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

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

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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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Daly-Cano, Meada R.. REFINING THE EDINBURGH POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SCREENING: IS THERE A DISTINCT ROLE FOR ANXIETY?

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

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

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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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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 Daly, Adrienne. PRACTICING TRANSLINGUALISM: FACULTY CONCEPTIONS AND PRACTICES

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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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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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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

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Manke, Krysten. WELCOME TO THE CLUB: AN ARCHIVAL INQUIRY INTO THE DEWEY LABORATORY SCHOOL AS RHETORICAL EDUCATION

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Masrahi, Alaa. IDENTIFYING FACTORS OF SUCCESS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY GROWTH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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McBride Pinheiro, Beth. EXPLORING THE INCREDIBLE 5-POINT SCALE: IMPACT ON TARGET BEHAVIORS IN PRESCHOOL

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Murray, Alexandra N.. Measure Development and Validation of a Self-Efficacy Scale for Advance Care Planning

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Northup, Jane. Law Enforcement Officers' Perceptions of their Skill Development and Transfer of Learning Post-Training

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Ortega, Elsa. THE CHARACTERIZATION OF XANTHENE DYES ON A GLASS SUBSTRATE FROM DIFFERENT COATING TECHNIQUES

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Palazini, Angela. AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: A CASE STUDY OF FOUR STUDENTS AND THEIR COMMUNICATION TEAM

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Pallack, Robert J. Jr.. TOWARDS A UNIFIED MODELING LANGUAGE (UML) PROFILE TO ADDRESS DIGITAL FORENSIC EVIDENCE COMPLEXITIES

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Perrelli, Kristina M.. EXPLORING THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF BEING PREGNANT WHILE A COLLEGE STUDENT

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Pothupitiya, Jinal U.. ORGANOCATALYTIC RING-OPENING POLYMERIZATION OF CYCLIC LACTONES: DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CATALYSTS GUIDED BY MECHANISM

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Rathkey, Emma S.. CAN ASL-GLOSS BE USED AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL TO TEACH WRITTEN ENGLISH TO THE DEAF?

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Rettinger, Ryan Charles. EXAMINATION OF NON-IDEAL EXPLOSIVES

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Rose, Kenneth N.. DIETARY POLYPHENOLS AND THEIR GUT MICROBIOTA METABOLITES AS POTENTIAL TREATMENTS FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

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Shah, Nishan K.. OVERCOMING CONTEMPORARY OBSTACLES IN DRUG DELIVERY VIA ACETALATED DEXTRAN PARTICLE FORMULATIONS

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Small, Rachel. ATTITUDES TOWARDS COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION: AN ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS APPROACH

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Steffes, Juliana. AN EXPLORATORY INVESTIGATION INTO THE STRUCTURE OF EATING DISORDER DIAGNOSIS

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Tang, Qi. CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF METHYLATION AND GLYCATION DNA ADDUCTS

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Tapscott, Brian E.. Team Medical Decision Making: Available Research and Future Directions

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Torrico Guzman, Elisa A.. DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOMATERIALS FOR PULMONARY DRUG DELIVERY APPLICATIONS

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Treadaway, Victoria Ann. Behavior and Transport of Organic Acids in the Troposphere using Observational Data and Models

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Turchetta, Louis William. SELF-MONITORING HEART RATE BIOFEEDBACK: A SECONDARY PREVENTION STRATEGY FOR MANAGING ANXIETY IN COLLEGE STUDENTS

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Van Beaver, Sarah. Global Dynamics of Some Discrete Dynamical Systems in Mathematical Biology

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Walker, Clarissa J.. “THERE IS NO RACISM IN CUBA”: A FIELD STUDY OF THE “POST-RACE” RHETORIC OF MODERN CUBA

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Wang, Zhao. Essays on Corporate Disclosure, Governance, and Capital Markets

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Watts, Kara. CHARMED MODERNISMS: FANTASIES OF SOCIALITY AND DIFFERENCE IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE

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Weir, Michael Joseph. Health Information Campaigns and Genetically Modified Food Labels in the Seafood Market

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Zambrotta, Nicholas. COULD STATED POLITICAL AFFILIATION INFLUENCE A CANDIDATE'S PERCEIVED APPROPRIATENESS TO ATTEND GRADUATE SCHOOL? AN AUDIT STUDY

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Abtahi, Mohammadreza. BRAIN-BODY SENSORY FUSION: MERGING FNIRS/EEG NEUROIMAGING AND FULL-BODY MOTION CAPTURE

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Almohammadi, Iman Aly. DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE ARABIC VERSIONS OF THE TRANSTHEORETICAL MODEL SCALES FOR EXERCISE

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Aroke, Hilary A.. Economic Burden and Mortality Associated With Prescription Opioid Use

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Auclair, Adam Michael. MECHANISMS OF INDIVIDUAL VARIATION IN GLUCURONIDATION, SULFONATION, AND AMIDATION: BISPHENOL A AND BILE ACIDS

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Balestracci, Kate. EFFECT OF A TECHNOLOGY-INTEGRATED, NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM ON LOW-INCOME YOUTHS’ DIETARY INTAKE

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Balliro, Matthew J.. THE NEW SINCERITY IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

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Bandara, Nuwan Dhananjaya. Profiling and Modification of Silicon Nitride Based Planar Substrates and Nanopores

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Bannin, Timothy J.. H-Bonding Catalyst Systems for the Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters and Carbonates

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Battles, Andrew Clark. The Effects of Urbanization on Performance, Habitat Selection, and Persistence of Anolis Lizards

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Beatty, Jacqueline Ann. Exploring the Role of a Novel Device in Weight Loss Outcomes and Behaviors

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Benson, Nancy A.. Understanding Reading Sponsorship Through Analysis of First-Year Composition Students’ Literacy Narratives

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Beran, Kristine. VALUE CHAIN IMPROVEMENTS IN SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES: CASE STUDIES FROM WEST AFRICA

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Bertrand, Elliott J.. Global Dynamics of Some Competitive and Cooperative Discrete Dynamical Systems

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Bin Muhsinah, Abdullatif. Phytochemical Investigation of a Native North American Species, “Acer saccarinum” and an Endemic Saudi Arabian Species, “Euphorbia saudiarabica

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Bitgood, Christopher. The Ninth Grade Experience: Examining the Role of Student Voice in the School Reform Process

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Blair, James. ESSAYS ON PARTICIPATORY PRICING, BRANDING, AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

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Brecke, Anna J.. Widening the Sphere: Mid-to-Late Victorian Popular Fiction, Gender Representation, and Canonicity

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Brent, Sarah Elizabeth. Diffusion of Ultra-Cold Neutrons in Randomly Rough Channels

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Briggette, Lindy E.. Demonstrating Feminist Metic Intelligence Through the Embodied Rhetorical Practices of Julia Child

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Brown, Zachary Lee. DEVELOPMENT OF CARBONATE ELECTROLYTES FOR LITHIUM METAL ELECTRODES

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Campbell, Anthony Daniel. MONITORING SALT MARSH CONDITION AND CHANGE WITH SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING

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Casey, Alanna. Climate Change and Coastal Cultural Heritage: Insights from Three National Parks

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Chejanovski, Zachary. IMPACTS OF URBANIZATION AND INVASIVE SPECIES ON FORAGING BEHAVIOR AND BODY SIZE IN ANOLIS SAGREI

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Clemons, Rachel Lee Ficke. Agents of Change: Youth Development & Social Justice Activism

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Cobbina, Enoch. In Vitro Drug Metabolism and Population Pharmacokinetics as Tools for Elucidating Pharmacokinetic Variability

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Cole, Daphne J.. THE IMPACT OF THE 2014-2016 EBOLA EPIDEMIC ON SIERRA LEONEAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES

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Colizza, Kevin. Metabolism and Gas Phase Reactions of Peroxide Explosives Using Atmospheric Pressure Ionization Mass Spectrometry

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Conti, Joseph Jake. CHARACTERIZING THE FUNCTIONAL ROLE AND REGULATED ASSEMBLY OF PROTEIN POLYMERS MIND AND FTSA DURING ESCHERICHIA COLI CELL DIVISION

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Dalky, Alaa. EVALUATING USABILITY OF AN ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SMARTPHRASE: TRIAGE NURSES USE AND PERCEPTIONS

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Datta, Partha. Organocatalytic Pathway to the Creation of Polymeric Materials with Some Mechanistic Investigations

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Decerbo, Clara. RESILIENT RESPONSE IN AN AGE OF CHANGE: EMERGENCY RESPONSE ORGANIZATIONS’ RESILIENCE IN TIMES OF DISASTER

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DiScenza, Dana J.. CYCLODEXTRIN-PROMOTED DETECTION SYSTEMS FOR BIOLOGICAL MATRICES AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

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Donovan, Kellye A.. An Evaluation of Atypical Antipsychotic Use, Costs and Effectiveness in the Pediatric Population

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Eng, Sereikhuoch. THE VISUAL THESIS: THE EFFECTS OF INFORMATION PRESENTATION FORMAT AND SCREEN SIZE ON CONSUMER DECISION OUTCOMES

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Estabrooks, Chad. Identifications in Escape Regions of the Parameter Space of Cubic Polynomials

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Faghihzadeh, Fatemeh. Kinetic, Metabolic and Macromolecular Response of Bacteria to Antimicrobial Agents

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Fallatah, Othman Abdulrahman. Assessing Groundwater Quantity and Quality Variations in Arid Regions Due to Climate Changes and Anthropogenic Factors: Case Study Saudi Arabia

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Fastnacht, Kurt. THE DEVELOPMENT AND MECHANISTIC STUDY OF DUAL H-BONDING ORGANIC CATALYSTS FOR THE ROP OF CYCLIC ESTERS

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Fede, Jacquelyn Heyward. Sin Papeles y Licencia: Access to Drivers’ Licenses and Participation in Early Care and Education

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Flowers, Brian Adrian. Virtual Environments for the Induction of Action

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Gao, Bin. IMPROVED METHODS FOR MEASURING CHARACTERISTIC FUNCTIONS OF UNDERWATER TRANSDUCERS

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Ghanekar, Alok. PHOTONIC METAMATERIALS: SPECTRAL CONTROL AND MODULATION OF NANOSCALE THERMAL RADIATIVE TRANSPORT

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Goldberg, Edward. COMPASSION: CAN SERVICE LEARNING MAKE A DIFFERENCE, AND IF SO, HOW?

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Gu, Lucy Ling. Varying Social Media and Involvement to Determine Recruitment Effectiveness in Adolescent Populations

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Hasan, Mohammad Alfi. UNDERSTANDING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE HYDRO-CLIMATIC EXTREMES AND DIARRHEAL DISEASES OVER BENGAL DELTA: THE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT OF PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

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Heath, Jeffrey A.. Developing a New Perspective: Using Narrative Inquiry and Visual Methods to Explore Hegemonic Masculinity in Physical Education