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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Sea-Level Changes Along the U.S. Atlantic Coast: Implications for Glacial Isostatic Adjustment Models and Current Rates of Sea-Level Change, Simon E. Engelhart

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Modeling Virus-Host Networks, James P. Evans

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Genomic Methods for Studying the Post-Translational Regulation of Transcription Factors, Logan J. Everett

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6- and 5-Halodecaboranes: Selective Syntheses From ClOSO-B10H10(2-) and Use as Polyborane Building Blocks, William C. Ewing

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Interpreting the Economic Growth and Development Policies of Post-Apartheid South Africa: Its Influence on Higher Education and Prospects for Women, Diane E. Eynon

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Revolutions Without Revolutionaries? Social Media Networks and Regime Response in Egypt, David Faris

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Poetry and the Common Weal: Conceiving Civic Utility in British Poetics of the Long Eighteenth Century, Anna Foy

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A Study of the Ebola Virus Glycoprotein: Disruption of Host Surface Protein Function and Evasion of Immune Responses, Joseph R. Francica

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Patterning of Alloy Precipitation Through External Pressure, Jack A. Franklin

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Equilibrium Tuition, Applications, Admissions and Enrollment in the College Market, Chao Fu

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Financial Frictions, Propagation of Shocks, and Macroeconomic Volatility, Cristina Fuentes-Albero

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Developing Novel Platelet-Based Targeting Strategies for Thrombolytics, Rudy E. Fuentes

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Null Element Restoration, Ryan Gabbard

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Passive Variable Compliance for Dynamic Legged Robots, Kevin C. Galloway

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Posterior Regularization for Learning with Side Information and Weak Supervision, Kuzman Ganchev

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Requirements for Catalysis in Cre Recombinase, Bryan P S Gibb

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The Effects of Sanction Intensity on Criminal Conduct: A Randomized Low-Intensity Probation Experiment, Charlotte E. Gill

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Utilizing Genetically Engineered Mouse Models of Pancreatic Cancer: Evaluating the Role of Cathepsin B and the Efficacy of Farnesyl Thiosalicylic Acid, Aarthi Gopinathan

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WNT2 Signaling in Lung Development, Ashley M. Goss

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On Educational Outcomes in an Urban School District, Michael A. Gottfried

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Opacity and Transparency in Phonological Change, Jonathan Gress-Wright

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Language, Education, and Empowerment: Voices of Kumauni Young Women in Multilingual India, Cynthia Groff

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Effect of Hippocampal CREB Deletion on Models of Anxiety, Depression, and Antidepressant Response, Brigitta B. Gundersen

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Vitamin A Metabolism and Commensal Stimulationi in the Promotion of Mucosal Immunity, Jason A. Hall

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Padre Agostino Gemelli and the crusade to rechristianize Italy, 1878–1959: Part one, J. Casey Hammond

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The Effect of ETFS on Stock Liquidity, Sophia JW Hamm

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A Communication Model of the Impact of Presidential Candidate Character Traits on Vote Preference, Bruce W. Hardy

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Fan-Shaped Bracket Sets and Their Application in Religious Timber Architecture of Shanxi Province, Alexandra Harrer

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Beyond Parent Management: The Role of Students and Schools in Philadelphia's High School "Choice" Process, Clarisse Haxton

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Jamming Phase Diagram, Effective Temperature, and Heterogeneous Dynamics of Model Glass-Forming Liquids, Thomas K. Haxton

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Insights into the Cytotoxic Potential of Human CD8+ T Cells: Implications for Virologic Control of HIV, Adam R. Hersperger

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Energy Efficient Load Latency Tolerance: Single-Thread Performance for the Multi-Core Era, Andrew D. Hilton

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Hydrogen Release From Ammonia Borane, Daniel W. Himmelberger

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Bankruptcy and Transaction Costs in General Financial Models, Matthew Hoelle

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Deconvoluting the Engineering and Assembly Instructions for Complex Iii Activity, Sarah C. Hokanson

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Exploring the Relationship between Middle School Children’s Body Mass Index and the Home Food Environment within the Contextual Process of Food Choice, Joanna E. Holsten

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Towards a Socio-Cultural Model of Food Cravings: Evidence From the Case of Perimenstrual Chocolate Craving, Julia M. Hormes

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Essays in Financial Econometrics, Jian Hua

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Enhancing Mesenchymal Stem Cell Chondrogenesis for Cartilage Tissue Engineering, Alice H. Huang

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HIV Immunopathogenesis: Inhibition of CD4+ T Cell Activation, Haitao Hu

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Terrorism in Pakistan: Incident Patterns, Terrorists’ Characteristics, and the Impact of Terrorist Arrests on Terrorism, Syed Ejaz Hussain

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Adenovirus Specific T-Cell Responses in Humans Following Natural Infection and Vaccination, Natalie A. Hutnick

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Acellular and Radically Polymerized Biodegradable Materials to Control Tissue Interactions After Myocardial Infarction, Jamie l. Ifkovits

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Hysterographies: Writings on Women's Reproductive Body Image in Contemporary French Fiction, Jessica R. Jensen

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High-Throughput Engineering and Analysis of Class II Mhc/Peptide Binding by Yeast Co-Display, Wei Jiang

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Landscapes of Achaemenid Paphlagonia, Peri Johnson

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Regulation of CD8+ T cell responses to Toxoplasma gondii, Kimberly A. Jordan

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Dynamic Labor Supply and Saving incentives Under a Privatized Pension System: Evidence from Chile, Clement Joubert

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Investor Overlap and Diffusion of Disclosure Practices, Michael J. Jung

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ESSAYS IN FAVOR-TRADING, Simo J. Kalla

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Evaluating the Use of Engineered Nervous Tissue Constructs in the Repair of Peripheral Nerve Lesions and Amputations, Niranjan Kameswaran

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The Influence of Ceo Decision-Making and Corporate Strategy on Corporate Social Performance, Jingoo Kang

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Multiscale Modeling and Simulations of Defect Clusters in Crystalline Silicon, Sumeet S. Kapur

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Speaking for Americans: Modernist Voices and Political Representation, 1910-1940, Sarah Kerman

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Search for the Production of the Standard Model Z Boson in Association With W Boson in Proton Anti-Proton Collisions at 1.96 Tev Center of Mass Energy, Justin Keung

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Understanding Anticipatory Time Perception in Consumers’ Time-Related Decisions, B. Kyu Kim

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Fatty Acid Metabolism Mediated by 12/15-Lipoxygenase is a Novel Regulator of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function and Myelopoiesis, Michelle Kinder

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Lin28B, LET-7, and the Molecular Pathogenesis of Colon Cancer, Catrina E. King

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Tribochemical Studies of Hard Carbon Films as a Function of Load and Environment, Andrew R. Konicek

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Essays in Estimation of Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models, Maxym Kryshko

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Using Structural Bioinformatics to Model and Design Membrane Proteins, Dan Kulp

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Till Death Do Us Part or the Lease Runs Out: A Reassessment of Cohabitation and Marriage in the United States, Arielle T. Kuperberg

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The Role of Akt2 in Hepatic Lipid Metabolism, Karla F. Leavens

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POLYMERSOMES: MULTI-FUNCTIONAL TOOLS FOR IN VIVO CANCER THERANOSTIC APPLICATIONS, Dalia H. Levine

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The Community Context of Animal and Human Maltreatment: Is there a Relationship between Animal Maltreatment and Human Maltreatment: Does Neighborhood Context Matter?, Jodi Levinthal

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Keeping Children Healthy - How the Effects of Normative Messages on Parent Intentions vary with Social Normative Beliefs and Personality, Nehama Lewis-Persky

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An Overview of the Geometry and Combinatorics of the Macdonald Polynomial and q-t Catalan Number, Tian Liang

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A New Approach to Understanding Biological Control of Quinone Electrochemistry, Bruce R. Lichtenstein

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Attention in the Brain Under Conditions of Sub-Optimal Alertness: Neurobiological Effects and Individual Differences, Julian Lim

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Activation of the Integrated Stress Response in HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder, Kathryn A. Lindl

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Essays on International Finance and Risk Sharing, Edith X. Liu

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The Role of the Exocyst in Exocytosis and Cell Migration, Jianglan Liu

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Computational Modeling of Protein Kinases: Molecular Basis for Inhibition and Catalysis, Yingting Liu

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A Microfabrication Approach to Multicellular Mechanics, Zhijun Liu

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Statistical Modeling of Data From Smoking Cessation Clinical Trials, Yimei Li

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Regulation of Ccr5 ise on Primary Cd4+ Lymphocytes by R5X4 HIV-1, Lamorris M. Loftin

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Profiles of Large Combinatorial Structures, Michael T. Lugo

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The Significance of Interactions: Understanding Gender, Ethnicity/race, and Socioeconomic Status as Related to the Likelihood of Bachelor’s Degree Completion, Valerie Cyrina Lundy

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Cash-Flow Risks, Financial Leverage and the Cross Section of Equity Returns, Marcelo V. Maia

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The Tumor Suppressor Protein P53 and the Antagonizing Oncoprotein E6 from Human Papillomavirus Type 16, Kimberly A. Malecka

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Microfluidic Focal Injury Models of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Sean F. Maloney

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Field Effect and Magnetically Induced Capacitive Tuning in Hole Doped La1-xSRXMnO3, Zsolt Marton

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Structural, Biochemical, and Cell Biological Characterization of Rab7 Mutants That Cause Peripheral Neuropathy, Brett A. McCray

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Machine Learning Methods with Time Series Dependence, Blakeley B. McShane

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Essays on the Macroeconomics of Incomplete Information, Leonardo Melosi

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Evaluating Risks from Antibacterial Medication Therapy, Sharon B. Meropol

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The Physics of Membrane Emulsification and Applications for Controlled Drug Delivery, Robert F. Meyer

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Essays in Dynamic Corporate Finance, Michael Michaux

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Mechanisms of Astrocytic Calcium Wave Propagation and In Vitro Hippocampal Cell Death Are Determined By The Magnitude Of Mechanical Injury, William Miller

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Affective Consequences of Sleep Deprivation, Jared D. Minkel

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Dark Matter Halo Mergers and Quasars, Jorge Moreno

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Enhanced High-Resolution Imaging through Multiple-Frequency Coarray Augmentation, Jeannie L. Moulton

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Molecular and Structural Insights into Nuclear Hormone Receptor Repression Mediated by the Corepressor NCOR, Caroline A. Murphy

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Shape Representation in Primate Visual Area 4 and Inferotemporal Cortex, Thomas M. Murphy

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Youth and Status in Tamil Nadu, India, Constantine V. Nakassis

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Coexpression Networks Based on Natural Variation in Human Gene Expression at Baseline and Under Stress, Renuka Nayak

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Native Functions of the Androgen Receptor are Essential to Pathogenesis in a Drosophila Model of Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy, Natalia B. Nedelsky

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Integrating Theoretical and Experimental Methods for Multi-Scale Tissue Engineering of the Annulus Fibrosus of the Intervertebral Disc, Nandan L. Nerurkar

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The Science of Error: Mesmerism and American Fiction, 1784-1890, Emily Ogden

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The Effect of T Cell Receptor Specificity on CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cell Function in an Autoimmune Setting, Soyoung Oh