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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Analysis and Modeling of Advanced Power Control and Protection Requirements for Integrating Renewable Energy Sources in Smart Grid,, Amirhasan Moghadasiriseh

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But I Do Remember the Moon, Ellene Glenn Moore

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An Optical Design Configuration for Wireless Data Transmission, Seyed Mohammad Amin Motahari Bidgoli

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Insight Into the Inhibition of Ribonucleotide Reductases by 2'-chloro-2'-deoxynucleotides and 2'-azido-2'-deoxynucleotides: Biomimetic Studies with Model Substrates, Mukesh M. Mudgal Dr.

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Antenatal Stressful Life Events and Postpartum Depression in the United States: the Role of Women’s Socioeconomic Status at the State Level, Soumyadeep Mukherjee

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Institutional Investors, Insiders and the Firm, Vinh Huy L. Nguyen

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Novel In Situ Study of Magnetocaloric Heusler Alloy, Roozbeh Nikkhah Moshaie

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The Symphony of State: São Paulo's Department of Culture, 1922-1938, Micah J. Oelze

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Supporting Web-based and Crowdsourced Evaluations of Data Visualizations, Mershack B. Okoe

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Training Through Serious Games: The Relationship Between Travel Agent Engagement, Knowledge of Cruise Products and Cruise Sales, Lizette Cruzie Pabon

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The Association of Real Earnings Management with: Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, Audit Effort, and Future Financial Performance, Angel Arturo Pacheco Paredes

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The Tensions of Karma and Ahimsa: Jain Ethics, Capitalism, and Slow Violence, Anthony Paz

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Community-Governed Multifunctional Landscapes and Forest Conservation in the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca, Mexico, Barbara Pazos Almada

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Anarchy and Anti-Intellectualism: Reason, Foundationalism, and the Anarchist Tradition, Joaquin A. Pedroso

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On the Role of the Pore Water Chemistry of Deficient Post-Tension Grout to Promote Steel Corrosion, Samanbar Permeh

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Edwidge Danticat and Shadows: The Farming of Bones As a Vehicle for Social Activism, Jessica Petit-Frere

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Conformational Dynamics and Stability Associated with Magnesium or Calcium Binding to DREAM in the Regulation of Interactions between DREAM and DNA or Presenilins, Khoa Ngoc Pham

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Human Papillomavirus Infection and Vaccination Policies in the American South, Dudith Pierre-Victor

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Neogene Changes in Caribbean Paleoproductivity and the Diversity and Paleobiogeography of Deep-sea Benthic Foraminifera, Crystal Pletka

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The GlueX Start Counter & Beam Asymmetry $\Sigma$ in Single $\pi^{0}$ Photoproduction, Eric J. Pooser

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Water-Rock Interactions and Seasonal Hydrologic Processes in Constructed Everglades Tree Islands, Andres E. Prieto Estrada

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Qualitative Detection of Selected Designer Drugs and Relevant Metabolites in Environmental Water Samples, Marley Pruyn

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Characterization of Homogenized Mechanical Properties of Porous Ceramic Materials Based on Their Realistic Microstructure, Siavash Rastkar

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Social and Economic Factors Influencing Japanese Women's Decision about Childbearing in Post-Bubble Japan, Rebecca L. Richko

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The Effects of a 12 Week Nutrition and Physical Activity Intervention Program on Mexican Americans Residing in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, TX, Tania Rivera

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The Impact of Decentralization and New Intergovernmental Relations on Public Service Delivery: A Comparative Analysis of Colombia and Paraguay, Cristina A. Rodriguez-Acosta

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The Relationship of the Parental Involvement of Latino Immigrant Parents of Middle School Students and Student Academic Achievement, Cory R. Rodriguez

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Essays on the Effect of Board Gender Diversity on Firm Risk, Performance, and Institutions' Ownership Preferences, Jodonnis Rodriguez

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The Sound of Silence: Ideology of National Identity and Racial Inequality in Contemporary Curaçao, Angela E. Roe

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The Effect of Stigma on Treatment Adherence among HIV-positive Alcohol Users in Haiti, Muni Rubens

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Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Nanofiller Reinforced Tantalum-Niobium Carbide Formed by Spark Plasma Sintering, Christopher Charles Rudolf

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Effects of Host-plant Density on Herbivores and Their Parasitoids: A Field Experiment with a Native Perennial Legume, Andrea Salas

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Vocal Flexibility and Regional Variation in Free-Tailed Bat Song, Israel Salazar

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Physical and Chemical Characterization of Crude Oil-Water Mixtures: Understanding the Effects of Interfacial Process to Chemical Bioavailability, Kathia a. Sandoval

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Performance Optimization of Network Protocols for IEEE 802.11s-based Smart Grid Communications, Nico Saputro

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Essays on the U.S. GAAP-IFRS Convergence Project, the Nature of Accounting Standards, and Financial Reporting Quality, Assma M. Sawani

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An Examination of Workplace Aggression, Job Performance, and Flow-States, John P. Sayn-Wittgenstein

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The Opposition to Latin American Liberation Theology and the Transformation of Christianity, 1960-1990, Sonia M. Scheuren Acevedo

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Controls on Benthic Microbial Community Structure and Assembly in a Karstic Coastal Wetland, Nicholas O. Schulte

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The Individual and Interactive Effects of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Enrichment on Coral Reefs, Andrew A. Shantz

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Regulation of Particle Uptake by PP2A/B56 and LKB1 in Dictyostelium Discoideum, Mujataba Rahiman Sharief

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Neighborhood-level Determinants of Delayed HIV Diagnosis and Survival among HIV-positive Latinos, Florida 2000-2011, Diana M. Sheehan

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The Influence of the Proximal Thiolate Ligand and Hydrogen Bond Network of the Proximal Helix on the Structural and Biochemical Properties of Chloroperoxidase, Elena Shersher

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Home-Based, Self-Administered Dyadic Cognitive Training for Healthy Older Adults: Feasibility Study, Natalia Shtompel

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Analyzing Spatial Variability of Social Preference for the Everglades Restoration in the Face of Climate Change, Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal Sikder

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Haiti and the Heavens: Utopianism and Technocracy in the Cold War Era, Adam M. Silvia

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Turn Me On or Off: A Study On Epigenetics and Merleau-Ponty in Angela Carter’s “The Lady of the House of Love”, Solsiree Lynn Skarlinsky

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The Effect of Social Capital on Organizational Performance in Different Cultures: A Cross-National Comparison of the United States and South Korea, Jung Hyun Song

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Deploying a CMS Tier-3 Computing Cluster with Grid-enabled Computing Infrastructure, Sean Stewart

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Lifestyle and Biological Risk Factors for Liver Fibrosis in the Miami Adult Studies on HIV (MASH) Cohort: An HIV Infected and HIV/HCV Co-infected Population, Tiffanie S. Stewart

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Madonnas, Whores and Other Pilgrims, Barbara Swan

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Gammaridean Amphipods as Bioindicators in Subtropical Seagrass Ecosystems, Jennifer L. Sweatman

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CFO Turnover, Firm’s Debt-Equity Choice and Information Environment, Muhammad Bakhtear U. Talukdar

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Organizational Social Capital and Performance Information Use: Analyzing the Link and Its Implications for Public Management, Michele Tantardini

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A Descriptive Case Study Examining the Perceptions of Haitian American Parents and the Perceptions of their Children’s Teachers on the Parents’ Involvement in a Structured Parent Intervention Program, Kristina M. Taylor

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Conjugated Polymer-Based Biomaterials Through Controlled Self-Assembly, Megan Twomey

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Sonochemical Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanostructures for Sensing and Energy Harvesting, Phani Kiran Vabbina

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Epistemological Analysis of Traditionalist and Reformist Discourses Pertaining to Islamic Feminism in Iran, Meisam Vahedi

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Co-occurring Health Risks Among Middle Aged Hispanic Men Who Have Sex With Men (HMSM) in South Florida, Beatriz Valdes

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A History of the United States Caribbean Defense Command (1941-1947), Cesar A. Vasquez

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People Counting and occupancy Monitoring using WiFi Probe Requests and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Edwin George Vattapparamban

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An Investigation of the Effect of Using Twitter by High School Mathematics Students Learning Linear Equations in Algebra 1, Manuel Vilchez

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Development of a Primary Ion Column for Mass Spectrometry-Based Surface Analysis, Raul A. Villacob

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Faculty Perceptions of Self-Plagiarism and Other Forms of Academic Dishonesty Among University Students, Carleen Vincent-Robinson

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Essays on Retail and Regional Economics, David Christopher Vitt

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Income Distribution, International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment with Heterogeneous Firms, Feifei Wang

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Evaluating plant community response to sea level rise and anthropogenic drying: Can life stage and competitive ability be used as indicators in guiding conservation actions?, Kristie Susan Wendelberger

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A Generation of Race and Nationalism: Thomas Dixon, Jr. and American Identity, Tiffany West

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Storage Management of Data-intensive Computing Systems, Yiqi Xu

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MENs Doped Adhesive and Influence on Fracture Toughness, Kao Z. Yang

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A High Performance Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Encrypted On-Chip Bus Architecture for Internet-of-Things (IoT) System-on-Chips (SoC), Xiaokun Yang

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Earnings Management to Achieve the Peer Performance Benchmark, Sheng Yi

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An Integrated Framework for Patent Analysis and Mining, longhui zhang

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A System-of-Systems Framework for Assessment of Resilience in Complex Construction Projects, Jin Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Development of a Two-Fluid Drag Law for Clustered Particles Using Direct Numerical Simulation and Validation through Experiments, Ahmadreza Abbasi Baharanchi

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Sensor Fusion for Effective Hand Motion Detection, fatemeh abyarjoo

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Consumer Perceptions of Sustainability in the Cruise Industry, Lindsay Marie Ackerman

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An Assessment of the Performances of Several Univariate Tests of Normality, James Olusegun Adefisoye

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A Novel Hip Implant Using 3D Woven Composite Material – Design and Analysis, Hari Kishore Adluru

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A Content Analysis of Sustainability Dimensions in Annual Reports, Sayed MR. Afjei

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Calle Panadero, Giselda Aguiar

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Decentralization and Citizen Participation in Mexico, Ilyana Albarran

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Evaluation of Organic Protective Coatings as Corrosion Prevention for The Interior of Subsea Pipelines in Sour Gas Service, Faris M. Alkordy

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Evaluation of External Coating Performance on Buried Pipelines in the Oil and Gas Industry, Mohammed A. Alrudayni

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Hospitality Education Assessment: A Case Study on the Learning Experience of Chinese Students in a 4-year Program at a U.S. Institution, Rossy Ambe-Cohen

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Learning Data-Driven Models of Non-Verbal Behaviors for Building Rapport Using an Intelligent Virtual Agent, Reza Amini

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On the Impacts of Telecommuting over Daily Activity/Travel Behavior: A Comprehensive Investigation through Different Telecommuting Patterns, Hamidreza Asgari

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Okay Cool No Smoking Love Pony, Annik I. Babinski

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Extended Coverage for Public Safety and Critical Communications Using Multi-hop and D2D Communications, Leonardo Babun

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Writers' Club: The Effect of Extra Writing on Fourth-Grade, Hispanic Students' Writing, and Their Attitude Towards Writing, Helen F A Barnes

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"Hamlet" and Marginality, Eduardo Barreto

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Pollination, Herbivory, and Habitat Fragmentation: Their Effects on the Reproductive Fitness of Angadenia berteroi, a Native Perennial Plant of the South Florida Pine Rocklands, Beyte Barrios Roque

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Exploring Perceptions of Middle Class Urban Indian Women Regarding Socio-Cultural Deterrents Influencing Participation in Adult and Continuing Educational Programs, Renu Batra

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Investigation of the Lead Isotope Signatures of Marine Sediments in Relation to the Lead Isotope Signatures of Northern Andean Ores, Kimberly D. Beck

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Novel Ternary Magnesium-Tin Alloys by Microalloying, Sadegh Behdad

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Determinants and Disparities of Survival in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients: A Population-Based Retrospective Longitudinal Cohort Design Utilizing the Cox Proportional Hazard Analytical Model, Michael C. Belcon

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Evaluation of Crop Seed Powders as Amendments for Purple Nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus) Control Compared to the Traditional Herbicide, Roundup, Eric Taylor Betancourt

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Label-free surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy-linked immunosensor assay (SLISA) for environmental surveillance, vinay bhardwaj

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Improving Satellite-Based Chlorophyll-a Estimating Algorithms in Shallow, Coastal Waters, tara blakey

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Regional evolutionary distinctiveness and endangerment as a means of prioritizing protection of endangered species, Emily K. Brantner