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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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MY CLOTHING IS ME: Embracing ADHD in Traditional Qatari Apparel, Rabab Abdulla

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Biometal-Induced Structural Consequences of α-Synuclein – the Parkinson’s Disease Protein, Dinendra L. Abeyawardhane

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The Development of Intrinsically Cell-Permeable Peptide Libraries Using mRNA Display, Nicolas A. Abrigo

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...An Already Dreamed State Already Dreaming State Already…, Francheska Alcantara

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Impact on Bacterial Micro-leakage in Exposed Root Canal Obturation Material in Teeth Irrigated with Different Solutions, Khalifa W. Alhaddad

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National and Local Antibiotic Prescribing Trends and Prescribing Appropriateness in Older Adults, Fawaz M. Alotaibi

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Conjugated Bile Acid and Sphingosine 1-phosophate prompt Cholangiocarcinoma Cell Growth via Releasing Exosomes, Waad A. Alruwaili

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Load Scheduling with Maximum Demand and Time of Use pricing for Microgrids, HAYDER O. ALWAN

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Students’ Awareness, Knowledge, and Perceptions of Mandatory Reporting of Sexual Victimization on College Campuses, Dhara Minesh Amin

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EROICA, Chino Amobi

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Architect of the New South: The Life and Legacy of William Mahone, Heath M. Anderson

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A Mathematics Workshop for Parents: Exploring Content Knowledge and Perceptions of Parental Involvement, Kristina C. Anthony

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Parallel Pattern: A Familial Legacy of Care, Diana Antohe

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Breakdown of Relations: American Expansionism, the Great Plains, and the Arikara People, 1823-1957, Stephen R. Aoun

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Electronic and Geometric Structure of AlnOm and AlnOm +, Albert R. Armstrong

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Modeling Cascading Failures in Power Systems in the Presence of Uncertain Wind Generation, Mir Hadi Athari

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Design and Testing of an Agonist-Antagonist Position-Impedance Controlled Myoelectric Prosthesis, Christopher Aymonin

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COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON THE WETTING BEHAVIOR OF DROPLET-FIBER SYSTEMS, Hossain Aziz

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Understanding Medication Self-Management Capacity among Older Adults Living in Low-Income Housing Communities, Amal M. Badawoud

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Examination of Strain-Dependent Differences in S. sanguinis Virulence and Growth, Shannon Baker

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Feedback and Innovative Work Behavior among Local Government Employees in Korea: The Roles of Trust in Supervisor, Affective Commitment, and Risk-Taking Climate, HyeonUk Bak

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Connecting the Dots: Investigating the Effects of Trans-Synaptic Tau Transmission in the Hippocampus, Michael Bamisile

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LIGHT IN COMMUNITY: a study in the adaptive reuse of sacred space, Abigail Barras

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The Committee on Taste and Leisure, Katherine E. Barrie

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"Quiddity | Leaving Home", Jonathan U. Barton

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I Thought the Earth Remembered Me, Hannah Bates

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NEGOTIATING MASCULINITY IN TABLETOP ROLEPLAYING GAME SPACES, Rigby L. Bendele

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Exploring the Intersection of Designing for Crime and the Future of the Public Forum, Kathryn M. Benedict

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Stubborn Work: Poems, James Bolleana-Clark

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Singing the Landscape: A Meditation on Song, Sound and Community at the Fall Line of the James River, Sara Bouchard

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Translational insights into the genetic etiology of mental health disorders: Examining risk factor models, neuroimaging, and current dissemination practices, Jessica L. Bourdon

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A CASE STUDY OF STAKEHOLDERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF A PRINCIPAL’S BEHAVIORS THAT INFLUENCE SCHOOL CLIMATE, CLASSROOM PRACTICES, AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN A TITLE I SCHOOL, Kristy F. Budny

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FinPathlight: Framework for an Ontology-Based, Multiagent, Hybrid Recommender System Designed to Increase Consumer Financial Capability, Lawrence Bunnell

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Exploring the impact of diversity training on the development and application of cultural competence skills in higher education professionals, Kendra Cabler

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Bayesian nonparametric analysis of longitudinal data with non-ignorable non-monotone missingness, Yu Cao

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In a Building, a Stairwell, a Room speaks, Tsz Wai Wallis Cheung

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Spag17 Deficiency Impairs Neuronal Cell Differentiation in Developing Brain, Olivia J. Choi

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Regulatory T Cells Promote Breast Cancer Progression Through Inhibiting Classical Activation of Macrophages, Nicholas M. Clark

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LONGITUDINAL PATTERNS OF DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS AMONG EMERGING ADULTS, Sarah W. Clark

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The Wild Beasts, Peter Cochrane

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Revolutionary Destruction in Charlotte Dacre’s Oeuvre Women Finding Power through Fragmentation, Performance, and Orgasm, Kayleigh Conner

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Effects of reference image selection on the alignment of free-breathing lung cancer patients during setup imaging: average intensity projection versus mid-ventilation, Samantha Conrad

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Applying Hierarchical Tag-Topic Models to Stack Overflow, John J. Coogle

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Group Decision-Making, Edward Cook

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Behavioral and Immune Implications of Chronic Predator Exposure in Adolescent Mice, Kimaya R. Council

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An Evaluation of Induced Shear Stress on Endothelial Cellular Adhesion Molecules, Edward B. Crabb

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UPPER THERMAL LIMITS VARY AMONG AND WITHIN NATIVE BEE SPECIES IN RELATION TO SEASON, VOLTINISM, AND NEST TYPE, Kálmán K. Csigi XIV

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YOUNG ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES FINANCIAL SKILLS AND GOALS: A MIXED METHODS STRENGTHS AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT, Allison D'Aguilar

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Diuretic, natriuretic, and vasodepressor activity of a lipid fraction enhanced in medium of cultured mouse medullary interstitial cells by a selective FAAH inhibitor, Zdravka P. Daneva

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The What If Collection, Aisha J. Daniels

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The Necessity of Presence and Play, Jeff Darland II

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Erasure: An Additive and Subtractive Act, Margaret Davids

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Structure-Activity Relationship Studies of Synthetic Cathinones and Related Agents, Rachel A. Davies

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Variable- and Person-Centered Approaches to Examining Construct-Relevant Multidimensionality in Writing Self-Efficacy, Morgan DeBusk-Lane

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Lotion in your lungs, Raul H. De Lara

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Diuretic and natriuretic activity of FAAH inhibition in the renal medulla: a proposed role of palmitoylethanolamide and its regulation by renal medullary interstitial cells, Sara Dempsey

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Use of Emoji in Pain Level Assessment in Pediatric Dental Patients, Manpreet K. Dhillon

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Site- and Location-Adjusted Approaches to Adaptive Allocation Clinical Trial Designs, Brian S. Di Pace

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Adaptation and Validation of the Situation Awareness Global Assessment Technique for Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Deniz Dishman

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Let’s Face It: The effect of orthognathic surgery on facial recognition algorithm analysis, Carolyn Bradford Dragon

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Evaluating PrediXcan’s Ability to Predict Differential Expression Between Alcoholics and Non-Alcoholics, John E. Drake Jr

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Understanding Effectiveness of a Diverse Board in the Nonprofit Sector: The Role of Board Inclusion & Critical Mass of the Diverse Board Members, Suparna Dutta

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The DNA methyltransferase inhibitor, guadecitabine, targets tumor-induced myelopoiesis and recovers T cell activity to slow tumor growth, Andrea J. Elkovich

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On Earth | Onionlight, Caitlin Etherton

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The Infectivity of Naegleria fowleri Cysts in vivo and in vitro, and Mediation of Encystment by cAMP, Anna L. Evdokiou

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Multiphase Droplet Interactions with a Single Fiber, Noor M. Farhan

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Perceived Stress, Salivary Cortisol, and Depression in Adults Diagnosed with Postconcussion Syndrome; A Pilot Study, Christine Fish-Huson

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Touched with All the Radiance that a Sudden Sun Discloses, Marie Fornaro

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Development and Characterization of Stationary Phase Gradients for High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Anna Forzano

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Work-Life Factors that Impact Job Burnout and Turnover Intention among Athletic Academic Support Professionals, Jennifer Gellock

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Burying Empty, AMANDA S. GOEMMER

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Distributed multi-label learning on Apache Spark, Jorge Gonzalez Lopez

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The Racialization of Space: How Housing Segregation Caused the Racial Wealth Gap in the United States, Tia Goode

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“The Ground On Which I Stand” Healing Queer Trauma through Performance: Crafting a Solo Performance through the investigation of Ritual Poetic Drama within the African Continuum, Ashley W. Grantham

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Milled, Brandie Gray

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The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on the Efficacy of School-Based Interventions for Adolescents with ADHD, Cathrin D. Green

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A VIEW INTO RECIPROCITY: LITERATURE REVIEW, MEASUREMENT DESIGN, AND EXPERIMENT, Kelly B. Green

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A CONTEXTUAL APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING PSYCHIATRIC COMORBIDITIES IN ADOLESCENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER: INDIVIDUAL, PEER, AND FAMILY FACTORS, Jessica L. Greenlee

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Optically Transparent Antennas and Filters for Smart City Communication, Ryan B. Green

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Changing Her Habit: Women Writers and Needlework in Early Eighteenth-Century England, Jane B. Harwell

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FRICTIONAL PROPERTIES OF NOVEL BRACKET SYSTEMS: AN IN-VITRO STUDY, Stephen M. Haverkos

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The Day is Just Another Surface, Brooks M. Heintzelman

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TARGETED THERAPIES FOR EWSR1-FLI1 TRANSLOCATED EWING FAMILY OF TUMORS, Daniel A.R. Heisey

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Comparison of Triple Combination Oral Sedation Regimens for Pediatric Dental Treatment, Brett H. Henderson

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Indirect Relatedness, Evaluation, and Visualization for Literature Based Discovery, Sam Henry

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How To Write A Musical: Concerning The Creation Of A Musical From Start To End Of First Draft, Lisa K. Hermanson

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Metal-Organic Framework (MOF)-Based Materials: Aerosol Synthesis and Photocatalytic Applications, Xiang He

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Methods for evaluating dropout attrition in survey data, Camille J. Hochheimer

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Pharmacodynamics of Monoamine Transporter Releasing Agents and Reuptake Inhibitors, Alexa Holloway

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Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance: An Evaluation of the Knowledge, Attitude and Perception Among Dental Students and Academic Deans and Department Chairs within U.S. Dental Schools, Magdalena S. Holz

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MULTI-COLUMN NEURAL NETWORKS AND SPARSE CODING NOVEL TECHNIQUES IN MACHINE LEARNING, Ammar O. Hoori

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The Role of IRF1 in the Brain and in Adaptive Responses of Astrocytes, Andrew Hoskins

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Social Influences on racial identity, perceived social support, and mental health among Black college students, Sultan A. Hubbard

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Humans Aren't Boxes, Art Isn't Finite, Brianne Alta Humphreys

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Engineering magnetic properties of nanoparticles for biomedical applications and magnetic thin film composite heterostructures for device applications., Shivakumar Hunagund

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CLASS/ACT EMBODIED PRACTICES FOR PERFORMATIVE PEDAGOGY, Chauntee Irving

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Effect of a 14-Day Mindfulness Intervention on Daily Desire Experiences and Desire Regulation, Nabila Farhin Jahan

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Beauty in Imperfection: Post-hyperreal Cosmetic Containers, Se Hee Jang

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Manufactured by Nature: Growing Generatively Designed Products, MOHAMMAD JAWAD

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Transit Access Equity in Richmond, VA, Rachel Jordan