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Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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The American Encaustic Tiling Company (1875-1937) and 'Art Tiles' in the West Franklin Street Historic District, Richmond, Virginia, Erika June Schmelzer

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Recovery from Substance Abuse: The Role of Unsupportive Social Interactions, Michelle Marie Schmitt

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THE BOND STRENGTH OF ADHESIVE RESIN CEMENT: TIME DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN CEMENTATION AND FINISHING OF CAST DOWEL-CORES, Purnima Joan Shahani

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A Constructivist Inquiry of Church-State Relationships for Faith-Based Organizations, Jon Eric Singletary

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THE CONSIDERATIONS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BUDGET DURING TIMES OF FISCAL CONSTRAINT: A CASE STUDY, Jeffrey Witt

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self-imAGE, Tammy Jean Wymer

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Parent Perceptions of Occupational Therapy in Early Childhood Special Education Programs Following Transition from Early Intervention Programs, Anita M. Wyrick

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Transactional Distance in Web-based College Learning Environments: Toward Measurement and Theory Construction, Aixiu (Monica) Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Effect of a Desensitizing Agent and an Adhesive System on Microleakage Associated with Cast Restorations Luted with a Resin-modified Glass Ionomer Cement, Saleh Abdulaziz Al-Rowaieh

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Placement of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate Using Two Different Techniques, Anita Aminoshariae

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Quiet Conversations, Wendy Bruce

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Computational Simulations Concerning Unsteadiness Attenuation in Axial Turbines, Robert R. Croft

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The Association of Organizational Performance and Market Factors with Hospital Acquisition, Jeffrey P. Harrison

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The Integration of Technology into Home Space in the 2020s, Ying Li

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Management of Respiratory Motion in Radiation Oncology, Subrahmanya Vedam

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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The Pineal Gland, via Melatonin, Protects DNA, Coordinates the Endocrine System with the Immune System and Controls the Timing of Reproduction, Craig L. Anthony

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A Comparative Study of Murine Mast Cell Progenitors, Shirley K. DeSimone

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Alveolar Ridge Dimension Analysis Following Socket Preservation Using Clinical Assessment and Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)., Sayward Duggan

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GABA-A Receptor Subunit Alterations Following Experimental Traumatic Brain Injury and the Effects of an NMDA Antagonist: A Western Blot Analysis, Cynthia J. Gibson

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Black and White: A Historical Examination of Lynching Coverage and Editorial Impact in Select Virginia Newspapers, James E. Hall

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The Informed Imagination: Researching and Building a Character’s Identity, Jeremy William Hilgert

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Titrating and Evaluating Multiple Drug Regimens within Subjects, Margaret Shih

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Development of a Theoretical Model Based Upon Factors Influencing a Firm's Suitability for Organizational Evolution, Ronald T. Sones

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Genetic Dissection of Behavioral and Neurogenomic Responses to Acute Ethanol, Aaron Wolen

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Dinner For One, Cheryl E. Ball

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Study of p53 Gain of Function Mutations in p53-null Astrocytes, Sang H. Choi

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Functional Characterization of Mitogen-Dependent and Self-Perpetuating Nb2 Lymphoma Cell Lines, Charlotte Cockrell

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Cosmo Alexander: His Travels and Patronage in America, Pamela McLellan Geddy

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Outcomes of Pregnancy in Women with Cystic Fibrosis, Bethany Jean Geldmaker

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Acute GABA-A Receptor Modulation by Diazepam Following Traumatic Brain Injury in the Rat: An Immunohistochemical Study, Cynthia J. Gibson

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Unsupportive Social Interactions as Moderators of Adjustment in Acute Cardiac Patients, Scott L. Green

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An Evaluation of Coastal Community Response to Sea Level Rise on the Delmarva Peninsula, Timothy Villanueva

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Examination of Signals Involved in Dexamethasone Induced Apoptosis in Nb2 Lymphoma Cells, Suhas Badarinath

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The Ethics of Human Genetic Enhancement: Extending the Public Policy Debate, John J. Baumann

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Five Days at India House, Amy M. Consiglio

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RT-PCR Localization of Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxykinase (PEPCK) mRNA in Rat Proximal Tubule Segments During Ammonium Chloride Acidosis, Matthew Rankin Craig

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An Evaluation of the City of Danville-Pittsylvania County Annexation, Gerald A. Craver

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Higher Education and the Social Contract: Achieving Alignment with the Service Mission in the Liberal Arts/Sciences at Urban Universities, Jackie Cook Elston

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Gizmology, Gerard Justin Ferrari

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The Evolving Role of Marketing in Large and Mid Size Law Firms, Kathleen Sams Flippen

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Utilization of Printer Resources Within a Computer Graphics Department: A Print Queue Analysis, Prentice Frazier

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African-American Baptist Churches in Hanover County, Virginia, 1865-1900, Melinda Dawn Gales

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Sub-Lethal Effects of Hypoxia/Hypercapnia on Callinectes Sapidus in the York River Estuary, Virginia, Sandra R. Hypes

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From Writing to Sculpting, Orhan Tekin

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The Use of a Habit Reversal Treatment for chronic Facial Pain in a Minimal Therapist Contact Format, Donald R. Townsend

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Changes in GABAA̳ Receptor Expression and Alterations in Ca⁺⁺/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II Activity in a Hippocampal Neuronal Culture Model of Epilepsy, Robert Eagan Blair

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Market and Organizational Factors Associated with Teaching Hospital Participation in Strategic Hospital Alliances, James D. Bramble

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The Relationship Between Employers' Perceived Organizational Context and Their Impressions of the Employability of Job Applicants with Either a Severe Psychiatric or Physical Disability, John Constantine Bricout

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Searching for Green, Santiago Cal

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Trophic Ecology of Native and Introduced Catfishes in the Tidal James River, Virginia, Louis Fairfax Chandler

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Determination of Rates and Patterns of Recombination at the Maize Red Color (r1) Locus, William R. Dietrich

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Determinants of Participation in the Ad Hoc Computer-Supported Workgroup, Nancy A. Floyd

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AEGIS Data Analysis and Reduction (ADAR) in Support of the AEGIS Weapon System (AWS), June Bullard Gaines

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Immunocytochemical Study of Apoptosis Signaling In Nb2 Lymphoma Cells, Angelo P. Guanzon

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Factors Affecting Social Workers' Political Participation: Resources, Professional Associations and Perceived Efficacy, David Henry Hamilton

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Sense of Duration, Lucie Noel Thune

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Estimation of the Ld100p When p Is Small, Daniel Bettendorf

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Toward the Universal, Jennifer Bracy

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Tiffany Windows in Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia, Rachel M. Bradshaw

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Electrophysiological Effects of Lysoplasmenylcholine on Rabbit Ventricular Myocytes, Ray Caldwell

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The Relaxing of Virginia's Concealed Weapon Law: Its Relationship to the Crime Rates for Murder, Aggravated Assault and Robbery, Jerry S. Conner

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"The Fifth Avenue of Richmond": The Development of the 800 and 900 Blocks of West Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia, 1855-1925, Kerri Elizabeth Culhane

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Race and Birthweight: The Influence of Socio-Economic Status and Utilization of Prenatal Care, Lena C. Frennborn

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The Seated Cleopatra in Nineteenth Century American Sculpture, Kelly J. Gotschalk

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In Search of the Meandering Absolute: The Prints of Mitzi Humphrey, Mitzi Humphrey

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The Concept of Overcoming the Political: An Intellectual Biography of SS-Standartenfuehrer and Professor Dr. Reinhard Hoehn, 1904-1944, Joshua A. Katz

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The Influence of Oriental Art and Ideas on Robert Motherwell's Work: An Investigation of Certain Affinities Between His Work and Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy and Ink Painting, Zhao-Kai Qin

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An Analysis of Visual and Verbal Appropriates in Mark Tansey's Philosophers Paintings, James W. Rhodes Jr.

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Jasper Johns' Words in His Paintings, Margee Stanchfield Wright

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An Investigation of the Relationship between Popular Music and Analytic Cubist Paintings in Prewar Paris, Lulan Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Evaluation of Cannabinoid Receptor Interaction of Anandamide, the Endogenous Cannabinoid Receptor Ligand, Irma Bateman Adams

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The Development of the New Thai Shopping Center from a Blending of American and Thai Influences, Amornrut Chaiwanichkit

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The Pursuit of Happiness, John W. Chapin

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Calliphysics, Sara Miller Clark

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Fears in Children with Chronic Constipation: Reliability and Validity of the Defecation Anxiety Scale, Elizabeth Page Clawson

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Power Analysis for the Mixed Linear Model, Cheryl Annette Dixon

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Threads of Time: Technique, Structure and Iconography in an Embroidered Mantle from Paracas, Mary Anne Dyer

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Development of Quasi-Likelihood Techniques for the Analysis of Pseudo-Proportional Data, Jennifer A. Elder

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A New Device for Performing Simultaneous Sterno-Thoracic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (SST-CPR), Deepak S. Gupta

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Staging The Illusion Director as Magician, Steven Harders

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Eighteenth Century Men's Civilian Waistcoats, Frances Burroughs Loba

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Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Ethanol in Healthy Volunteers: Effects of Input-Rate and Degree of Ethanol Exposure on Subjective and Objective Measures of Impairment, Vijay A. Ramchandani

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Fully Open Mouth, Louis M. Abbey

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The Computer Age and Planning: A Survey of Technological Infusion, Robert Skot Bayers

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Role of Perceived Competence in the Behavior of Socially Anxious Persons in Problem-Solving Groups, Scott D. Bradshaw

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The Relationship Between Physician Personality Type and Medical Malpractice Risk, Thomas H. Casey

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The Linkage Between Hospitals and Nursing Homes: Alternative Approaches to Minimizing Transaction Costs, Herng-Chia Chiu

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Attachment, Social Support, and Violence in Adolescent Delinquents, James R. Craft

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Statistical Methods for Detecting and Characterizing Departures from Additivity in Multi-Dimensional Drug/Chemical Mixtures, Kathryn S. Dawson

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An Empirical Examination of the Major Organizational Dimensions that Influence the Perceived Quality of Federal Personnel Office Services, John Elton Dunning

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Determinants of Continuity of Care for Persons Transitioning from State Psychiatric Facilities to Communities, Sarah P. Farrell

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Prevention as a Component of Homeless Policy: A Longer-Term Evaluation of the State of Virginia's Homeless Intervention Program, Emma Kathleen Flaherty

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Attorney and Judicial Perceptions of the Credibility of Expert Witnesses in Child Custody Cases, Michael T. Foot

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"COLD CASE" INVESTIGATIONS WITHIN FAIRFAX COUNTY: TURNING THE LIABILITY OF TIME INTO AN ASSET, Rodney L. Gohn

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The Role of Follicular Dendritic Cells in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Pathogenesis, Sonya Lynn Heath

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The Iconography of the Sacred Mother of Santa Maria Tonantzintla, Julia Stephens May

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An Evaluation of a Program for Incarcerated Mothers: Parenting Training and the Enhancement of Self-Esteem, Alvin R. Moore

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"Writing a Picture": Adolph Gottlieb's Rolling and Yoshihara Jiro's Red Circle on Black, Ginger Suzanne Russell

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Regulatory Analysis of Vimentin Expression in Metastatic Versus Nonmetastatic Breast Cancer Cell Lines, Danielle N. Bird

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Expression, Purification and Characterization of Hepatitis C Virus Core Protein from E.Coli Using a Chemically Synthesized Gene (1), and Cloning, Expression, Purification and Characterization of the Major Core Protein (P26) from Equine Infectious Anaemia Virus, Ashley James Birkett