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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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If She Isn’t Working Miracles, What Is She Doing On The Battlefield?, Alex Matzke

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Open Rooms, Christie Maurer

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Tumor-Specific Cell Death Induction by Noxa Overexpression for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) Treatment, Nicolas T. Maxim Mr.

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Rage and social media: The effect of social media on perceptions of racism, stress appraisal, and anger expression among young African American adults, Morgan Maxwell

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Speaking of, Talkin 'bout, Riffing on Tap, Rebecca F. Mayer

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so much apparent nothing, Emily McBride

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Radioprotective Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles: Molecular Imaging Investigations of CONPs’ Pharmacokinetics, Efficacy, and Mechanisms of Action, Philip R. McDonagh III

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Layers, Michelle J. McGrath

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The Implementation and Emulation of Cult Movie Marketing, Rebekah W. McKendry

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Time-resolved photoluminescence studies of point defects in GaN, Joy Dorene McNamara

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DYNAMIC REGULATION OF MITOCHONDRIAL STAT3 AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH CYPD, Jeremy A. Meier

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Serum Vitamin D, PTH, and Calcium Levels in Patients with and without Early Childhood Caries, Susan A. Meinerz, Harmeet Chiang, Peter C. Moon, Lorin M. Bachmann, Tegwyn Brickhouse, Al M. Best, and Tiffany Williams

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Fast Online Training of L1 Support Vector Machines, Gabriella A. Melki

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THE ROLE OF PROCEDURAL JUSTICE WITHIN POLICE-CITIZEN CONTACTS IN EXPLAINING CITIZEN BEHAVIORS AND OTHER OUTCOMES, Shana M. Mell

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Net Energy Metering and Community Shared Solar Deployment in the U.S.: Policy Perspectives, Barriers, and Opportunities, Gilbert L. Michaud

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GENETIC AND EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS OF COMPLEX REPRODUCTIVE DISORDERS, Bhavi P. Modi

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Perspectives, Beatrice Modisett

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A Mapping System as a Method in Experiential Culture Learning and Engagement, Faisal Mohammad

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ROLE OF E-CADHERIN FORCE IN THE SPATIAL REGULATION OF CELL PROLIFERATION, Abhinav Mohan

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Modeling Fluid Interactions with Granular and Fibrous Surfaces, Mana Mokhtabad Amrei

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Capturing Memory, Morgan A. Molenda

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Exploring the Influence of Socioeconomic Status on the Executive Function and Theory of Mind Skills of Preschoolers, Andrea Molzhon

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Beyond conventional c-plane GaN-based light emitting diodes: A systematic exploration of LEDs on semi-polar orientations, Morteza Monavarian

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Efficiency Evaluation of a Magnetically Driven Multiple Disk Centrifugal Blood Pump, Kayla H. Moody

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The Role of N-acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) as an Adjuvant to Opioid Treatment in Patients with Inadequately Controlled Chronic Neuropathic Pain, Thomas B. Moore

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Dimension Reduction and Variable Selection, Hossein Moradi Rekabdarkolaee

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"fuck off, get free, love and love's the only thing", David S. Moré

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Understanding and targeting the C-terminal Binding Protein (CtBP) substrate-binding domain for cancer therapeutic development, Benjamin L. Morris

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In-Shoe Plantar Pressure System To Investigate Ground Reaction Force Using Android Platform, Ahmed A. Mostfa

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Automated Conjecturing Approach for Benzenoids, David Muncy

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Effects of Olfactory Cues on the Movement Behavior of the Predatory Beetle Calosoma wilcoxi, Kennesha Myrick-Bragg

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A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF WOODLAND COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY FOR EMPLOYEES: ITS DEVELOPMENT, INTERPRETATION, AND SIGNIFICANCE, Greenlee B. Naughton

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Evaluating a Brief Web-Based Prevention Intervention for Risky Alcohol Use Among College Students, Zoe Neale

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Host Densities and Parasitism Rates in a Forest Defoliator Across a Rural-Urban Landscape, Abigail J. Nelson

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Design and Development of a High-Temperature High-Pressure Rolling Ball Viscometer/Densimeter and Evaluation of Star Polymer-Solvent Mixtures, Matthew Stanton Newkirk

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Student Engagement in Undergraduate Social Work Education Among “at-risk” Students, Ananda Newmark

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Cajamarca Ceramic Spoons from Northern Peru: Forming a Symbolic Function, Jeanette Louise Nicewinter

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Twitter analysis of the orthodontic patient experience with braces versus Invisalign, Daniel A. Noll

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FACTORS PREDICTING AFRICAN AMERICAN RENAL PATIENTS’ COMPLETION OF THE MEDICAL EVALUATION PROCESS FOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION, Camilla W. Nonterah

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From Watchman to Mockingbird: Tay Hohoff’s Editorial Influence on Harper Lee, Aine M. Norris

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A Pipeline for Creation of Genome-Scale Metabolic Reconstructions, Shaun W. Norris

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Climbing Mt. Rainier, Kathleen O'Connor

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Design thinking for the development of formal operations: A team-based middle school design curriculum, Stephanie K. O'Dell

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Egyptianization: Culture hacking as a method, Hadeer Omar

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Dietary Adaptations and Intra- and Interspecific Variation in Dental Occlusal Shape in Hominin and Non-hominin Primates, Kelsey O'Neill

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Momentum Clinic for Teen and Young Adult Cancer Patients, Merian O'Neil

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Investigating the Effects of a Parent-Mediated Intervention on Latino Parent-Child Verbal Interaction and Children's Receptive Vocabulary, Patricia G. Onorato

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Discriminative Stimulus Properties of Endogenous Cannabinoid Degradative Enzyme Inhibitors, Robert Owens II

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Crescendo, Jeffery A. Pabotoy

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Comparison of treatment planning decisions when combining CBCT and digital radiography verses digital radiography alone, McKay Barlow Packer

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Stains Induce Apoptosis and Autophagy in Primary and Transformed Mast Cells, Patrick A. Paez

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Diagnostics and Degradation Investigations of Li-Ion Battery Electrodes using Single Nanowire Electrochemical Cells, Naveen kumar reddy Palapati and Naveen kumar reddy Palapati

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Expansion and Exclusion: A Case Study of Gentrification in Church Hill, Kathryn S. Parkhurst

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High Affinity Block of ICl,swell by Thiol-Reactive Small Molecules, Sung H. Park

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EXPLORING VISUAL PREVENTION: DEVELOPING INFOGRAPHICS AS EFFECTIVE CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN, Candace P. Parrish

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CHARACTERIZATION AND ECONOMIC BURDEN ASSOCIATED WITH PEDIATRIC OPIOID EXPOSURES AND POISONINGS, Anisha M. Patel

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Post-TBI Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Different TBI Models, Kaushal S. Patel

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A COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF CURVATURE IN THE OUTFLOW GRAFT OF A CONTINUOUS FLOW LEFT VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE, Laura Patterson

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Characterization of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Blends and Fabrication of Soft Micropillar Arrays for Force Detection, Thomas J. Petet Jr

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Interrogating the Myth of Modernity: Cultural and Political Narratives in Robert Coover’s Fiction, John P. Pettis Jr.

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The Study of the Regulon of OxyR in Escherichia coli and Porphyromonas gingivalis, Christopher K. Pham

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The Actor Behind the Camera, Zechariah H. Pierce

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Interactions of the Naphthalene Radical Cation with Polar and Unsaturated Molecules in the Gas Phase, Sean P. Platt

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Identifying misconceptions associated with inaccurate survey reporting in the combined use of caffeine and alcohol, Kathryn Polak

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PREDICTORS OF CAFFEINE-RELATED WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS IN COLLEGE FRESHMEN, David J. Pomm

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DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF LUNG DERIVED EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX HYDROGELS, Robert A. Pouliot

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The Role of Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 and Osteopontin in Synaptogenesis and Reinnervation of the Olfactory Bulb Following Brain Injury, Melissa A. Powell

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Race Talk in Neoliberal Higher Ed: “Diversity” Curriculum at a Large Urban University in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic, Olivia D. Pryor

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Roles of Planar Cell Polarity Proteins in CoPA Axon Pathfinding, Ashley Morgan Purdy

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Social Determinants of Participation in a Home Visitation Fluoride Varnish Program, James E. Puryear, Tegwyn Brickhouse, and Caroline Carrico

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“A FRIEND FROM FAR AWAY”: BERTOLT BRECHT AND HIS CHINESE-INFLUENCED WORKS, Yiyuanfang Qiao

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From Intra- to Inter-personal: Effects of Mindfulness Training on Emotion Regulation in Social Contexts, Jordan T. Quaglia

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The Curiosity of Con, Petrified Breath, and an Accident known as Blue., Steven Randall

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THE CARE FACTOR: THE IMPORTANCE OF USING DOMAIN IDENTIFICATION MEASURES TO IDENTIFY STEREOTYPE THREAT VULNERABILITY IN HIGH SCHOOL FEMALES, Kimberly Y. Randolph

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The Effects of Amixicile, A Pyruvate Ferredoxin Oxidoreductase Inhibitor, on Oral Treponemes, Lucas A. Reed

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A Hint and The Incapacity, Jake Reller

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JOINT DETECTION-STATE ESTIMATION AND SECURE SIGNAL PROCESSING, Mengqi Ren

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Investigating the Effects of Nucleosome Remodeling Factor Knockdown on Anti-Tumor Immunity, Mark G. Roberts

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Functional Significance of mtDNA Cytosine Modification Tested by Genome Editing, Jason M. Robinson

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Antithetical Commentaries on X, Y and the Disruption of Being, Eva Rocha

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Provision of Hospital-based Palliative Care and the Impact on Organizational and Patient Outcomes, Marisa L. Roczen

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The Influence of Client-, Family-, and Therapist-Level Pretreatment Characteristics on Therapist Delivery of Youth Psychotherapy Treatments, Adriana Rodriguez

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Women at the Crossroads, Women at the Forefront, American Women in Letterpress Printing In the Nineteenth Century, Dianne L. Roman Ms

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Longitudinal Relations between Emotional Awareness and Aggression in Early Adolescence: The Mediating Role of Emotion Dysregulation, Benjamin V. Rosen

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Black feminist discourse analysis of portrayals of gender violence against Black women: A social work dissertation, Avina Ross

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The Effect of Pre-Deployment Physiology as a Predictor of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among a Sample of United States Army National Guard and Reserve Soldiers, David J. Rothman

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High-Temperature, High-Pressure Viscosities and Densities of Toluene, Aaron J. Rowane

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Curcumin/Melatonin Hybrids as Neuroprotective Agents for Alzheimer's disease, John Saathoff

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Magnetic Materials Characterization and Modeling for the Enhanced Design of Magnetic Shielding of Cryomodules in Particle Accelerators., Sanjay K. Sah

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ADOPTING SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATIONS IN RESTAURANTS: An Evaluation of the Factors Influencing Owner-Managers’ Decisions in Richmond, Virginia, Anna Salzberg

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ULTRA–LOW POWER STRAINTRONIC NANOMAGNETIC COMPUTING WITH SAW WAVES: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF SAW INDUCED MAGNETIZATION SWITCHING AND PROPERTIES OF MAGNETIC NANOSTRUCTURES, Vimal G. Sampath

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I Reach Toward the Ground I Reach Toward Space, Kristen A. Sanders

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JPG Artifacts, Abbey Lee Sarver

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ARE YOU COVERED? EXAMINING HOW KNOWLEDGE OF THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT INFLUENCES USE OF PREVENTIVE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES, Ashlee Sawyer

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Forest Stand Structure and Primary Production in relation to Ecosystem Development, Disturbance, and Canopy Composition, Cynthia M. Scheuermann

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Vital Pulp Therapy Survivability Based on Radiographic Depth of Caries, Aaron T. Schmick

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PATHWAYS LINKING SLEEP TIMING TO OBESITY IN MIDLIFE WOMEN, Dana R. Schreiber

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THE INCIDENCE OF ROOT DENTINAL MICRO-CRACKS CAUSED BY RECIPROCATING AND CONTINUOUS ROTARY INSTRUMENTATION, Stephen N. Schroeder

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Perception of profile appearance as judged by peers using 3D video imaging, Megan G. Schuler

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Chaotic Journey, Cheryl Ann Seif-Regan Mrs.