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Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Desire, Obsession and the Body, Christina Angela Fisher

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Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Anadromous Fish Passage at Boshers Dam Vertical Slot Fishway on the James River, Richmond, Virginia, Matthew Thomas Fisher

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Development and Validation of a Computational Musculoskeletal Model of the Elbow Joint, Justin Paul Fisk

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The Muse in the Classroom: Some Effects on American Nonprofit Arts Organization of Partnering with Schools, Susan A. FitzPatrick

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The Making of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000: Viewed Through the Lens of the Advocacy Coalition Framework, Nicole Kristine Footen

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CD23's Role as a Negative Regulator of Allergic Disease: in vivo Effects of Murine CD23 Destabilization and Allelic Mutations, Jill Wallace Ford

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Blogging in the Writing Classroom: A move Toward Dialogue, Design, and Citizenship, Meghan E. Foster

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Relationship between Facial Attractiveness and Occlusal Treatment Outcomes: A Retrospective Study, Chad Eric Fowler

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Growth of Gallium Nitride on Porous Templates by Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition, Yi Fu

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Investigation of Age Related Differences in the Rewiring of P2-Olfactory Receptor Neurons, Daniel Joseph Galante

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Organic Space, Lisa Gardner

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Intervals, Knox Garvin III

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Intensive Co-parenting Therapy: Piloting a Manualized Treatment for Divorced Families, Jill Allison Ferrante Gasper

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[ethno]graphic design, Benjamin Gaydos

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Binge Eating in Ethnically Diverse Obese Adolescents, Clarice K. Gerke

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Integer Programming With Groebner Basis, Isabella Brooke Ginn

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Concurrent Whitening and Orthodontic Treatment, Jason Thomas Gladwell

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Transition from Health Maintenance Organizations to Consumer Driven Health Plans: Measurement of Initial Impacts for Members with Chronic Conditions, Carl F. Goff

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Determinants of Obesity: Racial Differences, Nikkia L. Goforth

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The Effect of Income Level on the Relationship Between the Personal Support Matrix and Sustained Breastfeeding, Sandra Mann Gossler

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Familial and Self Systems as Contributors to Sexual Decision-making Patterns of Young African American Women, Christina M. Grange

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Electrospun Blends of Polydioxanone and Fibrinogen for Urological Applications, Joshua Ford Grant

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Building as an Instrument, Catherine Irene Grottenthaler

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High quality molecular beam epitaxy growth and characterization of lead titanate zirconate based complex-oxides, Xing Gu

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Renewing Manchester: A supportive life skills center for Manchester's most underprivileged residents, Jennifer Lynne Hamilton

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"Shut It Down, Open It Up": A History of the New Left at the University Of Virginia, Charlottesville, Thomas M. Hanna

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An Examination of the Relationships Among Health Literacy, Social Support, and Patient Activation in Community Residing Older Adults, Brenda L. Harding Hage

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A Descriptive Study of Military Family Needs Following a Polytraumatic Injury, Anna Lisa Harmon

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Immunohistochemical Study of Phenotypes of Dendritic Cells in Dental Pulps from Non-Carious and Carious Teeth, Melissa A. Harmon

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The Effect of Pediatric Hospital Specialization on Patient Safety and Effectiveness of Care, James Mitchell Harris II

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Five Urban Row Houses, Laura E. Harris

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Seeing it Straight, Heather Harvey

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Ideas as Interiors: Interior Design in the United States 1930-1965, Lucinda K. Havenhand

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Intrapersonal Grief as a Clinical Entity Distinct from Depression: Does It Exist Among a Medically Ill Parkinson's Disease Population?, Rashelle Brown Hayes

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Neocortical Interneuron Subtypes Show an Altered Distribution in a Rat Model of Maldevelopment Associated With Epileptiform Activity, Kimberly Lynne Hays

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Identification and Characterization of Metal Uptake Loci in Porphyromonas gingivalis, Jia He

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This Art Is For The Birds, Shawn Earl Heller

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Structure of Aggression among Urban Youth: Competing Factor Models of Subtypes of Physical and Relational Aggression, Sarah W. Helms

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Pathways to Externalizing Behavior: The Effects of Mother's Harsh Parenting and Toddler's Emotional Reactivity, Sandra H. Henderson

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A Descriptive Study of Special Education Teachers Serving Students with Autism: Knowledge, Practices Employed, and Training Needs, Dawn R. Hendricks

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Novel Sulfated 4-Hydroxycinnamic Acid Oligomers as Potent Anticoagulants, Brian Lawrence Henry

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Professional Theatre in the Academic Theatre Setting, Hartwell Keith Hight

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A Survey on the Usage of Articaine Among General and Pediatric Dentists, Robert Louis Hollowell III

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Neighborhood Ritual Integrity: Addressing the Positive and Cultural Aspects of Neighborhoods, Kristina Beatrice Hood

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Forgiveness, Individualism, and Collectivism, Joshua N. Hook

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An Exploration of Process: Directing All My Sons, Boone J. Hopkins

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ANTI-BELLUM: A RECLAMATION OF THE SOUTHERN BELLE, Chandra Owenby Hopkins

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Diet and Growth of Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus Dolomieu) Following Reintroduction of American Shad (Alosa Sapidissima) in the James River, Virginia, David A. Hopler

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The Relapsing Fever Spirochete, Borrelia Hermsii, and Complement Regulatory Proteins, Kelley M. Hovis

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Overweight and Obesity: A Comparative Study of Black and White Non-Hispanic Women in the United States, Fai R. Howard

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Fibroblast Migration Mediated by the Composition of Tissue Engineered Scaffolds, Laurie Christine Hoyt

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Reviving the Seventies, Aimee M. Huber

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Achieving High Performance in Local Government: Linking Government Outcomes with Human Resource Management Practices, Richard F. Huff

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Constraints on Breastfeeding Choices for Low Income Mothers, Carol Grace Hurst

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Beyond the Threshold: Allusions to the Òrìsà in Ana Mendieta's Silueta Series, LaTricia M. January

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Analysis of a p53 Gain-of-function Mutation in Transgenic Mouse Salivary Tumors, Dadi Jiang

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Residential Outcomes of HOPE VI Relocatees in Richmond, VA, Lallen Tyrone Johnson-Hart

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An Empirical Study of Executive Management Team Compensation and Company Performance, Gregory A. Jonas

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Antecedents and Consequences of Lifestyle Choice in Public Accounting, Ambrose Jones III

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The Legend and Life of Peter Francisco: Fame, Fortune, and the Deprivation of America's Original Citizen Soldier, Wesley T. Joyner

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Mechanisms of Accumulation and Biological Consequences of Polynuclear Platinum Compounds, Peyman Kabolizadeh

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CAFM Studies of Epitaxial Lateral Overgrowth GaN Films, Vishal P. Kasliwal

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Disposable Generation, James Robert Kearns

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Overbite Correction and Smile Esthetics, Kevin Erick Kelleher

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Interleukin-10 Suppresses Mast Cell IgE Receptor Expression And Signaling In Vitro And In Vivo, Sarah B. Kennedy

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Listen: Stories of Adopted Koreans, Jinny Hyun-Jin Kim

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The Effects of Transdermal Nicotine on Tobacco/Nicotine Withdrawal and Concurrently Administered Cigarettes in Women and Men, Betha A. Kleykamp

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Technology at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Using an Interactive Whiteboard in Elementary Art Education, Nancy G. Kocen

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Vocational Rehabilitation of Clients with Brain Injury: An Investigation of Racial Disparity within The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) 911 Database, Stephanie A. Kolakowsky-Hayner

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Would You Believe Me If I Said I Didn't Need You, Andrew Kozlowski

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A Message Oriented Middleware Library, Christopher James Kuhlman

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Induction of Heme Oxygenase By a Carbon Monoxide-Releasing Molecule, Robert Andrew Kulina

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Biotesting and Surface Science of Polyurethanes with Novel Soft Blocks, Pinar Kurt

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Effects of Computerized Storybooks on Early Literacy Development of Preschool Children with Weak Self-Regulation Skills, Nora E. Land

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The Social Economy of the Illicit Arts and Antiquities, David C. Lane Jr.

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An Assessment of Impediments to Low-Impact Development in the Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Rebecca V'lent Lassiter

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The Multiple Meanings of Domestic Violence: A Constructivist Inquiry, Monica Rene' Leisey

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Word Salad, Anthony Liberto

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Precursor Supply and Polyketide Antibiotic Biosynthesis in Oil-based Industrial Fermentations of Streptomyces Cinnamonensis, Chaoxuan Li

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Improving Life Satisfaction of Elders through Oral History: The Narrator's Perspective, Mary B. Ligon

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Portable Space and Interior Design for Dentists, Yu-Ping Liu

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A Comparison of Flexural Fracture of Three Different Nickel-Titanium Rotary File Systems, Matthew Warren Lloyd

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Analysis of Mouse EKLF/KLF2 E9.5 Double Knockout: Yolk Sac Morphology and Embryonic Erythroid Maturation, Tina Kathy Lung

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Drift Tube Ion Mobility Measurements for Thermochemistry, Kinetics and Polymerization of Cluster Ions, Ridha Ben Mohsen Mabrouki

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Expectations and Stress Related to Choosing and Providing Treatment: A Comparative Study of Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders or with Down Syndrome, Virginia H. Mackintosh

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A Study of the Value of "Measuring Up" as a Tool for State Policymakers in Developing Postsecondary Education Policy for Three Eastern States, Rachel R. Maddux

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The Artist's Hand in the Digital Age, Jamie B. Mahoney

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Roles and Attitudes of Males and Females in The Anarchist Punk Community, Donna M. Manion

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Oral Health Services in a Medical Setting, Robert William Mansman II

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Measuring Therapist Adherence to a Manual-Based Treatment Tested in a Community Setting: The PASCET Manual Adherence Scale (P-MAS), Alyssa M. Marder

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Effects of Ankle Support on Time To Stabilization of Subjects with Stable Ankles, Raquel Elise Martin

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The Use of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) by Practicing Presbyterian Ministers, Steven C. Martin

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Supporting Data-Intensive Wireless Sensor Applications using Smart Data Fragmentation and Buffer Management, Mbonisi Masilela

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Attention Style and Appreciation: The Differences between Gratitude and Indebtedness, Maureen A. Mathews

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The Influence of Parental Monitoring and Peer Deviance on Substance Use Among Middle School Students, Sally Ann Mays

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Has Richmond, Virginia Become Safer in the Past Five Years (2002-2006)?: An analysis of ambulance data regarding penetrating trauma incidents, Ashleigh K. McCabe

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Measuring Hispanic/Latino Satisfaction with Health Services in Chesterfield County, Virginia, Lynell H. McClinton

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Creative Matrix, Bonnie Gay McGinn

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Tobacco Culture and Environmental Consciousness: Ecological Change, Race, and Gender, Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1850--1870, Mary R. McGuire

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Anesthesia Clinical Performance Outcomes: Does Teaching Methodology Make A Difference?, Nina E. McLain