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Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Voice by Design: Experiments in Redistributing Media, Bizhan Khodabandeh

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Effect of Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carriers on Arterial Pressure and Vasoactivity in the Rat Mesentery, Michael Kim

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Argent Sound Recordings: Multimodal Storytelling, Matthew L. Klimas

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Variable Selection in Competing Risks Using the L1-Penalized Cox Model, XiangRong Kong

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Examining the Behavioral and Molecular Aspects of Adolescent Nicotine Dependence: Implications for Vulnerability to Drugs of Abuse, Dena Heath Kota

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Electrical Behavior of Non-Aqueous Formulations: Role of Electrostatic Interactions in Pressurized Metered Dose Inhalers (pMDIs), Reshma Kotian

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Do Black MSM Have More IDU and HIV Positive Partners Compared to White Men Having Sex with Men ?, Shankar Krishnappa

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Fluoride Varnish Use Among Dentists in Virginia, Amanda Bowen Kuhn

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Comparison of Emergence Behavior in Pediatric Dental Patients Undergoing General Anesthesia with Sevoflurane versus Desflurane, Carla LaLande

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THE AWW, Jessica Danielle Langley

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Power Relationships in Information Systems Security Policy Formulation and Implementation, Michael Stephen Lapke

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STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: AN EXAMINATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INSTITUTIONAL EXPENDITURES AND PERSISTENCE, Ibironke Lawal

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GreenLife: A Sustainable Retail Space, Veronica J. Ledford

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BIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS OF THE NOVEL LYSOPHOSPHATIDIC ACID (LPA) RECEPTOR, LPA4/p2y9/GPR23, Peilun Lee

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ASIAN AMERICAN SOCIAL WORKERS: EXPLORING RELATIONSHIPS AMONG FACTORS INFLUENCING CAREER CHOICES, Soon Min Lee

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AUGMENTATION OF T CELL EXPANSION FOR ADOPTIVE IMMUNOTHERAPY BY ALTERNATE GAMMA CHAIN CYTOKINES AND BY GEMCITABINE MEDIATED INHIBITION OF MYELOID DERIVED SUPPRESSOR CELLS, Hanh Le

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ENERGY EFFICIENT EMBEDDED SYSTEM DESIGN FOR MEDICAL CARE SYSTEM USING WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK, QI LI

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In the Theater of Subjectivity, Violetta Litvak

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Why do people use or not use an information technology: an interpretive investigation on the adoption and use of an electronic medical records system, Li Long

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Lighting the Box,Daylighting As The Primary Organizer In Multifamily Housing, Sara Lovette

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An exploration of the effects of long-term intimate partner violence: listening to older women, Suzanne Lowe

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Does Light Control Algal Abundance in Large River Systems?, Amy Macdonald

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THE INFLUENCE OF DIFFERENTLY FRAMED INFORMATION ON DECISION MAKING IN THE PUBLIC BUDGETING PROCESS: DOES BUDGET REFORM MEAN A DAMN?, Robert Dennis Malarkey

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Application of Shortest-Path Network Analysis to Identify Genes that Modulate Longevity in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, JR Managbanag

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A Key to All Mythologies, Theresa Frances Marchetta

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Effects of Altered Superoxide Dismutase Expression on Age-related Functional Declines and Survival in Drosophila, Ian Martin

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Developing a Multi-Objective Decision Model for Maximizing IS Security within an Organization, Jeffrey Lee May

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The Relationship between Perceived Personal Risk of getting Prostate cancer and Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Screening, Yeatoe G. McIntosh

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In an Expression of the Inexpressible: Even this title is stolen, but I chose it, Carmen Alis McLeod

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CaMK-II Promotes Beta-Catenin-Dependent Transcription by Binding Flightless-I, Jamie McLeod

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Analysis of the mechanism of transferrin-iron acquisition by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Noto Jennifer McMillan

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Effects of Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carriers on the Vasoactivity of the Spinotrapezius Muscle of the Rat, Pete Meliagros

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The Effect of Cell Type on the Efficacy of CMV Antiviral Drugs, Benjamin Meza

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DEFINING VALUE BASED INFORMATION SECURITY GOVERNANCE OBJECTIVES, Sushma Mishra

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Medicare Managed Care Penetration and Prevalence of Older Adult Disability, Christine Moe

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REGULATION OF MDM2 MEDIATED NFκB2 PATHWAY IN HUMAN LUNG CANCER, Lathika Mohanraj

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If Your Love Were A Grain Of Sand Mine Would Be A Universe Of Beaches, Valerie Anne Molnar

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Developmental Aspects of Diabetes knowledge, Kari Morgan

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Bollywood Broads: Reconstructing the Femme Fatale in Popular Indian Film, Erin Zimmerman Moss

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Storming the Castle: Non-Secular Subversion of the Pas D'Armes in The Castle of Perseverance, John Moss

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Regulation of Platelet-Activating Factor Acetylhydrolase by Oxidized Phospholipids and Proinflammatory Cytokines, Muralikrishna Mukkamala

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Principals Give Voice to the ISLLC Standards--An Investigation of Leadership Job Priorities, Marcia Muse

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Applications of Operations Research in Domestic Electric Utilities, Jametta Myers

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A Science & Mathematics Magnet School at Maymont, Sarah Shamus Nakfoor

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Nucleoplasmic and Cytoplasmic Degradation of Telomerase: implications toward telomerase-based cancer therapy, Binh Nguyen

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PROMOTION OF TUMOR CELL DEATH THROUGH THE INDUCTION OF, Tuyen Nguyen

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modeling pure vasogenic edema in the rat brain, charles nottingham

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Role of the Small Terminase Subunit Encoded by Staphylococcus Aureus Pathogenicity Island SaPI1 in Formation of SaPI1 Transducing Particles, Nicholas Paul Olivarez

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Locavore Exploring the Sustainable Table: A Restaurant in Tobacco Row, Kathryn Mia Oliver

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Open your eyes...On impressing the important things., Heidi Dawn Ortega

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MODs: collaboration and play in design, Margaret O'Saben

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Shadows on the Cave Wall: The Cognitive Accuracy of Social Network Perception, David M. Ouellette

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REDUCING BACTERIAL RESISTANCE THROUGH BETTER ANTIBIOTIC PRESCRIPTION PRACTICES, Christine Ouma

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Jules, Emily Oye

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Mechanistic Studies on the Electrochemistry of Glutathione and Homocysteine, Olufemi Oyesanya

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The Use of Implants vs. Endodontics: Practitioner Attitudes in 2007, Gardiner McKay Packer

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Record, Monica Rocio Palma

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CORROSION DAMAGE STUDIES THROUGH MICROSCOPY AND STRESS ANALYSIS, Ronak Patel

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Spin transport studies in nanoscale spin valves and magnetic tunnel junctions, Sridhar Patibandla

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INFORMATION-SEEKING BEHAVIORS OF PRACTICING DENTAL HYGIENISTS IN VIRGINIA, Joan Marie Pellegrini

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A Capillary-Based Microfluidic System for Immunoaffinity Separations in Biological Matrices, Michael Peoples

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Virginia Emergency Department Physician Knowledge of the Emergent Treatment of Avulsed Teeth, Joy Leatrice Barnes Phelps

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After August: Museums As Mirrors, William Pinholster

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The Ecology of Fear: Oviposition and Colonization in Aquatic Systems, Leeanna Pletcher

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Discovery and Initial Characterizations of Neurofascin 155 High and Neurofascin 155 Low, Anthony Pomicter

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Assessment of Seminary Education on End of Life Issues, Stefan Hakon Pomrenke

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Repurposing a Hydroelectric Plant, Melissa Pritcher

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Characterization of Yeast 18S rRNA Dimethyl Transferase, Dim1p, Nagesh Pulicherla

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Fundamentals in Nature, Andrea Quam

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Designing Non-saccharide Heparin/Heparan Sulfate Mimics, Arjun Raghuraman

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Crosstalk Between MDM2 and Akt Signaling Pathway in Oncogenesis., Mahesh Ramamoorthy

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Perspectives of Parents from India on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Neeraja Ravindran

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THE FUTURE OF AESTHETICS IN/AND VISUAL CULTURE ART EDUCATION IN 21ST CENTURY ART EDUCATION, Shannon Reibel

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THE EFFECTS OF ATOMOXETINE ON COGNITIVE PERFORMACE AND NEUROPLASTICITY AFTER TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, Wendy Reid

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Green Beans - The Neighborhood Co-Op, Cooking, and Nutritional Living Center, Amee Ricketts

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ENZYMOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF BILE ACID 7alpha- AND 7beta- DEHYDROXYLATION BY THE INTESTINAL BACTERIA CLOSTRIDIUM SCINDENS AND CLOSTRIDIUM HYLEMONAE, Jason Michael Ridlon

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Properties and Recent Applications in Spectral Graph Theory, Michelle L. Rittenhouse

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Season of Birth and Risk for Schizophrenia, Seth Roberts

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The Possibilities of Sort Of, Jesse Robinson

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The Beekeepers, Richard Robinson

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Physiological and Molecular Characterization of Genetic Competence in Streptococcus sanguinis, Alejandro Rodriguez

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Male Survivors: Walking the Tightrope of Masculinity, Luke Rogers

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Tolerance Intervals in Random-Effects Models, Kakotan Sanogo

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Effect of Metro Living on Oral Cancers in Virginia: 2001-2005, Preeti Sastry

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Blending Doctrine, Practice, and Purpose in Legal Education: The Case for an Integrated Pedagogy, Debra M. Schneider

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Magic, Mystery, Illusion and Magic, Alexis Semtner

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Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) Based Chemical Sensor, Gopakumar Sethuraman

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On Zeitgeist, James Sham

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An Integrated Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Process Model, Sumana Sharma

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MATOAKA: Pocahontas in the Age of Identity, Matthew Shifflett

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Magnetic Nanoparticles Based on Iron: Synthesis, Characterization, Design, and Application, Michael David Shultz

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The Cognitive Moral Reasoning of Salespeople, Wayne Marshall Slough

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Development and Characterization of a Mechanically Prestressed Piezoelectric Composite, Byron Fitzgerald Smith

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Intravenous Administration of Perfluorocarbon Emulsions as a Non-Recompression Therapy for Decompression Sickness, Cameron Smith

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Unlisted Properties: An Exploration in Solo Performance, Jason Smith

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Rhythm, Grid and Collage: Building a Design Business Incubator, Robert David Smith

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Plumage Ornamentation as an Indicator of Female Age and an Influence in Male Mate Choice in Protonotaria Citrea, the Prothonotary Warbler in Virginia., Terry Smith

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Density of Gutta Percha by Weight in Straight Root Canals and Curved Root Canals after Single Cone, Cold Lateral, and Warm Vertical Condensation, Gerald Clay Sparrow

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Beyond the Early Adopters: Examining the potential for car-sharing in Richmond, Virginia, Steven P. Spears

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Find Meaning Make Meaning, Karen Stein