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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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

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

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

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

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Desperate Times Call, Hector Duarte Jr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Using the Cognitive Interview to Enhance Recall During Contact Tracing, Alexandra E. Mosser

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Degree and Patterns of Formal NGO Participation within the United Nations Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC): An Appraisal of NGO Consultative Status Relative to Political Pluralism, Barry D. Mowell

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Evaluation of Cryofocusing Capillary Microextraction of Volatiles for Improved Detection of Organic Gunshot Residue on the Hands of Shooters, Jerome Mulloor

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The Effect of Hyperthermia on Doxorubicin Therapy and Nanoparticle Penetration in Multicellular Ovarian Cancer Spheroids, Abhignyan Nagesetti

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Offshore, Laurel Nakanishi

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Brown Eyes, Black Magic, Marcus Duane Norris JR

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Becoming Bilingual: Examining Teachers' Perceptions and Practices for Achieving Bilingualism and Biliteracy in English and Spanish in a Two-Way Dual Language Bilingual Education Program, Carolyn O'Gorman-Fazzolari

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Contrasting Oil Security Objectives Within A Grand Strategic Framework: The Case of the United States and China, Ryan C. Opsal

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Development of a Remotely Accessible Wireless Testbed for Performance Evaluation of AMI Related Protocols, Utku Ozgur

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Why Tenure? An Optimal Contract Perspective, Zhengzheng Qian

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Geopolitical Account of Iran's Ties with Non-State Actors under the Shah: 1958-1979, Arash Reisinezhad

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The Printed Word in Joyce's Ulysses, Reynaldo Ales

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Corrosion Degradation Mechanism of CBPC Coating System for Highway Bridge Steel Components, Md Ahsan Sabbir

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Theory of Gender and Power: Intimate Partner Violence, HIV Status and Sexual Risk Behaviors in Haitian Women, Anshul Saxena

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Depictions of Fear in Lev Tolstoy's Sevastopol Sketches and Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage, Ralph Willard Schusler Jr

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Worlds Ahead?: On the Dialectics of Cosmopolitanism and Postcapitalism, Bryant William Sculos

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Tunable, Room Temperature THz Emitters Based on Nonlinear Photonics, Raju Sinha

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Foreign Policy Evaluation and the Utility of Intervention, Graham Slater

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Back to Bluefield, Mary F. Slebodnik

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Progressive Saxonism: The Construction of Anglo-Saxonism in Jack London's The Valley of the Moon and Frank Norris's McTeague, Matthew John Soderblom

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Non-Ownership Principles as Understood by Lay Practioners of Jainism and Quakerism, David St John

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The Last Cold Winter, Gabriela P. Suarez

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Enzyme Catalyzed and Ultrasound Assisted Transformation of Selected Pollutants, yi tan

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The Diffusion of Knowledge in Foreign Policy: The Case of Israel’s Technology Transfers as Tools of Diplomacy, David Tooch and

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Kim was Korea and Korea was Kim: The Formation of Juche Ideology and Personality Cult in North Korea, Bianca Trifoi

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Jewels for Dollars: Native and Nonnative Freshwater Fish Interactions in a Stressful Dry Down Environment, Vanessa Trujillo

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Border Crossings and Transnational Movements in Sandra Cisneros’ Spatial Narratives Offer Alternatives to Dominant Discourse, Raquel D. Vallecillo

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Social Networks, Health & Hispanic Gay Men Living in South Florida, Victor Christian Vila

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From the Fall to the Flood and Beyond: Navigating Identity in Contemporary Noahidism, Patrick J. Villalonga

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The Effects of Commodity Disturbances on Open Economics, Richard Whitaker

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Institutional Ethnography: Utilizing Battered Women’s Standpoint to Examine How Institutional Relations Shape African American Battered Women’s Work Experiences In Christian Churches, Ursula Tiershatha Wright

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Co-design of Security Aware Power System Distribution Architecture as Cyber Physical System, Tarek Youssef

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The Effect of Employing Cultural Criticism in the Teaching of British Literature for Chinese Undergraduate English Majors, Yu Zhang

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Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Parameters in Exponential Power Distribution with Upper Record Values, Tianchen Zhi

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Advanced Graphene Microelectronic Devices, Chowdhury G. Al-Amin

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Hospice Psychosocial Service Availability and Utilization in the United States, Amary Alcide

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Conceptualizing Learning Agility and Investigating its Nomological Network, Josh Allen

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We Are Standing in the Nick of Time: Translative Relevance in Anne Carson's "Antigonick", Michelle Alonso

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An Investigation of the Link Between Nonverbal Aptitude and Academic Achievement, john e. althoff

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Efficacy and Implementation of Automated Essay Scoring Software in Instruction of Literacies to High Level ELLs, Aaron J. Alvero

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Increasing the Elicitation of Truthful Information from Young Suspects: An Empirical Investigation of the Effects of Temporal Discounting, Andrea Arndorfer

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Flash Caching for Cloud Computing Systems, Dulcardo Ariel Arteaga Clavijo

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Evaluating the Economic Impact of Recreational Charter Fishing in Florida Using Hedonic Price and Economic Impact Analysis, Mehrnoosh Asadi

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The Transformations and Challenges of a Jain Religious Aspirant from Layperson to Ascetic: An Anthropological Study of Shvetambar Terapanthi Female Mumukshus, Komal Ashok Kumar

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Entrenching African Pentecostalism in the United States of America: A Study of a Ghanaian Founded Charismatic Church in South Florida, Raymond K. Awadzi

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Software Defined Networking for Smart Grid Communications, Abdullah Aydeger

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The Viceroyalty of Miami: Colonial Nostalgia and the Making of an Imperial City, John K. Babb

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The Beam-Helicity Asymmetry for Two Pseudoscalar Mesons in Photoproduction and a Partial Wave Analysis for Excited Hyperons, Rafael A. Badui

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Early Symptoms and Correlates of Nicotine Dependence Among Adolescent Waterpipe Smokers, Raed Bahelah

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Predictors of English Reading Comprehension and Performance in College-level Composition among Generation 1.5 Students, Ildiko Barsony

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Exploratory Assessment of Roadway Infrastructure Adaptation to the Impacts of Sea-level Rise, Mostafa Batouli

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Trinucleotide Repeat Instability is Modulated by DNA Base Lesions and DNA Base Excision Repair, Jill M. Beaver

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Potential Effects of Chemical Contamination on South Florida Bonefish Albula vulpes, Christine P. Beck

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History, Identity Politics and Securitization: Religion's Role in the Establishment of Indian-Israeli Diplomatic Relations and Future Prospects for Cooperation, Michael Mclean Bender