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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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DEPTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE SONIC SYSTEM IN DEEP-SEA MACROURID FISHES ON THE CONTINENTAL SLOPE, Jonothan Wrenn

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Identifying Profiles of Resilience among a High-Risk Adolescent Population, Anna W. Wright

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The Effects of 7,8-Dihydroxyflavone on Hippocampal Neurogenesis Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Mary K. Wurzelmann

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A STUDY ABOUT HOW TO CREATE A MYTHICAL BEAST SUCCESSFULLY, FOCUSING ON THE EXAMPLE OF THE NINE-TAILED FOX IN EASTERN ART, Yidan Xie

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Electrochemical Studies of Cerium and Uranium in LiCl-KCl Eutectic for Fundamentals of Pyroprocessing Technology, Dalsung Yoon

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Novel Small Airway Model Using Electrospun Decellularized Lung Extracellular Matrix, Bethany M. Young

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Exploring Pharmacological and Behavioral Mechanisms Involved in Alcohol Dependence During Adolescence, Rabha Mousa Younis

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Allosteric Effects of G-Protein Coupled Receptor Heteromerization: Relevance to Psychosis, Jason W. Younkin

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Some Form Of Blue, Zena A. Zakanycz

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QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF 5-CHLORO-2-METHOXY-N-[2-(4-SULFAMOYLPHENYL)ETHYL]BENZAMIDE (GLYBURIDE ANALOGUE, GA) IN MOUSE PLASMA AND WHOLE BLOOD USING A MICRO-EXTRACTION AND LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY-TANDEM MASS SPECTROMETRY, Ankit Zalavadia

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SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS IN HANDLING DISCRETE DATA MISSING AT RANDOM IN HIERARCHICAL LINEAR MODELS VIA MULTIVARIATE NORMALITY, Xiyu Zheng

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An extension of penalized ordinal response models, Qing Zhou

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Holistic Products: Designing With Time, Gifts, and Ritual, Jeremy P. Zietz

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Direct L2 Support Vector Machine, Ljiljana Zigic

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Things Among Things, Kate M. Zipse

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Intrinsic Motivation and Information Systems Security Policy Compliance in Organizations, Yurita Yakimin Abdul Talib

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School for Autism - Responding to Autism, Roy D. Abdun-Nur

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THE HEART OF STRENGTH: THE STRONG BLACK WOMAN SCHEMA AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK, Jasmine A. Abrams

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Prediction of Protein-Protein Interactions in Escherichia coli from Experimental Data in Treponema pallidum, Marco A. Abreu

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Electronic Principles Governing the Stability and Reactivity of Ligated Metal and Silicon Encapsulated Transition Metal Clusters, Marissa B. Abreu

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Patterns in Chaplain Documentation of Assessments and Interventions, a Descriptive Study, Kevin E. Adams

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Multi-platform arabinoxylan scaffolds as potential wound dressing materials, Donald C. Aduba Jr

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Pemetrexed, A Modulator of AMP-activated Kinase Signaling and an Inhibitor of Wild type and Mutant p53, Stuti Agarwal

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Interaction between ATM Kinase and p53 in determining glioma radiosensitivity, Syed F. Ahmad

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AN ACTOR-NETWORK THEORY APPROACH IN INVESTIGATING THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE OF ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING COMPLIANCE THROUGH A CASE STUDY OF THE FOREIGN ACCOUNT TAX COMPLIANCE ACT (FATCA) IMPLEMENTATION IN A JORDANIAN LOCAL BANK, Muhammad Al-Abdullah

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Nitric Oxide Synthase Activity and its Modulation in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer, Asim Alam

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Successful Urban Design Principles for the Redevelopment of the Historic Seafronts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, along the North Red Sea , Case Study: Yanbu Al-Bahr’s Historic Seafront, Naif F. Alanazi

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Distance Moving Through Me: Working in Exile, Anne Beth Albagli

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USING STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING TO UNDERSTAND THE ROLE OF THE FAMILY IN PEDIATRIC ASTHMA CONTEXTS, Nour Al Ghriwati

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COST EFFECTIVENESS OF WARFARIN IN ANTICOAGULANT CLINIC AFTER INTRODUCTION OF DABIGATRAN FOR STROKE PREVENTION IN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION PATIENTS IN THE UNITED STATES, Mai Alhazami

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Investigating the Role of the Nucleosome Remodeling Factor NURF as a Regulator of Gene Expression, Aiman S. Alhazmi

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THE MAJLIS METAMORPHOSIS: Virtues of Local Traditional Environmental Design in a Contemporary Context, Shaikha Almahmoud

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ECONOMIC IMPACT OF WASTE IN PRESCRIBING, DISPENSING, AND MEDICATION CONSUMPTION IN THE UNITED STATES, Sarah Almanie

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XLF-Dependent Nonhomologous End Joining of Complex DNA Double-Strand Breaks with Proximal Thymine Glycol and Screening for XRCC4-XLF Interaction Inhibitors, MOHAMMED AL MOHAINI

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The Prevalence of Dietary Supplement Use Among Older Adult Population Using National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2009-2012, Fawaz M. Alotaibi

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Relationship between Autophagy, Senescence, and DNA Damage in Radiation Sensitization by PARP Inhibition, Moureq Alotaibi

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AVATAR, CYBORG, ICEVORG: SIMULACRA’S SCION, Guido E. Alvarez

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Elaboration and Design of α7 nAChR Negative Allosteric Modulators, Osama I. Alwassil

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Faculty Research Productivity in Saudi Arabian Public Universities: A Human Capital Investment Perspective, Abad Alzuman

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UNDERSTANDING THE FUNCTION OF DYRK1A THROUGH CHARACTERIZATION OF ITS INTERACTING PROTEINS, Varsha Ananthapadmanabhan

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SANKOFA ART EDUCATION: A CULTURAL BASIS FOR GHANAIAN ART EDUCATION, Esi Sam Annan

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LOOKING “UPSTREAM”: THE ROLE OF BASIC PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS SATISFACTION IN SERVICE MEMBERS’ FUTURE ORIENTATION, Bradley J. Antonides

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DESIGNED SYNTHESIS OF NANOPOROUS ORGANIC POLYMERS FOR SELECTIVE GAS UPTAKE AND CATALYTIC APPLICATIONS, Pezhman Arab

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Evaluation of a Novel Myoelectric Training Device, Joshua A. Arenas

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Adherence to and Competence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Youth Anxiety: Psychometric Evaluation, Cassidy C. Arnold

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Dispersal: a multidisciplinary investigation of plant life, Alexandra E. Arzt

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HETEROATOM-DOPED NANOPOROUS CARBONS: SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND APPLICATION TO GAS STORAGE AND SEPARATION, Babak Ashourirad

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An Exploration of Costume Design For David Emerson Toney's "Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster", Emily Atkins

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Behavioral Responses of Male Parasitic Wasps to Plant Cues: A Comparison of Two Host-Plant Complex Sources of Cotesia congregata (Say), Megan Ayers

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Elucidating the Role of Endogenous Electric Fields in Regulating the Astrocytic Response to Injury in the Mammalian Central Nervous System, Matthew L. Baer

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Urban Energy, Liz Bahl-Moore

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Gender and Representative Bureaucracy: The Career Progression of Women Managers in Male-Dominated Occupations in State Government, Velma J. Ballard

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MEASUREMENTS AND MODELING OF HYDROCARBON MIXTURE FLUID PROPERTIES UNDER EXTREME TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE CONDITIONS, Babatunde A. Bamgbade

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ESTHETIC PREFERENCES OF MAXILLARY INCISOR LABIOLINGUAL INCLINATION ACROSS RACES, Elvi M. Barcoma

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Oasis Link, Sarah Baugh

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Black Box Warning, Amanda L. Bausch

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Functional Characterization of rai1 in Zebrafish, Joshua S. Beach

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Restorative Characteristics of Intrapulpally Cracked Teeth, Charles M. Beavers

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RHEB DYNAMICS ON LYSOSOMAL MEMBRANES DETERMINES MTORC1 ACTIVITY AFTER LOSS OF P53 OR ACTIVATION OF AMPK, Catherine M. Bell

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Cloud & Field, Justin Belote

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Take five? Examining the impact of microbreak duration, activities, and appraisals on human energy and performance, Andrew Bennett

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One Script, Two Perspectives: Generation Me and The Staging of Really Really, Jorge A. Bermudez

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CONSEQUENCES OF VINE INFESTATION: LINKING ABIOTIC INFLUENCES AND BIOTIC INTERACTIONS TO SUCCESSIONAL AND STRUCTURAL CHANGES IN COASTAL COMMUNITIES, Spencer N. Bissett

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African Sleeping Sickness in British Uganda and Belgian Congo, 1900-1910: Ecology, Colonialism, and Tropical Medicine, dana bivens

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IN-VITRO ASSESSMENT OF A NOVEL BRACKET'S EFFECT ON RESISTANCE TO SLIDING, James Blackburn

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Structural Determinants of Abuse-Related Neurochemical and Behavioral Effects of Para-Substituted Methcathinone Analogs in Rats, Julie S. Bonano

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Scoring and Validation of the Cystic Fibrosis Disclosure Questionnaire, Adrienne P. Borschuk

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ENHANCED NANOPORE DETECTION VIA DIFFUSION GRADIENTS AND OPTICAL TWEEZERS, Kyle T. Brady

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Determinants of Stress and Effects on Performance in Internal Medicine Residents, Sarah Braun

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RESPONSES OF THE CATALPA SPHINX, CERATOMIA CATALPAE, AND ITS PRIMARY PARASITOID, COTESIA CONGREGATA, TO VARYING LEVELS OF IRIDOID GLYCOSIDES IN CATALPA, Jessica L. Bray

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An Evaluation of the Raise 5 Project: Preventing HIV and Substance Abuse among African American College Students, Joshua K. Brevard

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The Synthesis of Solid Supported Palladium Nanoparticles: Effective Catalysts for Batch and Continuous Cross Coupling Reactions, Kendra W. Brinkley

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On the Embeddings of the Semi-Strong Product Graph, Eric B. Brooks

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On the Edge, Dale M. Brumfield

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Visual-Audio Media: Transformation and Communication, Alexander Bruno

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Normalizing Tumor Vasculature Using Sepiapterin to Increase Radiosensitivity, Ninu Bruno

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THE NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION PROCESS AS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: PERCEPTIONS ABOUT THE IMPACT THAT CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PROCESS HAD ON PROFESSIONAL GROWTH, Heather J. Bumgarner

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AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN’S PERCEPTIONS OF HIV PREVENTION COMMUNICATION WITH THEIR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROVIDERS, Valerie Burge-Hall

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Curiosity and Compassion: Curiosity and Attachment Security's Relationship with Empathic Responding to Hardship, Athena H. Cairo

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Femtosecond Laser Beam Propagation through Corneal Tissue: Evaluation of Therapeutic Laser-Stimulated Second and Third-Harmonic Generation, William R. Calhoun III

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Sex Offender Management Policies and Their Unintended Cosequences: A National Survey of the Perceptions of Professionals, Corey Call

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Conduction states of the human dopamine transporter, Krasnodara Cameron

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Bracquemond, Ruskin, the Haviland-Hayes Service, and Rookwood: Japonisme and Permanence in Art Pottery, Emily G. Campbell

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Beautiful Boys: A Novel, Justin Carmickle

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The Richmond Maker Museum: The Evolution of Process, Erin E. Casey

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DECREASED SOUND TOLERANCE (DST): PREVALENCE, CLINICAL CORRELATES, AND DEVELOPMENT OF A DST ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT, Therese Verkerke Cash

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TOLERANCE OF THYMINE GLYCOL AT THE BLUNT DNA DOUBLE STRAND BREAK FOR NONHOMOLOGUS END JOINING REPAIR AND INTERFERENCE BY BASE EXCISION REPAIR, Sri Lakshmi Chalasani

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Measuring mental health provider stigma: The development of a valid and reliable self-assessment instrument, Jennifer L.K. Charles

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Reproductive Health and Behavior: The Role of Abuse and Couple Pregnancy Intent, Susan Cha

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Domination Numbers of Semi-strong Products of Graphs, Stephen R. Cheney

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THE EFFECT OF DEXAMETHASONE ON IL-33-MEDIATED MAST CELL ACTIVATION, Oksana I. Chernushevich

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Trash Like Me: Stories & Essays, Taryn C. Chesshire

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MIRNAS AS BIOMARKERS FOR PROSTATE CANCER PROGRESSION, Gene C. Clark

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Predicting Depression Symptoms Among College Students: The Influence of Parenting Style, Sarah Whitmire Clark

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Tracing Motion, Stephanie M. Clark

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The Effects of Fatigue on Lower Extremity Kinetics and Kinematics in Subjects with Known Ankle Instability, Lindsay E. Clayton

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A CONTINUOUS PROCESS TOWARDS THE SYNTHESIS OF QUINOLONES, Stevara N. Clinton

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An Impossible Alternative: Orientalism and Margaret Bourke-White's "A Moneylender's House" (1947), Sharayah Cochran

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Identifying Problems during Transitions of Care and Reasons for Emergency Department Utilization in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Antoinette B. Coe

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ANALYTICAL METHOD DEVELOPMENT FOR THE DETECTION AND ANALYSIS OF PROTEIN CARBONYLS, Chelsea M. Coffey