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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Increasing Transparency and Presence of Teleoperation Systems Through Human-Centered Design, Rebecca M. Pierce

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Policing, Race, and Politics in Chicago, Peter Constantine Pihos

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Canyon Collective Artists: Micropolitics in West Coast Experimental Film, 1960-79, Ekin Pinar

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On Abelian and Discrete Symmetries in F-Theory, Hernan Augusto Piragua

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Shape and Other Properties of 1324-Avoiding Permutations, Wei Quan Julius Poh

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Expression of Pd-1, Cd160 and 2b4 on Cd8 T Cells During HIV infection: Markers of Exhaustion?, Carolina Pombo

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Risk Factors for Antisocial Behavior in Juveniles: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, Jill Portnoy

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Solvent Effects by Ionic Liquid-Water Mixtures on the Heterogeneous Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass With Solid Catalysts, Jacob Husted Prosser

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The B-L MSSM from Strings to the LHC, Austin Purves

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Improving the Signal-to-Noise of Nanopore Sensors, Matthew Puster

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Tumor Promoting Functions of Lipid Storage in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma, Bo Qiu

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Biomaterial-Mediated Reprogramming of the Wound Interface to Enhance Meniscal Repair, Feini Qu

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Regulation of the Glutamate/glutamine Cycle by Nitric Oxide in the Central Nervous System, Karthik Anderson Raju

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"We Were the Eyes and Ears...": Nursing and the Development of Neonatal intensive Care Units in the United States, 1955-1982., Briana Ralston

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Nanophotonics of 2-Dimensional Materials, Jason C. Reed

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Characterizing the Role of Contextualized Problems in a Written and Enacted Algebra Unit, Luke Thomas Reinke

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Temporalities in Stone Provisioning in the Middle Paleolithic Stone Artifact Record of the Cave of Pech De L’azé IV in Southwest France; Insights into the Variability in Neandertal Landscape Use, Zeljko Rezek

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Deformation of Two-Dimensional Amorphous Granular Packings, Jennifer M. Rieser

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Design and Synthesis of Targeted Cryptophane Biosensors for Xenon-129 Nmr/mri, Brittany A. Riggle

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Differential Domain Architecture Directs Nedd4 Family E3 Ligase Function., Christopher Riling

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Application and Refinement of a Zero-Length Chemical Cross-Linking and Mass Spectrometry Method to Examine Native Protein Structures, Roland Fernando Rivera-Santiago

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Amenities, Walkability, and Neighborhood Stability: A Mixed Methods Analysis, John Christopher Robinson

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Transgenerational Epigenetic Mechanisms of Stress Axis Programming, Alison Buch Rodgers

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Dynamic Assessment of Cerebral Metabolic Rate of Oxygen (cmro2) With Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Zachary Bart Rodgers

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"Children of the Great Mexican Family": Anglo-American Immigration to Texas and the Making of the American Empire, 1820-1861, Sarah Katherine Manning Rodriguez

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Adaptations of the Supraspinatus Tendon and Muscle in a Rat Model of Exercise, Sarah Ilkhanipour Rooney

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What Will the Neighbors Say? How Differences in Planning Culture Yield Distinctive Outcomes in Urban Redevelopment: The Example of the Community Benefits Agreement Trend, Ralph Rosado

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The Sociomateriality of Expertise: An Exploratory Study of Trauma Surgeons, Darin Rowell

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The Impact of Nursing Skill Mix on the Outcomes of Hospitalized Adult Surgical Patients, Danielle Altares Sarik

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Liquid Cell Electron Microscopy With the Nanoaquarium: Radiation and Electrochemistry, Nicholas M. Schneider

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A Structural Perspective on Disordered Solids, Samuel Schoenholz

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A Quantitative MRI Protocol for Assessing Matrix and Mineral Densities and Degree of Mineralization of Human Cortical Bone, Alan Charles Seifert

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The Effects of Physician Organization on the Disadoption of Low-Value Services: Evidence From PSA Testing and Mammography, Aditi Priyadarshini Sen

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Essays in Asset Pricing and Tail Risk, Sang Byung Seo

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Online and Statistical Learning in Networks, Shahin Shahrampour

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Bodies of Knowledge: The Presentation of Personified Figures in Engraved Allegorical Series Produced in the Netherlands, 1548-1600, Geoffrey Shamos

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Development, Value, and Education in India's Digital Age, Arjun Shankar

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The Thermal Dielectrophoretic Force on a Dielectric Particle in Electric and Temperature Fields, Barukyah Shaparenko

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The Promenades of Paris. Alphand and the Urbanization of Garden Art, 1852-1871, Gideon Fink Shapiro

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Smoking-Related Self-Concepts and Value Expressive Messages: Effects on the Determinants of Smoking Cessation, Dina Shapiro-Luft

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Representing "Underrepresented Students," Including Immigrant Students, in an Urban Advanced Placement U.S. Government Class: A Teacher's Inquiry on Challenges and Opportunities in Students' Academic Discourse, Donna Lynn Sharer

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Structure-Property Relationships of Imidazolium-Containing Polymer Systems: Homopolymers, Block Copolymers, and Block Copolymer/Ionic Liquid Mixtures, Sharon Sharick

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In Vivo Genome Editing: Proof of Concept in Neonatal and Adult Mouse Liver, Rajiv Sharma

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Metal-Catalyzed Allylic Substitution & Arylation With Weakly Acidic C(sp3)–h Bonds, Sheng Chun Sha

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Nanomechanics of Glassy Polymers Under Confinement, Amit Shavit

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Ef-G:trna Dynamics During the Elongation Cycle of Protein Synthesis, Rong Shen

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Latency, Expression and Splicing During Infection With HIV, Scott Sherrill-Mix

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Essays on Macroeconometrics, Kotbee Shin

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Bayesian Gmm, Min Chul Shin

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Two-Sided Search and Matching: Theory and Estimation, Seul Ki Shin

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Mechanisms of Membrane Remodeling by Peripheral Proteins and Divalent Cations, Zheng Shi

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Real-Time Storytelling with Events in Virtual Worlds, Alexander Shoulson

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The Role of the Nucleus Pulposus in Human Intervertebral Disc Mechanical Function Quantified by Mechanical Loading and Non-Invasive Imaging, Brent L. Showalter

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Words and Subwords: Phonology in a Piece-Based Syntactic Morphology, Kobey Shwayder

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Commercial-Scale Conversion of Algae to Biofuel, Cory Stephen Silva

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Identifying RNA-Protein Interaction Sites Throughout Eukaryotic Transcriptomes, Ian M. Silverman

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A Dependently Typed Language with Nontermination, Vilhelm Sjöberg

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The Effects of Chronic Stress on Cd8 T Cells in Human Adults: An Examination From Bench to Bedside, Christina Marie Slota

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Il-10 Family Members as Novel Responders to Genotoxic Stress, Sara Small

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Black Semiosis: Young Liberian Transnationals Mediating Black Subjectivity and Black Heterogeneity, Krystal A. Smalls

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Brain Injury Induced Prefrontal Cortex Circuit Dysfunction Contributes to Working Memory Impairment, Colin Smith

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Defining the Role of Blood-Spinal Cord Barrier Breakdown and Spinal Thrombin Signaling tn the Development of Pain Following Neural Trauma, Jenell Rene Smith

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Both a College Woman and a Professional Nurse: College Educated Women who Became Professional Nurses, 1890-1920, Katharine Therese Smith

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Variable Forrmat: Media Poetics and the Little Database, Daniel Scott Snelson

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The Roles of Ezh2 in Lung Development, Melinda Snitow

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Social and Demographic Consequences of Health insurance, Heeju Sohn

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Towards the Total Synthesis of Spirastrellolide E: Investigations into Advanced Southern Hemisphere Fragments, Alexander Sokolsky

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Spatial and Temporal Variation in Wild Pollination Service in the Mongolian Steppe, Daniel S. Song

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Deciphering ARAP3 Functions in Hematopoiesis and Hematopoietic Stem Cells, Yiwen Song

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Shifted Symplectic Structures on Spaces of Framed Maps, Theodore Spaide

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Gamma-Sarcoglycan Mediated Mechanotransduction in Skeletal Muscle, Janelle M. Spinazzola

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Essays in Macroeconomic and International Finance, Zachary R. Stangebye

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Short-Circuiting Neoliberal Development: A Case Study of the Usha Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Megan Stanton

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Insurgent Remains: Afterlives of the American Revolution, 1770-1820, Emma Tiril Stapely

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Mechanical Regulation of Angiogenesis in a Biomimetic Model, Sarah Stapleton

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The Use of High-Fidelity Simulation in Training Nurses on the Delivery of Targeted Temperature Management After Cardiac Arrest, Roksolana Starodub

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Toward School Improvement Districts: School Quality & the Equitable Revitalization of Neighborhoods, Kenneth Steif

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Communication Aware Mobile Robot Teams, James Edward Stephan

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Molecular Characterization of the Transmission and Early Diversification of Hepatitis C Virus, Mark Bevan Stoddard

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Function of Bromodomain and Extra-Terminal Motif Proteins (bets) in Gata1-Mediated Transcription, Aaron James Stonestrom

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Perk Genetic Variation and Function in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Lauren Stutzbach

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Rebuild, Retreat, or Resilience: Can Taipei Plan for Resilience?, Yu-Shou Su

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Dissociating Siv Env and Cd4: Consequenes for Virus and Host, Adrienne E. Swanstrom

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Role of Molecular Motors and Maps in Spindle Dynamics and Chromosome Segregation in the Fission Yeast Schizosaccharomyces Pombe, Viktoriya Syrovatkina

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A New Mechanism-Driven Bypassing Strategy for Direct Factor Xa Inhibitors Reveals An Unexpected Property of Target Specific Anticoagulants, Nabil K. Thalji

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Clogging of Granular Hopper Flows, Charles Thomas

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Defining the Free Energy Landscape for Protein Induced Cell Membrane Curvature, Richard W. Tourdot

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Cross Coupling of sp3 Centers via Traditional and Reductive Methods, Kaitlin Marie Traister

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State Dependent Regulation of the Neural Circuit for C. Elegans Feeding, Nicholas Trojanowski

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Insight into Merkel Cell Polyomavirus Replication Through the Study of the Viral Early Proteins: Large and Small Tumor Antigens, Sabrina Hin-Wai Tsang

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Risk-Return Tradeoffs and Managerial incentives, David Tsui

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Essays in Behavioral Economics, Bradford Tuckfield

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Emulsion Stabilization with Janus Particles, Fuquan Tu

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Evidence for Decays of the Higgs Boson to Tau Leptons at atlas, Alexander Tuna

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Polymer Structure and Dynamics in Nano-Confinements: Polymer Nanocomposiets and Cylindrical Confinement, Wei-Shao Tung

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Optical and Electronic Interactions at the Nanoscale, Michael Edward Turk

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Role of the Ebolavirus Glycoprotein in Countering Tetherin During Viral Budding, Nathan Henry Vande Burgt

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Search for an Invisibly Decaying Higgs Boson Produced via Vector Boson Fusion, Rami Sesha Vanguri

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The Effect of Cell Contractility and Packing on Extracellular Matrix and Soft Tissue Rheology, Anne Sofieke Geertruide Van Oosten

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Phenotypic Variation in the Dogwhelk. Nucella Lapillus: An Integration of Ecology, Karyotype, and Phenotypic Plasticity, Katie Elizabeth Vazquez