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Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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The Prevalence of the Need for Esthetic Crown Lengthening in Post Orthodontically Treated Subjects, David Clark Johnson

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Gender and Ethnic Differences in Perceived Stress as a Predictor of Smoking Behaviors in Rural Adolescents, LaShanda R. Jones

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Fauxtopia, Raymond William Kampf

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Purification and Characterization of a Methyl-DNA Binding Protein Complex from Primary Erythroid Cells, Evan Paul Kransdorf

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Meanings of Security: A Constructivist Inquiry into the Context of Information Security Policy Development Post 9/11, Linda F. Larkin

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Evaluating a Day Treatment Program for Children with Serious Emotional Disorders, Nicole Lynn Lee

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The Psychometric Properties of the Inner Strength Questionnaire for Women with Chronic Health Conditions, Kristi Leanne Lewis

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Overbite Correction and Smile Esthetics, Shannon Michelle Lewis

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Effects of emphysema and chronic hypoxemia on skeletal muscle oxygen supply and demand, John D. Lowman Jr.

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Motivations, Roles, Characteristics, and Power: Women Volunteer Leaders on Nonprofit Boards of Directors, Bridget Elizabeth Lyons

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A Qualitative Study of the Lived Experience of Single, Gay Adoptive Fathers, John Daryl Matthews

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Emotion Perception in Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism: The Importance of Diagnostic Criteria and Cue Intensity, Carla Ann Mazefsky

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Utilizing a Structuration Perspective to Examine Perceptions of Labor Market Opportunities & Constraints in a Distressed Urban Neighborhood, Sharon M. McDonald

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Use of a Portland Cement Accelerator with Mineral Trioxide Aggregate, M. Scott Monts

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Wireless Application Development, Rahat M. Mujib

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The Spiritual Spa, Pongpop Narapanich

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Childhood Exposure to Interparental Conflict: Memory Biases and Intergenerational Patterns of Conflict in Romantic Relationships, Christine A. Nelson

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Effect of repeated dosing of Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, the major psychoactive ingredient of marijuana, on memory in mice, Floride Niyuhire

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The Social Network and Attachment Bases of Loneliness, David M. Ouellette

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The Effects of the Handwriting Without Tears Program on the Handwriting of Students in Inclusion Classrooms, Lisa Owens

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Influence of a 3-step disinfection procedure on dentin bond strength, Maria Pappas

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PCR Detection of Streptococcus Mutans and Streptococcus Sobrinus in Dental Plaque Samples from Low, Moderate, and High Caries Risk Children, Ajit A. Patel

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Electrospinning as a Processing Method for Electroactive Polymers and Composites, Kristin Joy Pawlowski

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Factors Influencing Applicant Ranking of Orthodontic Programs, Michael D. Payne

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Conversations With the Self: An Artist's Visual & Written Wanderings, Elizabeth W. Perkins

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Behind the Fire Line, Thomas Petzwinkler

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PAINT MEDIATIONS, Theresa Faye Pfarr

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Interleukin-6 Levels in Generalized and Localized Aggressive Periodontitis Patients, Bindu Reddy

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Association Between the Frequency of Physical Education Classes and the Prevalence of Overweight/Obesity in Adolescents, Collin N. Rice

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Surface Characteristics of Bacillus Spores, Darlene Danette Sabio

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C-reactive Protein Levels in Generalized Aggressive Periodontitis Patients, Trang Nguyen Salzberg

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Evaluation of the Hayes E. Willis Health Center in South Richmond -- Has It Served Its Targeted Population?, Shannon Nicole Shaw

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Comparative Tensile Strengths of Preceramic and Postceramic Solder Connectors Using High-Palladium Alloy, Abdul-Hadi Shehab

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Memory Matters II: Predictors of Self-care Behaviors in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes, Sari A. Soutor

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Physical and Chemical Properties of a New Mineral Trioxide Aggregate Material, David Lowell Spencer

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The Transformation of Electricity in my Brain, Claire Watkins

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The History of the World, Ruby Wescoat

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Faking and Response Distortion by Applicants: A Comparison of Corrective Techniques and the Validity of Personality Measures, Michael Charles Wimsatt

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Luminescence in ZnO, Jin Xu

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High Quality ZnO Epitaxial Grown By Plasma Assisted Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Yun Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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The Relationship of Metabolic Control to Hardiness, Self-Efficacy, and Perceived Medication Adherence in Adults with Diabetes Mellitus, Ok Chon Allison

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COMBAT DANCE:A CREATIVELY HOLISTIC APPROACH TO MOVEMENT PERFORMANCE ART, Raymont Lee Anderson

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K3 Endo, Pro Taper, and Pro File Systems: Breakage and Distortion in Severely Curved Roots of Molars, Matthew Todd Ankrum

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Sky High Flames, Unoma Nguemo Azuah

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The Effects of Chronic Nicotine Exposure on Morris Water Maze Performance After Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury in Adolescent Rats, Anna Igorevna Baranova

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Searching For the Impossible Dream, Staging the Impossible Script, Timothy A. Brien

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Measurement of Forces and Moments in Three-Dimensional Archwires, Dwight Van Buelow

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hyoo'mer, Janice Cardoza

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Utilization of the vacuum form machine: Custom mouthguards versus esthetic bleaching trays, Jacqueline Michele Carney

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Ligand Binding Energies And Magnetic Circular Dichroism of the Human Melatonin Receptor MT1, Charles Montgomery Castevens IV

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William Small 1734-1775: Teacher, Mentor, Scientist, Martin Richard Clagett

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Lip Profile Preferences in Varying Sagittal Mandibular Positions, Grant Gordon Coleman

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AFM, CAFM, and EFM Studies of the GaN System, John C. Dickinson

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AN IN-VITRO COMPARISON OF THE RETENTION OF PREFABRICATED PARALLEL-SIDED VENTED TITANIUM POSTS CEMENTED WITH THREE DIFFERENT DUAL-POLYMERIZABLE RESIN CEMENTS, Maha Mamdouh Mostafa El-Sayed

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The Effect of Chlorhexidine Gluconate as an Endodontic Irrigant on the Apical Seal: Long-term Results, David B. Ferguson

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Within-Group Agreement in Perceptions of the Work Environment: Its Antecedents, Lucy R. Ford

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The Effect of Endodontic Solutions on Resorcinol-Formalin Paste in Teeth, Madelyn Gay Gambrel

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Parental Reports of the Development of Autism in Their Children: The Relevance of Regression, Comorbidity, and Genetics in the Detection ofEarly Characteristics, Robin Page Goin

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A STUDY TO IDENTIFY THE ATTRIBUTES OF POLICE STRATEGIES AND THE RELATED LEADERSHIP STYLES IN ORDER TO ADDRESS THE QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES IN POLICE ORGANIZATIONS AND THE COMMUNITY, John Christopher Gregory

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Normal Mixture Models for Gene Cluster Identification in Two Dimensional Microarray Data, Eric Scott Harvey

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VASCULAR CELL DYSFUNCTION AND TRANSENDOTHELIAL MIGRATION OF NEUTROPHILS IN PREECLAMPSIA, Courtney Elizabeth Leik

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MECHANISMS UNDERLYING PROTECTION AGAINST RT-2 GLIOMAGENESIS IN RAT BRAIN UTILIZING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY VACCINATION, Andrea M. Lister

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Resonance Two Photon Ionization Study of Binary Clusters of Styrene with Polar Molecules, Hatem Ahmed Mahmoud

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Moments of Trust: Sibling Responses to the Disclosure of a Sister's Lesbian Identity, Ryan Walter McKee

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EFFECTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXPOSURE IN COLOMBIAN ADOLESCENTS: PATHWAYS TO VIOLENT AND PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR, Roberto Mejia

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Orthodontic Faculty Recruitment and Retention: Goals and Perceptions, Sheldon L. Peck

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A Rural vs. Urban Analysis of Procedures Provided to Medicaid Recipients by Pediatric, General, and Public Health Dentists in the Commonwealth of Virginia: Fiscal Years 1994-1995, Frank Carmen Pettinato

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The Generation of Forms and Thai Typeface Design, Pornprapha Phatanateacha

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Evaluation of Shear Bond Strength of Two Resin-Modified Glass-Ionomer Cements, Emily Y. Ro

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John Hartwell Cocke (1780-1866): From Jeffersonian Palladianism to Romantic Colonial Revivalism in Antebellum Virginia, Muriel Brine Rogers

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Development of a Dental Access Survey Instrument for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Roy H. Rogers

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Homeownership of Latinos in Richmond: An evaluation of the homeownership to community participation model, Coleman Eppes Rose

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The American Encaustic Tiling Company (1875-1937) and 'Art Tiles' in the West Franklin Street Historic District, Richmond, Virginia, Erika June Schmelzer

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Recovery from Substance Abuse: The Role of Unsupportive Social Interactions, Michelle Marie Schmitt

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THE BOND STRENGTH OF ADHESIVE RESIN CEMENT: TIME DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN CEMENTATION AND FINISHING OF CAST DOWEL-CORES, Purnima Joan Shahani

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A Constructivist Inquiry of Church-State Relationships for Faith-Based Organizations, Jon Eric Singletary

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THE CONSIDERATIONS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BUDGET DURING TIMES OF FISCAL CONSTRAINT: A CASE STUDY, Jeffrey Witt

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self-imAGE, Tammy Jean Wymer

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Parent Perceptions of Occupational Therapy in Early Childhood Special Education Programs Following Transition from Early Intervention Programs, Anita M. Wyrick

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Transactional Distance in Web-based College Learning Environments: Toward Measurement and Theory Construction, Aixiu (Monica) Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Effect of a Desensitizing Agent and an Adhesive System on Microleakage Associated with Cast Restorations Luted with a Resin-modified Glass Ionomer Cement, Saleh Abdulaziz Al-Rowaieh

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Placement of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate Using Two Different Techniques, Anita Aminoshariae

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Quiet Conversations, Wendy Bruce

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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

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The effect of endodontic solutions on resorcinol-formalin paste, Ronald Nicholas Vranas

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