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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Wallace, Thomas Kinser. ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION OF MEDICALLY IMPORTANT HARD TICKS AND ASSOCIATED IXODES-BORNE PATHOGENS IN RHODE ISLAND

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Wang, Shuang. VARIABLE SELECTION AND ESTIMATION IN BAYESIAN CAUSAL MEDIATION ANALYSIS

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Whaling, Isabel C.. EVOLUTION OF COASTAL BARRIER SYSTEMS IN SOUTHWESTERN RHODE ISLAND IN RESPONSE TO STORMS AND ANTHROPOGENIC FORCING

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Yanishevsky, Tatyana. CARBON FILTER EFFICIENCY IN REMOVING PFAS FROM DRINKING WATER IN BARNSTABLE, MA

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Yonchak, Alexander. DEVELOPMENT OF TARGETED DRUG COMBINATIONS BLOCKING MULTI-DRIVER ONCOGENESIS

Young, Jordan E.. POSITIVE FEEDING PRACTICES, TOTAL FRUIT INTAKE, TOTAL VEGETABLE INTAKE, AND OVERALL DIET QUALITY IN CHILDREN OF ETHNICALLY AND RACIALLY DIVERSE FAMILIES

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Zhang, Ke. CALDICELLULOSIRUPTOR BESCII GENOME-SCALE METABOLIC MODEL SERVES AS A PLATFORM TO REVEAL THE STRATEGIES TO INCREASE ETHANOL AND 2,3-BUTANEDIOL PRODUCTION

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Zhang, Ke. POWER AND SAMPLE SIZE CALCULATIONS FOR EVALUATING SPILLOVER EFFECTS IN NETWORKS WITH NON-RANDOMIZED INTERVENTIONS

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Ameral, Natalie. ASSESSING HORSESHOE CRAB (LIMULUS POLYPHEMUS) POPULATION STRUCTURE WITHIN SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND

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Baez, Daniel. CHANGES IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND QUALITY-OF-LIFE FOLLOWING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS IN SMOKERS WITH AND WITHOUT COPD

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Bailey, Paige. HOME GROWN: AN EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF HOME-METHODS OF MOLD REMOVAL ON TEXTILE SUBSTRATES

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Bell, Katherine Elizabeth. Seasonal hypoxia impacts nutrient fluxes and microbial communities in Narragansett Bay sediments

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Beshara-Flynn, Kevin. Trade-offs among signal correlation, SNR, and number of snapshots for direction of arrival estimation using sparse arrays

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Bottenus, Tyson. Equity Impacts of Offshore Wind

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Bouchard, Kelly Lynn. MATERNAL EXPERIENCES OF DISCUSSING COMPLEMENTARY FEEDING IN PRIMARY CARE

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Bruckner, Mark. Proof of Concept Prototype for a Phased Array Radar with In-Sensor Neural Network Preprocessing

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Buglio, Matthew S.. MECHANICAL RESPONSE OF CONSTITUENT MATERIALS USED IN PLAIN WEAVE NYLON REINFORCED INFLATABLE DROP STITCH STRUCTURES

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Burke, Noah Alexander. WIRELESS TEMPERATURE SENSING USING TRANSIENT SINTERING BEHAVIOR OF GLASS CERAMICS

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Cao, Wenqiu. Estimating Optimal Treatment Regimes using Pairwise Comparison

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Carney, Sarah. The Home Literacy Environment's Effect on Language and Literacy Outcomes in Monolingual and Bilingual First and Second Grade Students

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Carper, Mary. DIVING IN: LEARNING BEST PRACTICES FROM BELIZE’S MANAGED ACCESS PROGRAM FISHERIES POLICY

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Casteel, Isabella. SHEAR WAVE INVERSION USING FIBER-OPTIC DISTRIBUTED ACOUSTIC SENSING ON THE SEAFLOOR

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Ceres, Emma. CHILDHOOD MEDICAL TRAUMA AND ITS EFFECT ON EMERGING ADULT MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

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Chaloux, Nicholas P.. APPLYING NEW METHODS IN RAPID PROTOTYPING TO ADVANCE LOW-COST DEEP-SEA EXPLORATION

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Cirella, Stephen M. Jr.. EXAMINING EATING BEHAVIOR, BODY IMAGE, AND SOCIAL IDENTITY AMONGST NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETES

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Clark, Austin. AUTOMATED EXTRACTION OF FASTENERS USING DIGITAL TWIN ROBOTICS SOFTWARE AND DCNN VISION SYSTEM

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Conley, Elizabeth. ANGLER’S SENSE OF PLACE AS AN INDICATOR FOR PERCEPTIONS OF VULNERABILITY AND LIFE SATISFACTION RELATIVE TO SHIFTING STOCK DISTRIBUTIONS

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Deeb, Sandra. Measuring and Modeling Turbulence Using Particle Image Velocimetry and Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics; Applications to External Flows

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Dunton, Katie Lynn. Differentiation of glutamatergic cortical neurons into transcriptionally defined subtypes during motor training

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Eastus, Caroline. FIVE YEAR CHANGES IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL IN SMOKERS WITH AND WITHOUT CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE

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Elkus, Jenny. Transnational Construction Site: Building American/Buying Chinese at the Panama Canal, 1885-1887

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Fateiger, Anna R.. A SPATIO-TEMPORAL ANALYSIS OF THE AMERICAN WOODCOCK

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Ferreira, Dylan. POPULATION MONITORING OF WHITE-TAILED DEER IN RHODE ISLAND

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Frink, Travis. ENHANCED DEEP TEMPLATE-BASED OBJECT INSTANCE DETECTION

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Gezer, Emir Cem. A Generic Guidance Navigation and Control Framework For Marine Vehicles

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Gilboa, Roy. DESIGN AND SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION OF A LOW-COST USV FOR COASTAL OBSERVATION

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Gjergji, Mikel. Graph Learning from code for Heterogeneous Device Mapping

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Graham, Kendra. SWIMMERS’ BICEPS AND TRICEPS BRACHII ACTIVATION AND ELBOW ANGLE IN SWIMMERS WITH AND WITHOUT SHOULDER PAIN

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Groetsch, Felix. Assessing the impact of subaerial vegetation to mitigate coastal erosion during extreme storms

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Haskell, Hannah. DO ENVIRONMENTALLY RELEVANT CONCENTRATIONS OF MICROPLASTICS POSE A THREAT TO THE EASTERN OYSTER, CRASSOSTREA VIRGINICA?

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Heer, Maximilian Jakob. Parallelized implementation of a Genetic Algorithm on a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) to provide heuristic solutions for the Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem (CVRP)

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Hill, Nicholas. Bioconcentration of PFAS from AFFF Environmental Exposure: Evidence of Precursor Bioaccumulation in Fathead Minnows

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Hiltz, Jessica Marie. EXPERT ELICITATION REGARDING EFFECTIVENESS OF RECENT NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION AGREEMENT

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Hunter, Justin C.. DEVELOPING A NOVEL SMALL-SCALE TEST TO PREDICT LARGE-SCALE EXPLOSIVITY

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Jacobs, Derek. PREDICTING PAIN PRESENCE IN ICU PATIENTS USING PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNALS

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Janoudi, Fidaa. Predicting Carbon Stocks in Tidal Marsh Soils

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Johnson, Casey L.. CONTROL OF VARROA DESTRUCTOR USING POWDERED SUGAR AND HEAT

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Johnson, Chloe Nicole. DISTRIBUTION OF WOOD TURTLE (GLYPTEMYS INSCULPTA) POPULATIONS IN RHODE ISLAND

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Kelly, Daniel. TREPROSTINIL IMPROVES HEPATIC CYTOCHROME P450 METABOLISM DURING RENAL ISCHEMIA REPERFUSION INJURY

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Kennedy, Rogan Daniel. INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF WEAVE GEOMETRY ON THE MECHANICAL RESPONSE OF WOVEN FABRICS

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Kenyon, Emily. A LONGITUDINAL ANALYSIS OF ADOLESCENT CANNABIS USE AND RELATED PEER FACTORS OVER 12 MONTHS

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Kiefer, Reina. FROM CHILDHOOD ABUSE TO SEXUAL ASSAULT: ALEXITHYMIA AND RISK PERCEPTION AS SERIAL MEDIATORS

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Lachance, Alex. Using Centered Kernel Alignment for Understanding and Pruning Neural Networks

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Lamy, Eric. PREDICTORS OF EPI PROCOLON UTILIZATION

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Lee, Zachary A.. THE EFFECTS OF AUDITORY PREDATION RISK CUES ON CATERPILLAR GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, AND FITNESS

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Leger, Matthew A.. PERFORMANCE OF CURVED ALUMINUM STRUCTURES SUBJECTED TO UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS

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Leone, Alexa. PREDICTING MORPHODYNAMIC LONG-TERM CHANGES ALONG THE SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND SHORELINE IN THE NEXT DECADES

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Lyons, Kaitlyn. EXAMINING THE EFFECT OF MUSCLE ASYMMETRY ON PHYSICAL FUNCTION IN MIDDLE-AGED WOMEN

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Madsen, Bastian A.. PERFORMANCE OF FLAT ALUMINUM STRUCTURES SUBJECTED TO IN-CONTACT UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS

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Martinez, Julianna. Effects of Marine Environments on the Mechanical Response of Polymeric Coatings

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Martin-Jourdenais, Luke Norman. ESTIMATING TRANSPORTATION COSTS AND EMISSIONS OF RECYCLABLES IN RHODE ISLAND MUNICIPALITIES USING A GIS, ROUTING MACHINE, AND GENETIC ALGORITHM

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Martins, Alexia. RAPID AUTOMATIZED NAMING (RAN) AND REAL WORD READING FLUENCY: AN EYE-TRACKING STUDY

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Mendillo, Nick. THE ALICE ATOM COMPENDIUM

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Meyer, Laura. COASTAL INUNDATION DUE TO SEA LEVEL RISE AND ITS IMPACT ON THE BARRINGTON BRIDGE, BRISTOL COUNTY, RI

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Michel, Rebecca. THE ROLE OF SELF-EFFICACY IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EXPERIENTIAL AVOIDANCE AND ANXIETY

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Mikhalyuk, Irena. VALIDITY OF DSM-5 CROSS CUTTING SYMPTOM MEASURE AS IMPLEMENTED IN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SETTINGS

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Murray, Cameron. REMOTE SENSING OF WATER COLOR TO ASSESS WATER QUALITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

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Mussotter, Moritz. Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Retrofitting Strategies for Residential Buildings in Rhode Island

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Neville, Kaitlin. Welding Personal Protective Equipment: Survey, Interview, and Anthropometric Measurement Study

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Nilsen, Daniel O.. STAYING IN THE 90s: THE PROCESS OF NOSTALGIC CONSUMPTION THROUGH A TERROR MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK

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Oberg, Nina. Modeling Rhode Island Food Production Potential Under Different Production Scenarios

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O'del, Jenna Nadia. DEFINING EVOLUTIONARY AND DEVELOPMENTAL PATTERNS OF LATERAL LINE SCALE MERISTICS AMONG TELEOSTS

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Olearnick, Sarah. An Exploration of Instagram as an Active Learning Tool for Gaining New Political Knowledge

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Panoutsopoulos, Panagiotis. A HIGH-RESOLUTION TEMPERATURE-INDICATING PAINT SYSTEM FOR CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENTS

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Parab, Poonam. THE STRUCTURE, CONSTRAINTS, AND SUGGESTIONS OF THE INDIAN MEDICAL TEXTILE PRODUCT INDUSTRY WITH A FOCUS ON FABRIC MANUFACTURERS

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Presley, Andrew. DECIPHERING BIOGENIC SILICA PRODUCTION TRENDS IN PICOPLANKTON OF THE SUBARCTIC NORTH PACIFIC USING NOVEL DNA BARCODING METHODS

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Prows, Broderick. PREDICTING NEUROLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES WITH CRY ACOUSTIC DATA

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Rathore, Surbhi. MODEL AGNOSTIC FEATURE SELECTION FOR FAIRNESS

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Rock, Michael. THE QUANTIFICATION AND REDESIGN OF A GRANULAR JAMMING GRIPPER WITH INTERNAL PRINTED HYDRAULICS

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Rossell, Valentina. THE DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF A THIN METALLIC AIR-BACKED PLATE TO A NEARFIELD UNDERWATER EXPLOSION

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Ross, Melodie. A SELF-NOISE ANALYSIS OF A SEAGLIDER AUV USING A PASSIVE ACOUSTIC MONITOR

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Sacco, Allegra. COVID-19 VACCINATION: APPLICATIONS OF THE TTM WITH CONSIDERATION FOR MYTHS AND BARRIERS

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Sadhu, Shejar. CARE-PORTAL: A CLINICIAN-CENTERED DIGITAL HEALTH PORTAL FOR WEARABLE DATA ANALYTICS

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Schuh, Elin. ASSESSING THE MORPHO-DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF A NEW ENGLAND BEACH-BARRIER SYSTEM TO ARTIFICIAL REEFS

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Shahidi Masouleh, Darya. ANALYZING LAND COVER AND LAND USE CHANGES DETECTION IN THE BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER BASIN

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Shepard, Emily. DEVELOPMENTAL TRAJECTORIES IN COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH ADHD: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TREATMENT AND QUALITY OF LIFE

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Sierra, Teresa. A PROTEOMIC APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING REGULATORY PATHWAYS IN NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE (NAFLD)

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Singamaneni, Anusha. Anti-Microbial Peptide Database

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Sobus, Rebecca. UNDER GUARD: A CASE STUDY OF THE S.S. BLACK POINT AND U-853 FOR THE PRODUCTION OF MORE COMPREHENSIVE WAR MEMORIALS AND PUBLIC EXHIBITS

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Song, Somang. SATELLITE INVESTIGATION OF DRIVERS OF PHYTOPLANKTON COMPOSITION IN A CONTINENTAL SHELF ECOSYSTEM

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Soulier, Colette. ANALYZING THE DIFFERENTIAL NEWS COVERAGE OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC AND NORTH PACIFIC RIGHT WHALES: A CASE STUDY OF AGENDA SETTING, FRAMING, AND TONE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES COMMUNICATION

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Spencer, Evelyn Anna. INVESTIGATION INTO THE IMPACT OF PARASITIC APICOMPLEXANS ON THE GUT MICROBIOME OF MARINE TUNICATE CIONA INTESTINALIS

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Stark, Margaret. PARENT-CHILD ATTACHMENT, PARENTING PRACTICES AND THEIR EFFECTS ON ADOLESCENT SOCIAL COMPETENCE: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF INCOME AMONG VULNERABLE FAMILIES

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Starr, Clayton K.. THE ROLE OF FEDERALISM IN INITIATING OFFSHORE WIND DEVELOPMENT IN THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE

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St. Hilaire, Megan Lee. Bulk Recycling: Density Separation Models for Mixed Plastic Waste

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Story, Maeve Clare. Foundation and Structural Dynamics of the Block Island Wind Farm

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Sundermann, Leon. MEASURING THE EFFECTS OF LEAN AND GREEN MANUFACTURING PRACTICES ON THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE

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Swanberg, Jamie Vittoria. Unmasking Covid-19: The Pandemics Effect on Mental Health Through the Lens of Social Media

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Thomas, Emmanuel D.. EXAMINING THE PROXIMAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RELIGIOUS COPING AND DEPRESSION AMONG TRAUMA-EXPOSED ADULTS

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Thomas, Kate. FREQUENCY OF FOOD CRAVINGS IN ADULTS CONSUMING ANIMAL- OR PLANT-BASED DIETS