ETHICS

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Still, Bryan. Design of Complex Engineered Systems and the Effectiveness of Organizational Networks

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Thomas, Edward Alan. Understanding Confined Fluids in Shale Gas Systems

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Tolouei, Anita E.. STIMULI-RESPONSIVE BIOMATERIALS FOR DRUG DELIVERY TO IMPROVE CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY AND CHRONIC WOUND HEALING

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Toole, Christopher. Source Localization of Tripolar Electroencephalography

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Wallace, Joselynn. THALASSIOSIROID DIATOM RESPONSES TO SILICON STRESS AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION

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Wang, Xiaodong. Facilitated Excretion of Gold Nanoparticles by Copper Sulfide Nanoparticles Through the ATP7B Transporter

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Wei, Da. PHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF WARBURG EFFECT IN CANCER CELLS

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Wertman, Christina Anne. Circulation & Exchange Within Shelf & Estuarine Waters Driven by the Atmosphere, Tides and Buoyancy

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White, Jade A.. INCREASING CRITICAL THINKING IN PERSONAL DECISION MAKING- A CONTEXTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

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Wickham, Kimberly. Questing Feminism: Narrative Tensions and Magical Women in Modern Fantasy

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Wyatt, Janan Patrice. EXPLORING THE TREATMENT EXPERIENCES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN SUBSTANCE USING WOMEN AND PERCEPTIONS OF CULTURALLY COMPETENT CARE

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Adhibhatta, Syama S.. Biological Process: Characterization, Establishment of Shelf Life and Optimizing Method Transfers

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Adusumalli, Sravani. Biotransformation and Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of PF-5190457, A Novel Drug Candidate for Alcoholism

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Al Harfi Albluwi, Qutaiba. Framework for Performance Evaluation of Computer Security Incident Response Capabilities

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Alhasani, Ahmed Salem. Assessing Hand Hygiene Compliance in Healthcare Workers to Reduce Infectious Disease

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Alhasani, Mona Abdulmuti. The Influence of Interfacial Effects by PVDF on the Fluorescent Properties of Rhodamine 6G