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Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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James River Anthology at Seven Hills School, Heather Simpson Hogg

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Cowboy: An Agile Programming Methodology for a Solo Programmer, Ashby Brooks Hollar

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The Barbershop: a photographic documentation and exhibition, Justin K. Howard

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Enhancing the Third-Order Nonlinear Optical Properties of Porphyrins and Molecular Wires, Jonathan L. Humphrey

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Community College Instructors' Perceptions of Online Teaching and Learning: A Study of a Rural Community College, Joy F. Hurt

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The Huacas of Machu Picchu: Inca Stations for The Communion Between Humanity and Nature, Lee Anne Hurt

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Cigarette smoking as a risk factor for asthma: NHANES 1999-2002, Stuart Rodes Hutter

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Design and Validation of a Full Contact Gait Simulator for the Cadaveric Lower Extremity, Joseph Michael Iaquinto

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FACTS OF THE IMAGINATION (FROM THE INSIDE OUT), Janelle Ann Iglesias

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A Shift In Perspective, Andrew Patrick Ilnicki

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A 'Biorelevant' Approach for Accelerated In Vitro Release and In Vitro-In Vivo Relationship of a Biodegradable, Naltrexone Implant, Sunil S. Iyer

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The Theatre That Will Be: 'Devised Theatre' Methodologies and Aesthetics in Training and Practice, Lisa Kathleen Jackson

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COMPARISON OF LONGITUDINAL AND CONVENTIONAL DATA ANALYSIS METHODS FOR ASSESSING EFFECTIVENESS, Pravin R. Jadhav

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The Post-9/11 Federal Homeland Security Paradigm and the Adoptive Capacity of Public Administration Theory and Practice, Chaya Rani Jain

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Health Promoting Lifestyle and Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Saichol Janwijit

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A Life Disrupted: Still Lived, Judith M. Jarosinski

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Student Learning Assessment in the Social Sciences: Establishing A National Baseline for Criminal Justice Programs, Jennifer N. Jenkins

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Dual Regulation of Telomerase Activity By HSF1 And Its Role in Prostate Cancer Progression, Keith Douglas Ostergaard Jensen

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An Investigation of the Impact of Corporate Governance on Decision to Expense Employee Stock Options, Ling Jiang

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Undone, Julie J. Johnson

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Sphere of Influence, Benjamin Andrew Jones

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The Other Side of the Fence, Benjamin S. Jones

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It's an Irish Lullaby: One Story of Hyphenated American Culture, Mary-Ellen Jones

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A Prelude to a Third Dimension of the Periodic Table: Superatoms of Aluminum Iodide Clusters, Naiche Owen Jones

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Characterization of the Rank Ligand Positive Giant Cell Found in the Interfacial Membrane, Patrick Emerson Jones

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Adaptive Re-use of Abandoned Structure - A Holistic Urban Experiment, DongJoo Kang

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Phospholipase A2 Induced Monocyte Chemotaxis to Apoptotic Cells, Kwasi Karikari

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Regulation of Murine Mast Cell Homeostasis by TGF-β1 and CD4+CD25+C Regulatory T Cells, Mohit Kashyap

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The Effect Of Stationary UV Excitation On The Optical Behavior Of Electrochemically Self-Assembled Semiconductor Nanowires, Rajesh A. Katkar

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Forecasting Stability Levels for the Countries of the Former Soviet Union, Margaret Erin Keck

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Diffuse Brain Injury Triggers Ultra-Rapid Perisomatic Traumatic Axonal Injury, Wallerian Change, and Non-Specific Inflammatory Responses, Brian Joseph Kelley

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Genetic Assessment of Rare Blackbanded Sunfish (Enneacanthus Chaetodon) Populations in Virginia, Diana Marie Kercher

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A Normal-Mixture Model with Random-Effects for RR-Interval Data, Jessica McKinney Ketchum

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ATM-Dependent ERK Signaling in Response to DNA Double Strand Breaks, Ashraf Khalil

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HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors Act Synergistically with UCN-01 Through RAS Inhibition, Payal Khanna

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Identification of Novel Allosteric Regulators of Human Erythrocyte Pyruvate Kinase, Shilpa S. Kharalkar

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Knowledge and Perceived Ambiguity of Physical Activity Recommendations and Physical Activity in Men and Women in the United States, Laura G. Kiken

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Quantifying the Effects of Correlated Covariates on Variable Importance Estimates from Random Forests, Ryan Vincent Kimes

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An Evaluation of Hospital Capital Investment after the Balanced Budget Act, Tae Hyun Kim

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The Effect of Operational Speed on the Fracture of Nickel Titanium Rotary Instruments, George Gray Kitchens Jr.

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Empirical Characterization of Variability Among Affymetrix Probe Set Expression Summaries by Sequence Fidelity, Shelbie B. Kliner

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Healing Interior: Using Eastern Design Principles in Hotel Design, YunJu Lee Koh

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The Prevalence of the Need for Esthetic Crown Lengthening in Post Orthodontically Treated Subjects, Bryan Marc Konikoff

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Poverty, Inequality & Terrorism Relationship in Turkey, Mutlu Koseli

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Comparing Institutions: The Institution of Critique and the Post-Museum, Jenna K. Kowalke

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The Antimicrobial Effect of MTAD, Sodium Hypochlorite, Doxycycline, and Citric Acid on E. faecalis, Trisha Ann Krause

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The Role of Gonadal Hormones on Opioid Receptor Protein Density in Arthritic Rats, Matthew Kren

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A Model to Predict 24-Hour Urinary Creatinine Level Using Repeated Measurements, Donna S. Kroos

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Lifelong Learners Study in Virginia, Dianne Quinn Kurec

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Pathological Upregulation of a Calcium-Stimulated Phosphatase, Calcineurin, in Two Models of Neuronal Injury, Jonathan Elledge Kurz

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Little Paintings, Robert William Land

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Bitterroot Landing: An Adaptation from Novel to Stage, Christy Leake

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Factors Associated with High Sexual Risk Behavior in Single Women, Thomas B. M. Leecost

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A Multicenter assessment of the on-label and off-label usage of erythropoietic agents( epoetin alfa and darbepoetin alfa) in critically ill ICU patients : A retrospective study, Seina Park Lee

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Gender and Forgiveness in Early Married Couples, Andrea J. Lerner

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Computational Modeling to Predict Mechanical Function of Joints: Validations and Applications of Lower Leg Simulations, Peter C. Liacouras

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The Enduring Image, Michelle Lieb

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Characterization of the TCOF1 Gene Using a Neuroblastoma Cell Line and a Mouse Model, Lin Li

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Understanding How African-American Middle School Students Cope with Peer Victimization: A Mixed-Methods Approach, Suzanne C. Linkroum

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Forging Space, Chance Burdick Liscomb

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A Comparison for Longitudinal Data Missing Due to Truncation, Rong Liu

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C - Reactive Protein, Coronary Heart Disease and Ischemic Stroke in the Elderly: The Cardiovascular Health Study, Xia Li

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Characterization of Perphenazine and Scopolamine Aerosols Generated Using the Capillary Aerosol Generator, Xihao Li

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From Below Table Mesa, Cynthia Grier Lotze

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The Predictive Relationship of Inhibitory Control, Emotion Regulation, Moral Emotions, and Life Stressors on Behavior Problems in School-Aged Children of Incarcerated Mothers, Geraldine M. Lotze

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Hospitals' Decision to Vertically Integrate Skilled Nursing Units Before and After the Balanced Budget Act, Betty C. Lucente

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Studies on the Molecular Biology of Naegleru Fowleri and Identification of N. Fowleri in the Environment, Rebecca Carmean MacLean

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Modulation of the Serotonin Reuptake Transporter in RAW264.7 Macrophages, Sienna Marie Arenas Malubay

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Public: An Exploration of Community, Environment, and Technology, Christopher John Malven

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The Effect of Advertising on Attitudes Toward Tobacco Use and Decisions About Smoking Among Virginia Adolescents, John Rosser Matthews III

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The Art of Adjustment, Kathryn F. Matthews

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Potential for the Stimulation of Enodthelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Through the Use of Low Frequency Sound, Brandon H. May

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The Influence of a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism In The Matrix Metalloproteinase-1 Promoter on Glioma Biology, Jessica McCready

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Do Expectancies Mediate the Relationship Between Sensitivities and Fearfulness?: An Alternative to Reiss' Expectancy Theory, Scott David McDonald

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Determination of the Band Gap Bowing Parameter of A1xGa1-xN with Contactless Electroreflectance, Laura C. McGlinchey

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The Relationship Between the Virginia Standards of Learning Tests and the New PSAT/NMSQT, Susan P. McKelvey

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Improving Student Art Vocabulary Retention, Michelle Bena McKenna

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Heart of Flesh, Joseph Aaron McSpadden

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Panic Disorder, Trait Anxiety, and Risk Drinking in Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Women, Sarah Meshberg-Cohen

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Molecular Localization of Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1-Alpha in Post-Ischemic Myocardium Following in Vivo Prolyl-4 Hydroxylase-2 Gene Silencing, Julia Antoinette Messina

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Quantitative Model for the Prediction of Hydrodynamic Size of Nonionic Reverse Micelles, Melissa A. Michaels

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From the Seat of Authority: A Case Study in Exhibition Development, Chasity Janet Miller

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Novel Cancer Therapeutics, the Generation of ROS, and Cell Survival, Clint Mitchell

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Supportive and Unsupportive Responses From Parents as Moderators of the Relationship Between Stressful Events and Negative Outcomes in Adolescents, Karen A. Muehl

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Functional Consequences of Matrix Metalloproteinase-1 Over-Expression in Human Gliomas, Emily Mullet

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Conceptualizing Hoarding Behavior Among Elderly Women: A Mixed-Methods Approach, Susan Jan Murdock

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Isolation of Legionella Pneumophila From Well-Maintained Emergency Showers and Eyewash Stations, Jessica Mae Myers

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A Seamless Journey, Stefanie Neuner

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Sel-f(DESIRES SN#2)100MG, Sayaka Nishioka

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ACCELERATING WHOLE-CELL BIOCATALYSIS BY ENHANCING OUTER MEMBRANE PERMEABILITY, Ye Ni

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Reviving His Work: Social Isolation, Religious Fervor and Reform in the Burned Over District of Western New York, 1790-1860, Patricia Lewis Noel

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Tinged With Fire, Margo J. Nolan

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Transforming Growth Factor-β1 (TGF-β1) Induces Mast Cell Apoptosis, Farnaz Norozian

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Meta-Analysis of Open vs Closed Surgery of Mandibular Condyle Fractures, Marcy Lauren Nussbaum

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Species of Spaces and Other Pieces, Fumiaki Odajima

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Association Between Smoking, Chemical Exposure and Hearing Loss in an Occupational Setting, Darlene W. Olive

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Skin, Landscape, and the Mind: An Examination of Surfaces, Colleen Francis Ostrander

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Factorial Validity of the Team Skills Scale as used for Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training (GITT), Myra G. Owens

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Isolation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Derived from Adult Bone Marrow and Umbilical Cord Blood and Their Potential to Differentiate into Osteoblasts, Andrew P. Pacitti

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Ancient West Mexican Sculpture: A Formal and Stylistic Analysis of Eleven Figures in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Crista Anne Pack