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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Use Of Verb-Noun Collocations By Advanced Learners Of Chinese, Xiaolin Peng

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Consuming Identities: Response, Revision, And Reimagining In Adolescent Transactions With Branded Young Adult Fiction, Nora Peterman

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Caspase-8 In Cell Death And Inflammation, Naomi Hannah Philip

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Primary Care At What Price? The Role Of Consumer Information Under Quality Uncertainty, Jessica Ann Pickett

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Auditory Biomarkers In Autism Spectrum Disorder; Multimodal Translational Investigations, Russell G. Port

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Tiered Provider Networks In Health Insurance, Elena Prager

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Neural Mechanisms For Combinatorial Semantics In Language And Vision: Evidence From Fmri, Patients, And Brain Stimulation, Amy Rose Price

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The Role Of Higher Education In Linguistic Change, Hilary Prichard

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Afterward: Prisoner Reentry In An Urban Street Level Bureaucracy, Francis Bruce Prior

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On Decomposition Of The Product Of Demazure Atoms And Demazure Characters, Ying Anna Pun

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The Effect Of Generalist-Specialist Integration On Physician Behavior, Medical Outcomes, And Medical Care Spending, Michael Punzalan

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Orbital Decay: Space Junk And The Environmental History Of Earth's Planetary Borderlands, Lisa Ruth Rand

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Hospital Response To Changes In Medicaid Reimbursement, Preethi Rao

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Essays In Political Economy, Devin Joseph Reilly

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Foguangsi On Mount Wutai: Architecture Of Politics And Religion, Sijie Ren

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States Of Repair: Institutions Of Private Life In The Postwar Anglophone Novel, Kelly Mee Rich

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Human Rights Through The Lens: A Study Of The Institutionalization And Professionalization Of Video Activism, Sandra Ristovska

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Neuropharmacological Mechanisms Underlying Incentive Salience And Stress, Shivon Robinson

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Epicurean Justice And Law, Jan Maximilian Robitzsch

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Partnership, Philanthropy And Innovation: 21st Century Revitalization In Legacy Cities, Mary Rocco

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Development Of Shear-Thinning And Self-Healing Hydrogels Through Guest-Host Interactions For Biomedical Applications, Christopher Blake Rodell

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Surviving And Thriving: Evaluations Of Three Interventions Fostering Well Being And Growth In The Face Of Adversity, Ann Marie Roepke

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La Ins�lita Tropicalidad De La Poes�a Argentina: Enrique Molina, N�stor Perlongher Y Washington Cucurto, Giselle Rom�n-Medina Rom�n-Medina

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Gay Data, Yoel Roth

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First Principles Studies Of Magnetic Oxides, Spin-Driven Ferroelectricity, And The Effect Of Polarization In The Chemistry Of Functional Heterointerfaces, Diomedes Saldana-Greco

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Entre El Caribe Y La Cubanidad: Hacia Una Cr�tica Cultural Interregional., Javier Sampedro

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Evidence And Formal Models In The Linguistic Sciences, Carlos Gray Santana

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Partial Information Framework: Basic Theory And Applications, Ville Antton Satop��

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Communication And Travel Coordination In Wild Bonobos, Isaac Schamberg

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Culturally Responsive Computing For American Indian Youth: Making Activities With Electronic Textiles In The Native Studies Classroom, Kristin Anne Searle

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Essays In Asset Pricing And Volatility Risk, Gill Segal

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Mammography Exemplars In Online News Commentary: Prevalence Of Exemplars, Effects On Risk Perceptions And Mammography Intentions, And Mechanisms Of Action, Holli Hitt Seitz

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Fashioning Mongol Identity In China (c. 1200-1368), Eiren Lee Shea

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The Role Of Gut Microbiota Urease In The Host With Liver Disease, Ting-Chin David Shen

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Novel Statistical Methodologies In Analysis Of Position Emission Tomography Data: Applications In Segmentation, Normalization, And Trajectory Modeling, Daniel B. Shin

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Statistical Methods For Compositional And Tree-Structured Count Data In Human Microbiome Studies, Pixu Shi

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Viewer-Generated Comments To Online Health Policy News: Content, Dynamics, And Influence, Rui Shi

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Essays In Applied Microeconomic Theory, Francisco Silva

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China In The Media: Effects On American Opinion, Laura Ruth Silver

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Legal Economy: Lawyers And The Development Of American Commerce, 1780-1870, Justin Lawrence Simard

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A Practical Theory Of Promising, Molly Beth Sinderbrand

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Hypermutability In Asexuals: Investigating The Effects Of Deleterious Mutations, Tanya Singh

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“club Reports” Queered Considerations Of Children’s Understandings Of Families, Relationships, Social Practices, And Literature In An Afterschool Reading Club, Rachel Jocelyn Skrlac Lo

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Treating Cancer With Engineered T Cell Therapies: Murine And Canine Models Of Safety And Efficacy, Jenessa Barbara Smith

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Mechanisms Of Transgenerational Centromere Inheritance, Evan Michael Smoak

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Abelian Gauge Symmetries In F-Theory And Dual Theories, Peng Song

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Exploring Sexual History Taking In One Health Center: A Focused Ethnography, Timothy Joseph Sowicz

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Comparing Intimacies: Race Relations And Racial Inequality In Hookup Culture, Sarah A. Spell

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Melanopsin Sensitivity In The Human Visual System, Manuel Spitschan

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Theoretical Studies Of Cosmic Acceleration, James Stokes

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Essays On The Estimation Of Demand For Complementary Goods, Ludovic Stourm

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New Insights From Emerging Types Of Retail Loyalty Programs, Valeria Stourm

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Development And Characterization Of Next-Generation Contact Materials For Nanoelectromechanical Switches, Frank Streller

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The Careers Of Teach For America Corps Members: A Sample From New York City, Daniel Stuckey

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Comparative Genomics Of Ape Plasmodium Parasites Reveals Key Evolutionary Events Leading To Human Malaria, Sesh Alexander Sundararaman

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Lower Bounds For Generalized Regulators, James David Sundstrom

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Sensitivity Analysis For Non-Ignorable Dropout Of Marginal Treatment Effect In Longitudinal Trials For G-Computation Based Estimators, Emin Tahirovic

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Making Autocrats Accountable: Interests, Priorities, And Cooperation For Regime Change, Başak Taraktaş

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Vulnerability, Trust And The Accompaniment Of Educational Development In Nicaragua, Matthew James Tarditi

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Aesthetics Of Sovereignty: The Poetic And Material Worlds Of Medieval Jainism, Sarah Pierce Taylor

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California's Minimum Nurse-Staffing Law And Its Impact On Hospital Closure, Service Mix, And Patient Hospital Choice, Emi Terasawa

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Common Ground: Discursive Practices And The Building Of Trust Among Participants Of Executive Training Programs, Christopher Thomas

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A Study Of The Role Of Gata6 In Definitive Endoderm Specification And Β-Cell Functionality By Genome Engineering Of Pluripotent Stem Cells, Amita Tiyaboonchai

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On The Existence Of Solutions To The Muskat Problem With Surface Tension, Spencer Tofts

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Synthesis Of Diazaxanthilidenes And Applications In Cellular Imaging, Mai Ngoc Tran

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Using Positive Psychology To Explain Shelter Use: A Study Of Homeless Families In New York City, Daniel Anthony Treglia

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Slippery Solidarity: Performative Complements To The National Allegory, Kristen Meylor Turpin

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Synthesis Of Distributed Protocols From Scenarios And Specifications, Abhishek Udupa

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Proteostasis Responses To Endogenous Alpha-Synuclein Aggregation In The Brain, Scott Edward Ugras

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Platonic Reflections In Apuleius, Jeffrey Peter Ulrich

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Studying The Large Scale Structure And Interstellar Medium Of Galaxies During The Epochs Of Peak Cosmic Star Formation And Reionization With Infrared Fine Structure Lines, Bade D. Uzgil

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Palladium-Mediated Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation: Methodology And Mechanism. Part I: Palladium-Catalyzed Α-Arylation Of Aryl Nitromethanes, Phosphonoacetates, And Phosphine Oxides. Part Ii: Mechanistic Study Of The Palladium-Mediated Chemoselective Activation Of C(sp3)-H Bonds, Kelsey Faith Vangelder

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Mimetologies: Aesthetic Politics In Early Modern Opera, Daniel Villegas

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Power, Sexuality, And The Masochistic Aesthetic From Sacher-Masoch To Kharms, Maya Vinokour

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New Biosensing Strategies Using Hyperpolarized Xenon-129 Nmr Spectroscopy, Yanfei Wang

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Essays In Public Economics, Yu Wang

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Optimal Neural Codes For Natural Stimuli, Zhuo Wang

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Psukhai That Matter: The Psukhē In And Behind Clement Of Alexandria’s Paedagogus, Phillip Jay Webster

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Political Authority And Democracy, Douglas M. Weck

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Good Character: Reality Television Production As Dirty Work, Junhow Wei

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No-Trespass Policies In Public Housing, Janet Weiner

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Essays On Empirical Industrial Organization And Networks, Yanhao Wei

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Essays On Executive Search, Shinjae Won

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Pushback In The Jet Age: Investigating Neighborhood Change, Environmental Justice, And Planning Process In Airport-Adjacent Communities, Amber Victoria Woodburn

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Insights Into Mbd2 Function Revealed By A Novel Genetic Tagging Approach, Kathleen Wood

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Romantic Periodicals And The Invention Of The Living Author, Christine Marie Woody

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Organizational Resource Assembly In Technology Ventures, Andy Wu

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Macroeconomic And Fiscal Policy Implications Of Household Labor Supply, Chunzan Wu

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Essays On The Interface Between Finance And Technology, Di Wu

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Algorithms For Blind Equalization Based On Relative Gradient And Toeplitz Constraints, Zhengwei Wu

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Liquid Crystal Anchoring Control And Its Applications In Responsive Materials, Yu Xia

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Forest Biomass And Soil Carbon Stock Changes In The Delaware River Basin, Bing Xu

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Bypassing Nk Cell Tuning By Targeting Diacylglycerol Kinase Zeta, A Distal Regulator Of Signaling, Enjun Yang

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Building Blocks Of Chinese Historiography: A Narratological Analysis Of Shi Ji, Lei Yang

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The Regulation Of Psf Activity In T Cells By Trap150 And Gsk3, Christopher Yarosh

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Information In Environmental Architecture: Ecological Network Analysis And New Indices Of Building Performance, Hwang Yi

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C−f→ln/an Interactions And Molecular Cerium(iii) Photochemistry, Haolin Yin

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Sex, Drugs, And Transgenerational Inheritance: Are The Kids Alright?, Nicole Lynn Yohn

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High-Level Abstractions For Programming Network Policies, Yifei Yuan

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Characterization Of Solid Lewis Acids In Biomass Conversion Reactions, Jingye Yu Yu