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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Peters, Jason. THE SENTINELLE AFFAIR: A STUDY IN MULTILINGUAL LANGUAGE PRACTICES

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Phelps, Aimeé DuVall. Reflections of Undergraduate Business Education Alumnae: Shifting Perspectives on Gender and Work

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Pingitore, Francine Rose Bianca. EXPLORING THE EXPERIENCES OF ADOLESCENTS PARTICIPATING IN INTERPERSONAL GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY

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Popolizio, Thea Ruth. INTEGRATING MOLECULAR AND TRADITIONAL SYSTEMATIC TECHNIQUES TO REDEFINE RED ALGAL (RHODOPHYTE) DIVERSITY IN THE BERMUDA ISLANDS

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Radaram, Bhasker. DESIGN, SYNTHESIS OF A NEW CLASS OF DISSYMMETRIC MACROCYCLES FOR CARCINOGENIC BENZO[a]PYRENE DETECTION

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Rafter, Jamie L.. PREDATORY BEHAVIOR AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE OF CHINESE MANTIDS TO TOXIC AND NON-TOXIC LEPIDOPTERAN PREY

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Reichl, Brandon G.. Surface Wave Impacts on Air-Sea Momentum Flux and Upper Ocean Turbulence Under Tropical Cyclones

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Reis, Jenna. THE SPECTRAL CONNECTION MATRIX FOR CLASSICAL REAL ORTHOGONAL POLYNOMIALS

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Saha, Amitesh. UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOR OF PARTICLE STABILIZED EMULSIONS AND TRANFORMATIONS IN COLLOIDAL SYSTEMS

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Salter, Deanna M.. EFFECTS OF PERFLUORINATED COMPOUNDS (PFCs) ON METABOLIC TISSUES AND THE BENEFITS OF CALORIC RESTRICTION

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Serio, Nicole Cook. Cyclodexrtrins as Hosts for the Array-Based Detection of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Complex Media

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Sewchuk, Dennis H. Jr.. The Stigma of Obesity: Examining the Relationship Between BMI and the Treatment of Pain in Surgery Patients

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Shimpi, Prajakta. Role of Nuclear Factor E2 Related Factor 2 (Nrf2) in Environmental Chemical Induced Steatosis and Adipogenesis

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Sirois, John Joseph. Iron-Catalyzed Arylation of Heterocycles and Transition-Metal Free C-N Bond Formation

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Steinhaus, Meghan. The Application of the Self Organizing Map to the Vehicle Routing Problem

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Sudhakaran, Pratheesh Omana. Three Essays on Shellfish Management in Rhode Island

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Suryadevara, Keerthi S.. Assessing Climate for Systems Improvement Initiatives in Healthcare

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Tegawa, Mihoko. THREE ESSAYS ON CO-MANAGEMENT IN A FISHERY

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Tran, Mai Linh. Cellulose synthesis in Physcomitrella patens: gene expression and mutational analysis

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Ufholz, Kelsey Elise. Multivariate Measurement of Multiple Health Behavior Change and Its Relation to Baseline Severity

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Vaughn, James Ian. Factor Graphs and Submap Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for Microbathymetry

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Villegas, David Lee. Predictors of Change in College Freshmen and Sophomore Cognitions of Alcohol Expectancies

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Wang, Huiqiang. AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF FOOD SAFETY AND PUBLIC HEALTH: MILK PASTEURIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES

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Washor, Kim Stack. BRIDGING THE SOFT-SKILL GAP FROM EDUCATION TO EMPLOYMENT THROUGH INTERNSHIPS

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Younes-Alhourani, Shima. MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF ENJOYMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO PARTICIPATION IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL

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Zavras, Brynheld Martinez. PERCEIVED LIFE SATISFACTION OF EXPATRIATE STUDENTS ATTENDING INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS

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Zeng, Yongbo. Attack-Resistant Digital Reputation and Privacy Assessment in Social Media

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Zhang, Man. Virtuality, Virtual Consumption, and the China Market

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Zhang, Shuwen. A Numerical Study of the Circulation, Ecology and Biogeochemistry on the Southern New England Shelf

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Almond, Amanda Lee. Taking Race Out of the Picture: Health Communication and Disease Prevention for Black Americans

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Amidon, Timothy R.. Firefighters’ Multimodal Literacy Practices

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Amoyal, Nicole. Moral Elevation and its Relation to the Altruistic Health Behavior of Becoming an Organ and Tissue Donor

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Arts, Jennifer. A Population-Based Nutrition Intervention in College Students

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Babbin, Steven Francis. Investigating the Mechanisms of Smoking Behavior Change With Statistical Mediation Analysis

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Balt, Christelle. Subestuarine Circulation and Dispersion in Narragansett Bay

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Banari, Amir. Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Multiphase Flows; Application to Wave Breaking and Sea Spray Generation

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Bloom, Elizabeth M.. Horizontal Violence Among Nurses: Experiences, Responses and Job Performance

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Brounce, Maryjo N.. A Geochemical Investigation of Oxygen Fugacity in the Marianas Subduction Factory

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Brown, Alexander IV. Novel Strategies for the Purification and Inhibition of Protein-Tyrosine Kinases

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Bueti, Michael R.. Impact of Tropical Cyclones on Ocean Heat Content and Transport

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Canino, Jonathan N.. APPLICATION OF POLYMER SYSTEMS TO THE DETECTION AND RETENTION OF EXPLOSIVES

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Caporaso, Alicia Lynn. A New Maritime Archaeological Landscape Formation Model: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

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Card, Christopher James. THE BOVINE SPERMATOZOAL TRANSCRIPTOME AND SIRE FERTILITY

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Carpenter, Lisa Ann. ENGAGING STUDENTS IN AUTHENTIC DISCUSSION IN THE SECONDARY ENGLISH CLASSROOM

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Caviness, Celeste. HISTORICALLY MARGINALIZED GROUPS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

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Chen, Hui. USING ACTIVATED CARBON TO ENHANCE THE VOCS AND HEAVY METALS REMOVAL OF A POROUS ASPHALT PAVEMENT SYSTEM

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Chen, Yi-Tzai. MOLECULAR INTERACTION IN CARBOXYLESTERASES-BASED CATALYSIS: ONTOGENIC EXPRESSION AND INDUCTION THROUGH A NOVEL ELEMENT

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Collier, Wiehrs Lewis. MODEL-BASED 3-D RECONSTRUCTION OF TRANSPARENT OBJECTS FROM A SINGLE IMAGE

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Connolly, Jennifer F.. A GROUNDED THEORY ANALYSIS OF SECLUSION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN SCHOOLS

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Covellone, Brian M.. INVESTIGATION INTO 3D EARTH STRUCTURE AND SOURCES USING FULL SEISMIC WAVEFORMS

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Delalue King Francis, Shontay. ASSUMED TO BE BLACK: A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF BEING ASCRIBED A RACIAL STATUS ON A PREDOMINATELY WHITE CAMPUS

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Frolov, Angela. REAL-TIME DATA DISTRIBUTION

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Furey, Jenlyn. EARLY VOCABULARY ASSESSMENT WITHIN A RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION FRAMEWORK

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Gablinske, Patricia Brady. A CASE STUDY OF STUDENT AND TEACHER RELATIONSHIPS AND THE EFFECT ON STUDENT LEARNING

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Gorelick, Susan Shim. THE EFFECT OF LAKE WATER QUALITY AND WIND TURBINES ON RHODE ISLAND PROPERTY SALES PRICE

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Gorraiz, Maggie L.. CHILDHOOD MALTREATMENT AND LATER ADULT FUNCTIONING: AN EXAMINATION OF THE ROLES OF PERSONAL RESILIENCY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS

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Guerra, Cheri A.. A STUDY OF HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS’ EXPERIENCES OF THE PHENOMENON OF EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP

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Guertin, Stephanie L.. A GENOMIC AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL STUDY OF PHOTORECEPTION IN THE EYELESS CNIDARIAN HYDRA VULGARIS

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Hammond, Samuel. THE EFFECT OF ADDITIONAL LANE LENGTH ON ROUNDABOUT DELAY

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Heeder, Nicholas J.. DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF TAILORED CARBONBASED MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMPOSITES

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Hernandez, Robert. SVM-BASED VOLITIONAL ARTIFICIAL LEG CONTROL VIA UBIQUITOUS SMALL AND LOW POWER ARCHITECTURES

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Hurley, Gavin Forrest. ARGUMENT, RHETORIC, AND TRANSCENDENCE: “THE ADHERENCE OF MINDS” WITHIN THE DISCOURSE OF SPIRITUALITY

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Insignares-Santos, Julie. MARKET MECHANISMS FOR VALUING PUBLIC GOODS

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Johnson-Thornton, Renee. STUDYING SCIENCE: STUDENTS GAINING ACCESS TO THE COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

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Kafle, Achyut. INCENTIVES, VALUES AND PROVISION OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND RESTORATION

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Kantak, Abhishek A.. CARBON-NITROGEN BOND FORMATION VIA TANDEM CARBON-HYDROGEN (C-H) AND NITROGEN-HYDROGEN (N-H) BOND FUNCTIONALIZATION

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Kaplan, Michael N.. A CONSTRUCTIVE SEMANTICS FOR REWRITING LOGIC

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Kasaraneni, Varun K.. FATE AND REMOVAL OF CONTAMINANTS IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT

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Katepalli, Hari. FORMATION AND STABILITY OF EMULSIONS: EFFECT OF SURFACTANT-PARTICLE INTERACTIONS AND PARTICLE SHAPE

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Kazin-Boyce, Marjorie. PORTRAITS OF NOVICE TEACHER LEARNING WITH MENTORS IN URBAN SCHOOLS

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Killian, Caroline Grace. PHYTOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE TRADITIONAL BOTANICAL MEDICINE IRESINE CELOSIA

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Kim, Huikwan. PREDICTION OF STRUCTURE BORNE NOISE RADIATION AND PROPAGATION FROM OFFSHORE IMPACT PILE DRIVING

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Knight, Brandon M.. PC BASED ELECTROLYTES WITH LIDFOB AS AN ALTERNATIVE SALT FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

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Lee, Jennifer C.. OPTING-IN ONLINE: PARTICIPANTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTION IN PUBLIC FORUM COMMUNITIES

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Liberty, Joshua W.. DEVELOPING A TEST FOR RANDOM NUMBER GENERATORS USING A SIMULATION OF THE HIERARCHICAL POTTS DIAMOND MODEL AT THE CRITICAL POINT

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Liu, Tingting. THREE ESSAYS ON THE ECONOMICS OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND LAND USE CHANGE

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Mabe, Monica. VALIDATION OF A SOCIAL SKILLS CONSTRUCT USING MULTITRAIT MULTIMETHOD AND GENERALIZABILITY APPROACHES

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Ma, Hang. PHYTOCHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF GALLOTANNINS FROM RED MAPLE (ACER RUBRUM) SPECIES

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Malekar, Swapnil A.. LIPOSOMES FOR THE CONTROLLED DELIVERY OF MULTIPLE DRUGS

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Martin, Scott D.. RISK, PROMOTIVE, AND PROTECTIVE INFLUENCES ON ADOLESCENT ALCOHOL USE MILESTONES

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Masse, Roger J.. AMERICAN WOODCOCK ECOLOGY AND BIRD CONSERVATION IN RELATION TO FOREST MANAGEMENT

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McFarland, Malcolm Neil. IMPACT OF PHYTOPLANKTON COMMUNITY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION ON MARINE PARTICULATE OPTICAL PROPERTIES

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McGee, Heather Ann. DEVELOPING A TYPOLOGY OF STRESS REACTION PATTERNS AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)

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McNally, Catherine Grace. VALUES AND SERVICES OF A PROTECTED RIVERINE ESTUARY IN EAST AFRICA: THE WAMI RIVER AND SAADANI NATIONAL PARK

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Mendes, Sebastian B.. ELASTIC BENDING MOMENT AND SHEAR FORCE LIMIT STATES OF STEEL BRIDGE PLATE GIRDERS CONSIDERING FATIGUE CRACK GROWTH

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Misto, Kara. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAMILIES’ PERCEPTIONS AND NURSES’ PERCEPTIONS OF FAMILY NURSING PRACTICE

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Morales-Velez, Alesandra Cristina. EVALUATION OF FIELD BASED LIQUEFACTION APPROACHES FOR CALCAREOUS SANDS USING SHEAR WAVE VELOCITY

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Moster, Aviva N.. REGISTERED PEDOPHILES' THOUGHTS ON THE EFFICACY, JUSTIFICATION, AND PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACT OF SORNA (SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND NOTIFICATION ACT) AND THEIR SENSITIVITY TO SEXUAL AND NON-SEXUAL VIOLENCE

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Nash, Jessica T.. THE GREEN EATING PROJECT: WEB-BASED INTERVENTION TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS EATING BEHAVIORS

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Nie, Mengyun. ANODE SOLID ELECTROLYTE INTERPHASE (SEI) OF LITHIUM ION BATTERY CHARACTERIZED BY MICROSCOPY AND SPECTROSCOPY

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Nugent, James. DATA ALTERATION ATTACKS IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS: DETECTION AND ATTRIBUTION

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Octeau, J. Christopher. COMPARTMENTALIZED D2-DOPAMINE RECEPTORS: ROLES IN SIGNALING & POTENTIAL MECHANISM OF ANTIPSYCHOTIC DRUG ACTION

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Oh, Donghood. AMPHIPHILIC CYCLIC CELL-PENETRATING PEPTIDES AS DRUG DELIVERY VEHICLES AND ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDES

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Okwelum, Edson Ogochukwu. THREE ESSAYS ON THE INCENTIVE STRUCTURE OF ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

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Phifer, Caitlin R.. THE CYCLE INTERSECTION MATRIX AND APPLICATIONS TO PLANAR GRAPHS AND DATA ANALYSIS FOR POSTSECONDARY MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

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Pohl, Kari Ann. BLACK CARBON CONCENTRATIONS, SOURCES, AND FLUXES IN THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC OCEAN

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Pornsing, Choosak. A PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION FOR THE VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM

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Precourt, Elana. INSTITUTIONAL TRADING OF SHARES OF DISTRESSED FIRMS AND ACQUISITION OF DISTRESSED FIRMS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO INDEPENDENT REORGANIZATION

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Ramsdell, Paige Evelyn. THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: DO TRANSITION PLANNING AND CLIMATE PERCEPTION RELATE TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS?

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Rege, Saumitra Vijay. EVALUATING THE ROLE OF HYPOGLYCEMIA & COMORBID ILLNESS ON DIABETES MANAGEMENT BEHAVIORS