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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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THE INTELLIGIBLE CREATOR-GOD AND THE INTELLIGENT SOUL OF THE COSMOS IN PLATO’S THEOLOGY AND METAPHYSICS, Jason G. Rheins

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Dendritic Cell Migration and Traction Force Generation in Engineered Microenvironments, Brendon Guenther Ricart

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Peer Effects in Sexual Initiation: Separating Social Norms and Partner Supply, Seth O. Richards

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The Basis of VCP-Mediated Degeneration: Insights From a Drosophila Model of Disease, Gillian P. Ritson

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Lentiviral integration site targeting: host determinants and consequences, Keshet Ronen

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CLINICAL IMPORTANCE OF THE DRUG INTERACTION BETWEEN STATINS AND CYP3A4 INHIBITORS, Christopher G. Rowan

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FACTORIZATIONS IN THE IRREDUCIBLE CHARACTERS OF COMPACT SEMISIMPLE LIE GROUPS, Andrew Rupinski

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GOD'S LAW OR STATE'S LAW: AUTHORITY AND ISLAMIC FAMILY LAW REFORM IN BAHRAIN, Sandy Russell Jones

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MicroBioRobots for Single Cell Manipulation, Mahmut Selman Sakar

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Computational Study of DNA-Directed Self-Assembly of Colloids, Raynaldo Theodore Scarlett

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THE EVOLUTION OF PLATELET RESPONSES TO COLLAGEN UNDER CONDITIONS OF HEMODYNAMIC FLOW, Alec A. Schmaier

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Antibodies Directed against the Extracellular Region of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Adopt Distinct Modes of Binding and Inhibition, Karl R. Schmitz

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"THE WORLD IS UPSIDE DOWN": WOMEN'S PARTICIPATION IN RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS IN MOZAMBIQUE, Christy K. Schuetze

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Speaking and Sensing the Self in Authentic Movement: The Search for Authenticity in a 21st Century White Urban Middle-Class Community, Seran E. Schug

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PHILADELPHIA FOODWAYS CA. 1750-1850: AN HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF CUISINE, Teagan A. Schweitzer

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ON THE NATURE OF THE HYDROGEN BOND AND BIOMOLECULAR SOLVATION, James N. Scott

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Making Space for Capital: The Production of Global Landscapes in Contemporary India, Llerena Searle

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Your Ad Here: The Cool Sell of Guerrilla Marketing, Michael Serazio

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Identity, Identification, and Media Representation in Video Game Play: An audience reception study, Adrienne Shaw

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Regulation of Angiogenesis by Adhesive and Mechanical Cues from the Extracellular Matrix, Colette Shen

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CRITICISM AND SOCIAL SUPPORT IN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS, Rachel A. Simmons

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Malebranche's Augustinianism and the Mind's Perfection, Jason Skirry

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THE ROLE OF SLP-76 PHOSPHOTYROSINES IN TCR SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION AND T CELL DIFFERENTIATION, Jennifer E. Smith-Garvin

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Modeling the Mechanics of Temple Production in the Middle Kingdom: An Investigation of the Shena of Divine Offerings Adjacent to the Mortuary Temple of Senwosret III at Abydos, Egypt, Vanessa E. Smith

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AFFILIATIVE BEHAVIORS IN PAIRBONDED RED TITI MONKEYS (CALLICEBUS DISCOLOR), Andrea Spence-Aizenberg

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Reaching Up: The influence of gender, status, and relationship type on men's and women's network preferences, Monica M. Stallings

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ESSAYS ON THE MACROECONOMICS OF LABOR MARKETS, Sergiy Stetsenko

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STATISTICAL MEDIAL MODEL FOR CARDIAC SEGMENTATION AND MORPHOMETRY, Hui Sun

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Strategic and Secure Interactions in Networks, Jinsong Tan

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Learning [voice], Joshua Ian Tauberer

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A Distributed Storage and Query Subsystem for Collaborative Data Sharing, Nicholas E. Taylor

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SORTING OF AMPHIPHILE MEMBRANE COMPONENTS IN CURVATURE AND COMPOSITION GRADIENTS, Aiwei Tian

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Pim kinases are required for short lived plasma cell responses by murine B cells, John F. Treml

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Cultivating Knowing and Relationships: A Grounded Theory of Quality of Death in the Nursing Home, Rebecca L. Trotta

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Before We Were Chicanas/os: The Mexican American Experience in California Higher Education, 1848-1945, Christopher Tudico

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Weathering Heights: The Emergence of Aeronautical Meteorology as an Infrastructural Science, Roger Turner

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β-Hetero Vinylzinc Reagents: Versatile Precursors for a Broad Spectrum of High Impact Chemicals, Petr Valenta

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MECHANISMS OF THE DOWNREGULATION OF PROLACTIN RECEPTOR AND THEIR ROLE IN CELL PROLIFERATION, Bentley J. Varghese

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EMOTION REGULATION IN CONSUMPTION: ANTECEDENTS AND CONSEQUENCES, Nicole M. Verrochi

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MAPPING TRABECULAR BONE FABRIC TENSOR BY IN VIVO MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, Michael J. Wald

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QUANTITATIVE MOLECULAR MRI OF INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DEGENERATION, CHENYANG WANG

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CAUSAL EFFECT ESTIMATION UNDER LINEAR AND LOG-LINEAR STRUCTURAL NESTED MEAN MODELS IN THE PRESENCE OF UNMEASURED CONFOUNDING, Chia-Hao Wang

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THE C1 DOMAIN IN CANCER SIGNALING MOLECULES: REGULATION BY LIPIDS AND PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERACTIONS, HONGBIN WANG

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NOVEL AMINO ACID AND ETHANOLAMINE DERIVATIVES AS POTENTIAL TUMOR IMAGING AGENTS FOR POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY, Limin Wang

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MORPHOLOGY OF ION-CONTAINING POLYMERS: CORRELATIONS BETWEEN STRUCTURE, DYNAMICS, AND ION CONDUCTION, Wenqin Wang

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MINDFUL LEARNING: CHILDREN’S DEVELOPING THEORY OF MIND AND THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONCEPT OF LEARNING, Zhenlin Wang

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THE ROLE OF 15-LIPOXYGENASE-1- AND CYCLOOXYGENASE-2-DERIVED LIPID MEDIATORS IN ENDOTHELIAL CELL PROLIFERATION, Cong Wei

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THE ACQUISITION OF HUMAN B CELL MEMORY IN RESPONSE TO PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM MALARIA, Gretchen E. Weiss

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GAMMA OSCILLATIONS IN THE MOUSE PRIMARY VISUAL CORTEX AS AN ENDOPHENOTYPE OF SCHIZOPHRENIA, Cristin G. Welle

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THE INTEGRATIVE FUNCTIONS OF POST-INDUSTRIAL U.S. LABOR MARKET FOR MARRIAGE FORMATION: THREE ESSAYS, Lijun Yang

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THE ROLE OF THE TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR ATF4 IN TUMOR PROGRESSION UNDER NUTRIENT DEPRIVATION AND HYPOXIA, Jiangbin Ye

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FUNCTIONS OF DNA DAMAGE RESPONSE FACTORS IN LYMPHOCYTE DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFORMATION, Bu Yin

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Endings in Short Biblical Narratives, Susan B. Zeelander

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A STUDY OF MOLECULAR ADSORPTION AND TRANSPORT AT CELL MEMBRANE AND BIOLOGICALLY RELEVANT SURFACES BY SECOND HARMONIC GENERATION, Jia Zeng

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Prediction of Proapoptotic Anticancer Therapeutic Response Based On Visualization of Death Ligand-Receptor Interaction and Specific Marker of Cellular Proliferation, Lanlan Zhou

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Resources, Institutional Environments and Firm Scope: Evidence from an Emerging Economy, Nan Zhou

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Mechanisms of Hdac2 function in the regulation of adult cardiac hypertrophy and embryonic myocyte proliferation, Wenting Zhu

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From Jiangnan to Sichuan: Yuan Architecture Along the Yangtze River, Lala Zuo

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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MASKS: Maintaining Anonymity by Sequestering Key Statistics, James Michael Alexander

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Single-Molecule Biophysical Assays With Electrokinetics, Mark Arsenault

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Aspects of Experiences: The Role of Novelty in Retrospective Summary Assessments, Rajesh Prakash Bhargave

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TRANSCRIPTIONAL POISING PRIOR TO THE MIDBLASTULA TRANSITION UNDERLIES DORSAL CELL FATE SPECIFICATION BY THE WNT/BETA-CATENIN PATHWAY, Shelby A. Blythe

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COSMOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF MODIFIED GRAVITY: SPHERICAL COLLAPSE AND HIGHER ORDER CORRELATIONS, Alexander Borisov

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STRUCTURE AND MECHANICS OF PROTEINS FROM SINGLE MOLECULES TO CELLS, Andre E. Brown

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MECHANISMS OF NOTCH-MEDIATED INHIBITION OF SKELETAL MYOGENESIS, Matthew F. Buas

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INVESTIGATING THE ENVIRONMENT OF MG II ABSORPTION LINE SYSTEMS WITH THE SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY, Michelle A. Caler

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Role and regulation of the actin-regulatory protein HS1 in TCR signaling, Esteban Carrizosa

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Capillary Force in High Aspect-Ratio Micropillar Arrays, Dinesh Chandra

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TRANSCRIPTIONAL AND TRANSLATIONAL CONTROL OF ZEBRAFISH MESODERMAL DEVELOPMENT, Lisa L. Chang

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Essays on Macroeconomics and Labor Markets: Understanding Idiosyncratic and Aggregate Shocks, Se Kyu Choi

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DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PHOTOCROSSLINKABLE HYALURONIC ACID HYDROGELS FOR CARTILAGE REGENERATION, Cindy Chung

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POST-CONVERSION EXPERIENCES OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE SUNNI MUSLIMS: COMMUNITY INTEGRATION AND MASCULINITY IN TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY PHILADELPHIA, Brian L. Coleman

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Shortest Geometric Paths Analysis In Structural Biology, Ryan G. Coleman

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Sensorimotor Integration in a Small Motor Circuit, Nicholas D. DeLong

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Overcoming the Empty Years: the Role of Philosophy and the Humanities in West Germany after 1945, Nicholas E. Di Liberto

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Dialect Boundaries and Phonological Change in Upstate New York, Aaron J. Dinkin

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Niche Partitioning Among Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Consequences for Host Plant Performance, Jennifer H. Doherty

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Structural Studies of Two Related Metallohydrolases: Human Histone Deacetylase 8 and Malarial Arginase, Daniel P. Dowling

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The permeability of dialect boundaries: a case study of the region surrounding Erie, Pennsylvania, Keelan Evanini

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SUSPECT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY, A PROBLEMATIZATION OF STATE DOSSIER SYSTEMS VIA TWO CASE STUDIES: THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA, Kenneth N. Farrall

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Bidirectional Programming Languages, John Nathan Foster

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Optimization of Multidimensional Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, for Resolution and Sensitivity, through Application of Radial Sampling, John M. Gledhill

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Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics Reveals Distinct Mechanisms of Astrocyte Protein Secretion, Todd M. Greco

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Collaborative Data Sharing with Mappings and Provenance, Todd J. Green

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Are Teachers Prepared? Predictors of Teachers’ Readiness to Serve as Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse, Emily A. Greytak

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Organizational Form and Niche Overlap: The Dynamics of Surgery Center Entry and Exit, Michael G. Housman

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MECHANISMS OF SYNAPSE FORMATION AND MAINTENANCE: INSIGHTS FROM THE DEVELOPING AND DISEASED NERVOUS SYSTEM, Ethan G. Hughes

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Probing the Structure and Function of Biopolymer-Carbon Nanotube Hybrids with Molecular Dynamics, Robert R. Johnson

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Energy Landscapes: Coal Canals, Oil Pipelines, Electricity Transmission Wires in the Mid-Atlantic, 1820-1930, Christopher F. Jones

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Online clustering and citation analysis using Streemer, Vasileios Kandylas

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Structural studies of large integral membrane proteins in reverse micelles by solution nuclear magnetic resonance, Joseph Kielec

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Positive Affect and Project Team Development and Effectiveness, Andrew P. Knight

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Single Molecule Studies of Myosin-Ib, Joseph M. Laakso

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Effects of Messages about Genetics, Race, and Health on Public Opinion about Personalized Medicine and Health Policy, Jocelyn Landau

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Modular Organization and Composability of RNA, Miler T. Lee

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ROLES OF THE ION CHANNEL NALCN IN NEURONAL EXCITABILITY CONTROL, Boxun Lu

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Permuted Inclusion Criterion: A Variable Selection Technique, Shaun Lysen

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Molecular Mechanisms of a Retinal Cyclic Nucleotide-Gated Channel, Juan R. Martinez-Francois

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ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS IN MODIFIED GRAVITY MODELS, Matthew C. Martino

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Specific, Common, and Unintended Factors in Psychotherapy: Descriptive and Correlational Approaches to What Creates Change, Kevin S. McCarthy