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Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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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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Environmental Factors That Predict Adolescent Smoking Behavior: The Influence of Parent, Peer, and Sibling Smoking, Christopher J. Hogan

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Working Length Determination in Palatal Roots of Maxillary Molars, Melanie A. Kim-Park

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

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A Study of Two Leadership Styles and School Cultural Norms in Small Middle Schools, Deborah Evans Marks

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THE EFFECTS OF AN AQUATIC INTERVENTION PROGRAM ON THE DISCOMFORTS OF PREGNANCY, Sheila Anne O'Hanlon Smith

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Cleaning Efficiency of Nickel Titanium GT and .04 Rotary Files when used in a Torque Controlled Rotary Handpiece, Calvin Buford Suffridge

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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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A Study of Factors that Influence Academic Success of Black American Middle School Males, Harvey S. Hicks III

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

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Factors Related to Persistence in the Study of French at the College Level, Caroline E. Kirkpatrick

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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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Do the Rich Get Richer? A Meta-analysis of Methodological and Substantive Moderators of Couple Enrichment, Terry L. Hight

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The Impact of a Peer-Led Program on the Peer Leaders' Leadership-Related Skills, Christopher J. Hogan

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Studies on the role CREB as a mediator of neurotrophin-3 actions in oligodendrocytes, Jamie Richard Johnson

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Excisional Wound Healing and the Role of Homeobox Genes, David Allen Lanning

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The Determinants of Post-discharge Healthcare Utilization and Outcomes for Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Social Ecological Perspective, Shyuemeng Luu

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A Study of High School Counselors Value of SCANS/NOICC Work Competencies Among Three Groups of Students: At-Risk, Work-Bound and College-Bound, Alice Mitchell Rose

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KINETICS AND MECHANISMS OF MACROMOLECULAR DISPOSITION IN THE RAT LUNG, Masahiro Sakagami

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FAMILY-CENTERED PRACTICE IN EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS: THE EXPERIENCE OF FAMILIES AND PROFESSIONALS IN ONE LOCAL INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COUNCIL, Patrick Shannon

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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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The Roles of Several Kinases in Mice Tolerant to Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, Matthew C. Lee

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Federal Special Education Law and Discipline of Students with Disabilities: A Description of the Factors Influencing Key Actors Involved in the Development of Sections 612(a)(1)(A) and 615(k) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Cheryl Corona Magill

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The Determinants of Juvenile Justice Policy in France and Germany, Jacqueline A. Meyers

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Correlation of Visualized Glucocorticoid Receptor and Apoptosis In Individual Clones of Nb2 Cells, Devang M. Patel

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Neural Networks in the Analysis of Water-Soluble Sulfonylurea Herbicides Using an LC/MS, Joseph Michael Pompano

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A model to integrate Data Mining and On-line Analytical Processing: with application to Real Time Process Control, Rahul Singh

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Analysis of the Status of Women Faculty in the United States Since the Enactment of Equality Legislation in the 1970s: What do the Numbers Suggest?, Annie M. Stith-Willis

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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

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Psychoneuroimmunology and Healing Touch in HIV Disease, Jo Lynne Wheeler Robins

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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GENE EXPRESSION FOLLOWING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, Rajiv Malhotra

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CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS, BACTERIAL EXPRESSION, AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PRO-GNRH/GAP, A PRECURSOR PROTEIN OF TWO BIOLOGICAL ACTIVE PEPTIDE HORMONES, Louis E. McAdory

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The Structural Response and Performance of General Hospitals in a Managed Care Environment, Denise M. McCollum

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PATTERNS OF CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) ACTIVITIES OF SOCIAL WORKERS IN LOCAL DEPARTMENTS OF SOCIAL SERVICES OR WELFARE IN VIRGINIA, Anita H. Prince

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A Comparison of the Effects of Individualized Writing Instruction With and Without Phonemic Segmentation on the Standard Spelling Performance of At-Risk First Graders, Joan Anne Rhodes

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The role of metabotropic glutamate receptors in the thalamocortical circuit during spontaneous epileptic activity, Joy Vashisht Sharma

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A raster-based GIS analysis of the cumulative impacts of humans and beaver on wetland area and types in the Chickahominy River watershed (Virginia, USA) from 1953 to 1994, Alexandra Dunya Syphard

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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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Contemporary Couple Enrichment: A Critical and Meta-analytic Review of Methodology, Terry L. Hight

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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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COMPARISON OF EPIDURAL AND INTRAVENOUS FENTANYL PATIENT-CONTROLLED ANALGESIA AFTER CESAREAN SECTION UNDER EPIDURAL ANESTHESIA WITH CHLOROPROCAINE, Kim M. Larsen

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MOLECULAR CLONING AND ANALYSIS OF THE PROMOTER FOR RAT HEPACTIC NEUTRAL CHOLESTEROL ESTER HYDROLASE, Ramesh Natarajan

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Practice and Fit in the Allocation of the Resource of Faculty Time: A Study of Current and Preferred Scholarly Practice of the Faculties of Ten Theological Schools Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), Roger Allen Nicholson

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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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Stem Cell Factor and Kit Expression in Type I Neurofibromatosis, Kenneth Eugene Roth

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Tumor Immunity Following Adenovirus Mediated Herpes Simplex Thymidine Kinase Gene Transfer to Experimental Rat Gliomas, Maulik Raj Shah

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The Corporate Character Ethical Value Structure: Construct Definition, Measurement, Validation and Relationship to Organizational Commitment, Edward D. Showalter

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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