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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Disaster Capitalism: Empirical Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean, Ransford F. Edwards Jr.

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A Single Regret, Jason Ehlen

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Screening of Plants for Antibacterial Properties: Growth Inhibition of Staphylococcus aureus by Artemisia Tridentata, Steven Ross Eichelbaum

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An Ethnography: Discovering the Hidden Identity of the Banilejos, Yehonatan Elazar-Demota

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Optimum Distribution System Architectures for Efficient Operation of Hybrid AC/DC Power Systems Involving Energy Storage and Pulsed Loads, Ahmed T. Elsayed

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An Ecological Study of the Anurans in Tea Plantations in a Biodiversity Hotspot, Lilly M. Eluvathingal

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Exponential Capacity of Power and Its Impact on the Military Alliance Dynamics, Nikoloz G. Esitashvili

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Investigating Vocabulary Abilities in Bilingual Portuguese-English-Speaking Children, Ana Paula Fabian

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Multi-Resolution Modeling of Managed Lanes with Consideration of Autonomous/Connected Vehicles, Somaye Fakharian Qom

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Extraction, Purification and partial Characterization of a Carotenoid Binding Protein (CBP) from the Epidermis of the Monarch Butterfly Larvae (Danaus plexippus), Nan Fang

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Hybrid Energy Storage Implementation in DC and AC Power System for Efficiency, Power Quality and Reliability Improvements, Mustafa Farhadi

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Risk and Protective Factors Associated with the Adult Achievement of Substance-Using Adolescents: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, Dana G. Farrell

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A qualitative assessment of what comprises an effective and positive supervisor-student clinician relationship in speech-language pathology, Jessica Atick Fencel

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High School Content-Area Teachers’ Responses to an Exploratory, Investigative, and Experimental Professional Development Program for Content Area Literacy, Laura E. Ferreira Vesga

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Essays on Volatility Drivers, Transmissions and Equity Market Correlations in a Global Setting, Antonio M. Figueiredo

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Hard QCD Processes in the Nuclear Medium, Adam Freese

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Comparison of Synthetic Versus Organic Herbicides/Insecticides on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Abelmoschus esculentus, Ariel Freidenreich

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Proceduralizing Privilege: Designing Shakespeare in Virtual Reality and the Problem with the Canon, David M. Frisch

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Vortex Rossby Wave Propagation in Three Dimensional Tropical-Cyclone-Like Baroclinic Vortices, Cen Gao

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Parent-Child Interaction Therapy as a Family-Focused Approach for Young Children with Traumatic Brain Injury, Dainelys Garcia

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Strategies to Succeed in an Increasingly Technology-Based Environment: A Study of the Automotive Industry, Jose Geleilate

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Protein-Ligand Interactions and Allosteric Regulation of Activity in DREAM Protein, Walter G. Gonzalez

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Computational Fluid Dynamic analysis of Microbubble Drag Reduction Systems at High Reynolds Number, John D. Goolcharan

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Heavenly Voice, Earthly Echo: Unraveling the Function of the Bat Kol in Rabbinic Writings, John D. Grullon

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A Biologically Plausible Supervised Learning Method for Spiking Neurons with Real-world Applications, Lilin Guo

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On Some Test Statistics for Testing the Population Skewness and Kurtosis: An Empirical Study, Yawen Guo

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A Study on Residents' Perceptions and Attitudes Towards the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge in Puerto Rico, Ana C. Guzman

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Database-Assisted Analysis and Design of Wind Loads on Rigid Buildings, Filmon Fesehaye Habte

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Hydrogeochemical Modeling of Saltwater Intrusion and Water Supply Augmentation in South Florida, Yonas T. Habtemichael

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Three Essays on International and Intranational Trade and Economic Growth, Rooholah Hadadi

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Nanofabrication and Spectroscopy of Magnetic Nanostructures Using a Focused Ion Beam, Ali Hadjikhani

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A Feminist Perspective on the Lack of Full Ordination for Burmese Buddhist Nuns, Darbee Nicole Hagerty

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Water Quality Modelling Using Multivariate Statistical Analysis and Remote Sensing in South Florida, Mohammad Hajigholizadeh

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(Un)Making the Food Desert: Food, Race, and Redevelopment in Miami's Overtown Community, William Hall

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Exhaled Breath Analysis of Smokers Using CMV-GC/MS, D'Nisha D. Hamblin

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Sulfur Based Electrode Materials For Secondary Batteries, Yong Hao

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Pesticides and Pollination of Imperiled Plants of the Lower Florida Keys, Brittany M. Harris

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Reward Responsivity in Parenting: Development of a Novel Measure in Mothers, Chelsey M. Hartley

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Informal Urban Displacement in Rio de Janeiro: Ecolimits and Disaster Biopolitics in the Favela Santa Marta, Charles L. Heck

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Peer-Assisted Social Learning In Urban After-School Programs, Sarah A. Helseth

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The Relationship Between Undergraduate Hispanic Students' Choice of Living Arrangements and Retention, Academic Achievement and Graduation at a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Lynn N. Hendricks

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The Degradation of Pharmaceutical Pollutants in Wastewater Catalyzed by Chloroperoxidase and the Construction of Chloroperoxidase H105R Mutant, Qinghao He

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The Politics of Democratization: Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the Lavalas Movement in Haiti, Dimmy Herard

Simulation and Application of Binary Logic Regression Models, Jobany J. Heredia Rico

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Help Me Chat: Eliciting Communicative Acts from Young Children Using Speech-Generating Devices, Rebecca A. Hernandez-Cartaya

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A Study on the Dissolution of Autunite Minerals by Facultative Bacteria in Bicarbonate Media, Sandra C. Herrera Landaez

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Doping as a Possible Means to create Superconductivity in Graphene, Kiar Holland

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Impacts of User Heterogeneity and Attitudinal Factors on Roadway Pricing Analysis - Investigation of Value of Time and Value of Reliability for Managed Lane Facilities in South Florida, Md Sakoat Hossan

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Characterizing the Molecular Structure and Reactivity of Natural Organic Matter in The Everglades, Wenxi Huang

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Going Beyond the Analysis of Common Contaminants: Target, Suspect, and Non-Target Analysis of Complex Environmental Matrices by High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry, Anna Katarina Huba

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Identification of the Active Odors From Illicit Substances for the Development of Optimal Canine Training Aids, Adhly M. Huertas-Rivera

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Optimal and Miniaturized Strongly Coupled Magnetic Resonant Systems, Hao Hu

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Characterizing Community-Based Usual Mental Health Care for Infants, Gabriela Marie Hungerford MS

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Patient-centered care process enabled by Integrative Social Media Platform in an outpatient setting, Inkyoung Hur

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Three Essays on Diversification and Corporate Policies, Catalina Hurwitz

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Fragile Saints, Mary-Claire Ibarra

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Analyzing Decision Making in Alternative Contracting for Highway Pavement Rehabilitation Projects, Mohamed Ibrahim

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Channel and Noise Variance Estimation for Future 5G Cellular Networks, Jorge Iscar Vergara

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Negotiating Globalization from Below: Social Entrepreneurship, Neoliberalism, and the Making of the New South African Subject, Oceane Jasor

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Combined Computational-Experimental Design of High-Temperature, High-Intensity Permanent Magnetic Alloys with Minimal Addition of Rare-Earth Elements, Rajesh Jha

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Mercury Sulfide Dissolution in Environmental Conditions: Thermodynamic and Kinetic Approaches, Ping Jiang

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Innovative Two-Stage Fuzzy Classification for Unknown Intrusion Detection, Xueyan Jing

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Qualities of Informal Leaders, Factors Influencing the Formation of Informal Leadership, and the Paradox of Formal Power, Kyungchool Joe

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The Ecology of Extrafloral Nectar in Senna mexicana var. chapmanii, Ian M. Jones

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EEG Spectral Changes Before and After an Eight-week Intervention Period of Preksha Meditation, Chintan Joshi

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A Quantitative Investigation Exploring Illicit Drug Use Inside and Out of the Foodservice Industry, Kristen Kaminski

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Evaluation of Surface Layer Parameterizations Using In-Situ Observations, Jeremy Katz

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The Field View: An Initial Examination of an Exploratory Eyewitness Identification Procedure, Melissa Kavetski

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Magnetoelectric Nanoparticles: Paradigm Shift in Biomolecular Diagnostics, Chooda Mani Khanal

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Design and Development of Smart Brain-Machine-Brain Interface (SBMIBI) for Deep Brain Stimulation and Other Biomedical Applications, Muhammad S. Khan

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Ethnographic Investigations of Commercial Aquaculture as a Rural Development Technique in Tamil Nadu, India, Brittany L. Kiessling

Corrosion Behavior of Steel in Deficient Grout with Enhanced Sulfate Ion Concentrations, Krishna Vigneshwaran Konda Krishnamurthy

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Nationalism as a Process for Making the Desired Identity Salient: Bosnian Muslims Become Bosniaks, Mirsad Krijestorac

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Where Are All the Bonefish? Using Angler Perceptions to Estimate Trends of Bonefish (Albula vulpes) Decline in South Florida, Emily K.N. Kroloff

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Microbial Functional Diversity and the Associated Biogeochemical Interactions Across Miami-Dade County, Florida Soils, Priyanka Kushwaha

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Mapping Integrity in the Domain of Trait Personality, Andrew J. Laginess

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Status Competition Between the U.S. and China on the Stage of Africa, Vanessa C. Leon

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Gold Nanoparticle-Based Colorimetric Sensors for Detection of DNA and Small Molecules, Pingping Liang

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Maximizing Environmental Sustainability and Public Benefits of Highway Construction Programs, Charinee Limsawasd

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Creation and Evaluation of Polymer/Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Films for Structural Vibration Control and Strain Sensing Properties, weiwei lin

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Power Comparison of Some Goodness-of-fit Tests, Tianyi Liu

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Optical Coherence Photoacoustic Microscopy (OC-PAM) for Multimodal Imaging, Xiaojing Liu

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The Effect of Shortened Reporting Lag on the Usefulness of Form 20-F, Zhenfeng Liu

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Sonic Activation: a Multimedia Performance-Installation, Alex Joseph Lough

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Sustainable Resource Management for Cloud Data Centers, A. S. M. Hasan Mahmud

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Childbirth Education in Jordan: Content, Feasibility and Challenges of Implementing a Childbirth Education Program in Jordan, Fatima Malkawi Ms

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Firm Foundation: Rebuilding the Early Modern State in Lima, Peru after the Earthquake of 1687, Judith M. Mansilla

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Simple Models for Underdamped Slug Tests in High Permeability Aquifers, Maria E. Marquez

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The Optimization of Pressure Cycling Technology (PCT) for Differential Extraction of Sexual Assault Casework, Vanessa Martinez

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The Pneuma Network: Transnational Pentecostal Print Culture In The United States And South Africa, 1906-1948, Lindsey Brooke Maxwell

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Confronts the Death of the Author, Justin Philip Mayerchak

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Responses of Four Non-tidal Forest Communities of the Florida Everglades to Hurricane Impact over 21 Years, Jeremy L. May

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Use It or Lose It: Canadian Identity and the Construction of Arctic Security Policy, Michael P. McCormack

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Carotenoids and Fatty Acids in Early Lactation: A Study of a Peruvian Population, Vanesa Mendez

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Economic Aspects of Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Hazard Risk Mitigation, Sisi Meng

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Stochastic Geometry Based Analysis of Capacity, Mobility and Energy Efficiency for Dense Heterogeneous Networks, Arvind Merwaday

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The Effect of Project ProHEART- Promoting Healthy Eating and Activity using Robot-assisted Training- on Healthy Eating Habits and Physical Activity in School-Aged Children, Nadine Mikati

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Transnational Capitalism and the Middle East: Understanding the Transnational Elites of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Seyed Ahmad Mirtaheri

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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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Wind Performance Based Design for High-Rise Buildings, Alireza Mohammadi