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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Essays in Quantitative Economics and International Finance, Serhiy Stepanchuk

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Perceptually Driven Simulation, Ben Sunshine-Hill

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ENTROPIC ELASTICITY OF POLYMERS AND THEIR NETWORKS, Tianxiang Su

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TOPOLOGICAL INSULATORS AND SUPERCONDUCTORS, Chi Yan Jeffrey Teo

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MICROBEAD-BASED BIOSENSING IN MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES, Jason A. Thompson

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Shape Representations for Object Recognition, Alexander Toshev

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Conceptions of the Poetic in Classical Greek Prose, Alison Traweek

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Retail Demand Management: Forecasting, Assortment Planning and Pricing, Ramnath Vaidyanathan

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Efficient Learning and Inference for High-dimensional Lagrangian Systems, Paul N. Vernaza

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Role of Rap Signaling in the Regulation of ERK Activation and Cell-Cell Adhesion, Lisa A. Vuchak

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ON THE FOLDING AND CONFORMATION OF PEPTIDES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL METHODS FOR THEIR STUDY, Matthias M. Waegele

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Portfolio Considerations in Automobile Purchases: An Application to the Japanese Market, Naoki Wakamori

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HIGH THROUGHPUT SCREENING FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF ADENO-ASSOCIATED VIRUS TYPE 2 TRANSDUCTION, Alexis J. Wallen

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How Novice Teachers Talk about Teaching Writing, Tamara Warhol

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Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry for Protein Biomarker Discovery in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma, Angela Y. Wehr

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Essays on Market Dynamics in the Presence of Learning, Xi Weng

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EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT PSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT FOR ADULTS DISCHARGED WITH A PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA IN MARYLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITALS WITH AND WITHOUT INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC UNITS, Patricia A. White

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MINIATURIZATION METHODS FOR MODULAR ROBOTICS: EXTERNAL ACTUATION AND DIELECTRIC ELASTOMER ACTUATION, Paul J. White

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Distinct Neuromuscular Patterns from a Single Motor Network, Rachel S. White

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Innate signals in the macrophage determine the severity of Toxoplasma gondii infection, Ryan J. Whitmarsh

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HIV Transmission, Entry, and Gene Therapy, Craig B. Wilen

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Hadwiger Integration of Definable Functions, Matthew Wright

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The molecular mechanism for vegetative phase change: regulation of miR156 expression and action, Li Yang

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Essays in Macroeconomic Dynamics and the Financial Market, Wen Yao

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THE ROLE OF SONIC HEDGEHOG IN THE HYPOTHALAMUS, Solsire E. Zevallos

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INTERACTION OF FERRITIN WITH TRANSITION METAL IONS AND CHELATES, Lei Zhang

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The C-infinity jet of non-concave manifolds and lens rigidity of surfaces, Xiaochen Zhou

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SHAPE DETECTION BY PACKING CONTOURS AND REGIONS, Qihui Zhu

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Design and Fabrication of Photonic Microstructures by Holographic Lithography and Pattern Transformation, Xuelian Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Structure, Function and Applications of Metal-Requiring Enzymes: Carbonic Anhydrase and epi-Isozizaene Synthase, Julie A. Aaron

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Messages In The Medium: The Relationships Among Black Media Images, Racial Identity, Body Image, And The Racial Socialization Of Black Youth, Valerie N. Adams

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MECHANICAL STIFFNESS AND DISSIPATION IN ULTRANANOCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND FILMS, Vivek P. Adiga

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ON MACROSCOPIC CONSTITUTIVE RELATIONS AND MICROSTRUCTURE EVOLUTION IN MULTI-SCALE VISCOPLASTIC COMPOSITES, Michalis Agoras

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HIV CAN ESTABLISH LATENCY BY DIRECT INFECTION OF RESTING CD4+ T CELLS, Luis M. Agosto

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Essays on the Information Acquisition of Doubt-Prone Decision Makers, larbi alaoui

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Human Capital in the Inner City, Dionissi Aliprantis

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Know How, Know Whom, Know Where: A Global Analysis of Investor Experience and Startup Performance, Elisa Álvarez-Garrido

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Phenomenology of Heterotic String Theory: With Emphasis on the B-L/EW Hierarchy, Michael Ambroso

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A STUDY OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND STRESS AMONG NORTH AMERICAN MUSICIANS, Emmanuel Angel

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Meniscus Tissue Engineering with Nanofibrous Scaffolds, Brendon M. Baker

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JAGGED1 Missense Mutations in Disorders of the Liver and Heart, Robert C. Bauer

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Single molecule investigations of DNA looping using the tethered particle method and translocation by acto-myosin using polarized total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy, John F. Beausang

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Predictors of Cardiovascular Health Promotion, Viola G. Benavente

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Receptor Utilization and Antiviral CD8 T Cell Responses during Central Nervous System Infection with a Murine Coronavirus, Susan J. Bender

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THE ŚŪDRĀCĀRAŚIROMAN&#;I OF KR&#;&#;S&#;N&#;A ŚES&#;A: A 16th Century Manual of Dharma for Śūdras, Theodore Benke

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"We Are the Revolutionaries": Visibility, Protest, and Racial Formation in 1970s Prison Radicalism, Dan Berger

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Abstractions, Analysis Techniques, and Synthesis of Scalable Control Strategies for Robot Swarms, Spring Melody Berman

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Chasing Shadows in the Outer Solar System, Federica Bianco

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Youth Returning to School: Identities Imposed, Enacted, Resisted, and Explored, Susan Bickerstaff

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INVESTIGATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF SOFC COMPOSITE CATHODES, Fred Bidrawn

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ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT DETERMINES THE EFFECTS OF AGONISTIC SOCIAL STRESS ON RAT BEHAVIOR AND LOCUS COERULEUS PHYSIOLOGY, Brian C. Bingham

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Gravitational Lensing with a Large Deflection Angle as a Probe of General Relativity and the Galactic Center, Amitai Yisrael Bin-Nun

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UNSUPERVISED CLASSIFICATION OF HIGH-FREQUENCY OSCILLATIONS IN NEOCORTICAL EPILEPSY AND CONTROL PATIENTS, Justin A. Blanco

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Mechanisms for Unbounded, Conflict-Robust Hardware Transactional Memory, Colin Blundell

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Other-Regarding Preferences and Consequentialism, Abhinash Borah

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Narrative “Flow”: A model of narrative processing and its impact on information processing, knowledge acquisition and persuasion, Jean M. Brechman

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BALANCED METRICS AND PHENOMENOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HETEROTIC COMPACTIFICATIONS, Tamaz Brelidze

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COMBINATORIAL POLYMER SYNTHESIS AND HIGH-THROUGHPUT SCREENING TECHNOLOGY TO IDENTIFY OPTIMAL APPROACHES FOR MINERALIZED TISSUE ENGINEERING, Darren M. Brey

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THE ROLE OF THE UNFOLDED PROTEIN RESPONSE REGULATOR BIP IN HCMV VIRION ASSEMBLY AND EGRESS, Nicholas J. Buchkovich

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PAIN IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE: CHARACTERISTICS AND RESPONSES IN AMBULATORY CARE PATIENTS, Lisette Bunting-Perry

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EFFECTS OF THE BCR-ABL ONCOGENE ON DNA DAMAGE AND REPAIR, Beth A. Burke

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Causal Inference with Two-Stage Logistic Regression - Accuracy, Precision, and Application, Bing Cai

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CHARACTERIZATION OF B CELL DEVELOPMENT AND ACTIVATION IN THE ABSENCE OF AKT OR PRESENILIN, Marco Calamito

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Pathways to eliciting aid: The effects of visual representations of human suffering on empathy and help for people in need, Xiaoxia Cao

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AGENCY PROBLEMS IN CORPORATE FINANCE, Indraneel Chakraborty

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Microrheology of Soft Matter, Daniel T.N. Chen

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Tradition and Transformation: Cataloguing Chinese Art in the Middle and Late Imperial Eras, YEN-WEN CHENG

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ONLINE RETAILING IN SPATIALLY DISPERSED OFFLINE MARKETS, Jeonghye Choi

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THE DUALITIES OF ENDURANCE: A COLLABORATIVE HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF ETHNOGENESIS AT BROTHERTOWN, 1780-1910, Craig N. Cipolla

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Soil organic carbon content and quality in post-agricultural northern hardwood forests, John D. Clark

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ART FRONTS: VISUAL CULTURE AND RACE POLITICS IN THE MID-TWENTIETH-CENTURY UNITED STATES, Erin P. Cohn

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Extracurricular Activities and Wage Differentials, Cristiano M. Costa

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GENETIC DETERMINANTS OF VIRULENCE FOR THE A59 AND JHM STRAINS OF MOUSE HEPATITIS VIRUS, Timothy J. Cowley

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DELIBERATION IN ARISTOTLE’S ETHICS AND THE HIPPOCRATIC CORPUS, Anna M. Cremaldi

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GENDER (IN)QUERY: YOUNG ADULTS LEARNING, UNLEARNING, AND RELEARNING GENDER IN A QUEER MAJORITY SPACE, Erin G. Cross

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THE DEVELOPMENT, CHARACTERIZATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES-RESPONSIVE RATIOMETRIC BIOLUMINESCENT REPORTER AND ITS USE AS A SENSOR FOR PROGRAMMED CELL DEATH, Julie Czupryna

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Air-Fluidized Grains as a Model System: Self-Propelling and Jamming, Lynn J. Daniels

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EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF THE HOME ENVIRONMENT AS A MODERATOR IN SCHOOL PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES OF LOW-BIRTH-WEIGHT SURVIVORS: A SOCIAL-EPIDEMIOLOGIC PERSPECTIVE, Ashley Erin Darcy

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Socioecology, acoustic communication and demography of Asian elephants in Sri Lanka, Shermin de Silva

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The Birational Geometry of Tropical Compactifications, Colin Diemer

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Control of Denticle Diversity in the Drosophila Embryo, Stacie A. Dilks

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Regulatory Conformance Checking: Logic and Logical Form, Nikhil Dinesh

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Characterizing Connectivity In Brain Networks Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Jeffrey T. Duda

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ISOLATED HYPERSURFACE SINGULARITIES AS NONCOMMUTATIVE SPACES, Tobias Dyckerhoff

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SEA-LEVEL CHANGES ALONG THE U.S. ATLANTIC COAST: IMPLICATIONS FOR GLACIAL ISOSTATIC ADJUSTMENT MODELS AND CURRENT RATES OF SEA-LEVEL CHANGE, Simon E. Engelhart

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MODELING VIRUS-HOST NETWORKS, James P. Evans

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GENOMIC METHODS FOR STUDYING THE POST-TRANSLATIONAL REGULATION OF TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS, Logan J. Everett

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6- AND 5-HALODECABORANES: SELECTIVE SYNTHESES FROM closo-B10H10(2-) AND USE AS POLYBORANE BUILDING BLOCKS, William C. Ewing

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REVOLUTIONS WITHOUT REVOLUTIONARIES? SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS AND REGIME RESPONSE IN EGYPT, David Faris

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Poetry and the Common Weal: Conceiving Civic Utility in British Poetics of the Long Eighteenth Century, Anna Foy

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A study of the Ebola virus glycoprotein: Disruption of host surface protein function and evasion of immune responses, Joseph R. Francica

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PATTERNING OF ALLOY PRECIPITATION THROUGH EXTERNAL PRESSURE, Jack A. Franklin

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Equilibrium Tuition, Applications, Admissions and Enrollment in the College Market, Chao Fu

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Financial Frictions, Propagation of Shocks, and Macroeconomic Volatility, Cristina Fuentes-Albero

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DEVELOPING NOVEL PLATELET-BASED TARGETING STRATEGIES FOR THROMBOLYTICS, Rudy E. Fuentes

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Null Element Restoration, Ryan Gabbard

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Passive Variable Compliance for Dynamic Legged Robots, Kevin C. Galloway

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Posterior Regularization for Learning with Side Information and Weak Supervision, Kuzman Ganchev

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Requirements for Catalysis in Cre Recombinase, Bryan P S Gibb

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The Effects of Sanction Intensity on Criminal Conduct: A Randomized Low-Intensity Probation Experiment, Charlotte E. Gill