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The Optical Properties of Spiky Gold Nanoshells, Simon Hastings

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Causal Modeling Under Complex Dependency In Clustered And Longitudinal Observations, Jiwei He

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Multiple Roles of Brd4 in the Human Papillomavirus Life Cycle, Christine M. Helfer

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Establishing Peace And Conflict Studies Programs In Iraqi Universities: Necessary Conditions And Short-Term Implications, Thomas Eugene Hill

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Not All Types Of Delay Are Equal: Postsecondary Delay In The U.s. And Taking A Gap Year, Nina DePena Hoe

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Neuroinflammatory Regulation of Stress Behavior and Physiology, Alexis Rose Howerton

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Social Networks, Social Support, And Mental Health In Cross-National Comparative Perspective, NING HSIEH

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Essays On Dynamic Games Of Incomplete Information, Ilwoo Hwang

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Fieldwork As Text And Context: Graduate Students' Narration And Negotiation Of Field Experiences Within An Inquiry Community, Katharine Emily Bartow Jacobs

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Validation And Application Of An Intervertebral Disc Finite Element Model Utilizing Independently Constructed Tissue-Level Constitutive Formulations That Are Nonlinear, Anisotropic, And Time-Dependent, Nathan Jacobs

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Linkages Among Fertility, Migration, and Aging in India, Apoorva Jadhav

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Commoditizing Tombs: Materialism In The Funerary Art Of Middle Imperial China And Korea, Minkyung Ji

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The Strong Cm Lifting Problem & The Relabelling Action On The Equicharacteristic Universal Deformation Space Of A P-Divisible Smooth Formal Groups Over An Algebraic Closure Of A Field With P Elements, Taisong Jing

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Self-Manipulation and Dynamic Transitions for a Legged Robot, Aaron M. Johnson

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

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Epithelial Cell Shape Changes During Lung Branching Morphogenesis: The Role of Wnt/Fzd2 signaling in directing new branch formation, Rachel S. Kadzik

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Patient-Related Characteristics Associated With Rehospitalization In Medicare Recipients With Heart Failure Receiving Telehomecare, Youjeong Kang

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Statistical Analysis And Design Of Crowdsourcing Applications, Adam Kapelner

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Selection and Evaluation of a Silver Nanoparticle Imaging Agent for Dual-Energy Mammography, Roshan Anuradha Karunamuni

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Fluctuations and Entropy in The Energetics and Function of Protein Complexes, Vignesh Kasinath

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On Berglund-Hübsch-Krawitz Mirror Symmetry, Tyler L. Kelly

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Attractability and Virality: The Role of Message Features and Social Influence in Health News Diffusion, Hyun Suk Kim

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Trauma Of Empire: Violence, Minor Affect, And The Cold War Transpacific, Jungha Kim

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Essays on Private Medicare Insurance Markets, You Suk Kim

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Elliptic Involutive Structures and Generalized Higgs Algebroids, Eric O. Korman

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Unveiling Hidden Values of Optimization Models with Metaheuristic Approach, Ann Kuo

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Suicide Risk in Homeless Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury, Briana Lafferty

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The application and challenges of RNA-sequencing to the study of circadian rhythms, Nicholas Lahens

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Flexible Electronics Based on Solution Processable Organic Semiconductors and Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals, Yuming Lai

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Essays on the Challenges to Labor Market Entry for Iraqi Refugees and Immigrants in the United States, Alicia Jeanette Lee

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The Role of CREB in the Liver and Adipose Tissue, Dolim Lee

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Three Essays on Social Learning, Jae Young Lee

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Part I. Synthetic Investigations of Heterocyclic Natural and Unnatural Compounds Part II. New Approach to Latent Fingerprint Detection on Paper, Jisun Lee

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The Politics Of Teaching English In South Korean Schools: Language Ideologies And Language Policy, Kathleen Lee

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Ebna1-Specific T Cell Responses During Persistent Rhesus Lcv Infection And The Development Of A Novel Therapeutic Prototype Vaccine For Ebv-Associated Diseases, Rachel Mandy Leskowitz

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Encouraging Trust and Cooperation in Digital Negotiations, Livia Levine

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Directing Structure and Reactivity in Synthetic Uranium Complexes, Andrew James Lewis

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Short-T2 Tissues with Applications for Quantifying Cortical Bone Water and Myelin, Cheng Li

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Experimentation and Scientific Inference Building in the Study of Hominin Behavior through Stone Artifact Archaeology, Sam Chieh-Heng Lin

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Sell (It) Yourself: Marketing Pleasure in Digital DIY, Tara Janine Liss-Marino

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Temporal Processing In Auditory Perceptual Grouping And Decision-Making, Andrew S. Liu

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A PDE-based Method for Optimizing Solar Cell Performance, Xiaoxian Liu

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Microstructure and Phase Behavior in Colloids and Liquid Crystals, Matthew Alan Lohr

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Explorations into host defense against Plasmodium falciparum: mechanistic and structure-function studies of antimalarial chemokines, Melissa Suzanne Love

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Investigations of Cerebral Hemodynamics in Infants with Critical Congenital Heart Disease Using Diffuse Optics, Jennifer Marie Lynch

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A Chemical-Genetic Screen For Identifying Substrates Of The Er Kinase Perk, Nancy L. Maas

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Comparing Heart Failure and Cancer Caregiver Satisfaction with Hospice Care, Meredith Ann MacKenzie

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The "ins and outs" of sleep: how internal metabolic and external environmental signals affect the sleep process, Sarah Maguire

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Heterotic Chen-Ruan Cohomology, Ryan Michael Manion

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Essays in Corporate Finance, William Giles Mann

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Engineered Fibrous Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels for Cartilage Repair, Iris K. Marklein

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The Cognitive and Neural Basis for Apathy in Frontotemporal Degeneration, Lauren M. Massimo

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Profiling Patients With Heart Failure And Testing A Motivational Interviewing Intervention To Improve Heart Failure Self-Care, Ruth Marie Masterson Creber

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Treatment And Program Effects In A Violence Reduction Program, Wendy McClanahan

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Metal to Clay: "Recovering" Middle Minoan Metal Vessels from Knossos and Phaistos through their Ceramic Skeuomorphs, Tanya J. McCullough

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The Stories We Tell: Narratives of Spiritual Development of Black Undergraduates, Keon Monte McGuire

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Animacy In Morphosyntactic Variation, Brittany Dael McLaughlin

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Living Proof: Transnational Black Youth Theorizing Racism, Justice, and Education, Chike McLoyd

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Reaction Pathways of Biomass-Derived Oxygenates on Noble Metal Surfaces, Jesse Ryan McManus

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DEVELOPMENT OF SPECIFIC AND POTENT α-HELICAL INHIBITORS AND PROBES OF CYSTEINE PROTEASES, Nataline Meinhardt

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A Mooring for Ethical Life: Assessing the Basic Structure of Society, Chris Melenovsky

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Studies Toward The Synthesis Of Nodulisporic Acids A And D, Jason Melvin

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The causes and consequences of particle size change in fluvial systems, Kimberly Louise Litwin Miller

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Role Of Pikfyve In Platelet Lysosomal Homeostasis, Sang Hee Min

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Macroeconomic Implications of Consumer Default Policies, Mortgage Bailout Guarantees & Unemployment Insurance, Kurt Mitman

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Regulation Of Tissue Homeostasis By Innate Lymphoid Cells, Laurel Anne Monticelli

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Polarization and its Discontents: How Polarized Foregrounds Affect 21cm Epoch of Reionization Measurements, David F. Moore

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Cellular And Synaptic Homeostatic Plasticity In Response To Loss Of Glutamatergic Transmission: Insights From Anti-Glutamate Receptor Encephalitides, Emilia Harrington Moscato

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Mixed zeta functions, Pieter Mostert

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Proliferation And Survival Mechanisms In Soft Tissue Sarcoma And Glioblastoma Tumors, Vera Mucaj

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Working at Water's Edge: Life Sciences at American Marine Laboratories, 1880-1930, Samantha Kay Muka

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God is the Best Guardian: Islamic Talismanic Shirts from the Gunpowder Empires, Rose Evelyn Muravchick

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Strain Effects On Thermal Conductivity Of Nanostructured Silicon By Raman Piezothermography, Kathryn Fay Murphy

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A Microfluidic Approach for Investigating the Role of Intrathrombus Transport in Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Ryan W. Muthard

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Trial-By-Trial Coding Of Instructive Signals In The Cerebellum: Insights From Eyeblink Conditioning In Mice, Farzaneh Najafi

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Uppers And Downers: Understanding Sleep Regulation Using Small Molecules In Drosophila, Aleksandra Nall

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The Acquisition of Formulaic Sequences in High-Intermediate ESL Learners, Hoa Nguyen

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Vagrant Figures: Law, Labor, and Refusal in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World, Sarah Nicolazzo

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Milk & Honey: Technologies of Plenty in the Making of a Holy Land, 1880-1960, Tamar Novick

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The Hopf Fibrations Are Characterized By Being Fiberwise Homogeneous, Haggai Megged Nuchi

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Of Mice and Maidens: Ideologies of Interspecies Romance in Late Medieval and Early Modern Japan, Laura Nuffer

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Managing Life: Human Biology 1918-1945, Jason Alan Oakes

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The Genetic Basis of Phenotypic Plasticity in Natural Populations of Drosophila, Katherine Rogan O'Brien

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Essays on Service Operations Management, Jaelynn Oh

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Designing Nanomaterials For Electronic And Optoelectronic Devices Through Charge Carrier Control, soong ju Oh

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Morphologies and Dynamics in Low-Tg Single-Ion Conductors: Effects of Comonomers, Plasticizers, and Functionalized Nanoparticles, Michael Vincent O'Reilly

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Shape-Control And Doping Of Lanthanides And Transition Metal Oxide Nanocrystals With Tailored Properties And Their Shape-Directed Self-Assembly, Taejong Paik

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"Lest They Perish": The Armenian Genocide and the Making of Modern Humanitarian Media in the U.S., 1915-1925, Jaffa Panken

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Does Character Count: Moral Self-fashioning in the Swadhyaya and Chinmaya Mission Movements, Purvi Parikh

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Insights From Pretzel Syndrome: The Role of STRADA in Neuronal Migration and Cortical Development, Whitney Erin Parker

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Investigation Of The Molecular Mechanisms Of Synaptic Tagging And Capture, Jung Whan Park

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Systemic Incongruity: Bringing Down the Risks of Conformity and Deviation Biases, Shefali V. Patil

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Registration and Recognition in 3D, Alexander Evans Patterson IV

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Role of Ceramide Kinase in Breast Cancer Progression, Ania Warczyk Payne

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The Perception and Evaluation of Visual Beauty, TERESA K. PEGORS

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The Control Of Grain-Scale Mechanics On Channel Form, Landscape Dynamics, And Climatic Perturbations In Gravel-Bedded Rivers, Colin Brower Phillips

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Inference for Approximating Regression Models, Emil Pitkin

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Rap1 relocalization contributes to the chromatin-mediated gene expression profile and pace of cell senescence, Jesse Platt

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Melody as Prosody: Toward a Usage-Based Theory of Music, Thomas Mathew Pooley

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The Regulation Of Gene Expression During Memory Consolidation In The Hippocampus, Shane Gary Poplawski