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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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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 an 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

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Spillover Effects of the Uninsured, Stacey McMorrow

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Structural Characterization of the Integrin Αiibβ3 Transmembrane and Cytosolic Domains, Douglas G. Metcalf

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Power Politics in the Xiongnu Empire, Bryan K. Miller

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THE REPUBLICAN SOLDIER: HISTORIOGRAPHICAL REPRESENTATIONS AND HUMAN REALITIES, Kathryn H. Milne

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EFFECT OF HYDRATION AND MACROMOLECULAR CROWDING ON PEPTIDE CONFORMATION, AGGREGATION AND FOLDING KINETICS, SMITA MUKHERJEE

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Degeneration Affects the Structural and Tissue Mechanics of the Intervertebral Disc, Grace D. O'Connell

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The Evolutionary Genetics of Life History in Drosophila Melanogaster, Annalise B. Paaby

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Rs Rearrangement: Observations and Implications From a Novel Assay of B Cell Tolerance, Anil Kumar Panigrahi

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Configuration Recognition, Communication Fault Tolerance and Self-reassembly for the CKBot, Michael G. Park

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Using Evolutionary Genomics to Elucidate Parasite Biology and Host-Pathogen Interactions, Lucia Peixoto

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Initiation and Regulation of Type 2 Immunity and Inflammation at Mucosal Sites, Jacqueline Gage Perrigoue

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Structure-based mechanism of proton transport through the influenza A M2 protein, Alexei L. Polishchuk

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A Systems Approach to Cellular Signal Transduction, Jeremy E. Purvis

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Multiscale Modeling of Electrocatalysis, Liang Qi

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Defining a T Cell-Intrinsic Role for MyD88 During LCMV infection, Adeeb H. Rahman

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Language Shift and the Speech Community: Sociolinguistic Change in a Garifuna Community in Belize, Maya Ravindranath

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Biochemical and Biomechanical Modulation of Nucleus Pulposus Cells Encapsulated in Novel Cellulose-Based Hydrogels, Anna T. Reza

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Perturbative and Non-Perturbative Aspects of Orientifold Compactifications, Robert Richter

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Changes in Oxygen Tension Rapidly and Reversibly Regulate Macrophage Nitric Oxide Production, Mary A. Robinson

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Advances in Supramolecular and Macromolecular Chemistry Through the Development of New Synthetic Methodologies, Brad Matthew Rosen

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Catalytic Asymmetric Additions of in situ Generated Functionalized Zinc Reagents to Aldehydes, Luca Salvi

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The Synthesis and Characterization of Glycol Nucleic Acids, Mark K. Schlegel

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Role of the F-BAR Protein Hof1 in the Regulation of Chitin Synthesis and Cytokinesis in Yeast, Jennifer Hansen Schreiter

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Global Pop / Vigilante: Reflexivity, Value, and the Production of Reality in Indonesia, Aaron M. Shapiro

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Regulation of Cd8 T Cell Dysfunction During a Chronic Viral infection, Haina Shin

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Evolution of Genome-wide Gene Regulation in the Budding Yeast Cell-Division Cycle, Daniel F. Simola

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Energy Balance Effects of Central Melanocortin, Cocaine and Amphetamine Related Transcript and Leptin: Moving Outside of the Hypothalamic Box., Karolina P. Skibicka

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Executive Incentives and Corporate Decisions: The Risk Management Channel, Jeremy O. Skog

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Cellular and Molecular Analyses of Neural and Synaptic Development in Zebrafish, Yuanquan Song

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Mechanical and Chemical Effects in Adhesion of Thin Shell Structures with Applications in Wafer Bonding and Adhesion of Living Cells, Richard M. Springman

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A METHODOLOGY FOR THE DOCUMENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF URBAN HISTORIC RESOURCES, Nicholas L. Stapp

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N-HETEROCYCLIC CARBENES: FROM DESIGN TO SYNTHESIS AND THEIR APPLICATION AS NUCLEOPHILIC CATALYSTS, Justin R. Struble

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Control for Localization and Visibility Maintenance of an Independent Agent using Robotic Teams, Ethan A. Stump

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The Relationships Between Parenting Stress, Growth, and Development in Infants with Congenital Heart Defects During the First Six Months of Life, Danica Fulbright Sumpter

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Adaptation and Transmission in Early East Asian Funerary Arts: The Three Goguryeo Four Spirits Tombs in Ji'an, China, Heather B. Sutherland

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Complex Networks: New Models and Distributed Algorithms, Alireza Tahbaz Salehi

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TSLP Regulates Intestinal Immunity and Inflammation, Betsy C. Taylor

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Monitoring of Immune Cell Response to B Cell Depletion Therapy and Nerve Root Injury Using Spio Enhanced MRI, Daniel L. Thorek

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Geek Cultures: Media and Identity in the Digital Age, Jason Tocci

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Growing up with Depressed Parents: Social Pathways to Disadvantaged Outcomes in Early Childhood, Kristin Turney

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Aura: Programming with Authorization and Audit, Jeffrey A. Vaughan

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Antisymmetry and the Conservation of C-Command: Scrambling and Phrase Structure in Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective, Joel C. Wallenberg

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Spectroscopy and Energy Transfer of Molecular Transients: Hydrogen Isocyanide and the Ketenyl Radical, Michael J. Wilhelm

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Differential Cellular Response to Linear and Strain Stiffening Hydrogel Substrates, Jessamine P. Winer

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Online Political Participation in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election: Mobilizing or Reinforcing?, Kenneth M. Winneg

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Unpacking the Impact of Restorative Justice in the Rise Experiments: Facilitators, Offenders, and Conference Non-Delivery, Daniel J. Woods

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FABRICATION OF HIGH FIDELITY, HIGH INDEX 3D PHOTONIC CRYSTALS USING A TEMPLATING APPROACH, Yongan Xu

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Casimir Interactions Between Scatterers in Carbon Nanotubes, Dina Zhabinskaya

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Causal Inference in Discretely Observed Continuous Time Processes, Mingyuan Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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HSV Glycoprotein B Fusion Loop Architecture and Mechanisms of Fusion Inhibition, Brian Hannah

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Gold Before the Palaces: Crafting Jewelry and Social Identity in Minoan Crete, Jane Hickman

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Producing Unschoolers: Learning Through Living in a U.S. Education Movement, Donna Harel Kirschner

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The Good Consumer: Credit Reporting and the Invention of Financial Identity in the United States, 1840-1940, Josh Lauer

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Embracing Complexity: A Reflective investigation of Cultural Transformation Through Experiential Learning, Joshua Yarden

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The Guilty Pleasure of Watching Like Big Brother: Privacy Attitudes, Voyeurism & Reality Programs, Lemi Baruh

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A Descriptive Study of Nursing Home Organizational Culture, Work Environment and Culture Change From the Perspectives of Licensed Nurses, Jennifer Lyn Bellot

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The Immunological Contributions To Heterotopic Ossification Disorders - Insights From Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, Michael Richard Convente

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The Writing Exam as Index of Policy, Curriculum, and Assessment: An Academic Literacies Perspective on High Stakes Testing in an American University, Jennifer Maria Freeman

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MYO1C Binds to PiP2 With High Affinity Through a Putative Ph Domain, David Hokanson

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Nuclear magnetic resonance studies of local magnetic, electronic, and dynamic properties in filled single wall carbon nanotubes, Younghyun Kim

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Ties out of bloodshed: Collective memory, cultural trauma, and the prosecution and execution of Timothy McVeigh, Jody Lynee Madeira

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Essays on Monetary Theory and Policy, José Suárez-Lledó

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Pre-Socratic Thought in Sophoclean Tragedy, Meggan Jennell Arp

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¿Hacemos Una Peli? Negrablanca y Los Entornos de un Cine Hecho en Comunidad., Helena Fernandez De Llanos

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Essays on the Replication of Organizational Routines: The Effect of Templates on Knowledge Transfer, the Mechanisms Underlying Knowledge Transfer Methods, and Variation Through Replication, Robert James Jensen

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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An Archaeology of the Fragment: The Transition from the Antique Fragment to the Historical Fragment in French Architecture Between 1750 and 1850, Yusuf Civelek

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Leopold Eidlitz: Becoming an American architect, Kenneth Franklin Jacobs

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From the Beginning: What Educators and Parents of Children With Special Needs Do to Resolve Differences, Jeannette E. Newman

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The Philosophy of the Face and 20th Century Literature and Art, Bernard J. Rhie

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Marketing America: Public Culture and Public Diplomacy in the Marshall Plan Era, 1947–1954, Amy C Garrett

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Ritual Syntax, Carl Andrew Seaquist