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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Fantastic Beasts Of The Eurasian Steppes: Toward A Revisionist Approach To Animal-Style Art, Petya Andreeva

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Making History: Spanish Migrants In Middle Class Lima, Diego Arispe-Bazan

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Interfacial Wave Dynamics Of Core-Annular Flow Of Two Fluids, Mohammed Asaduzzaman

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Direction-Dependent Responses To Traumatic Brain Injury In Pediatric Pigs, Lorre S. Atlan

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Pattern Formation By Cells On Curved Surfaces, Nathan Donald Bade

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Pain In Active Duty Military Members: The Relationship Of Persistent Acute And Chronic Pain With Physical, Mental, And Social Health, Christine E. Bader

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Selective Exposure To Misleading Information In The New Media Environment By At-Risk Youth: A Study Of Pro-Smoking Youtube Videos, Rosie Eungyuhl Bae

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Seeing Race And Erasing Slavery: Media And The Construction Of Blackness In Iran, 1830-1960, Beeta Baghoolizadeh

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A Search For Nothing: Dark Matter And Invisible Decays Of The Higgs Boson At The Atlas Detector, William Balunas

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Enhancement Of Ebola Virus Infection By Seminal Amyloid Fibrils, Stephen Michael Bart

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The Network Dynamics Of Social Influence In The Wisdom Of Crowds, Joshua Becker

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Detailing Worlds: A History Of Architectural Particulars, 1755-1899, Eric Bellin

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An Act-Focused Theory Of Political Legitimacy, Justin Bernstein

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Biological Research On Behavior As Extra-Legal And Discretionary Factors In Sentencing And Punishment, Colleen Margaret Berryessa

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Trafficking In Anti-Blackness: The Political Stakes Of “Modern Day Slavery” Discourse In Global Campaigns To End Human Trafficking, Lyndsey Beutin

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The Interpersonal Consequences Of Humor, Thomas Bradford Bitterly

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Mechanisms Underlying Oxidative Stress-Induced Chromatin Association Of Cockayne Syndrome Protein B (csb), Erica Lee Boetefuer

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Social Mobility Or Social Stratification? Exploring The Relationship Between Public Policy Intervention And Outcomes At Minority Serving Institutions, William Boland

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Nonlinear Physician Performance Contracts, Amelia Mcfadden Bond

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Working Alone, Together: Coworking, Community, And Cultural Flow, Madeline Ann Boyer

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Out Of Focus: Competitive Dynamics Of Partial Substitutability, Andrew Boysen

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Riemannian Geometry Of The Curvature Tensor, Thomas Gunnison Brooks

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Approaches To Learning In The Ecls-K: Measurement And Growth From Kindergarten To Grade 2, Kathy Buek

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Migrant Indigeneity: Transnational Health Policy Implementation Structuring The Body, Identity, & Belief, Diana A. Burnett

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Modeling Monogenic Diabetes Mody3 Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells, Fabian Leonardo Cardenas

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All The Right Noises: Causes And Consequences Of Stochastic Trimethylamine Oxide Reductase Expression In Escherichia Coli, Jeffrey Carey

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The Bolshevik Afterlife: Posthumous Rehabilitation In The Post-Stalin Soviet Union, 1953-1970, Samuel Arthur Casper

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Measurement And Implications Of Reading Motivation For Diverse Subgroups Of Students, Wendy Castillo

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Intergenerational Mechanisms Of Paternal Stress Transmission, Jennifer C. Chan

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The Role Of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-2 Mrna Binding Protein 1 (imp1) In Intestinal Epithelial Homeostasis, Priya Chatterji

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Opinion Broadcasting Model, Chenchao Chen

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Remaking Chineseness: The Transition Of Inner Asian Groups In The Central Plain During The Sixteen Kingdoms Period And Northern Dynasties, Fangyi Cheng

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Tone Sandhi Phenomena In Taiwan Southern Min, Mao-Hsu Chen

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Paying To Stay: Effects Of Vertical Integration And Competition In A Post-Acute Care Setting, Vicki Chen

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Essays In Corporate Finance, Xingyi Chen

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Essays On Referral Programs And Preference Estimation, Yupeng Chen

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Improving Signal To Noise Ratio And Time Resolution For Solid-State Nanopore Measurements, Chen-Chi Chien

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Cross-Talk Between Protein Degradation And Mrna Decay In Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, Jaewoo Choi

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Essays On Human Capital And Altruism, Amanda Chuan

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Contested Majority: The Representation Of The White Working Class In Us Politics From The 1930s To The 1990s, Christopher Cimaglio

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Investigating Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Mild Phenotype In Friedreich Ataxia Patients With G130v Missense Mutation, Elisia Clark

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Doing It Ourselves: The Networked Practices Of Feminist Media Activism, Rosemary Clark-Parsons

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Diffuse Optical Biomarkers Of Breast Cancer, Jeffrey Martin Cochran

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Landscapes Of Power In The South Caucasus (1500-600 Bce): Gis And Phenomenological Approaches, Rachel Cohen

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Treatment Selection: Understanding What Works For Whom In Mental Health, Zachary Daniel Cohen

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Misguided Benevolence: How ‘moments Of Need’ Came To Motivate American Journalism, David Conrad

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Night On Earth: The Nocturnal Sensorium In World Cinema, Cesar Ignacio Ruiz Cortez

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Essays In Corporate Finance, Adrian Aycan Corum

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The Protest Song: Bridge Leadership, Sonic Innovation, And The Long Civil Rights Movement, Julia Cox

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How Beliefs Are Like Colors, Devin Sanchez Curry

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American Jewish Medical Activism, 1945-1955, Rebecca Cutler

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Two-Dimensional Nanopore And Nanoporous Devices For Molecular Sensing And Ion Selectivity, Gopinath Danda

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Structural Remodeling Of Alpha-Synuclein By Small Molecules: A Novel Path To Neuroprotective Therapeutics, Malcolm James Daniels

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Re-Engineering Risk: A Portraiture Of Black Undergraduate Engineering Persistence In Higher Education, Kendrick Barnett Davis

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Essays On Banking And Asset Pricing, Tetiana Davydiuk

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Impacts Of Pharmaceutical Price Controls On Pricing, Sales, And Market-Level Quality: Evidence From India, Emma Claire Boswell Dean

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Aspects Of Phenomenology And Cosmology In Heterotic M-Theory, Rehan Deen

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Saving Tradition: Genres Of Islamic Knowledge In Senegal And The Western Sahel, Jeremy Dell

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Strong Memory Consistency For Parallel Programming, Christian Delozier

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Becoming Diasporically African: The Cultural Politics Of West African Capoeira, Celina De Sa

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Bayesian Model Selection And Estimation Without Mcmc, Sameer Deshpande

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The Impact Of Hospital Nursing On Postsurgical Sepsis, Andrew Michael Dierkes

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Investigating The Molecules And Circuits Underlying Somatosensation, Peter Yi Dong

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Tailoring Big Genes To Small Capsids: Developing Pre-Mrna Trans-Splicing Therapies To Treat Genetic Retinal Diseases, Scott Joseph Dooley

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Modeling Nonadiabatic Dynamics At Molecule-Metal Interfaces, Wenjie Dou

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Planning For Non-Player Characters By Learning From Demonstration, John Drake

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Use Of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Models To Elucidate Retinal Disease Pathogenesis And To Develop Gene-Based Therapies, Thu Thi Duong

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From Alienated To Connected: An Examination Of Religion In The Literature Of Su Xuelin, Bing Xin, And Xu Dishan, Gina M. Elia

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Induction Of Antibodies To Hiv-1 Envelope Using Simian Adenovirus Vaccines, Kristel Lucie Emmer

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Les Chercheurs D’histoire: The Historical Investigator In The Contemporary French Novel, Marla Epp

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2d Materials For Energy Applications, Dequan Er

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Working Off-Track: Adjunct Labor In Higher Education, Chad Gregory Evans

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Examining The Archaeology of ‘Antik’-quity: The Eastern Caucasus Beyond Rome And Parthia, Lara Fabian

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Two-Point Statistics For Testing Models Of Cosmic Structure, Yuedong Fang

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Control Theoretic Methods In Analysis And Design Of Optimization Algorithms, Mahyar Fazlyab

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Variation And Change In Past Tense Negation In African American English, Sabriya Fisher

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Beats Per Minute: Exploring The Impact Of Violence And Neighborhood Conditions On Adolescents In Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Kalen Flynn

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Analysis Of Rhythm Generation In The Caenorhabditis Elegans Motor Circuit, Anthony Demharter Fouad

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Gene Therapy Approaches To Immune Tolerance Induction In Canine Hemophilia, Robert French

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Relations Between Childhood Self-Control And Early Adulthood Outcomes In China: The Contributions Of Social Relationships, Rui Fu

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Essays On Empirical Operations Management In Retail Sales And Service, Youran Fu

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Political Economy Of Transparency, Raphael Galvao

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Engineering Bioactive Materials From Recombinant Oleosin Towards Drug Delivery Applications, Chen Gao

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Immunological And Biochemical Evaluation Of The Aav Capsid To Advance Next-Generation Gene Therapy Vector Design, April Giles

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Spectroscopic Analysis Of Stellar Rotational Velocity At The Bottom Of The Main Sequence, Steven Gilhool

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Essays In Health Economics, Qing Gong

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Morphological Representations In Lexical Processing, Amy J. Goodwin Davies

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The Marathon And On: Disability, Endurance, Aspiration, Kevin Gotkin

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Epigenetic Mechanisms Governing Behavioral Reprogramming In The Ant Camponotus Floridanus, Riley John Graham

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Punishment And Privilege: The Politics Of Class, Crime, And Corporations In America, Anthony Grasso

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Development And Characterization Of Novel Raf Dimer Inhibitors To Target Brafv600e Inhibitor Resistance, Michael Joseph Grasso

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A Potential Role For Sap97 In Psychiatric Disorders, Preetika Gupta

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Marble And Munificence: Reassessing The Basilica Of Junius Bassus At Rome, Stephanie Hagan

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Being And The Good: Natural Teleology In Early Modern German Philosophy, Nabeel Hamid

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Visualizing Coregency: An Exploration Of The Link Between Royal Image And Co-Rule During The Reign Of Senwosret Iii And Amenemhet Iii, Lisa Saladino Haney

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Rethinking Prophecy In Late Antique Syria, Jae Hee Han

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Grain-Boundary Kinetics And Nonequilibrium Grain-Boundary Structure, Jian Han

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Essays On Economic Growth And The Economics Of Innovation, Pengfei Han

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The Art Of The Question In Late Medieval England, Erika Dawn Harman

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Intentions Lost In Translation: An Ethnographic Examination Of Recognition Of Adolescent Cultural Capital, Rita Harvey