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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Abood, Alla. Saudi Arabian Fashion E-Shopping: Effects of Social Media, Perceived Risks and Innovation Attributes

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Abramski, Katherine E.. A NETWORK BASED ANALYSIS OF THE INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE CRISIS USING GERGMS

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Ackermann, Kay Christian. SELF-SENSING CONCRETE FOR STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING OF SMART INFRASTRUCTURES

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Aldrich, Sarah. Finding the Words: The Impact of VOCA on Language Acquisition

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AlNaser, Naser Yusuf. MODELING THE MORPHOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF STABILIZED DUNE SYSTEM DURING EXTREME STORM EVENTS

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Alvanas, Elizabeth Ann. A LINE ARRAY OF DIRECTIONAL HYDROPHONES FOR IMPROVED DETECTION OF EMERGENCY LOCATOR BEACONS

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Al Zowelei, Mosa. INSTRUMENTATION OF MEASURING CELLULAR CAPACITANCE VIA SIGNAL PROCESSING TOOL

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Armbrecht, Frederik. Three Dimensional Localization of Work Pieces in Assembly Lines with Radio Frequency Identification

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Armenti, Samantha M.. COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION WITH ENGLISH LEARNERS

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Aroke, Hilary A.. An Evaluation of Provider-Sharing Networks of Patients Using Prescription Opiods

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Baker, Nicole. Focusing on College Students' Instagram Use and Body Image

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Bellows, Martha. EXPLORATION OF CLASSIFYING SENTENCE BIAS IN NEWS ARTICLES WITH MACHINE LEARNING MODELS

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Black, Monica L.. Residual Strength of Composite Materials After Exposure to Blast Loading

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Borthakur, Debanjan. QUANTIFYING THE EFFECTS OF MOTOR TASKS ON CORTICOKINEMATIC COHERENCE IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE

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Boukarim, Jessie. CITY OF PROVIDENCE COMMUNITY READINESS FOR AN OBESITY PREVENTION INTERVENTION

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Boy, Sebastian. Performance-based Assessment of Bridge Preservation

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Brenner, Stephen J.. Early Successional Forest Birds and the Effects of Habitat Management in Different Landscapes

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Carter, Tayla M.. Are Feeding Practices of Family Child Care Home Providers Related to Child Fruit & Vegetable Intake?

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Cashman, Michaela A.. In-Situ Treatment of 1,4-Dioxane Under Column Scale Conditions

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Churchill, Erin D.. An Exploratory Analysis of the Student Connections Survey in Rhode Island

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Clark, Jack H.. PASSIVE OBJECT DETECTION VIA AN ARTIFICIAL LATERAL LINE AND A 2-D VISCOUS FLOW MODEL

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Cobbina, Rosina. EFFORT CONTROL IN THE ARTISANAL CANOE FISHERY OF GHANA: IMPLICATIONS AND LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS

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Connelly, Jillian. PRESCHOOL TEACHER CHARACTERISTICS: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CLASSROOM QUALITY

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Conti, Michael. The Equity And Inclusion Of Underrepresented Populations In AP Computer Science Principles

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Cruz, Jennifer. Oral Language and Narrative Abilities of Kindergarten Children

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Dahl, Kimberly. Correlating Speech and Voice Features of Transgender Women with Ratings of Femininity and Gender

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Danckert, Daniel C.. Effect of Stainless Steel and Titanium Corrosion on CFRP Structural Integrity

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Davis, Teressa. PARENT AND ADOLESCENT REPORTS OF RISKY BEHAVIOR AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH PARENTAL MONITORING IN BLACK SOUTHERN FAMILIES

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Demarest, Tyson. Positioning by Road Feature Correspondence

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DiCenzo, Miranda. Feminism and Fashion of the Twentieth Century: A Material Culture Study

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Dio, Kaitlin M.. A Statistical Analysis of Students’ Attitudes and Achievement in Introductory Statistics Courses

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Eden, Julian Alexander. Development of a condition-based deterioration model for bridges in Rhode Island

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Engome Tchupo, Dominique. Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCMs) In Communication

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Everett, Annabelle. Making the #Personal #Political: Twitter as a Rhetorical Tool for Activist Campaigning

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Forkus, Shannon. Moral Injury, Self-Compassion, and Mental Health

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Fouse, William P.. The Power of Narratives: A Cultural History of US Involvement in Axis-Occupied Yugoslavia

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Freitag, Patrick. Transient Thermal-hydraulic Simulation of a Small modular Reactor in RELAP 5

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Gartzman, Samuel. In-Situ Calibration of Underwater Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometer for Simple Dissolved Gases

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Gebregiorgis, Semhar Kessete. URI's NetFlow Traffic Logs' Behavioral Analysis and Monitoring Visualization Tool

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Gilbert, Christine. Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States

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Gilcrease, Sarah. THE EFFECT OF HUMIDIFICATION ON ARTIFICIALLY AGED TIN-WEIGHTED SILKS

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Gyllinsky, Joshua V.. Evolving Encoded Marking for Glove-Based Pose and Posture Recognition

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Haak, Annika Juliane. LIFE-CYCLE-COST EVALUATION OF BRIDGES WITH FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMERS (FRP)

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Hafner, Sabrina G.. Impact of a Policy, Systems, and Environmental Intervention of Low-Income 5th Grade Students' Self-Efficacy

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Hale, Wesley R.. The SMS Ostfriesland: A Warship at the Crossroads of Military Technology

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Hart, Roger. TERRESTRIAL PLANET SERPENTINIZATION IN MELANGE SETTINGS

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Hoffman, Melissa. Utilization of Probiotics to Manage Epizootic Shell Disease in American Lobsters, Homarus americanus

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Hurley, Leah Marie. Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors to Dietary Management of Parkinson’s Disease

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Iannitelli, Benjamin. MONTE CARLO SIMULATIONS OF THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL NEUTRON FLUX PROFILE INSIDE THE R.I.N.S.C. REACTOR

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Imam, Kamran. Personal Health Card: Use of QR Code to Access Medical Data

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Janigian, Greta. A stratigraphic and microfossil record of coseismic land-level changes and tsunami deposits from Old Harbor, Central Kodiak Island, Alaska

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Just, Michelle M.. The Old Rhode Island Farm: History, Memory, and Interpretation at Bristol's Coggeshall Farm Museum

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Knipp, Stefan. DIGITAL PHASE LOCK LOOP DESIGN FOR LINEARIZATION OF CHIRPED LASER

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Kunicki, Zachary J.. EXPLORING ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN ALCOHOL USE, STRESS, AND STUDENTS' ATTITUDE TOWARDS STATISTICS

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Kurtz, Kayla R.. DESIGNING WATER SYSTEMS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE: A CASE STUDY IN CUMAYASA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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Leonard, Timothy. Network Data Analysis of Word Graphs With Applications to Authorship Attribution

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Leso, Allison. Efficacy Measures of Tolfenamic Acid in a Tau Knock Out Model: Relevance to Alzheimer’s Disease

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Li, Na. SENTIMENT FEATURES FOR YELP NOT-RECOMMENDED ONLINE REVIEWS STUDY

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MacDonald Witkin, Taylor. Triggering a Diverse Seafood Diet: Exploring Perceptions of Sustainable Seafood Systems in New England

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Matarese, Aaron. Design, Modeling, and Implementation of an Environmental Control Chamber

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McAleer, Christopher James. Environmental Factors Affecting Methane Cycling in Narragansett Bay

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Meattey, Dustin E.. Annual Cycle Phenology and Winter Habitat Selection of White-Winged Scoters in Eastern North America

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Meyer, Ashley. The Impact of Body Composition on Physical Function Performance in Middle-Aged Women

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Miura, Ayako. EVALUATING THE EFFECTS OF ATTITUDES ON HEALTH-SEEKING BEHAVIOR AMONG A NETWORK OF PEOPLE WHO INJECT DRUGS

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Moran, Patrick J.. Contributions to Tsunami Detection by High Frequency Radar

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Mushkat, Zoe. Evaluating Barriers and Transtheoretical Model Constructs in Kidney Transplant Decision-Making

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Naquin, Megan. Examining Diet Quality and Sleep Duration in Overweight/Obese Adults in a Weight Loss Intervention

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Nichols, Jonathan. Detection and Discrimination of Natural and Synthetic Polysaccharides in a Solid-State Nanopore

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Nunes, John. UTILIZING A LIPID BILAYER-BASED SOLVENT TO ENHANCE BUTANOL PRODUCTION FROM A CONTINUOUS FERMENTATION OF CLOSTRIDIA PASTEURIANUM

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Nusrat, Farah. ANALYZING URBAN FLOOD DISASTERS IN EMERGING MEGACITIES USING EARTH OBSERVATIONS

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Oberhelman, Steven D.. Active Contours Implementation

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Ortiz, Jordan Angel. Corrosion of Different Materials Connected to Carbon Fiber

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Osei, Vida Samantha. Influence of Environmental Factors and Fishing Effort on Demersal Fish Species in Ghana

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Parker, Haley Wynne. Maternal Sociodemographic Characteristics and Prenatal Diet Quality

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Park, Jeong-Yong. Numerical and Experimental Study of Flapping Foils with Dynamic Wall Effect

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Patry, Emily. Predictors of Concomitant Use of Prescription Opiods and Benzodiazepines in Rhode Island

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Perkins, Matthew. Development and Modeling of a Biomimetic Punting Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

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Polta, Andrew T.. Disorderly House Keepers: Poor Women in Providence, Rhode Island, 1781-1832

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Ribeiro, Alyssa. The Effects of Child Literacy and Self-Control on School Readiness Based on Teacher Report

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Riley, Daniel. Food Insecurity and its Association with Testing

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Rudnickas, Donald William Jr.. Isopycnal mixing in the North Atlantic oxygen minimum zone revealed by RAFOS floats

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Ryan, Valerie. Modeling Dynamic Social Networks of Children in After-School Care Programs

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Schmidt, Laura. BEHAVIOR OF FRP PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES UNDER HUMAN INDUCED EXCITATION

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Schwertner, Niklas. DRIVING BEHAVIOR ENERGY CONSUMPTION ESTIMATION FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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Shaikh, Mahrukh. GEOCHEMISTRY OF HIGHLY ALKALINE WATERS OF THE COAST RANGE OPHIOLITE IN CALIFORNIA, USA

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Shea, Kelly J.. THE IMPACTS OF TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON PRIMARY GRADE STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF SCIENTISTS AND SCIENCE SELF-CONCEPT

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Simanto, Md. Hasan Shahriar. ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR FOR SUSTAINABLE TEAM PERFORMANCE

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Simas, Samuel. The Men That Sleep Built

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Small, Christopher J.. DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED HYDRODYNAMIC AND COASTAL RISK ASSESSMENT MODEL FOR CHARLESTOWN, RI

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Sperling, Richard. DESIGN OF A TENDON DRIVEN SOFT CONTINUUM ROBOTIC ARM USING PROPRIOCEPTIVE SENSORS

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Staud, Rolf. CARBON NANOTUBE INTERACTIONS WITH HUMAN CELLS UNDER SHEAR USING MICROFLUIDICS

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Suganda, Diky. THE IMPACT OF FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ON CORAL REEF FISH COMMUNITIES AND LIFE-HISTORY CHARACTERISTICS

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Sullivan, Joseph P.. Rheological Characterization of Fluids for Lithium Ion Batteries and Thermal Ablation of Tumors

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Sullivan, Ryan K.. ASSESSMENT OF CERAMIC WATER FILTERS AS A POINT-OF-USE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR TREAMENT OF MICROBILOGICAL, ORGANIC, AND INORGANIC CONTAMINANTS IN DRINKING WATER

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Sun, Caoxin. Bayesian Model Averaging of Space Time Car Models with Application to U.S. House Price Forecasting

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Tamayo, Michael. Automated High Frequency Oscillation Detection and Seizure Onset Zone Estimation Using TCRES

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Truesdale, Corinne L.. Fishery and Biological Characteristics of Jonah Crab (Cancer borealis) in Rhode Island Sound

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Tucker, Andrew. Robust Spectral Classification

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Underwood, Grace. Isolation and Identification of Probiotic Bacteria for the Management of Epizootic Shell Disease

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Vazquez, Maria. A Shade Above: An Analysis of Parasols in a University Collection