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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Optimization of Cooling Protocols for Hearts Destined for Transplantation, Abas Abdoli

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A Generic Model of Execution for Synthesizing Domain-Specific Models, Mark Allison

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Acoustic Investigation of Production of Clusters by Saudi Second Language Learners of English, Hussain Almalki

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A Regression Approach to Execution Time Estimation for Programs Running on Multicore Systems, Mohammad Alshamlan

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Electoral Rules and Elite Recruitment: A Comparative Analysis of the Bundestag and the U.S. House of Representatives, Murat Altuglu

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The Relationship between Metacognition, Self-Actualization, and Well-Being among University Students: Reviving Self-Actualization as the Purpose of Education, Yalda Amir Kiaei

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Visitations: A Novel, Joseph Anderson

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Utilizing Traditional Cognitive Measures of Academic Preparation to Predict First-Year Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Majors' Success in Math and Science Courses, Charles K. Andrews

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Factors of Inflammation in Haitian Americans and African Americans with and without Type 2 Diabetes, Janet Antwi

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Ecdysis Triggering Hormone and its Role in Juvenile Hormone Synthesis in the Yellow-fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti, Maria Areiza

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Death Rituals in the New Diaspora: Funerals in the Lives of Ghanaians in South Florida, Evelyn E. Arhin-Sam

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The HI Chronicles of LITTLE THINGS Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies, Trisha L. Ashley

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Conformational Dynamics Associated with Ligand Binding to Vertebrate Hexa-coordinate Hemoglobins, Luisana Astudillo

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Analysis of Global Compliance and Implementation of the Goals of International Environmental Treaties: A Case study of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), George Atisa

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Integrated Construction Project Delivery System in the U.S. Public Sector: An Information Modeling Framework, Nida Azhar

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Development of Test-Based Wind-Driven Rain Intrusion Model for Hurricane-Induced Building Interior and Contents Damage, Thomas Baheru

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Physics-Based Modeling of Power System Components for the Evaluation of Low-Frequency Radiated Electromagnetic Fields, Mohammadreza Barzegaran

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Land Use and Water Quality Correlations in Miami-Dade, Florida, Audrey R. Becnel

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Neuroscience and Hindu Aesthetics: A Critical Analysis of V.S. Ramachandran’s “Science of Art”, Logan R. Beitmen

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Mosquito Larvicides from Cyanobacteria, Gerald A. Berry

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First Time Measurements of Polarization Observables for the Charged Cascade Hyperon in Photoproduction, Jason S. Bono

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Curriculum development in a heritage language community-based school: A Qualitative inquiry regarding a Brazilian-Portuguese program in South Florida, Ivian Destro Boruchowski

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Fiber Pathways for Language in the Developing Brain: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) Study, Iris J. Broce

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The Roles of Microcystin and Sulfide in Physiology and Tactic Responses of Pathogenic and Non-Pathogenic Mat-Forming Cyanobacteria, Abigael C. Brownell

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Vocal Synthesis and Deep Listening, Chelsea A. Bruno

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Syndemic Health Disparities and Resilience Processes Related to HIV Transmission Risk among African American/Black Men in South Florida, Mance E. Buttram

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El Posnacionalismo en la Narrativa Cubana Actual: Reivindicación de lo Privado y lo Homoerótico, Raul Cabrera

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Dictionary of Storms, Marci Calabretta

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Identification of Characteristic Volatile Organic Compounds Released during the Decomposition Process of Human Remains and Analogues, Norma Iris Caraballo

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A Deconstruction of Elie Wiesel's The Time of the Uprooted, Cristina T. Carbonell

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Operational Actual Wetland Evapotranspiration Estimation for South Florida Using MODIS Imagery, Cristobal N. Ceron

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Gender In Motion: Negotiating Bengali Social Statuses Across Time and Territories, Mayurakshi Chaudhuri

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Design and Synthesis of S-ribosylhomocysteine Analogues, Christiane Chbib

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Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-γ Coactivator 1-α (PPARGC1A) Genetic Associations with Type 2 Diabetes in Three Ethnicities, Amanpreet K. Cheema

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Essays on Intergenerational and Regional Aspects of Water Management, Yu Chen

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Democracy Promotion and Turkey, Bilal Ciplak

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Using Sonic Enhancement to Augment Non-Visual Tabular Navigation, Jonathan M. Cofino and Armando Barreto

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A Critical Examination of the Experience of being a Gay Officer in the Masculinized Industry of Law Enforcement, Joshua C. Collins

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Sustainable Public Pension System for Florida Local Governments: Financial Solvency, Paradigm Switch, and Interperiod Equity, Yongqing Cong

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The Effect of a Multi-Component Consultation Intervention on the Pragmatic Language Skills of Students with Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Brittney M. Cooper

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Life Is Good-If But Briefly, Tim P. Curtis

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Reanalysis of the 1954-1963 Atlantic Hurricane Seasons, Sandy Delgado

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The Lines We Crossed, Jane Deon

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The Response to an ESL Population Boom in the Beaufort County, South Carolina School System: A Case Study, Amanda G. de Varona

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The Ecology and Economics of Seagrass Community Structure, Bryan Dewsbury

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Analysis of Kepler Active Galactic Nuclei Using A Revised Kirk, Rieger, Mastichiadis (1998) Model, Sarah M. Dhalla

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Canopy Gaps as Foci of Succession in a Florida Keys Tropical Hardwood Forest, Joshua M. Diamond

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A Multi-core Testbed on Desktop Computer for Research on Power/Thermal Aware Resource Management, Ashley Dierivot

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Three Essays on Taxation, Growth and Consumption, Yi Ding

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What Does Board Capital Really Bring to the Table? Exploring the Effect of Directors’ Human and Social Capital on Effective Governance During International Expansion, Whitney G. Douglas Fernandez

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Personnel Selection, Safety Performance, and Job Performance: Are Safe Workers Better Workers?, Erica N. Drew

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Enhanced Anchorage of Tissue-Engineered Cartilage Using an Osteoinductive Approach, Rupak Dua

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Establishing a Baseline Measurement of Intercultural Competence of Ukrainian Faculty: Setting the Stage for Domestic and Global Intercultural Understanding, Iryna Dzhuryak

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Socio-ecological Vulnerability to Climate Change in South Florida, Emily Eisenhauer

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Foundations of Quantitative Information Flow: Channels, Cascades, and the Information Order, Barbara Espinoza Becerra

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Real-Time Scheduling of Embedded Applications on Multi-Core Platforms, Ming Fan

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Odú in Motion: Afro-Cuban Orisha Hermeneutics and Embodied Scholarship, Life Reflections of a Lukumí Priest, Alexander Fernandez

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A Scalable Multimedia Content Processing Framework with Application to TV Shopping, Fausto C. Fleites

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Influence of Gender and Life Stressors on Longitudinal Depression Treatment Outcomes Among Older Primary Care Patients, Karen Fortuna

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Development of Advanced Capillary Electrophoresis Techniques with UV and Mass Spectrometry Detection for Forensic, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Applications, Hanzhuo Fu

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Novel Insights into the Mechanisms of Regulation of Tyrosine Kinase Receptors by Ras Interference 1, Adriana Galvis

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An Institutional, Socio-economic, and Legal Analysis of Fisheries Co-management and Regulation in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica, Alejandro J. Garcia Lozano

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The Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status, Course Delivery Method, and Student Success at a State College: A Single Institution Analysis, Rolando Garcia

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China's Military Modernization, Japan's Normalization and its Effects on the South China Sea Territorial Disputes, Zenel Garcia

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Linear and Nonlinear Motion of a Barotropic Vortex, Israel Gonzalez

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Anti-Romance: How William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” Informed John Keats’s “Lamia”, Shelly S. Gonzalez

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Essays on Migration: Nexus with Policy, Trade, and Development, Michael Good

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The Effects of Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) as Intensivists in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) on Patient Outcomes, Healthcare Charges, and APN Intensivist Services in the SICU, Francisco Guido-Sanz

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Comprehending Performance of Cross-Frames in Skewed Straight Steel I-Girder Bridges, Jawad H. Gull

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Freshwater Resource Supply Modeling for Developed and Undeveloped Watersheds, Kelly C. Gustafson

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A Visual Critical Ethnography Of Youth Development In A Rio de Janeiro Favela, Bryn E. Hafemeister Ed.D.

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The Validity of Broad and Narrow Personality Traits For Predicting Job Performance: The Differential Effects of Time, Michael B. Harari

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Stakeholder Perceptions and Preferences for Coral Reef Restoration and Sustainable Resource Management, James Wilkinson Harper

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Analyzing Invasion Success of the Mayan Cichlid (Cichlasoma urophthalmus; Günther) in Southern Florida, Elizabeth Harrison

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Bleaching To Reach: Skin Bleaching as a Performance of Embodied Resistance in Jamaican Dancehall Culture, Treviene A. Harris

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Application of Biomarkers and Compound Specific Stable Isotopes for the Assessment of Hydrology as a Driver of Organic Matter Dynamics in the Everglades Ecosystem, Ding He

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Cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety disorders in youth: Treatment specificity and mediation effects, Ileana Hernandez

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Does the Pareto Distribution of Hurricane Damage Inherit its Fat Tail from a Zipf Distribution of Assets at Hazard?, Javiera I. Hernandez

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Maternal-Fetal Attachment and Health Behaviors among Women with HIV/AIDS, Julieta P. Hernandez

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Elevated Progesterone In Yolk As a Moderator of Prenatal and Postnatal Auditory Learning in Bobwhite Quail, Joshua A. Herrington

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Arc Crust-Magma Interaction in the Andean Southern Volcanic Zone from Thermobarometry, Mineral Composition, Radiogenic Isotope and Rare Earth Element Systematics of the Azufre-Planchon-Peteroa Volcanic Complex, Chile, Sven P. Holbik

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The Effects of Resilience and Social Influences on Preventing Repeat Adolescent Pregnancies in Parenting Adolescent Mothers, Nola A. Holness

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Influence of Chemical Composition and Water on the Bulk Modulus of Pyrope, Shu Huang

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The Development of a Hybrid Optimization Algorithm for the Evaluation and Optimization of the Asynchronous Pulse Unit, Eric Inclan

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Contribution of Lipophilic Secondary Metabolites to the Toxicity of Strains of Freshwater Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms, Identified Using the Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Embyo as a Model for Vertebrate Development, Asha D. Jaja-Chimedza

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Images and Perceptions of Muslims and Arabs in Korean Popular Culture and Society, Maria M. Jamass

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Harlemites, Haitians and the Black International: 1915-1934, Felix Jean-Louis III

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Vocabulary Learning through Use of the Picture-Word Inductive Model for Young English Learners in China: A Mixed Methods Examination Using Cognitive Load Theory, Xuan Jiang

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A Geochemical Study of Crustal Plutonic Rocks from the Southern Mariana Trench Forearc: Relationship to Volcanic Rocks Erupted during Subduction Initiation, Julie A. Johnson

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Haiti, 1965 - A Novel, Fabienne Sylvia Josaphat

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Anthropogenic Disturbances in Estuarine Ecosystems: The Effects of Altered Freshwater Inflow, Introduction of Invasive Species, and Habitat Alteration in the Loxahatchee River, FL, Zachary R. Jud

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Synthesis and Characterization of Thermoelectric Nanomaterials, Kamal Kadel

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Comparing Remote Data Transfer Rates of Compact Muon Solenoid Jobs with Xrootd and Lustre, Gary H. Kaganas

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Experimental Deuteron Momentum Distributions with Reduced Final State Interactions, Hari Khanal

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Understanding rapport-building in investigative interviews: Does rapport's effect on witness memory and suggestibility depend on the interviewer?, Jenna M. Kieckhaefer

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Menopause, Rurality, And Obesity in Rural African American Women, colleen kilgore

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Hermes, a Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, Tyler T. Kimmel

Environmental Influences on Bacterio-phytoplanktonic Coupling and Bacterial Growth Efficiency in a Sub-tropical Estuary, Rachel Kotkowski

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Ecohydrology, Evapotranspiration and Hydrogeochemistry of Carbonate Mangrove Wetlands, David Lagomasino

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Mechanisms of Diatom Assembly in a Hydrologically-Managed Subtropical Wetland, Sylvia S. Lee