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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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

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Khyat, Toufik. Bifurcations of Some Planar Discrete Dynamical Systems with Applications

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Korn, Maggie Arin. Being a Man with an Invisible Disability: College Men's Experiences

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Kunicki, Zachary J.. The Factor Structure of Resilience and the Relationship Between Resiliance and Physical Activity

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Li, Xingxing. Characterization of Cellulose Synthesis Complexes in Physcomitrella patens

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Makki, Emad Ahmad. Experimental Studies on Mitigating the Risk of Air Blast Loading

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Marcotte, Melissa. Differential Effects of State Shame and Self-Affirmation on Reactive Aggression

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Mathews, Deborah K.. Predictors of Success in Learning Computer Programming

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Matos, Geraldo. Producers' Perspectives on What Makes (and Keeps) Brands Cool

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Mauzole, Yackar L.. Dynamical Typology of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Fronts Based on Satellite Observations

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McArdle, David T.. Global Dynamics and Boundedness of Discrete Population Models

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McCue, Pamela L.. The Pre-Collegiate Pipeline to Diversify the Nursing Workforce

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McDonough, Carrie A.. Spatial Distribution, Air-Water Exchange, and Toxicity of Organic Pollutants Using Passive Samplers

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McManus, Michael Conor. Atlantic Mackerel (Scomber scombrus) Population and Habitat Trends in the Northwest Atlantic

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Miao, Haoran. Three Essays on the Impact of Information on Nonpoint Source Polluters' Behavior

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Montanio, Kyle. Evaluating Poverty Reduction Strategies in Tanzania and Ethiopia

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Morton-Aiken, Jenna. Metadata and Relational Architecture: Advancing Arrangement, Agency, and Access with New Methodology

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Motamedi, Sanaz. Text Driving, Senior Mobility and Automated Sidewalk Assessment

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Mullen, Matthew J.. An Investigation into the Influence of Interfacial Effects in a Three Layer Solid Phase Sensing Platform

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Murillo, Pamela. The High School and Community College Experiences of Immigrant-English Language Learners

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Newman, Thomas R.. Computer Science Lesson Study: Building Computing Skills Among Elementary School Teachers

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Oster, Danielle R.. Pathways to Substance Use and Sexual Risk Behavior Among College Students with ADHD Symptomatology

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Paquin, Karissa Lynn. Characterization of a H4K20ME2 Methyl-Binding Domain in the Fanconi Anemia Protein FANCD2

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Platz, Jenny. Agency in Eating Disorders: American Literary and Visual Memoirs of Anorexia and Bulimia

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Porter, Matthew Michael. Tools to Fight the Terrorist Threat

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Pumaccahua, Tessy Tatiana. Challenging and Supportive Factors Encountered by Underrepresented Minority Doctoral Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

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Ramirez, Amanda Elizabeth. Investigating LGBTQ Advocacy Efforts Among Heterosexual Parent Allies

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Remillard, Jamie. Teaching Writing with Play: A Study of Community-Based Science Education in a National Park

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Romaguera, Gabriel E.. To Start, Continue, and Conclude: Foregrounding Narrative Production in Serial Fiction Publishing

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Salomaki, Eric. Organellar Genome Evolution in Red Algal Parasites: Differences in Adelpho- and Alloparasites

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Schrader, Joseph Michael. Novel Pharmacological Action of Clozapine at D2 Dopamine Receptors

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Scott, Allie W.. Investigating and Comparing the Mechanisms of Behavior Change to Prevent Smoking Acquisition in Middle School Students

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Segal, Caroline M.. Testing the Effectiveness of Brief Psychoeducation to Improve Parent Problem Recognition

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Sega Matos, Helio David. Implosion and Blast Response of Metallic and Composite Structures in Underwater Environments

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Shaw, Shelby A.. Gender's Role in Abolitionist Pedagogy: A Fictionalized Autoethnography

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Shekari Namin, Elmira. Three Essays on Corporate Bonds Yield Spreads, Credit Ratings and Liquidity

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Shen, Yuanjun. CES Involved Inhibition and Regulation

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Shrontz, Jason. "You Will Hold This Book in Your Hands": The Novel and Corporeality in the New Media Ecology

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Skierkowski, Dorothy D.. Assessing Reading Grade Level of Online Mental Health Materials: Practical and Methodological Considerations

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Slattery, Mary F.. A Phenomenological Exploration of How Public School Administrators Balance Teacher Evaluation and Support of Teacher Growth

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Snowe, Alyson. Exploring the Use of NoRedInk as a Tool for Composition Instruction

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Spinard, Edward. The Effects of TCA Cycle Mutations on the Virulence of Vibrio Aguillarum Strains M93SM and NB10SM

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Subramanian Parimalam, Bharathy. Understanding the Formation and Evolution of Lithium-Ion Battery Solid Electrolyte Interphase

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Thomsen, Brian M.. Strength in Numbers: How Computational Estimation Impacts Mathematics Achievement of High School Students With and Without Disabilities

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Trotman, April D.. Relationship and Power Dynamics in Women's Same Sex Abusive Couples

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Tucker, Chelsea A.. Investigating the Influence of Word Properties on Vocabulary Outcomes of At-Risk Kindergarteners

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Verma, Ruchi. Novel Methods for Delivering and Promoting the Endosomal Escape of Nucleic Acid Based Drugs: Chiral Polyamines and Hydrophobic Nanoparticle-Containing Liposomes

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Vierra, David II. Insights Into Chromatin Modification and FANCD2 Phosphorylation in DNA Damage Repair

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Viola, Marissa Grace. Direct Substrate Recognition by the ATP-Dependent Chaperone Protease CLPXP and Roles in Proteostasis

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Visser, William. High Strain Rate Deformation Mechanisms of Body Centered Cubic Material Subjected to Impact Loading

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Watters, Pamela. Measuring the Creativity of Architecture Students

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Wegener, Johanna E.. Genetic, Demographic and Ecological Factors Contributing to the Evolution of Anolis Lizard Populations

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Wharton, Kelly N.. Using Advanced Technologies to Assess Deterioration in Concrete Bridge Decks

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Whelan, Julie Christine. Molecular-Level Design of Nanoscale Environments for Enhanced Single-Molecule Sensing

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White, Charles E.. Asymptotic Stepwise Coupled Modes for Horizontally-Variable Acoustic Media

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Wright, Jefferson Townsend. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Sandwich Structures Subject to Blast Loading

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Wyatt, Linden C.. Using the Energy of Membrane-Associated Folding for Tumor Targeting and Intracellular Cargo Delivery

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Yalcin, Mehmet G.. Supply Chain Ambidexterity (SCX)

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Yan, Jun. Smart Grid Security Against Massive Blackouts

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Ye, Yizhou. Cardiovascular Adverse Events in Patients Receiveing QT Interval Prolonging Medications

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Yu, Degan. Three Essays on Mobile Application Developers’ Product Offering Strategies

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Zhang, Bo. Investigation of Novel Electrolyte Additives in Lithium Ion Batteries at Elevated Temperatures

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Zhang, Yuzi. Performance Analysis and Morphology of Lithium Ion Battery Anodes Prepared by Colloidal Processing

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Zhong, Xiangnan. On-Line Adaptive Dynamic Programming for Feedback Control

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Zhu, Zhenghan. Some Contributions to Radar Detection Theory

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Zou, Chao. A Study of Chinese Consumer Preferences for Sustainably Farmed Seafood

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Ampadu, Gifty. Mental Health Help-Seeking Behavior of Ghanaian American Immigrants

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Anaya-Archila, Nelson M.. Nanoparticles Toxicity on Escherichia coli: Batch and Kinetic Approach

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Armstrong, Addie. Degree-Limited Defective Three Colorings of Planar Graphs Containing No 4-Cycles or 5-Cycles

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Baird, Grayson Luderman. Seizure Clusters in Patients with Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures

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Bilgin, Arzu. Global Dynamics of Some Discrete Dynamical Systems With Applications

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Bockus, Abigail Brittany. A Study of the Regulatory and Environmental Factors Affecting Trimethylamine Oxide Accumulation in Marine Organisms

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Boslett, Andrew J.. Valuation of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development

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Burton, Katelyn Leigh. You Are What You Eat: Investigating Food Discourse and Digitally-Mediated Identities

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Campbell, Alolade Oyinlola. Hurricane Emergency Evacuation Study for Coastal Regions of Rhode Island

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Capraro, Karen L.. An Explanatory Case Study of the Implementation of Co-Teaching as a Student Teaching Method

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Cogun, Fuat. Multimodal Moving Target Detection and Data Processing Via Distributed Sensors

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Cooper, Jennifer Anne. Onsite Wastewarer Treatment Systems in a Changing Climate: Technology Robustness and Mechanisms

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Costa, Russell. Information Geometric Probability Models in Statistical Signal Processing

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Cotton, Brandi Parker. Residential Mobility and Delinquent Behaviors in Adolescence

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D'Aloisio, Brooke Elise. Investigating Predictors of Academic Success in a Foundational Business Mathematics Course

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Daniels, Jennifer L.. Synthesis, Characterization, and Tumor Targeting of Novel pH Sensitive Nanoparticles

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Denette, Erin. Minimal Cantor Sets: The Combinatorial Construction of Ergodic Families and Semi-Conjugations

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Deshazer, Garron. Improved Modeling of Image-Guided Thermal Ablation Procedures Towards Patient-Specific Treatment Planning Applications

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Deshpande, Chinmay. Healthcare Costs and Impact of Medication Adherence on Outcomes in Patients on Novel Anticoagulant Therapy

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DiBari, Julie A.. Studying School Improvement Teams to Analyze Multiple Stakeholder Engagement in Decision-Making in Public Education

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DiFilippo, Nicholas M.. Framework for the Automated Disassembly of Electronic Waste Using the Soar Cognitive Architecture

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Dipippo, Mark. Global Dynamics of Some Quadratic Difference Equations

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Dong, Yingnan. Exploration of Additives for Improving Performance of High Voltage LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4/Graphite Cells (Applied)

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Duan, Jingyi. The Antecedents and Consequences of Consumption-Related Posting Behavior on Social Media

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Dzaugis, Mary Elizabeth. Water Radiolysis and Chemical Production Rates Near Solid-Water Boundaries

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Egan, Justine N.. Prescriptions of Intergroup Conflict: The Role of Implicit and Explicit Associations of Violence

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Eid, Aseel. Epigenetic Pathways Involved in Response to Lead (PB) Exposure in the Aging Brain: Relevance to Alzheimer's Disease

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Faust, Kyle Aaron. Applying the Transtheoretical Model to Problematic Digital Game Use

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Feltane, Amal. Time-Frequency Based Methods for Non-Stationary Signal Analysis with Application To EEG Signals

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Flinders, Ashton F.. A Multidisciplinary Study on the Crustal Nature of Volcanic Conduits and Magma Reservoirs

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Gaibor, Nikita. Technical and Management Aspects and Socio-Cultural Perceptions of Sea Turtle Bycatch in Ecuador

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García-Ramírez, Grisel M.. Victim, Perpetrator and Bystander Perspectives: Vatiations in Language Usage, Empathy and Violence Sensitivity

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Gauch, Erin. Experimental and Computational Study of the Response of Composite Structures to Extreme Loading

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Greene, Rebekah C.. Exquisite Clutter: Material Culture and the Scottish Reinvention of the Adventure Narrative