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Manifest Contracts, Michael Greenberg

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Splintered Divine: A Study of Ištar, Baal, and Yahweh Divine Names and Divine Multiplicity in the Ancient Near East, Spencer L. Allen

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Coordination of Multirobot Teams and Groups in Constrained Environments: Models, Abstractions, and Control Policies, Nora Ayanian

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A STUDY OF RED./OX. THERMODYNAMIC AND CATALYTIC PROPERTIES OF METAL OXIDE MATERIALS, Ivan S. Baldychev

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LIVING LIMINALITY: MATERNAL SUBJECTIVITY IN THE CONTEXT OF RAISING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM, Jennifer Kim Bateman

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THE PRODUCTION AND CIRCULATION OF AIDS KNOWLEDGE IN MALAWI, Crystal Biruk

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The Effects of Language and Geography-Defined Groups on Health Insurance Choice, Fredric E. Blavin

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Cerebral hemodynamics in high-risk neonates probed by diffuse optical spectroscopies, Erin M. Buckley

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Computer-Aided, Multi-Modal, and Compression Diffuse Optical Studies of Breast Tissue, David R. Busch Jr

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Folding and Assembly of Cytoskeletal Proteins Under Force - From Single Molecule Studies of Dystrophin to Studies of Intact Cells, Christine Carag

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Bargaining and Pricing in Networked Economic Systems, Tanmoy Chakraborty

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THE EFFECT OF CAPABILITY-SEEKING INVESTMENTS ON COMPETITION IN THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES INDUSTRY: COEVOLUTION OF CAPABILITIES AND CORPORATE SCOPE, Joydeep Chatterjee

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Systems Biology of Blood Coagulation and Platelet Activation, Manash S. Chatterjee

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Size-dependent metal-insulator transition in Pt-dispersed SiO2 thin film: a candidate for future non-volatile memory, Albert B. Chen

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A New Dynamic Duration Model, Fei Chen

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Nancy as a Center of Art Nouveau Architecture, 1895-1914, Peter Clericuzio

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MECHANISMS OF ANTIBODY-MEDIATED PROTECTION FOR A PROTEIN-BASED SMALLPOX VACCINE, Matthew E. Cohen

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PLASMON ENHANCED PHOTOCONDUCTION IN PORPHYRIN-GOLD NANOPARTICLE ASSEMBLIES, David Conklin

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THE VACCINIA VIRUS A56/VCP COMPLEX: MECHANISM OF FORMATION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR VIRULENCE, Brian C. DeHaven

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Homological Projective Duality for Gr(3,6), Dragos Deliu

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The classification of simply connected biquotients of dimension at most 7 and 3 new examples of almost positively curved manifolds, Jason DeVito

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Algorithms for Bivariate Singularity Analysis, Timothy DeVries

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Morpheme Boundaries and Structural Change: Affixes Running Amok, C EA Diertani

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Contesting Community: Legalized Reconciliation Efforts in the Aftermath of Genocide in Rwanda, Kristin C. Doughty

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Explorations in the Informational Component, Aviad Eilam

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Optimization and Translation of MSC-Based Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels for Cartilage Repair, Isaac E. Erickson

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Mediated Personhood and World of Warcraft: An Ethnographic and Linguistic Analysis, Elizabeth ErkenBrack

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Investigating tRNA Release from the Bacterial Ribosome, Ian S. Farrell

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COMMUNICATION FOR TEAMS OF NETWORKED ROBOTS, Jonathan Fink

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Essays in Retirement Security, Hungyee Fong

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The Costs of Shareholder Activism: Evidence from a Sequential Decision Model, Nickolay M. Gantchev

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NOT QUITE UP TO SCRATCH: AN EXAMINATION OF FAILURE, PERSISTENCE, AND ‘LIVING DEAD’ OUTCOMES FOR WIRELESS START-UPS, Anindya Ghosh

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Cortisol, Testosterone, and Alpha-Amylase in Psychopathy, Andrea L. Glenn

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Synthetic Studies Of (+)-Nodulisporic Acid A: Development Of An Efficient Route To Eastern Hemisphere Sub-Targets, Stephen S. Gonzales

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MECHANISMS OF UNPLUGGED/MUSK-MEDIATED NEUROMUSCULAR SYNAPSE FORMATION, Laura R. Gordon

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The Application of Macro- and Microfossils to Identify Paleoearthquakes in Sumatra, Indonesia and to Characterize Geomorphic and Ecological Succession on a Marsh Platform After Hurricane Isabel in North Carolina, USA, Candace A. Grand Pre

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Toxoplasma gondii -- Antigen Presentation and Interactions in the Intestinal Mucosa, Beth S. Gregg

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THE NANOAQUARIUM: A NANOFLUIDIC PLATFORM FOR IN SITU TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY IN LIQUID MEDIA, Joseph M. Grogan

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The Echoes of Fitna: Developing Historiographical Interpretations of the Battle of Siffin, Aaron M. Hagler

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WRESTLING WITH ISSUES IN SCALE DEVELOPMENT USING JOINT LATENT VARIABLE METHODS, Steffanie M. Halberstadt

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Measurement of Inclusive Isolated Prompt Photon Production at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS Detector, Michael Hance

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MOBILITY AND VARIATION IN CHALCOLITHIC NORTH GUJARAT, INDIA (ca 3600 – 1800 BC), Suzanne Harris

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High School Math Curriculum, Student's Course Selection and Education Outcomes, Eleanor L. Harvill

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Living Radical Polymerization Catalysts: Synthesis, Application, and Utilization of Polymer Products in the Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles, Sara E. Hayik

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LIPID AND PROTEIN SORTING BY, AND GENERATION OF, MEMBRANE CURVATURE IN MODEL SYSTEMS, Michael C. Heinrich

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Statistical Methods in Mapping Complex Diseases, Jing He

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THE CYTOSKELETAL MECHANISMS OF CELL-CELL JUNCTION FORMATION IN ENDOTHELIAL CELLS, Matthew K. Hoelzle

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ESSAYS ON THE WESTERN LABOR MARKETS, Hans A. Holter

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Heegaard Floer Invariants and Cabling, Jennifer Hom

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Sacred biography, translation, and conversion ; The Nabīvaṃśa of Saiyad Sultān and the making of Bengali Islam, 1600-present, Ayesha A. Irani

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PATTERNS OF WEIGHT CHANGE IN INFANTS WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE FOLLOWING NEONATAL SURGERY: POTENTIAL PREDICTORS OF GROWTH FAILURE, Sharon Y. Irving

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The Derived Category and the Singularity Category, Mehmet U. Isik

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The Epoch of Reionization: Foregrounds and calibration with PAPER, Daniel C. Jacobs

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Economics of Spectrum Allocation in Cognitive Radio Networks, Gaurav S. Kasbekar

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A Macroeconomic Approach to a Firm's Capital Structure, Mitsuru Katagiri

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Cryptophane Derivatives as Gas Sensors and Hyperpolarized Xenon-129 Biosensors, Najat S. Khan

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OPTIMAL CONTROL OF MOBILE MALWARE EPIDEMICS, MHR. Khouzani

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Mind Economy: Dynamic Graph Analysis of Communications, Alexy Khrabrov

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Energy Transport and Conversion in Semiconductor Nanocrystal Solids, Dong Kyun Ko

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THE MULTIPLEXED SQUID TES ARRAY AT NINETY GIGAHERTZ (MUSTANG), Phillip M. Korngut

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The Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Tamandarin B Analogs, Kenneth Lassen

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Leaves that Sway: Gold Xianbei Cap Ornaments from Northeast China, Sarah Laursen

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THE IMPACT OF MEDICAL SPENDING GROWTH ON GUARANTEED RENEWABLE HEALTH INSURANCE, Robert D. Lieberthal

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DYNAMIC VERTICAL CLIMBING: BIOINSPIRATION, DESIGN, AND ANALYSIS, Goran Lynch

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FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE OPRM1 A118G SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISM IN MICE, Stephen D. Mague

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Choosing to Serve: Understanding the Military Participation Decision, David R. Mann

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The Taming of the Screw: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Elliptic Functions, Elisabetta A. Matsumoto

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The Mouse Who Would be King: Innovating Tradition in the State of Chamba, Mandavi Mehta

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Equivariant Tensors on Polar Manifolds, Ricardo Augusto E. Mendes

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Flood of Memories:Narratives of Flood and Loss in Tamil South India, Aaron Patrick Mulvany

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STATISTICAL ANALYSIS IN EMPIRICAL BAYES AND IN CAUSAL INFERENCE, Hui Nie

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Modeling Memes: A Memetic View of Affordance Learning, Benjamin D. Nye

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A Notch above bowl: Specification of niche cells in the Drosophila testis, Tishina C. Okegbe

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INDIRECT DETECTION OF AXONAL ARCHITECTURE WITH Q-SPACE IMAGING, Henry H. Ong

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Role Of Hippocampal Neurogenesis In The Etiology And Treatment Of Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Jennifer L. Onksen

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ESSAYS ON THE MACROECONOMICS OF INCOME INEQUALITY, Serdar Ozkan

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Essays on Housing Supply and House Price Volatility, Andrew Paciorek

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MODULI PROBLEMS IN DERIVED NONCOMMUTATIVE GEOMETRY, Pranav Pandit

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EQUITY ISSUANCE AND RETURNS TO DISTRESSED FIRMS, James L. Park

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FUNCTIONAL PLASTICITY OF HIPPOCAMPAL GLUTAMATERGIC SYNAPSES IN DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE, Xiaoyu Peng

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Inhaled Oxygen as a Quantitative Intravascular MRI Contrast Agent, David T. Pilkinton

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Perspectives on Firm Decision Making During Risky Technology Acquisitions, Adam C. Powell

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MICROFLUIDIC PUMPING WITH SURFACE TENSION FORCE AND MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC DRIVE, Mian Qin

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First-principles and Molecular Dynamics Studies of Ferroelectric Oxides: Designing New Materials for Novel Applications, Tingting Qi

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NIR-Emissive Polymersomal Markers for Molecular-Level Detection of Metastasis, Wei Qi

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American Paratexts: Experimentation and Anxiety in the Early United States, Joshua Kopperman Ratner

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Oil Prices and Long-Run Risk, ROBERT READY

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FORECASTING: EXPECTATIONS, INTENTIONS, AND CONFIDENCE, David Michael Rothschild

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Creating a Recommendation Framework for Positive Psychology Exercises: The Netflix Model of Positive Psychology, Stephen Schueller

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Patterns of Science: Developing Knowledge for a World Community at Unesco, Perrin Selcer

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ON THE ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF NETWORK SYSTEMS AND ARCHITECTURES, Soumya Sen

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Valproic Acid Disrupts Hematopoiesis in Xenopus laevis through the Inhibition of Histone Deacetylase 3., Rishita R. Shah

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Unveiling the Molecular Mechanisms Regulating the Activation of the ErbB Family Receptors at Atomic Resolution through Molecular Modeling and Simulations, Andrew Shih

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Enhancing Meniscus Repair through Biomaterial Design, Lara Ionescu Silverman

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AN IN VITRO AND IN SILICO INVESTIGATION OF THE ROLE OF NMDA RECEPTOR SUBTYPES FOLLOWING MECHANICAL INJURY, Pallab Singh

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MECHANISMS OF SORTING AND TRAFFICKING FOR MELANOSOME BIOGENESIS AS REVEALED BY STUDIES OF THE HUMAN PIGMENT CELL PROTEIN OCA2, Anand Sitaram

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The Higher Riemann-Hilbert Correspondence and Multiholomorphic Mappings, Aaron M. Smith

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Graphitic Surface Attachment by Single-Stranded DNA and Metal Nanoparticles, Luke A. Somers

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Holistic Shape-Based Object Recognition Using Bottom-Up Image Structures, Praveen Srinivasan

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Structure and Properties of Bi-containing Mixed A-site Perovskites, David M. Stein