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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Albarakati, Noura. ANALYZING FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO ATTRITION OF UNDERREPRESENTED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

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Astorini, Angela. THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INCLUSIVE THREE-ITEM GENDER INSTRUMENT

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Basley, Sandra A.. THE EXPERIENCES OF NURSES AS DOUBLE DUTY CAREGIVERS FOR A FAMILY MEMBER AT THE END OF LIFE: INTERPRETIVE DESCRIPTION

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Baylor, Chiquita K.. I SEE YOU!: CENTERING THE LIVED EXPERIENCES OF COLLEGIATE BLACK WOMEN ENGAGED IN ACTIVISM

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Bentil, Helena. DIETARY MAGNESIUM INTAKE AND RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS IN GHANAIAN WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE

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Cashman, Michaela A.. ADVANCED DETECTION OF MICROPLASTICS AND PER- AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES IN SEDIMENTS FROM THE NARRAGANSETT BAY WATERSHED

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Cay, Gozde. DESIGN OF A WEARABLE MULTI-SENSORY BASED CHEST BELT INTEGRATED WITH IOT FUNCTIONS FOR RESPIRATION MONITORING

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Ding, Meiwen. TREPROSTINIL, A PROSTACYCLIN ANALOG, PROTECTS KIDNEY FROM RENAL ISCHEMIA-REPERFUSION INJURY: PRECLINICAL STUDIES IN A RAT MODEL OF ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY

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Drohan, Megan M.. RISK AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH OPIOID USE AFTER IN-PATIENT DETOXIFICATION

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Fenn, Natalie. DO GOOD TO FEEL GOOD? INVESTIGATING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AMONG NON-COLLEGE YOUNG ADULTS

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Forsythe, Desiree. USING CONSTRUCTIVIST GROUNDED THEORY TO UNPACK HOW WHITE WOMEN IN STEM BECOME COMMITTED TO RACIAL JUSTICE

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Gamache, Kyle Normand. THE BOLSTERING EFFECTS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPITAL ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS

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Goncharenko, Svetlana. LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATION OF CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND EMOTIONDRIVEN IMPULSIVITY

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Kenney, Timothy. CHRONICLING A PANDEMIC: UNDERSTANDING THE EXPERIENCES OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS DURING THE MARCH 2020 SHUTDOWN

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McLennan, Lindsay R.. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVES

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Pepin, Kristen. AN INTERPRETATIVE PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT WELLNESS: EXPLORING GENERATION Z STUDENT WELLNESS EXPERIENCES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Phelps, Peter Thomas. TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION SCHEME FOR DYNAMIC CONDITIONS

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Pietros, Jennifer. COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN ELEMENTARY SCIENCE

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Rodrigo, Undugodage Nuwanthi Dilhari. INVESTIGATION OF NOVEL LOW TEMPERATURE ELECTROLYTES FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

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Rosario, Margaret. CHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF METABOLITES PRODUCED BY MARINE PSEUDOALTEROMONAS SPP.

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Schulz, Christina T.. ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT AND EXPECTANCY OF ALCOHOL USE ON CHANGES IN REFLECTION-IMPULSIVITY AND CRAVING

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Tran, Kathleen Diep. REGULATION OF COMPOSITION AND FUNCTIONS OF SWI/SNF CHROMATIN REMODELING COMPLEX

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Via, Christopher William. A MULTI-YEAR INVESTIGATION OF THE SPECIALIZED METABOLITE COMPOSITION OF TRICHODESMIUM SPP.

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Ahern, Olivia Marjorie. MARINE MICROBIAL INTERACTIONS: DIVERSITY AND FUNCTION OF THE THALASSIOSIRA ROTULA PHYCOSPHERE COMMUNITY

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Alshammari, Saad. ESSAYS ON EMPIRICAL ASSET PRICING IN SAUDI ARABIA

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Amaral, Jennifer L.. CHARACTERIZATION OF IMPACT PILE DRIVING SIGNALS AND FIN WHALE VOCALIZATIONS AT THE BLOCK ISLAND WIND FARM SITE

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Amelotte, Wendy K.. EXAMINING THE LEADERSHIP AND LITERACY PRACTICES IN EFFECTIVE TITLE 1 SCHOOLS: A MULTIPLE CASE STUDY OF SCHOOLS THAT FOSTER EFFICACY SO ALL CAN LEARN

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Anderson, Stephanie I.. PHYTOPLANKTON THERMAL RESPONSES AS DRIVERS OF COMMUNITY COMPOSITION AND BIOGEOGRAPHY IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

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Borbee, Erin. BIODIVERSITY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY OF PROTIST COMMUNITIES IN COASTAL MARINE ECOSYSTEMS ACROSS INDONESIA

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Borrione, Francesca. TRUE CRIME, WOMEN, AND SENSATIONALIZED REPRESENTATIONS IN THE ITALIAN AMERICAN IMAGINARY

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Chang, Xinqiang. FANTASIZING REPRODUCTION: THE BIOLOGIZATION OF THE DESIRE FOR PROGRESS IN VICTORIAN LITERATURE

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Charbaji, Amer. A NEW PAPER-BASED MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE FOR SENSITIVE DETECTION OF NITRATE IN SEAWATER

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Chieffalo, Anthony Conrad. GENDERED & GENREFIED BODIES: HEROISM AS PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE IN SWORD & SORCERY FANTASY

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Churchill, Erin D.. TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS SERVING U.S. INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES: A QUALITATIVE DESCRIPTIVE STUDY

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Constant, Nicholas. PD-AWARE: A CONTEXTUAL MHEALTH PLATFORM SERVING WEARABLE-ASSISTED PROS FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE

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Correia, Amy. WORKING TOWARDS PROFICIENCY: INVESTIGATION OF RECLASSIFICATION AND GROWTH RATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH LEARNERS IN AN ASSET AND RESEARCH-BASED ENGLISH LEARNER DEVELOPMENT COURSE

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Dunbar, Eva-Molly Petitto. PREDICTORS OF PAIRED, SINGULAR, AND NO ACTION AMONG MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH BEHAVIOR RISKS

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Foulke, Elizabeth. INTIMATE DISTANCES: AN ARCHIPELAGO

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Fox, Katelyn. ANTECEDENTS OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY RISK FACTORS, A SELF DETERMINATION THEORY PERSPECTIVE

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Gates, Dana M.. PHARMACIST-ADMINISTERED PEDIATRIC INFLUENZA VACCINATION IN THE UNITED STATES

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Gaur, Vasundhara. NON-MARKET VALUATION OF UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR ARRAYS

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Gilbert, Jonathan Ross. THE LOUD IMPACT OF A QUIET EGO: HOW POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY INCREASES SALESPERSON PERFORMANCE AND WELL-BEING

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Gonçalves Neto, Afonso. NORTH ATLANTIC ON THE EDGE: OCEAN CIRCULATION THROUGH GATEWAYS AT THE SUBPOLAR-SUBTROPICAL BOUNDARY

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Gravely, Mitchell. PROBING INTERACTIONS OF SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES AT THE NANO-BIO INTERFACE

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Guan, Xintong. CARROT OR STICK: NUDGING CONSUMERS TOWARDS HEALTHIER CHOICES THROUGH CUSTOMIZED PRICE INCENTIVES

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Gurr, Samuel J.. STRESS CONDITIONING TO HYPERCAPNIC SEAWATER IN THE PACIFIC GEODUCK PANOPEA GENEROSA

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Hawthorne-Kocak, Catherine. INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHER AGENCY, STUDENT ENGAGEMENT, AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

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Hill, Jaunetta. INVESTIGATING TOLFENAMIC ACID AND ITS ANALOGS AS POTENTIAL ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE THERAPEUTICS

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Hirsch, Aaron C.. SEISMOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE ONTONG JAVA PLATEAU AND SURROUNDING PACIFIC UPPER MANTLE

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Inush Kalana, Urala Liyanage Don. SYNTHESIS OF NOVEL POLYMER MATERIALS VIA ORGANOCATALYTIC RING-OPENING POLYMERIZATION (ROP) OF CYCLIC LACTONES

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Ismail Hosni, Sarah Mohamed. MULTIMODAL INTEGRATION OF MOTOR IMAGERY-BASED SIGNATURES FOR NEURAL RESPONSE CLASSIFICATION

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Iula, Shawna C.. TURNING POINTS: A CASE STUDY OF MOTIVATION IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE

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Jacobson, Rose. CHARACTERIZATION OF OVARIAN TISSUE CULTURE AND INVESTIGATION OF EMBRYONIC RESPONSE TO TEMPERATURE STRESS USING A SHP2 PHOSPHATASE INHIBITOR IN CIONA INTESTINALIS

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Jadhav, Ajita. DIETARY FERMENTABLE CARBOHYDRATE (FC) CONSUMPTION AND ASSOCIATIONS WITH DIET QUALITY AND HEALTH PARAMETERS

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Jafari Deligani, Roohollah. SPECTRO-TEMPORAL BASED QUANTIFICATION OF BRAIN FUNCTIONS IN NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

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Jahan, Khurshid. EFFECTIVENESS OF ROADSIDE BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPS) ON MAINTAINING STORMWATER QUALITY THROUGH MONITORING AND MODELING

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Jakaria, Md Golam. DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOMATERIALS TO OVERCOME PULMONARY EPITHELIAL BARRIERS

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Jiang, He. GRAPH NEURAL NETWORK BASED LEARNING FOR DYNAMIC SPECTRUM ACCESS

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Jiang, Tianqi. ESSAYS ON FINANCIAL ANALYSTS, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, AND CAPITAL MARKETS

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Kerrigan, Zak. MICROBIAL DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COMPOSITION IN THE OPEN OCEAN AND MARINE SEDIMENT

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Kirejczyk, Michael A.. SELF-GRAVITATING FERMI-DIRAC AND BOSE-EINSTEIN CLUSTERS WITH PLANAR, CYLINDRICAL, AND SPHERICAL SYMMETRY

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Kirk, Riley D.. EVALUATING NATURAL PRODUCT LIBRARIES WITH EMPHASIS ON IN VITRO PERMEABILITY WORKFLOWS

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Kishore, Shyamal. FLUID STRUCTURE INTERACTION DURING EXTREME DYNAMIC LOADING EVENTS OF COMPOSITES AND METALS

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Krasnosky, Kristopher. MASSIVELY PARALLEL STOCHASTIC TERRAIN MODELS IN UNDERSEA MAPPING AND NAVIGATION

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Kulesh, Corinne M.. STUDENT RETENTION: BRIDGING THEORY, RESEARCH, PRACTICE & POLICY

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Langan, Joseph A.. THE ROLE OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE DECLINE OF NARRAGANSETT BAY WINTER FLOUNDER

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Lee, Changhee. EXPLORING THE VALUE OF PEER INTERACTION DURING ONLINE INQUIRY WITH A QUESTION GENERATION TASK

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Li, Lusi. MULTI-VIEW ROBUST REPRESENTATION LEARNING

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Liu, Chang. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECTS OF POLYPHENOL-ENRICHED EXTRACTS

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Mandojana-Ducot, Crassandra. PRESERVICE TEACHERS’ KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES, AND COMFORT TOWARDS LGBTQ+ STUDENTS

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Mauldin, Thomas. DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW-OVERHEAD AND TRANSCEIVER-INTEGRATED OPTICAL TIME-DOMAIN REFLECTOMETER

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Mclimans, Sharon A.. NURSE PRACTITIONERS’ EXPERIENCES WORKING WITH PATIENTS LIVING WITH MORBID OBESITY

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Micu, Petru Dorin. CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT WITH BRANDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA: THE MODERATING ROLES OF SELF-QUANTIFICATION AND AWE

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Mushkat, Zoe. LONGITUDINAL DECISION-MAKING IN A TRANSTHEORETICAL MODEL FOR PURSUING LIVING DONOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

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Neba Mforsoh, Irine. PERFORMANCE OF ELASTOMERIC COATINGS AND COATED STRUCTURES SUBJECTED TO AGGRESSIVE MARINE ENVIRONMENTS

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Olerio, John. A QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE COMPLETION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

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Pei, Shuyi. REMOVING PERFORMANCE BOTTLENECKS ON SSDS AND SSD-BASED STORAGE SYSTEMS

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Perera, Dasith. MECHANISMS OF INTERACTION BETWEEN HAEMOPHILUS PARAINFLUENZAE AND STREPTOCOCCUS MITIS

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Picucci, Jennifer R.. ITERATIVE METHODS FOR COMPUTING A FEW EIGENPAIRS OR SINGULAR TRIPLETS OF LARGE SPARSE MATRICES

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Quinn, David. GENIUS HOUR: EDUCATOR PERSPECTIVES ON NAVIGATING THE PROMPTS, PROMISES, AND PREDICAMENTS OF IMPLEMENTING INTEREST-DRIVEN LEARNING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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Quinn, Meghan C. L.. GEOTECHNICAL EFFECTS ON FIBER OPTIC DISTRIBUTED ACOUSTIC SENSING PERFORMANCE

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Schuttert, Christian W.. FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF VIRULENCE IN VIBRIO CORALLIILYTICUS RE22 AND PROBIOTIC MECHANISMS OF PHAEOBACTER INHIBENS S4

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Scott, Shawn P.. A MARKETER’S SYMPHONY: ESSAYS ON THE POWER OF MUSICAL STRUCTURE AND ITS INFLUENCE ON CONSUMERS WITH FOUNDATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH IN AUDIO SENSORY MARKETING

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Shahid, Mehwish. SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS’ MENTAL HEALTH HELP-SEEKING ATTITUDES AND PREFERENCES

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Sorensen, Donya. PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES AND GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES IN SELFREPORTING ON THE CLINICALLY USEFUL SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS OUTCOMES SCALE

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Stabile, Caroline W.. A CASE STUDY OF SCIENTIFIC MODELING IN FIFTH GRADE CLASSROOMS: TEACHER CONCEPTIONS, EPISTEMIC FRAMING AND STUDENTS’ EXPLANATORY MODELS

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Sterling, Alexa R.. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY OF MARINE DIATOMS, BACTERIA, AND THEIR BIOLOGICALLY-ACTIVE COMPOUNDS

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Stevens, Brian. GATEKEEPERS AND ACCESS AGENTS: HOW ADMISSIONS OFFICERS UNDERSTAND THEIR ROLES IN SHAPING COLLEGE ACCESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY MARKET FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

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Sun, Tianyu. EVALUATION OF MEDICATIONS FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER ON OVERDOSE AND HEALTHCARE UTILIZATION IN THE US

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Swanson, Holly Joan. SELF-REGULATED LEARNING IN FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS IN AN INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY COURSE AND THE STUDENT EXPERIENCES AND ACADEMIC IMPACTS OF A CAMPUS-WIDE METACOGNITIVE INTERVENTION

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Tamanna, Marzia. OPTIMIZATION OF RIPARIAN ZONE NITROGEN MANAGEMENT THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF RIPARIAN MODEL

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Tanzer, Joshua Ray. FEELING GOOD: HAPPINESS AND HEALTH IN DUTCH OLDER ADULTS

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Tate, Marie C.. CO-OCCURRENCE OF DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS AND ALCOHOL USE: IMPACT OF SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS

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Upegui, David I.. SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY: A NATURAL FIT

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Vanterpool, Derece. COUNTER-NARRATIVES MATTER: A CRITICAL RACE ANALYSIS OF BLACK SERVICEMEN’S SCHOOL-TO-MILITARY TRAJECTORY

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Witkop, Erin Michele. FUNCTIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF APOPTOSIS GENE DIVERSIFICATION IN EASTERN OYSTER IMMUNITY

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Wongsirikajorn, Mattana. THREE ESSAYS ON INTERACTIONS BETWEEN POVERTY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

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Yao, Zheyi. OPTICAL FREQUENCY DOMAIN REFLECTOMETRY SYSTEM BASED ON SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS

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Yevdokimov, Alexander. FRAGMENTATION RESILIENCE ENERGY MASS SPECTROMETRY – NOVEL METHOD FOR STRUCTURAL ELUCIDATION AND COMPOUND DIFFERENTIATION

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Zhang, Jiayuan. BLATANT BENEVOLENCE AND SOCIAL CAPITAL ATTAINMENT ON SOCIAL NETWORK SITES – A MULTI-METHOD APPROACH