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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Baker, Aaron M.. IMPACT OF BRAND RECOGNITION IN PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST SELECTION: IDENTIFICATION AND CORRECTIVE PROCEDURE

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Behanan, Priya Sara. NEW INSIGHTS INTO MODELING CHOICE BEHAVIOR UNDER UNCERTAINTY

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Belviso, Nicholas. THE COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS, SAFETY, AND COST OF ORAL P2Y12 ANTIPLATELET AGENTS FOLLOWING ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES

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Bianchi, Nicholas J.. OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF ONE DIMENSIONAL QUATERNARY PHOTONIC CRYSTALS AND ASSOCIATED HETEROSTRUCTURES

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Clarkin, Christine Marie. LSVT®BIG EXERCISE-INDUCED NEUROPLASTICITY IN PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE: AN ASSESSMENT OF PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIORAL OUTCOMES

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Cofer, Danielle. PREPARING FOR DEATH: CANNIBALISM, CONSUMPTION AND INCORPORATION IN WOMEN’S SHIPWRECK NARRATIVES

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Cox, Alissa H.. COASTAL NEW ENGLAND SEPTIC SYSTEM DRAINFIELDS: GROUNDWATER TABLE AND GREENHOUSE GAS CYCLING DYNAMICS

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Crawford, Troy M.. ICG- AND GNP-PHLIP: NOVEL AGENTS FOR IMAGING AND THERAPY

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Cyril, Khadijah Nelly. THE KINGIAN NONVIOLENCE CONFLICT RECONCILIATION TRAINING PROGRAM: OUTCOMES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ CULTURAL, SOCIAL, AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING

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Dharmaratne, Nayanthara. DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL (THIO)UREA ORGANOCATALYSTS FOR RING OPENING POLYMERIZATION OF CYCLIC LACTONES

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Dong, Xiaonan. COMPOSITE COOPERATIVE ADAPTIVE LEARNING AND CONTROL FOR MULTI-ROBOT COORDINATION

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Elkhatib, Dounia. MICROPLASTIC IN WATER AND WASTEWATER

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Farnworth, Barbara A.. FEMALE COMIC GROTESQUE CHARACTERS IN VICTORIAN NOVELS: INVESTIGATING THE POSSIBILITIES OF LIMINALITY

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Foley-Schramm, Ashton. READING THE READER: ANALYZING DEPICTIONS OF MALE READERS IN SERIAL VICTORIAN FICTION

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Francis, Alyssa. OUTCOMES AND PREDICTORS OF PRESCRIPTION STIMULANT MISUSE IN COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH AND WITHOUT ADHD

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Giacalone, Michael D.. EXPLORING THE GREEK-LETTER ORGANIZATION EXPERIENCE AT PRIMARILY COMMUTER PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY

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Gomes, Kristofer. DETERMINING IMPACTS OF IRON LIMITATION ON DIATOM CHLOROPLAST METABOLISM AND PHYSIOLOGY

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Grant Ranson, Hilary Joan. CHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF BACTERIAL INTERACTIONS INVOLVING PATHOGENS

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Griffin, Annette. NURSES’ INVOLVEMENT IN END OF LIFE COMMUNICATION AND CARE PRACTICES IN ICUs

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Guitar, Jenna. REORIENTING THE FEMALE GOTHIC: CURIOSITY AND THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE

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Heiskanen, Satu Kristiina. INVESTIGATION OF ELECTROLYTE ADDITIVES AND LITHIUM METAL ANODES FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

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Homola, Kira Louise. SUBSEAFLOOR POREWATER PALEOSALINITY AND NITROGEN ISOTOPES

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Iannucci, Jaclyn M.. INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF VASCULAR ACTIVATION IN ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE-RELATED NEUROINFLAMMATION

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Johnson, Shelby L.. INVESTIGATING NAT PRODUCTS & PHARMACEUTICALS TARGETING INFLAMMATION IN NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES

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Jones, Colin Anthony. RAISE YOUR GLASS: A CULTURE EVALUATION OF DIATOMS AS ARCHIVES OF PAST NUTRIENT CONSUMPTION

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Joodaki, Faramarz. MOLECULAR MODELING OF NORMAL MODES AND DYNAMICS IN AROMATIC RINGS, PEPTIDES, AND A COMPLEX LIPID BILAYER

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Khalaj Hedayati, Mehrnaz. SUPPLY CHAIN AND SERVICE OPERATIONS DIGITIZATION: AN INTEGRATION OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

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Kirk-Provencher, Katelyn T.. RATINGS OF CONSENT IN LESBIAN, GAY, AND HETEROSEXUAL SEXUAL ASSAULT SITUATIONS

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Kopsco, Heather Lynn. EVALUATION OF A PHOTOGRAPH-BASED CITIZEN SCIENCE PROGRAM AS A TICK SURVEILLANCE AND PREVENTION EDUCATION TOOL

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Kouhi, Soroush. MULTI-SCALE ASSESSMENT OF HURRICANE-GENERATED COASTAL AND INLAND FLOODING USING A NUMERICAL AND OBSERVATIONAL FRAMEWORK

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Lantz, Benjamin. ON THE HAVEL-HAKIMI RESIDUE OF DEGREE SEQUENCES AND ITS RELATION TO THE INDEPENDENCE NUMBER

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LoBuono, Dara Lyn. TAILORING DIGITAL HEALTH TO IMPROVE THE NUTRITION AND HEALTH OF PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE

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Lynch, Kenneth A. Jr.. STRUCTURED, INDIVIDUALIZED, VIDEO-BASED COACHING TO IMPROVE TECHNICAL SKILL ACQUISITION

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Marciano, Laura Marie. OPENING CEREMONY: A WRITING PRACTICE TOWARDS QUEER FUTURITY

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Marques, Emily Sara. EVALUATION OF KEY PERFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES TO INDUCE LIVER STEATOSIS IN MOUSE AND HUMAN MODELS

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Martel, Michele. INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITIES AND SENSE OF BELONGING IN FIRST-YEAR ENGINEERING STUDENTS

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Moafi Madani, Seyedeh Zahra. DEVELOPING STIMULI-RESPONSIVE BIOMATERIAL SYSTEMS FOR DRUG DELIVERY IN TISSUE ENGINEERING AND CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY

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Moore, Amy Michelle. INFLUENCE OF PARENT AND COMMUNITY FACTORS ON INFANT SNACKING

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Perry, Danielle C.. SALT MARSH MANAGEMENT: MONITORING THREATS AND IMPLEMENTING CLIMATE ADAPTATION INITIATIVES

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Peterson, Eric. TWO VARIANTS OF COPS AND ROBBERS WITH ASYMMETRIC MOVEMENT RULES

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Rawashdeh, Yazan. A NEW PHYSICALLY MOTIVATED CLUTTER MODEL WITH APPLICATIONS TO NON-DESTRUCTIVE ULTRASONIC TESTING

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Ross, Bianca Noelle. ASSESSING TREATMENT PERFORMANCE OF ADVANCED NITROGEN-REMOVAL ONSITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS

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Ryan, Valerie. A MIXED METHODS STUDY OF COMMUNICATION AMONG TEN MEN MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY MEN

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Sah, Bindeshwar. GOLD AND COPPER-CYSTEAMINE NANOPARTICLES FOR RADIATION THERAPY ENHANCEMENT ON CANCER

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Sanfilippo, Danielle Johanna. “THE SKIPPING KING”: MASCULINITY AND EFFEMINACY IN EARLY MODERN DRAMA

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Senol, Koray. SHOCK RESPONSE OF SOFT MATERIALS FOR STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS

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Slaybaugh, Gregory. MOLECULAR MECHANISM OF POLYPEPTIDE INSERTION INTO BILAYER AND EXIT

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Song, Richard. THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN RACIAL MICROAGGRESSIONS EXPERIENCES, COPING WITH DISCRIMINATION STRATEGIES, AND THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AMONG ASIAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS

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Taylor, Cynthia. MAKING SENSE OF PUBLIC SCIENTIFIC CONTROVERSY: A CASE STUDY EXAMINING SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT SURROUNDING GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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ten Brink, Talya Syvann. HOW LANDSCAPE CHANGE AFFECTS COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN’S PERCEPTIONS AND PLACE MEANINGS

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Vandenberg, Jessica. THE HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF CORAL REEF RESTORATION: A CASE STUDY IN THE SPERMONDE ISLANDS OF INDONESIA

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Wigginton, Sara Katherine. NITROGEN-REMOVING WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS: MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

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Winters, Catherine Ann. THE MARK OF THE VANISHING READER: INTRADIEGETIC INTERACTION IN MULTIMODAL NARRATIVE

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Yun, Gawon. RIGHT-SHORING: OFFSHORING TO RESHORING FOR A SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING LOCATION DECISION IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Abbasi, Akram. NANOMATERIALS FOR SENSING, HEATING AND APPLICATIONS IN COMPOSITES AND EMULSION BIOFOULING

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Al-Bkerat, Maissa. NUTRITIONAL BELIEFS AND PRACTICES OF ARABIC SPEAKING MIDDLE EASTERN MOTHERS

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An, Jiyoon. ALEXA OR ALEX? GENDERED TECHNOLOGY’S INFLUENCE ON CONSUMER JUDGMENTS

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Arizi, Evans Kwasi. TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF THE SARDINELLA FISHERY IN GHANA

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Armendarez, Joseph J.. THE EFFECTS OF COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION ON EARLY LITERACY SKILLS OF YOUNG CHILDREN WHO ARE HISPANIC/LATINO

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Asadi, Pouria. COMPUTER VISION BASED METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC REBAR DETECTION IN GROUND PENETRATING RADAR DATA

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Babcock, Zachary R.. POLYPHARMACY IN CANCER PATIENTS: HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE, EXPENDITURES, AND ADVERSE EVENTS

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Barlock, Benjamin Joseph. USE OF HYPHENATED MASS SPECTROMETRY TO UNCOVER TRUE NAFLD EFFECT ON HUMAN DRUG DISPOSITION PROTEINS

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Berwise, Clifton A.. Assessing Interaction of Black Racial Identity and Perceived Neighborhood Factors on Educational Utility

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Bian, Ke. DNA damage, repair and mutational spectrum

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Bligh, Amanda. REAL-TIME GEOMETRY-BASED FEEDBACK FOR DESIGN ENGINEERS ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF MANUFACTURING

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Bonoff, Jennifer. CHANGING CONSUMER EXPERIENCES AND BEHAVIORS & THE ROLE OF THE MARKETER WITHIN MOBILE ENVIRONMENTS

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Browner, Michael Jr.. A Phenomenological Study of Perspectives on Teacher Diversity and the Lived Experiences of Black Public School Teachers

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Brozyna, Christopher. THREE EXPERIMENTAL EXAMINATIONS OF ASPECTS OF INSTITUTIONS GOVERNING NATURAL RESOURCE USE

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Cancilliere, Mary Kathryn M.. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SELF-EFFICACY DURING EXPOSURE – CHILD (SEE-C) MEASURE: A PILOT STUDY

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Canfield, Katherine. Tourism and Justice on Catalina Island: Burdens, Power, and Decision-making

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Card, Adam D.. ULTRAFAST COHERENT SPECTROSCOPIES AND LASER SOURCES BASED ON THIRD-ORDER NONLINEAR OPTICAL PHENOMENA

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Carr-Harris, Andrew. NONMARKET VALUATION OF MARINE RESOURCES IN THE NORTHEAST: IMPLICATIONS FOR RECREATIONAL FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT

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Carter, Wales Aran. WHAT TO EAT AND WHEN: THE CONSEQUENCES OF POLYUNSATURATED FAT CONSUMPTION AND PACE OF CHANGES TO BODY LIPID COMPOSITION IN SONGBIRDS

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Çavus, Mustafa. SOFTWARE SUPPORT FOR HARDWARE PREDICTORS

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Cooper-Mullin, Clara. HOW BIRDS RESPOND TO ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY, OXIDATIVE DAMAGE, AND FUEL STORES DURING MIGRATION

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Daly, Adrienne Jones. PRACTICING TRANSLINGUALISM: FACULTY CONCEPTIONS AND PRACTICES

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DaSilva, Nicholas A.. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECTS OF POLYPHENOL-ENRICHED EXTRACTS AND THEIR GUT MICROBIAL METABOLITES

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Emi, Tania T.. REMOTELY ACTIVATED BIOMATERIALS FOR OPTIMIZING THE TEMPORAL PROFILES OF THERAPEUTIC MOLECULES

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Engley, Ryan. TO BE CONTINUED: SERIALITY IN NEW MEDIA

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Fernando, Payagala Udawattage Ashvin Iresh. DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS OF MOLECULAR PROBES FOR MEDICAL AND ENVIRONMETAL APPLICATIONS

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Ganji, Nasim. NANOPARTICLE-CELL MEMBRANE INTERACTIONS: ADSORPTION KINETICS AND THE MONOLAYER RESPONSE

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Gaudet, Charles Edward III. DETECTION OF COGNITIVE CHANGE: EXAMINATION OF APPROACHES FOR IMPROVING THE ACCURACY OF IMPACT

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Ghatee, Rosa. FABRICATION OF CONDUCTIVE HYDROGELS AND THEIR APPLICATION IN NEUROPROSTHETIC INTERVENTION AND DRUG DELIVERY

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Greenfield, Joseph. SPARTA: SYSTEM FOR PORTABLE ACQUISTION WITH REAL-TIME ANALYSIS

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Guillame, Jean A.. CLOSURE UNDER THE MAJORIZATION RELATION AND THE DISTINGUISHING CHROMATIC NUMBER OF CIRCULANT GRAPHS

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Hattat, Ahmet. PRODUCT EVALUATIONS AS A FACTOR OF UNKNOWN ATTRIBUTE POSITIONING, BRAND TRUST, NEED FOR COGNITION AND MESSAGE DIAGNOSTICITY

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Hellwig, Martin D.. Computational Gene Association Based on Relative Species Displacement in Gene and Morphology Trees

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Hill, Danielle. EXAMINING MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING ADDRESSING ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE USE DURING PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALIZATION

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Jansen, Abigale E.. Navigating Internal and External Borderlands: The Experience of Emergent Bilingual Cape Verdean Middle School Students

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Javier Mella, Carlos Rafael. DYNAMIC BEHAVIOR OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURES SUBJECTED TO AGGRESSIVE MARINE ENVIRONMENTS: AN EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL INVESTIGATION

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Jones, Daniel R.. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NOVEL MATERIALS FOR THE DETECTION AND REMOVAL OF TOXICANTS

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Kakar, Prateek. LASER-ASSISTED TRANSDERMAL DRUG DELIVERY AND VACCINATION

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Kane, Mary Kathryn. Krill Motion in the Southern Ocean: Quantifying in Situ Krill Movement Behaviors and Energetics

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Kell, Charles. CONSTRUCTING TRANSGRESSION: CRIMINALITY IN EXPERIMENTAL LITERATURE

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Killion, Bryana E.. RESILIENCE, COPING STRATEGIES, AND INTERNALIZING DISORDERS AMONG CHILDHOOD MALTREATMENT VICTIMS

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Koggala Wellalage, Dilni Kaveendi Chandrasiri. THE EFFECT OF ADDITIVES AND SURFACE MODIFYING AGENTS ON THE SOLID ELECTROLYTE INTERFACE IN LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

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Kovach, Shannon. DECREASING THE SUSCEPTIBILITY OF EFFORT MEASURES TO COACHING: THE TOMM AS AN EXEMPLAR

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LaBreck, Christopher James. MECHANISMS OF DIVISION SITE SELECTION AND ROLE OF THE ATP-DEPENDENT PROTEASE CLPXP IN MIND REGULATION AND PROTEOSTASIS IN E. COLI

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Li, Dongyang. In storage process, the next generation of storage system

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Li, Jiahang. THREE-DIMENSIONAL PASSIVE‐SOURCE REVERSE TIME MIGRATION OF CONVERT WAVES: A NEW METHOD TO IMAGE THE EARTH’S DISCONTINUITIES