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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Stability of Uranium-Bearing Precipitates Created as a Result of Ammonia Gas Injections in the Hanford Site Vadose Zone, Alberto Javier Abarca Betancourt

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A Floristic Study of Halmahera, Indonesia Focusing on Palms (Arecaceae) and Their Seed Dispersal, Melissa E. Abdo

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The Effects of Artemisia Derived Natural Products on Adipogenesis, Steven Abood

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The Relationship between Information Literacy and Global Learning, Valda J. Adeyiga

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Analysis of Eye-Tracking Data in Visualization and Data Space, Sayeed Safayet Alam

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History, Material Culture, and the Search for the Mythic American Dream in Angie Cruz’s Let it Rain Coffee, Michelle Almonte

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Policymaking in the Gulf Region: The Case of Privatization Policy in the State of Kuwait, Shahed Altammar

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Development of a Lightweight Hurricane-Resistant Roof System, Ehssan Amir Sayyafi

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Spanish and Cuban Politicians, Publicists and Reporters facing the Cuban Crisis at the End of the Nineteenth Century, Maria Aparicio-Torres

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Rubble & Honey, Megan J. Arlett

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Multinucleon Short-range Correlation Model for Nuclear Spectral Functions, Oswaldo Artiles

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The Diffusion of Social Media in Nonprofit Organizations, Elvis Asorwoe

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Protein-protein Interactions of Bacterial Topoisomerase I, Srikanth Banda

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Examining the Relationship between Fidelity of Implementation of Accommodations for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in Mathematics and Student Achievement in High School Algebra I Inclusion Classes, Belinda Baptiste

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US Foreign Policy toward Azerbaijan, 1991-2015, Galib Bashirov

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The Relationship Between Occupational Stress and Instigator Workplace Incivility as Moderated by Personality: A Test of an Occupational Stress and Workplace Incivility Model, Laura C. Batista

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The String of 10,000 Firecrackers, Jan M. Becker

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Reimagining Movements: Towards a Queer Ecology and Trans/Black Feminism, Gabriel Benavente

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Quorum Sensing Signals Produced by Heterotrophic Bacteria in Black Band Disease (BBD) of Corals and Their Potential Role in BBD Pathogenesis, Chinmayee D. Bhedi

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Gender and Authority in the Public Sector: The Case of Local Government Chief Administrative Officers in the United States, Sebawit G. Bishu

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Capture and Densification of Floating Hydrophobic Liquids by Natural Granular Materials, Daria Boglaienko

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Oblivious Network Optimization and Security Modeling in Sustainable Smart Grids and Cities, Kianoosh G. Boroojeni

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Teachers as Facilitators or Barriers of Parent Involvement: Experiences of African American Mothers of Children in Special Education Programs, Princess Briggs

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Phenomenological and Molecular Basis of the Cnidarian Immune System, Tanya Brown

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Representative Bureaucracy in German Public Schools: An Assessment of the Mechanisms of Passive Representation, Gretha Burchard

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Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Bermuda Exhibit an Ontogenetic Diet Shift despite Overexploitation of Resources in their Developmental Habitat, Claire Margaret Burgett

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Experimental Analysis of the Effects of Hydroscape Structure on Fishes in a Dynamic Wetland, Michael R. Bush

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Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Ligand Photodissociation in Heme Proteins and Formation of DNA i-Motif, David S. Butcher

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Uranium Sequestration by pH Manipulation using NH3 Injection in the Vadose Zone of Hanford Site 200 Area, Claudia Cardona

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Listening/Reading for Disremembered Voices: Additive Archival Representation and the Zong Massacre of 1781, Jorge E. Cartaya

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Prevalence and Determinants of Overweight and Obesity in Preschoolers in Miami-Dade County, Catherina Chang

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Regulation of Adipocyte Differentiation and Metabolism: Rab5-Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factors and Methylglyoxal, Praew Chantarasinlapin

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Three Essays in Economic Development, Growth, and Trade, Alvin L. Chiang

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Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale: A Charismatic Authority and His Ideology, John P. Cibotti

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Wireless Positioning and Tracking for Internet of Things in GPS-denied Environments, Bekir Sait Ciftler

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Parental Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors about Caries Prevention among Black Preschool Children, Rachel Clarke

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South-South Cooperation as an Alternative Development Strategy: Rethinking Development Cooperation through South-South Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean- Brazil and Haiti, Karen Elaine Clay

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Cultural Competence in Public Administration: A Framework and Predictors of Cultural Competence for Graduating Masters Students, Bridgette E. Cram

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The Effect of Covert Audio Coaching on the Attending Behavior of Elementary Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Classroom Setting, Christina Crocco

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Comparative Evaluation on Human Infants Dietary Mercury Exposure through Consumption of Fish and Rice Products, Wenbin Cui

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Deposition of Copper Nanoparticles on 2D Graphene NanoPlatelets via Cementation Process, Luiza Da Fontoura

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The Path of Least Resistance: An Advanced Index Alternative to the Cultural Distance Index for Measuring International Expansion, Dale Alan DeJong

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China's Interest in Africa: Conflict or Stability?, Tristan X. di Montenegro

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Thermally-Assisted Acoustofluidic Separation for Bioanalytical Applications, Ata Dolatmoradi

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The Interactions of Relationships, Interest, and Self-Efficacy in Undergraduate Physics, Remy Dou

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Describing and Mapping the Interactions between Student Affective Factors Related to Persistence in Science, Physics, and Engineering, Jacqueline Doyle

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Desperate Times Call, Hector Duarte Jr

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Multidimensional Leadership: Masculine and Feminine Leadership Approaches in Public Education, Joseph P. Eberhard

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Morphology, Architecture and Growth of a Clonal Palm, Acoelorrhaphe wrightii, Sara M. Edelman

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Three-Dimensional Graphene Foam Reinforced Epoxy Composites, Leslie Embrey

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The Ethical Import of Entheogens, Joshua Falcon

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Rip Current Formation and Beach Safety Implications for Several U.S. Atlantic Coast Beach Areas, Kathleen Michelle Fallon

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Balance of Power in Regional Institutional Framework: Reassessment of the China-U.S.-Japan Trilateral Relationship, Yuanyuan Fang

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3-D Dynamic Analysis of High-Speed Railroad Track, Mohammad Fesharaki

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The Identification of Volatile Organic Compounds from Synthetic Cathinone Derivatives for the Development of Odor Mimic Training Aids, Vanquilla Shellman Francis

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Exploring the Dynamics of Sexuality Conversations between Haitian and Jamaican Parents and Their Adolescents, Kemesha Gabbidon

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The Effect of Target-Specific Biomolecules in Breast Cancer, Mohannad Garoub

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Molecular Dynamics Investigations of Structural Conversions in Transformer Proteins, Jeevan GC

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Synthesis of Gemcitabine Analogues with Silicon-Fluoride Acceptors for 18F Labeling, Cesar Gonzalez-Espinoza

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Exploring the Relationship between U.S. Jamaican Immigrants’ Cultural Beliefs and Conflict Management Styles as These Correlations are Related to Their Perceived Job Satisfaction and Job Performance, Keisha S. Grey

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Nanomaterial-Based Electrochemical and Colorimetric Sensors for On-Site Detection of Small-Molecule Targets, Bhargav Guntupalli

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Advanced Characterization of Hydraulic Structures for Flow Regime Control: Experimental Developement, Amirmasoud Hamedi

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Nano-Confined Metal Oxide in Carbon Nanotube Composite Electrodes for Lithium Ion Batteries, Alexandra J. Henriques

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All My Heroes Are Broke, Ariel F. Henriquez

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The Effects of Children's Spiritual Coping after Parent, Grandparent or Sibling Death on Children's Grief, Personal Growth, and Mental Health, Ivette M. Hidalgo

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Examining Movement and Habitat Selection of Everglades Fishes in Response to Seasonal Water levels, Gregory J. Hill

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How the Use of Subjectivist Instructional Strategies in Teaching Multiple Sections of an Eighth Grade Algebra Class in Guyana Relates to Algebra Achievement and Attitude Changes toward Mathematics, Jennifer Hoyte

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Contested Natures, Insecurities and Territorialities: The Aerial Eradication of Coca in Colombia, Alexander Huezo

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Of Israel's Seed: The Ethnohistory of Church of God and Saints of Christ and African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, Remy Chukwukaodinaka Ilona

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Design and Control of a Dynamic and Autonomous Trackless Vehicle Using Onboard and Environmental Sensors, Scott R. Jagolinzer

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Adhans & Orgasms, Emily Jalloul

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A Comparison of Some Confidence Intervals for Estimating the Kurtosis Parameter, Guensley Jerome

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Multi-Criteria Evaluation in Support of the Decision-Making Process in Highway Construction Projects, jianmin jia

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Concurrent Participation in Federally-Funded Welfare Programs and Empowerment toward Economic Self-Sufficiency, Rigaud Joseph

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Contemporary State Policies Toward Anti-Semitism in Germany and Poland, Thomas Just

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Superoxide dismutase C and Ras affects Dictyostelium Contractile vacuole morphogenesis and function, Adwait Kabra

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Terahertz Plasmonic Devices, Mustafa Karabiyik

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Evaluation and Predictability of Observation-based Surface Wind Asymmetric Structure in Tropical Cyclones, Bradley Klotz

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The Impact of Transitional Justice on the Development of the Rule of Law, Craig Lang

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Measuring the Economic Value and Social Impact of Crocodile Tourism in Tarcoles, Costa Rica, Ana Lemos

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Arsenic Biotransformations in Microbes and Humans, and Catalytic Properties of Human AS3MT Variants, Jiaojiao Li

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Identification and Phenotypic Plasticity of Metastatic Cells in a Mouse Model of Melanoma, Xiaoshuang Li

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Processing of the English Verb Particle Construction in Persons with Aphasia, David Lopez

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Examining the Association between Racial Residential Segregation, Risky Sexual Behaviors, and Sexually Transmitted Infections., Khaleeq J. Lutfi

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Behavioral and Neural Mechanisms of Social Heterogeneity in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Kailey MacNamara

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The Always on Employee: The Antecedents and Consequences of Work-Related Email Use After Hours, Archana Manapragada

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Hydrodynamic Assessment of a Porcine Small Intestinal Sub-Mucosa Bioscaffold Valve for Pediatric Mitral Valve Replacement, Omkar V. Mankame

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Voces - Drama in One Act, Juan F. Mansilla

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Customized Interfaces for Modern Storage Devices, Leonardo Marmol

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Balm of Gilead, Michael Martin

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Multi-resolution Modeling of Dynamic Signal Control on Urban Streets, Aidin Massahi

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Imperial Illness: Considering the Trope of Madness in Michelle Cliff's No Telephone to Heaven, James McCrink

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Exploring the Nutrition and Physical Activity Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Low-Income Parents of Peruvian Preschool Children, Kathleen McInvale

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Exploring Breast Health Perceptions, Behaviors, and Social Cohesion among Ethnically Diverse Black Women, Sheila Y. McKinney

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Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Two-dimensional Nanomaterials beyond Graphene and Their Gas Sensing Applications: Silicene, Germanene, and Boron Carbide, Sadegh Mehdi Aghaei

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An Ethnographic Study of Sectarian Negotiations among Diaspora Jains in the USA, Venu Vrundavan Mehta

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Laurel Wilt Disease: Early Detection through Canine Olfaction and "Omics" Insights into Disease Progression, Julian L. Mendel

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Evaluation of Durability and Homogeneity of Rejuvenated Asphalt Binders, Mojtaba Mohammadafzali

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Band Gap Engineering of 2D Nanomaterials and Graphene Based Heterostructure Devices, MD Monirojjaman MONSHI

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Robot Control for Remote Ophthalmology and Pediatric Physical Rehabilitation, Melissa Morris