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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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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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Simplifying Sample Preparation using Fabric Phase Sorptive Extraction: Analysis of Trace Targeted Pollutant Residues in Environmental, Biological and Food Samples, Rodolfo Mesa

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Bidirectional Electric Vehicles Service Integration in Smart Power Grid with Renewable Energy Resources, Ahmed A S Mohamed Mr

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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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Do Mentoring Programs Make a Difference? A Qualitative Case Study on the Journey of Latino Students in a STEM Track, Juan M. Morata

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

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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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Priming for Honesty: A Novel Technique for Encouraging Children's True Disclosures of Adult Wrongdoing, Allison P. Mugno

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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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Wind Loads on Residential Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Panels, Amir Naeiji

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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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Del etnovaivén al etnobúmeran: identidad cultural, estrategias de resistencia e impronta literaria del subalterno en el Perú, Frank Otero Luque

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

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Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy for Single Cell Imaging and Analysis, Namuna Panday

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Biochemical characterization of ArsI: a novel C-As lyase for degradation of environmental organoarsenicals, Shashank Suryakant Pawitwar

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Quantification of Precipitation Asymmetries in Tropical Cyclones and Their Relationship to Storm Intensity Changes Using TRMM Data, Yongxian Pei

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Examining the Relationships between Gender Role Congruity, Identity, and the Choice to Persist for Women in Undergraduate Physics Majors, Bronwen Bares Pelaez

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A Historical Floristic Inventory of Pine Rockland Fabaceae (Leguminosae), Adel L. Pena

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Antibaryon Photoproduction using CLAS at Jefferson Lab, William B. Phelps

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Transgneic Endothelin 3 Regulates Murine Pigment Production and Coat Color, Javier Pino

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Effects of Bilingualism in Short-Term Memory in Individuals with Down Syndrome, Evelyn I. Pinto-Cardona

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The Contribution of the Special Court for Sierra Leone to the Law on Criminal Responsibility of Children in International Criminal Law, Ana Paula Podcameni

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Numerical, Analytical, and Experimental Studies of Reciprocating Mechanism Driven Heat Loops for High Heat Flux Cooling, Olubunmi Tolulope Popoola

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Why Tenure? An Optimal Contract Perspective, Zhengzheng Qian

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Efficient Mission Planning for Robot Networks in Communication Constrained Environments, md mahbubur rahman

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Essays on Women's Issues and Economic Development, Amy Ramnarine

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Associations of HIV Risk Behaviors among Older Latinas and their Adult Daughters, Gira J. Ravelo

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Structural Surface Mapping for Shape Analysis, Muhammad Razib

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Linking Organic Matter Dynamics to Management, Restoration, and Climate in the Florida Everglades, Peter Regier

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Project-Based Learning: Investigating Self-Directed Learning Readiness Skills And Content Knowledge Retention In An Urban Jamaican High School Eighth Grade Integrated Science Cohort, Carolyn A. L. Reid-Brown

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Investigating the Effects of Land-Cover Change on the Hydrologic Conditions of a Restored Agricultural Area in Everglades National Park, Dillon Reio

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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 Cultural Competence of Response & Recovery Workers in Post-Earthquake Haiti, Christa L. Remington

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The Printed Word in Joyce's Ulysses, Reynaldo Ales

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Reimagining African Authenticity Through Adichie's Imitation Motif, Ivette Rodriguez

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The Bible Against American Slavery: Anglophone Transatlantic Evangelical Abolitionists' Use of Biblical Arguments, 1776-1865, Richard Rodriguez

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

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Exploring Potentials in Mobile Phone GPS Data Collection and Analysis, Eazaz Sadeghvaziri

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Health Outcomes of Hispanic Parents Caring for Children with Disabilities, Nelson Sanchez

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Drug Candidate Discovery: Targeting Bacterial Topoisomerase I Enzymes for Novel Antibiotic Leads, Shayna Sandhaus

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"I am a Teacher, a Woman's Activist, and a Mother": Political Consciousness and Embodied Resistance in Antakya's Arab Alawite Community, Defne Sarsilmaz

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Eliciting a Perpetrator Description Using the Cognitive Interview: Influences on Investigative Utility, Geri Satin

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Examining The Effectiveness of Community-based DE-Addiction Camps among Adults with Alcohol Problems in Rural India, Meenal J. sawant

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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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The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the European Union: A Case Study of Germany and Hungary, Simone-Ariane Schelb

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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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An Assessment of The Role of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) in Campus Safety, Auzeen Shariati

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The Detection of an Invasive Pathogen through Chemical and Biological Means for the Protection of Commercial Crops, Alison G. Simon

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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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Reading Spaces: Nation and Popular Learning in Nineteenth-Century Lima, Gracia G. Solis

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Technobiology Paradigm in Nanomedicine: Treating Cancer with MagnetoElectric Nanoparticles, Emmanuel Stimphil

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

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The Last Cold Winter, Gabriela P. Suarez

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Transcriptomic and Epigenetic Responses to Environmental Stress in Marine Bivalves with a Focus on Harmful Algal Blooms, Maria Victoria Suarez Ulloa

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A Functional Trait Approach to Examine Plant Community Dynamics in South Florida Hardwood Hammock Forests, Suresh Chandra Subedi

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Novel nucleoside analogues with bases modified with (β-halo)vinyl sulfone or β-keto sulfone as probes to study RNA/DNA-Proteins interactions, Sk Md Sazzad Hossain Suzol

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

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HIV Risk Behaviors, Previous HIV Testing and Positivity among Hispanic Women Tested for HIV in Florida, 2012, Janelle Taveras

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Trend and Acceleration: A Multi-model Approach to Key West Sea Level Rise, John Tenenholtz

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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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An Unreceptive Audience: The Mixed Receptions of Mark Twain's and J.D.Salinger's Novels in the 1950s and 1960s, Marlene Tovar

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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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Three Essays on International Trade and Finance, Syed A. Uddin

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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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Mobility Analysis and Management for Heterogeneous Networks, Karthik Vasudeva

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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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Applications of Paper Microfluidic Systems in the Field Detection of Drugs of Abuse, Ling Wang

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An Integrated Multi-modal Registration Technique for Medical Imaging, Xue Wang

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Examining the influence of contextual factors on risky sexual behavior among young women in Zomba district, Malawi: A multilevel analysis, Melissa K. Ward-Peterson

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Development of Novel, Microscale Fracture Toughness Testing for Adhesives, Dillon S. Watring

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The Effects of Commodity Disturbances on Open Economics, Richard Whitaker

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Conservative Right-Wing Protest Rhetoric in the Cold War Era of Segregationist Mobilization, Devon A. Wright

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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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Aspect Based Sentiment Analysis On Review Data, Wei Xue

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In Situ Arsenic Speciation using Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Mingwei Yang

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Origami Reconfigurable Electromagnetic Systems, Shun Yao

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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 Vitamin D3 Supplementation on Kidney Function and Cardiovascular Disease Markers among Hispanics and African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes, Gustavo G. Zarini

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Client-Vendor Collaboration in Information Technology Development Projects And Its Emerging Outcomes, Mingyu Zhang

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An Empirical Study of Health Information Exchange Success Factors, peng zhang

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Three Essays in Financial Economics, Qianying Zhang

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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

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Studies of Nε-Lysine Acetylation Modification on Escherichia coli Topoisomerase I, Qingxuan Zhou

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Data Mining Techniques to Understand Textual Data, Wubai Zhou

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Impact of Anonymity and Social Modeling: Online Aggression in Emerging Adults and Their Religious and Political Ideologies, Adam Zimmerman

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Study of the Transport of Odorants from Illicit Substances Using Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry, Torki A. Zughaibi

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Advanced Graphene Microelectronic Devices, Chowdhury G. Al-Amin