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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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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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Mivehchi, Amin. EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS FOR FLUID BODY INTERACTION PROBLEMS

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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

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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

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Fullerton, Bridget. Undergraduate Student Perspectives on Electronic Portfolio Assessment in College Composition Courses

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Fuvich, Jennifer Irene. Exploring the Perceptions of Nursing Students’ Self-Confidence in the Acute Care Setting

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Gayle, Crystal Nicole. European American Students' Supports, Challenges, and Perceptions of Their Peers of Color

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Gedikli, Ersegun Deniz. Dynamic Response and Active Control of Flexible Cylindrical Structures Undergoing Vortex-Induced Vibrations

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Giampa, Joseph Robert. Experimental Study of Plate Anchor-Soil Interaction in Sand for the Development of a Novel Anchor

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Gill, Carrie A.. Encouraging Energy Efficiancy: Pricing, Education, and Framing

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Grattan, Amy S.. Early Childhood Educators' Perspectives on Autism and Evidence-Based Practices

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Hayes, David Brian. Identity, Awareness, Action: A Study of White Anti-Racist Faculty Praxis at Two Predominantly White Institutions

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Henley, Heath. Modeling Phase Behavior in Complex Systems Using the Gibbs-Helmholtz Constrained Equation of State

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Hernandez, Wilfred. Development of a Sustainable Quality Assurance Program for Transportation Infrastructure

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Hickey, Joyce Ellen. Stress, Coping, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Health and Cortisol in Premature Infants, at Age 23

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Ilbeigi, Shahab. A New Framework for Model Reduction of Complex Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

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Jacobsen, Stephanie L.. The Blame Game: The Effect of Recommendation Context on Product Outcome Attributions

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Jones, Uchenna J.. School Professionals’ Knowledge and Attitudes About Child Mental Health: Child Diagnosis, Gender, and Ethnicity

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Joseph, Emilie B.. Impact of Multicultural Ethnic Identity on Emerging Adult Alcohol and Marijuana Use