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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Abreu, Alyssa. MATERNAL BLOOD PRESSURE IN RELATION TO LOW BIRTH WEIGHT AND THE EFFECT OF A NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT

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Ahern, Kelly. MY SELFIE-IMAGE: AN ARTIST’S MULTIMEDIA PERSPECTIVE TO SELF-DISCOVERY

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Alich, Alena M.. MODELING, SIMULATION AND INVESTIGATION OF INFLATABLE DROP-STITCH PANELS WITH FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS

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Asgari, Kian M.. DEVELOPMENT OF AN RFID-ENABLED SERIAL KANBAN PRODUCTION SYSTEM WITH REAL TIME ORDER SCHEDULING

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Bartels, Rachel L.. FROM BREAST PUMP TO BEST PUMP: A HUMAN-CENTERED EVALUATION

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Beatty, Kristen. DEVELOPING STUDENT VOICE THROUGH TWITTER: USING MEDIA LITERACY EDUCATION TO INSPIRE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

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Bedoyan, Janette Nazeli. ROLE OF CRITICAL NUTRITION LITERACY IN MAKING INFORMED DECISIONS ABOUT DIETARY BEHAVIOR

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Berlinsky, Taylor Benson. PILOT TESTING A NUTRITION AND MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING CURRICULUM FOR NURSING STUDENTS

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Bernardo, Nicholas D.. QUANTIFICATION OF VOTING ERROR: THE 2018 RHODE ISLAND MIDTERMS

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Bopp, Tobias. ANALYZING THE CORRELATIONS AMONG DRIVER DISTRACTIONS AND THE PROBABILITY OF AN ACCIDENT

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Carlin, John P.. CHARACTERIZATION OF THE IN-PLANE AND CROSS-PLANE THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF POLYMER NANOFIBER THIN FILM UTILIZING THE 3-OMEGA METHOD

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Chalut, Bailey. ANTHELMINTIC EFFICACY OF PELLETED CRANBERRY VINE AGAINST GASTROINTESTINAL NEMATODES OF SHEEP

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Chen, Xiaotian. UGV DIRECTION CONTROL BY HUMAN ARM GESTURE RECOGNITION VIA DETERMINISTIC LEARNING

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Creighton, Tyler. SYSTEM MODELING OF A LITHIUM-ION BATTERY

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Cromwell, Benjamin B.. IDENTIFICATION OF 15 PHTHALATE ESTERS IN COMMERCIAL CHEESE POWDER VIA CYCLODEXTRIN-PROMOTED FLUORESCENCE DETECTION

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Crowe, Patrick. WHEN THE ALTERNATIVE BECOMES HEGEMONIC: A TEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

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Cutshaw, Larynn. ASSESSING CONSUMER PREFERENCES FOR SUSTAINABILITY, EQUITY, AND WELFARE IN THE AQUARIUM TRADE

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De Pace, Lisa Marie. Frazil ice growth and ice production during katabatic wind events in Ross Sea polynyas, Antarctica

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Descoteaux, Andrew. BUDGET IMPACT ANALYSIS OF NOVEL ABUSE DETERRENT OPIOID FORMULATIONS IN A POPULATION OF CHRONIC OPIOID USE

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Desilets, Alexander. DEVELOPMENT OF AN EFFICIENT VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING AIRCRAFT

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Dixon-Anderson, Erik R.. POLYETHYLENE PASSIVE SAMPLER METHOD DEVELOPMENT FOR FLUOROTELOMER ALCOHOLS AND OTHER NEUTRAL PERFLUORINATED ALKYL SUBSTANCES

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Duwe, Lukas. ALL-SOLID LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES FOR HIGH SAFETY AND STABILITY

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Evron, Lauren. Yoga, Mindfulness and Interpersonal Relationship

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Feldman, Leah. COASTAL ZONE ACCESS AND THE PELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SAIL NEWPORT PROGRAM: EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION OUTCOMES IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

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Fenn, Natalie. CIVIC ENGAGEMENT’S ROLE IN WELL-BEING: EXAMINING A MEDIATIONAL MODEL ACROSS TWO SAMPLES

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Ferrazzoli, Milo. EXPERIMENTAL CHARACTERIZATION AND SCALE MODELING OF A VERTICAL AXIS WIND TURBINE

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Fine, Jaime. IMPACT OF FABRIC PARAMETERS ON THE TEXTILE DIELECTRIC LAYER OF A CAPACITIVE PRESSURE SENSOR

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Flanagan, Evan. TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP THEORY AND THE CHARACTERISTICS OF HOLISTIC COACHING IN SPORTS

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Gardiner, Christine. EVALUATION OF A NOVEL PASSIVE SAMPLER FOR POLY- AND PERFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES IN AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTS

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Hadjeres, Hichem. CHLORINE DISINFECTION BYPRODUCT MANAGEMENT IN RHODE ISLAND SOURCE WATERS USING LED-BASED UV-C DISINFECTION

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Haupt, Sara Jane. MITIGATION OF CHLORINATED SOLVENT GROUNDWATER PLUMES WITH COLLOIDAL ACTIVATED CARBON

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Hayes, Reilly F.. DYNAMICS OF THE LATE TRIASSIC ADAMANIAN-REVUELTIAN EXTINCTION, PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK, AZ

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Holland, Sara. FINDING COMMON GROUND; INDIVIDUAL TRAIT DIFFERENCES AND THE PERSUASIVE EFFECTS OF MORAL FRAMING

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Houghton, James. ESTIMATION OF VOTER ARRIVAL RATES USING ELECTRONIC POLL BOOK TRANSACTION LOGS

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Huang, Yuyao. SMALL FOOD STORES ASSESSMENT IN LOW INCOME LOW ACCESS COMMUNITIES IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

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Hughes, Samuel. COCULTURE OF PROBIOTIC BACTERIA IN ALGAL FEEDSTOCKS FOR DISEASE MANAGEMENT IN BIVALVE HATCHERIES

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Ivone, Ryan. DEVELOPMENT OF PEDIATRIC ANTI-HIV FORMULATIONS WITH IMPROVED DISSOLUTION CHARACTERISTICS

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Jones, Tim. QUANTIFYING THE IMPACT OF TRAFFIC ON ELECTRIC VEHICLE EFFICIENCY

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Lapera, Michael. CREEP DEFORMATION MECHANISMS IN CARBIDE PRECIPITATE STRENGTHENED NICKEL-BASED SUPERALLOYS AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES

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LeBlanc, James M.. RESPONSE OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS TO DYNAMIC AND LOW TEMPERATURE ENVIRONMENTS

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Lee, Tingfang. SKELLAM PROCESS MODELING FOR FINANCIAL HIGH-FREQUENCY DATA

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Lubetkin, Megan. INVESTIGATING LAVA BALLOON FORMATION: NEW EXPLORATION OF THE 1993 SUBMARINE VENT SITE AT SOCORRO ISLAND, MEXICO

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Mandojana-Ducot, Crassandra. THE IMPACT OF SEXUAL HEALTH CURRICULA ON COLLEGE STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS TRANSGENDER PEOPLE

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McQueen, Anthony. MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION OF COMPOSITES FOR A VERTICAL WIND TUBRINE

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Meadows, Maxwell C.. OCCURRENCE AND FORMATION OF N-DBPS IN RHODE ISLAND DRINKING WATERS

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Medley, Grace Elizabeth. DREDGING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFIT: MODELS OF CIRCULATION AND FLUSHING DYNAMICS IN THE PROVIDENCE RIVER ESTUARY

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Morgera, Caterina Marie. EVALUATION OF A POLICY, SYSTEM, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOOL-BASED FRUIT AND VEGETABLE INTERVENTION

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Muir, Lillian. PLATFORM FOR HADAL AUTONOMY AND GENERAL EXPERIMENTATION (PHAGE)

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Nickles, Katie R.. ONTOGENY OF THE LATERAL LINE AND VISUAL SYSTEMS OF A CARIBBEAN REEF GOBY, ELACATINUS LORI

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Oakley, Ryan. THE EFFECTS OF CONTRAST WITH COMPRESSION THERAPY ON MUSCLE RECOVERY POST EXERCISE

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Ogram Buckley, Caitlin. KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING HEALTH FACTORS AND COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE: DEVELOPMENT AND EXPERT VALIDATION OF A PERCEPTIONS QUESTIONNAIRE

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Pereira, Sabrina. PLASTIC PERCEPTIONS: SURVEYING PUBLIC OPINION OF PLASTIC POLLUTION IN RHODE ISLAND

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Pitassi, Angela Marie. EXPLORACIÓN DE LAS ESTRATEGIAS DISCURSIVAS EN LA NEGOCIACIÓN IDENTITARIA EN LA RADIO ÉTNICA 100.3 FM, PROVIDENCE, RI, EE.UU.

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Pomerantz, Hayley E.. CHILDHOOD EMOTIONAL MALTREATMENT AND ANXIETY: THE EFFECT OF ENGAGING IN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

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Rahman, Muhammad Enayetur. DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF A PROGRAMMABLE NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION ANTENNA ON SOFT MATERIALS

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Reinker, Jeffrey. ENERGY EFFICIENT STREETLIGHT CONVERSION: INTEGRATING LEDS AND INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

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Risi, Megan. RISK TAKING AS AN OUTCOME OF AN ALCOHOL HARM REDUCTION TRIAL

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Rocchio, Joseph. SURFACTANT ENHANCED BIOREMEDIATION OF OIL BY ALCANIVORAX BORKUMENSIS USING FOOD GRADE AMPHIPHILES

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Rondeau, Jared. Deep Learning of Human Apparent Age for the Detection of Sexually Exploitative Imagery of Children

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Rubstello, Katie. THE SOCIAL ACCEPTABILITY OF SHELLFISH AQUACULTURE IN WASHINGTON

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Russo, Victoria Elizabeth. CORRELATIONS OF THE FEAR OF MISSING OUT & INTERPERSONAL STRESS WITH FEMALE COLLEGE STUDENTS’ SLEEP

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Salazar, Christopher J.. DYNAMIC INSTABILITY OF COMPOSITE CYLINDERS IN UNDERWATER CONFINING ENVIRONMENTS

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Schick, Melissa R.. The Moderating Role of Positive Affect in Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Alcohol Use

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Schwarz, Thomas. DESIGN OF A MODULAR SOFT CONTINUUM ROBOTIC ARM

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Scudere, Anthony. ASSESSING THE FEASIBILITY OF INTERGRATING AN INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND DVL INTO AN A-SIZED AUV

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Sieczkowski, Rachel. TRAINING PEER TUTORS: AN EVALUATION OF BEST PRACTICES IN SPEAKING CENTERS

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Sipolski, Steven J.. MINIMIZING BEE BYCATCH IN JAPANESE BEETLE TRAPS

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Smith, Elizabeth. A PILOT QUALITATIVE EVALUATION: YOUTH PERCEPTION ON PLASTIC STRAWS BEFORE AND AFTER EDUCATION INTERVENTION

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Smith, Michael P.. MECHANICAL RESPONSE OF POLYMER-FABRIC SKIN MATERIALS USED IN INFLATABLE DROP-STITCH STRUCTURES

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Snyder, Wendy. EFFECTS OF INCORPORATING INERTIAL MEASUREMENTS ON THE LOCALIZATION ACCURACY OF THE SEAGLIDER AUV

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Stephens, Christina. THE ROLE OF ETHNIC/RACIAL CLASSROOM DYNAMICS IN THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT

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Stranieri, Andrew. SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF WHEY PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTATION IN TEENAGE ATHLETES

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Sweeney, Benjamin R.. DESIGNING PORT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SEA LEVEL CHANGE: A SURVEY OF U.S. ENGINEERS

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Sylaj, Adelina. CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION BARRIERS IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION IN PAKISTAN

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Takyi, Evelyn. POPULATION GENETIC STRUCTURE OF SARDINELLA AURITA AND SARDINELLA MADURENSIS IN THE EASTERN CENTRAL ATLANTIC REGION (CECAF) IN WEST AFRICA

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Tanzer, Joshua Ray. MEANS, GENES, AND MEANINGS: SCIENTIFIC UNDERPINNINGS FOR PERSONAL GROWTH AND LASTING HAPPINESS

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Tatoian, Robert P.. HAPTIC FEEDBACK IN A VIRTUAL REALITY EXERCISE GAME: DESIGN OF A STUDY AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A SYSTEM

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Thomas, Emma Jane. ALONG-STREAM AND TEMPORAL VARIABILITY IN THE WEST GREENLAND CURRENT SYSTEM

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Touhey, Eva. THE INFLUENCE OF PLASTIC BAG BANS ON PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIORS IN RHODE ISLAND COASTAL COMMUNITIES

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Villa, Priscilla. THE EFFECTS OF CONCUSSION ON MOTOR NEURON REFLEX EXCITABILITY

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Wang, Hao. AN INTELLIGENT DESIGN EXPLORER FOR NEW VIOLIN SHAPES

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Welandawe, Manushi K.V.. A MIXED-EFFECTS REGRESSION MODEL WITH APPLICATION TO LONGITUDINAL MISSING AT RANDOM MICROBIOME DATA

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Wilde, Taris Frederic. THE IMPACT OF ROAD TYPES ON THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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Wilson, Margaret M.. BIOFILM ADHESION ON THE SULFIDE MINERAL BORNITE & IMPLICATIONS FOR ASTROBIOLOGY

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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Akuoko, Ivy. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN COASTAL GHANA

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

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Alghaith, Ghadah. EXPRESSION AND ACTIVITY OF CYP2C8 AND 2C9 IN DIABETES MELLITUS AND NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE

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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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Basnyat, Bonita S.. AN EXAMINATION OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SCHOOL CLIMATE, STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN RHODE ISLAND HIGH SCHOOLS

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Beasley, Elizabeth. GRUNGEWAVE: THE AUTHENTICITY OF NEO-TRIBES

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