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The Public Sector's Experience and Response to Private Competition: The Case of Nepal, Priyadarshani Joshi

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Change and Impact of microRNA modification with age in Drosophila melanogaster, Masashi Abe

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Genomic Imprinting: Establishment, Maintenance And Stability Of Dna Methylation Imprints, Lara Kimberly Abramowitz

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Abnormal Smooth Muscle Contraction Alters Gut Motility And Propagates Epithelial Invasion In The Larval Zebrafish Intestine, Joshua Abrams

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The 2-core of a Random Inhomogeneous Hypergraph, Omar Abuzzahab

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Modeling the Anisotropic Resolution and Noise Properties of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, Raymond Joseph Acciavatti

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Approaches To Mitigate Metal Catalyst Deactivation In Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (sofc) Fuel Electrodes, Lawrence Adijanto

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Shattering Fragility: Illness, Suicide, and Refusal in fin-de-siècle Viennese Literature, Melanie Jessica Adley

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The Multifunctional Protein Daxx: Studies of its Biology and Regulation, and Discovery of a Novel Function, Trisha Agrawal

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Analyzing Massive Graphs in the Semi-streaming Model, Kook Jin Ahn

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A Family-Based Sexual Health Communication Intervention With Sex Worker Mothers In Kolkata, India, Samira Ali

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Part I: The Confluence Of Steric And Electronic Effects In N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Processes Part Ii: Studies Toward The Asymmetric Oxidative Coupling Of Phenols, Scott Edward Allen

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Total Synthesis Of (-)-Irciniastatin B; Design And Synthesis Of Analogues, Chihui An

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The Balloon-Borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope For Polarimetry (blast-Pol), Francesco "Elio" Angilè

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Influences on Children's Human Capital in Rural Malawi, Shirley Afua Appiah-Yeboah

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Asymmetric B cell division in the germinal center reaction, Burton Earle Barnett

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Mental Illness and Prison Reentry in a High Risk Context, Stacey Barrenger

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Democratic Exclusion: The Right to Vote in the United States, United Kingdom, and France, David Alexander Bateman

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Empirical Studies in Hospital Emergency Departments, Robert Johnson Batt

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Perspectives of Family Management from School-Aged Children with Chronic Health Conditions: Through the Eyes of the Children, Barbara Lynne Beacham

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Challenging The Assumption Of Rationality In Performance-Based Accountability Systems: A Comparative Case Study Of School And District Decision-Making Approaches, Jessica K. Beaver

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Long Live the Revolutions: Fighting For France's Political Future in the Long Wake of the Commune, 1871-1880, Heather Marlene Bennett

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Word Learning in 6-16 Month Old Infants, Elika Bergelson

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The Development Of New Routes To Half-Sandwich Metallatricarbadecaborane Complexes, Triflate-Functionalized Polyboranes And Carboranes, And Ammonia Borane Hydrogen Release, Emily Robyn Berkeley

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Black Sophists: A Critique of Demagoguery, Garry Bertholf

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Dying to save your colon? Changing the way we look at ulcerative colitis, Meenakshi Bewtra

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Racial Disparities In Schooling: Evidence From Cape-Town, South Africa, Moran Blueshtein

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Heirs of the Round Table: French Arthurian Fiction from 1977 to the Present, Anne N. Bornschein

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The Power Of Locality In Network Algorithms, Michael Brautbar

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Fringe Benefits, Catherine Brinkley

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Worry At Work: How State Anxiety Influences Negotiations, Advice, Reappraisal, And Performance, Alison Wood Brooks

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Valuing Family Medicine: Historical Journey, Institutional Hostility, and Individual Narratives, Joanna Veazey Brooks

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Granular Drag And The Kinetics Of Jamming, Theodore Anthony Brzinski

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Musica Celestis: Mystical Song In Late Medieval England, Tekla Bude

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Morphologies of Precise Polyethylene-Based Acid Copolymers and Ionomers, Francisco Buitrago

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Effects Of Uncertainty On Perceived And Physiological Stress And Psychological Outcomes In Stroke-Survivor Caregivers, Eeeseung Byun

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Cyclic Cellular Automata on Networks and Cohomological Waves, Yiqing Cai

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Dissecting molecular pathways that underlie disease-causing GATA1 mutations, Amy Erin Campbell

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Part A: Palladium(ii)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Saucy-Marbet Claisen Rearrangement Of Propargyloxy Indoles To Quaternary Oxindoles And Spirocyclic Lactones. Part B: The Regioselective Oxidative Coupling Of Phenols ., Trung Duy Chi Cao

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Potassium Organotrifluoroborates: Chemistry Beyond Cross-Coupling, Livia Cavalcanti

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Essays on Family Structure and Marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa, Sophia Chae

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Mechanics of Micro-Structured Soft Materials and Their Applications in Adhesion and Wetting, Chi-Mon Chen

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Computational Modeling Of Geometry Dependent Phonon Transport In Silicon Nanostructures, Drew Cheney

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Essays On Unconventional Monetary Policy, Han Chen

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Multifunctional Nanomaterials of DNA Block Copolymers: Synthesis, Self- Assembly, Thermodynamic Studies and Biomedical Applications, Xi-Jun Chen

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Imagining the City: Ritual and Conflict in the Urban Art Democracy, Carolyn Chernoff

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Cellular Basis Of Antibody Maintenance: Heterogeneity Of The Bone Marrow Plasma Cell Pool, Irene Chernova

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Molecular Mechanisms Of Alternative Splicing Regulation: An Investigation Of The Spliceosome Repressed By Hnrnp L On Cd45 Exon 4, Ni-Ting Chiou

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Evasion of host recognition by phase variation in Haemophilus influenzae, Sarah Clark

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While Rome Burned: Fire, Leadership, And Urban Disaster In The Roman Cultural Imagination, Virginia Margaret Closs

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Morphological and Phonological Structure in Zulu Reduplication, Toni Cook

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The neural representation of value and individual differences in human intertemporal choice, Nicole Cooper

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A Hybrid Atomistic-Continuum Model for Liquid-Vapor Phase Change, Ian A. Cosden

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Distributed activity patterns for objects and their features: Decoding perceptual and conceptual object processing in information networks of the human brain, Marc N. Coutanche

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Seeking the Salubrious Sea: The Health and Environments of Urban American Families, 1870-1930, Meghan Crnic

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The Mobocratic City: Race, Space And Citizenship In Nineteenth Century Philadelphia, Andrew Crocco

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Labors Of Representation: Cultivating Land, Self, And Community Among Muslims In Late Colonial Bengal, Ananya Dasgupta

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Mitotic Kinases in Meiosis, Olga Davydenko

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Sustainable Emergencies: The Paradox of Community Management of Acute Malnutrition Programs, Kelly Delaney

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cAMP promotes retinal midline crossing at the zebrafish optic chiasm, Alison Dell

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Defining the Mechanism of Hsp104-Mediated Protein Disaggregation, Morgan Elizabeth DeSantis

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Essays on the Chinese and the U.S. Housing Markets, Wenjie Ding

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Notch signaling and bone fracture healing, Michael I. Dishowitz

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Dynamics of Microeukaryotes and Archaea in the Mammalian Gut Microbiome, Serena Nicole Dollive

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Bridging The Gap: Defining The Molecular Mechanisms Of Cep290 Disease Pathogenesis, Theodore George Drivas

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The Role Of Rem Sleep In Ocular Dominance Plasticity Consolidation, Michelle Claire Dumoulin

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Spectroscopic Studies of Peptide-Membrane Interactions, Kathryn Blakey Dupont

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Determining the Role of Autophagy in HER2/neu-Induced Mammary Tumor Dormancy and Recurrence, Samantha L. Dwyer

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Branched covers of curves with fixed ramification locus, Ryan Eberhart

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The Critical Ally: Coercion and Defiance in Counterinsurgency Partnership, Barbara Elias

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Cartilage Tissue Engineering with Heterogeneous and Clonal Mesenchymal Stem Cell Populations: Multi-Scale Analysis of Maturation, Stability, and Response to Environmental Stressors, Megan Jean Farrell

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Modern American Poetry and the Protestant Establishment, Jonathan Fedors

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African Americans from "Back Yonder": The Historical Archaeology of the Formation, Maintenance, and Dissolution of the American Enclave in Samaná, Dominican Republic, Kristen R. Fellows

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EPIGENOMIC AND TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF HEPATIC METABOLISM BY REV-ERB and HDAC3, Dan Feng

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Ovarian Hormone-Induced Neural Plasticity In The Hypothalamic Ventromedial Nucleus, Sarah L. Ferri

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The Power of Images in the Age of Mussolini, Valentina Follo

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Multigranularity representations for human inter-actions: pose, motion and intention, Aikaterini Fragkiadaki

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Restriction Of Macrophage Infection During Hiv And Siv Infection: The Role Of Antibodies And Coreceptor Use Plasticity In Enforcing Cd4-Dependent Entry And Shaping Tropism In Vivo, Nicholas Francella

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Characterization And Targeting Of Thromboxane Receptor Dimerization: A Gateway To Novel Therapeutic Developments, Alexander Jack Frey

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The Phonological Influence on Phonetic Change, Josef Fruehwald

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Bayesian Aspects of Classification Procedures, Igar Fuki

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JIP1 Regulates Axonal Transport of APP and Autophagosomes via Coordination of Kinesin and Dynein Motors, Meng-meng Fu

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Renaissance Thomism At The University Of Padua, 1465-1583, Matthew T. Gaetano

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Empirical Studies In Retail Operations, Juan Santiago Gallino

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Mexican Immigrant Fathers And Their Children: An Investigation Of Communicative Resources Across Contexts Of Learning, Sarah Gallo

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Chaucer's Formal Histories: Temporality and Intertextuality from the Italian Trecento to "Troilus and Criseyde" and "The Canterbury Tales", Kara Gaston

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Cognitive-Behavioral Processes Distinguishing Normal From Pathological Experiences Across Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Emily Gentes

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Effects Of Temperature On Global Gene Expression In Natural Strains Of Budding Yeast, Hoa Giang

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Connectable Components For Protein Design, Gabriel B. Gonzalez

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Towards a Multilingual Future: The Ecology of Language at a University in Eastern Ukraine, Bridget A. Goodman

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Directed Synthesis and Doping of Wide Bandgap Semiconducting Oxide Nanocrystals, Thomas Ross Gordon

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Motion Primitives and Planning for Robots with Closed Chain Systems and Changing Topologies, Steven Robert Gray

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Manifest Contracts, Michael Greenberg

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Manifest Contracts, Michael Greenberg

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Pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases via templated recruitment, Jing Guo

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Understanding Type Ia Supernovae Through Their Host Galaxies Using the SDSS-II Supernova Survey, Ravi Ryan Gupta

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Communities of Journalists and Journalism Practice at Radio Free Europe during the Cold War (1950-1995), Susan D. Haas

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Empedoclean Elegy: Love, Strife and the Four Elements in Ovid's Amores, Ars Amatoria and Fasti, Charles Tyler Ham

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Music, Aesthetics, Peripherality: Notes on a Philosophy of History of Latin American Music (1910-1973), Stephan Hammel

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Applications Of Type Ii Anion Relay Chemistry (arc) Part 1: Diversity-Oriented Synthesis Of Polysubstituted Piperidine Analogues Via Type Ii Arc, Part 2: A Highly Convergent Synthesis Of (-)-Secu'amamine A Exploiting Type Ii Arc, Part 3: Facile Access To Diverse Carbobicyclic Systems Via Type Ii Arc, Heeoon Han