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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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Anish, Beth O'Leary. Writing Irish America: Communal Memory and the Narrative of Nation in Diaspora

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Barone, Carly. Anthelmintic Efficacy of Bioactive Compounds Within Cranberry Vine and Birdsfoot Trefoil

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Bauerband, Loren Andrew. Investigation of Health Risk Patterns Across Sexual and Gender Minority Identities

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Beiram, Rami. Health Outcomes Research of Novel Disease Modifying Medications in Alzheimer’s Disease and Cost Burden of Early Onset Dementia

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Belanger, Jillian. Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-Up Comedians as Sophists, Jesters, Public Intellectuals and Activists

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Bell, Samuel D.. Understanding Pregnancy Centered Medications: Characterizing the Interactions of a Series of Sulfonylurea Analogs and the ATP Binding Cassette Transporter Proteins, P-Glycoprotein and Breast Cancer Resistance Protein

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Benharris, Lyndsey A.. Exploring Critical Literacy with Early Childhood Educators

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Bernstein, Michael. A Personalized Normative Feedback Text-Message Intervention to Reduce 21st Birthday Alcohol Use and Problems

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Bigdeli, Arash. Modeling Gas Budgets in Marginal Sea Ice Zones

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Boccio, Rachel. Architectures of Captivity: Imagining Freedom in Antebellum America

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Brannon, Elizabeth Quinn. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Biological Nutrient Removal During Wastewater Treatment

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Brown, Austin Collins. Improvised Explosives: X-Ray Detection & Euthectics of Erythritol Tetranitrate

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Buchanan, Scott W.. The Influence of Altered Habitat: Landscape Ecology of Freshwater Turtles in Rhode Island

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Cai, Ang. Conformational Insights Into Aminobiphenyl-Modified DNA: Implications for Mutation and Repair

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Chae, Younghun. Representing Statistical Network-Based Anomaly Detection by Using Trust

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Chapman, Mingyu. Development of Rhodamine 6G Thin Filmn as a Fluorescent Sensor for Explosive Vapor Detection

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Chaudhuri, Sauradip. Derivatized Cyclodextrins and Their Modified Synthetic Architectures for Sensing and Catalysis

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Chen, Bing. Extending TTM-Based Quantitative Predictions to HIV Prevention Among MSM

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Chen, Zhen. Sub-Terahertz Range Fiber Optic Devices for Sensing Applications

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Clark, Jodi L.. Teachers' Experiences of Induction Coaching: A Narrative Retrospective Inquiry

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Coia, Bethany J.. A Description of Approachable Nurses: The Voice of the Hospitalized Child

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Cui, Yixin. High Throughput and Mechanistic Analysis of the HRD Motif of Src Protein Tyrosine Kinase

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Deering, Robert W.. Using Natural Products to Treat Resistant and Persistent Bacterial Infections

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Ducharme, Daniel N.. Machine Learning for the Automated Identification of Cyberbullying and Cyberharassment

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Dunn, Hailee K.. Exploring Ways to Enhance Teens' Participation in Social Media Interventions: A Formative Research Study

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Foley, Amy A.. Doorways to Being: Modernism and 'Lived' Architectures

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Foppert, Annie. Southern Ocean Eddy Heat Flux and Eddy-Mean Flow Interactions in Drake Passage