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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The Adjudicatory State: Sovereignty, Property, And Law In The U.s. Territories, 1783-1802, Gregory Ablavsky Ablavsky

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Teaching Well-Being Increases Academic Performance: Evidence From Bhutan, Mexico, And Peru, Alejandro Adler Braun

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A Postmortem Computational Atlas Of The Human Hippocampus, Daniel Henrik Adler

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Engineering Phonon, Photon, Electron And Plasmon Interactions In Silicon - Metal Nanocavitiies For Silicon Photonics And Thermoplasmonics, Daksh Agarwal

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Becoming A Stem Teacher: A Study Of Interest In Education Careers Among First-Year Stem Majors, Seher Ahmad

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Colonial Assemblages: Objects, Territories, And Racialized Subjects In Pre-Independence Latin America (1492–1810), Raquel Albarr�n

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Communicating History: The Mnemonic Battles Of The 2011 Arab Uprisings, Omar Al-Ghazzi

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Modulation Of Antitumor Immunity By The Mek Inhibitor Trametinib: Implications For Targeted Therapy Of Cancer, Michael J. Allegrezza

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Semantic Localization And Mapping In Robot Vision, Roy Corrado Anati

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Molecular And Cellular Approaches Toward Understanding Dynein-Driven Motility, Swathi Ayloo

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Mechanisms Of Extracellular Oncogenic Dysregulation And Antibody Targeting Of The Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor, Atrish Bagchi

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Uncertain Boundaries: Dispositive Techniques In Pr�vost's Novels, Benjamin Hillel Baker

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Spatially-Dense, Multi-Spectral, Frequency-Domain Diffuse Optical Tomography Of Breast Cancer, Han Yong Ban

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The Detrimental Effects Of External Objectives In Consumer Behavior, Alixandra Barasch

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The Progress Of Medical Labor: Gender Shifts, Generational Differences, And The Coverage Continuum In Obstetrics And Gynecology, Claire Burgess Barshied

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Ignorability Conditions For Incomplete Data And The First-Order Markov Conditional Linear Expectation Approach For Analysis Of Longitudinal Discrete Data With Overdispersion, Shaun Bender

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Ii-Vi Semiconductor Nano-Structures For On-Chip Integrated Photonics, Jacob Stern Berger

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Cortical Dynamics Underlying Seizure Mapping And Control, Hank Bink

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Interactions Of The Oas-Rnase L Pathway With Murine Coronavirus, Lester Dillon Birdwell

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Characterization Of The Physical And Chemical Controls On The Environmental Geochemical Behavior Of Beryllium, Vanessa Lynne Boschi

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Shaping And Signaling Mathematics: Examining Cases Of Beginning Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Instructional Development, Enakshi Bose

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Bank Lending And Relationship Capital, Mohammed Yasser Boualam

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Molecular Simulations Of Protein-Induced Membrane Remodeling, Ryan Patrick Bradley

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Physics With Electrons In The Atlas Detector, Kurt Brendlinger

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Geographies Of Exile And The Making Of French Nationhood In The Nineteenth Century, Lisa Rose Bromberg

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The Courage Trial: A Phase Ii Randomized Clinical Trial To Evaluate The Dose-Response Effects Of Exercise On Prognostic Biomarkers Among Colon Cancer Survivors, Justin Charles Brown

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From Text To Law: Islamic Legal Theory And The Practical Hermeneutics Of Abū Jaʿfar Aḥmad Al-Ṭaḥāwī (d. 321/933), Carolyn Anne Brunelle

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Covalent Dna Modifications In Phage And Bacterial Dynamics, Alexandra Bryson

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Increased Expression Of Frontotemporal Dementia Risk Factor Tmem106b Alters Lysosomal And Autophagosomal Pathways, Johanna Irene Busch

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Essays In Macroeconomics, Mauricio Calani

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Essays In Macroeconomics, Finance And Growth, Gustavo Jose Camilo Vincent

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Statistical Methods For High Dimensional Count And Compositional Data With Applications To Microbiome Studies, Yuanpei Cao

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Engulfed In Darkness: Mourning Poetics In Classical Japanese Literature, Beth Megan Carter

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Relatedness, National Boarders, Perceptions Of Firms And The Value Of Their Innovations, Adam Castor

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The Politics Of Prison Reform: Juvenile Justice Policy In Texas, California And Pennsylvania, Sarah Cate

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Essays On Building Growth From Ideas, Murat Alp Celik

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An Olfactory Cilia Pattern In The Mammalian Nose Ensures High Sensitivity To Odors, Rosemary Challis

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The Design, Synthesis, And Biological Evaluation Of Dimeric Β-Carbolines Based On The Structure Of Neokauluamine And The Study Of Manzamine A Dimerization Toward Neokauluamine, Jaruwan Chatwichien

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Informational Uniqueness, Corporate Disclosure And Information Environment, Yuen Kit Chau

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The Impact Of Tiny Organisms: Microbial Communities And Disease States, Christel Sj�land Chehoud

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Terpene Synthases: One Fold, Many Products, Mengbin Chen

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Stress Physiology And Behavior Problems, Ruiyun Chen

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Model-Based Analysis Of User Behaviors In Medical Cyber-Physical Systems, Sanjian Chen

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Microbiome And Metagenomics: Statistical Methods, Computation And Applications, Zhang Chen

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Activatable Fluorophores For The Molecular Imaging Of Cytosolic Phospholipase A2 In Breast Cancer, Michael Chiorazzo

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Defining Mechanisms Of Autoimmunity In Pemphigus Vulgaris, Michael Jeffrey Tejada Cho

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Worldly Ascetics: Managing Family, Status, And Territory In Early Modern Shugendō, Frank William Clements

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Pensadoras In The New Latino Diaspora: Latina Girls Navigating The Intersections Of Their Social, Emotional, And Sexual Lives, Katherine Clonan-Roy

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Essays On Occupational Choice And Entrepreneurial Ventures, Matt Cook

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Three Essays On Household Determinants Of Child Health And Well-Being, Megan Elizabeth Costa

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Cultivating Empire: Indians, Quakers, And The Negotiation Of American Imperialism, 1754-1846, Lori J. Daggar

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Tamoxifen Mediated Metabolic Stress: Molecular Mechanism And Therapeutic Opportunities, Natalie Ann Daurio

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Essays On Labor And Risk, Patrick E. Dejarnette

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Imagining Convivial Multilingualism: Practices, Ideologies And Strategies In Diidxaz�/ Isthmus Zapotec Indigenous Language Education, Haley De Korne

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Romanticism In Print: Periodicals And The Politics Of Aesthetics In Restoration Paris, 1814-1830, Elizabeth Della Zazzera

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A Portable Feast: The Production And Use Of The Thirteenth-Century Portable Bible 1200-1500, Alexander Leo Devine

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Algorithm Aversion, Berkeley Jay Dietvorst

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The Next Generation Balloon-Borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (blast-Tng), Bradley Jerald Dober

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"pwofite T�t Ou"(avail Yourself): The Minoritarian Politics Of Haitian Music In Paris, Laura Donnelly

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Uncovering Bunyavirus-Host Interactions, Mary Jane Drake

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A Study On Mobility: Pakistani-Origin Muslim Youth In Higher Education, Mariam Durrani

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Computational Methods For Analysis Of Resting State Functional Connectivity And Their Application To Study Of Aging, Harini Eavani

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The Role Of The Gp41 Membrane-Proximal Tyrosine Motif In Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Pathogenesis, Samra Elisabeth Elser

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Functional Evaluation Of The Peripheral Vasculature Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Erin Kristine Englund

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Network Formation And Its Impact On Systemic Risk, Selman Erol

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Poniendo En Juego La Iberia Medieval: Alfonso X, El Libro De Buen Amor Y La Poes�a De Cancionero, Juan Escourido

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Simply American: Simplicity In Architectural Arrangement, Construction, And Standards, 1820-1920, Fred William Esenwein

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Haloferax Volcanii Strategies To Regulate Type Iv Pilus Dependent Adhesion And Microcolony Formation, Rianne Nicole Esquivel

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How High School Contexts Shape The College Choices Of High-Achieving, Low-Ses Students: Why A “college-Going” Culture Is Not Enough, Shani Adia Evans

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Diasporic Belonging: The Life-Worlds And Language Practices Of Muslim Youth From Marseille, C�cile Anne Marguerite Evers

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Centromere Identity And The Nature Of The Cenp-A-Containing Nucleosome, Samantha Jane Falk

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Personal Finance: Economic Citizenship And Financial Form In The Contemporary Novel, Laura Finch

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What Movies Show: Realism, Perception And Truth In Film, Lindsey Fiorelli

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Essays On Aging-Related Disease In The U.s. Population, Ezra Isaac Fishman

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Multiple Roles Of Ret Signaling In Mechanosensory Neuron Development, Michael Scott Fleming

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Engineered Dna-Mediated Antibody Gene Transfer For Prophylaxis Against Infectious Diseases, Seleeke Flingai

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Modern Optimization In Observational Studies, Colin Burton Fogarty

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Representations Of Fundamental Groups Of Abelian Varieties In Characteristic P, Brett Frankel

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Nampt-Mediated Nad+ Homeostasis In Skeletal Muscle: Implications For Healthy Aging, David Frederick

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Firm Response To Low-Reimbursement Patients In The Market For Unscheduled Outpatient Care, Ari B. Friedman

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Defining Interactions Between Lymphoid Tissue-Resident Commensal Bacteria And The Host Immune System, Thomas Chia Ting Fung

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Magnetic Fields In Molecular Clouds: The Blastpol And Blast-Tng Experiments, Nicholas Galitzki

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Statistical Methods For Time-Conditional Survival Probability And Equally Spaced Count Data, Victoria Alexandria Gamerman

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Essays On The Economics Of School Choice And Education Markets, Ana Maria Gazmuri

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Evolution Of The Secondary Spectrum Market, Arnob Ghosh

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A Real Analytic Approach To Estimating Oscillatory Integrals, Maxim Gilula

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Examining Length Scales Of Interfacial Dynamics In Ultra-Thin Polymer Glasses, Ethan Glor

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Planning With Adaptive Dimensionality, Kalin Vasilev Gochev

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Hard, Soft, And Sticky Spheres For Dynamical Studies Of Disordered Colloidal Packings, Matthew Daniel Gratale

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Necessary Luxury: The Illuminated Manuscript At The French Courts, C. 1460-1515, Larisa Grollemond

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Novel Uses Of Risk Standardization And Post-Arrest Body Temperature To Improve Outcomes, Anne Victoria Grossestreuer

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Control Theoretic Analysis Of Human Brain Networks, Shi Gu

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Three Essays On Mexico-U.s. Migration, Edith Gutierrez Vazquez Gutierrez Vazquez

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Structure And Function Of Metallohydrolases In The Arginase-Deacetylase Family, Yang Hai

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Commandeering Empires: Egypt, Tripoli, And Tunis In The Age Of Revolution, 1774-1835, Mukaram Hhana

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Assessing School Turnarounds: Using An Integrative Framework To Identify Levers For Success, Kirsten Lee Hill

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Data Epistemologies / Surveillance And Uncertainty, Sun Ha Hong

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The Mitotic Genome: Accessibility And Transcriptional Control, Chris Hsiung

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Essays On Reputations And Dynamic Games, Ju Hu

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Radical Immersion In The Work Of Melvin Van Peebles, Isaac Julien, And Steve Mcqueen, Charlotte Ickes