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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Transparency And Safe Debt Creation, Tanya S. Paul

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Essays In Quantitative Marketing, Vladimir Pavlov

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Balancing Fit And Complexity In Learned Representations, Maria Peifer

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Cultural Influences On Social Norm Development, Perception And Conformity, Rui Pei

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Progressive Reliance On Epithelial Plasticity Governs Lung Development, Homeostasis, And Regeneration, Ian Penkala

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The Hidden Forms And Functions Of Courtship In The Brown-Headed Cowbird (molothrus Ater), Ammon Perkes

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Development Of Late Transition Metal Complexes To Enable Sustainable Organic Oxidations, Alexander Scott Phearman

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Learning Representations For Matching, Stephen Phillips

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Teacher Collaboration And Learner Categories In Bilingual Special Education: An Exploration Of Race, Language, And Disability, Jennifer Phuong

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A New “what About The Children” Question: Examining The Experiences Of Second-Generation Black-White Multiracials, Haley Pilgrim

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Innovation And Inclusion In The Armed Forces, Shira Eini Pindyck

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Are Variations In Baccalaureate Nursing Education Pathways Associated With Patient Outcomes?, Joshua Porat-Dahlerbruch

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Cultivating Communities On The Eastern Frontier: Agrarian Landscapes And Life In Downeast Maine (1760–1860), Megan Postemski

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Parp-1 In Parkinson’s Disease: From Molecular And Cellular Mechanisms To Therapeutic Strategies, Laura Puentes

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The Role Of Morphological Structure In Phonetic Variation, Ruaridh Keith Purse

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Functional Characterization Of Trib1, A Gene Associated With Multiple Cardiometabolic Traits, Katherine Quiroz-Figueroa

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Tangled Fates: Casting Racial And Economic Equality In Twentieth Century America, Katherine Lee Rader

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Scaling Naïveté: Deep Time And The Slow Bourgeoisie, Kaushik Ramu

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Structures Formed By Colloids By Capillarity On Curved Interfaces, Alismari Read

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Structures Formed By Colloids By Capillarity On Curved Interfaces, Alismari Read

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Language And Reality In Early Greek Thought, Isabella Reinhardt

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Language And Reality In Early Greek Thought, Isabella Reinhardt

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Becoming Party Activists: Grassroots Progressive Activism And The Democratic Party, John Remensperger

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Investigating The Role Of Pi3k Signaling In Cerebral Cavernous Malformation Pathogenesis, Aileen Anne Ren

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Essays On The Political Economy Of Development, Jonah Matthew Rexer

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Alternation-Sensitive Phoneme Learning: Implications For Children's Development And Language Change, Caitlin Laura Richter

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Structure, Dynamics, And Elasticity In Amorphous Systems, Sean Alexander Ridout

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The Association Between Hospital Nursing Resources And Outcomes Of Pediatric Medical And Surgical Patients With A Comorbid Mental Health Condition, Kathryn Riman

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Neutron Cross Section Measurement In The Protodune-Sp Experiment, David Orlando Rivera

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Alternative Mrna Splicing Redefines The Landscape Of Commonly Dysregulated Genes Across The Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patient Population., Osvaldo Daniel Rivera

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Politicas De Lo Visual En México Colonial, Amelia R. Manas

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Radical Energy Narratives In Argentina And Brazil, Nancy Lee Roane

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Recapitulation Of Hiv-1 V2 Apex Envelope-Antibody Coevolution In Rhesus Macaques, Ryan Scott Roark

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Lymphocyte Egress Signal Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Promotes Erm-Guided, Bleb-Based Migration, Tanner Ford Robertson

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Experimental Methods To Support Robot Behavior Design For Legged Locomotion On Granular Media, Sonia Roberts

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Response To Stress By The Tumor Microenvironment, Kerry Carl Roby

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Geometric Approaches To Quantum Fields And Strings At Strong Couplings, Thomas Rochais

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From Deployments Of Elder Care Service Robots To The Design Of Affordable Low-Complexity End-Effectors And Novel Manipulation Techniques, Caio Cesar Carlos Rodrigues Mucchiani

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Falling Out Of History: Gender In Representations Of Police Violence In Post-45 African American Novels, Elias Rodriques

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Policy Implementation And Engineering For Tagged Architectures, Nicholas Roessler

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Vicinitas In Urbe: Neighborliness And Urban Community In Mid-Republican Rome, Jordan Reed Rogers

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Recording Resistance: Indigenous Literacy, Archives, And Narrative Power In Twentieth-Century Ecuador, Marlén Rosas

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Continuing The Search For Nothing: Invisible Higgs Boson Decays And High Luminosity Upgrades At The Atlas Detector, Benjamin John Rosser

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A Scalable, Point-Of-Care, Microfluidic Approach For Assessing Thrombosis And Hemostasis, Jason M. Rossi

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Facing Freedom: African American Emancipation In Antebellum Portraiture, Jillian Vaum Rothschild

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Aerobic Oxidation Of Hydrocarbons With Ir(iii) Pincer Complexes, Sophie Rubashkin

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Family Structure And Women’s Experiences Of Intimate Partner Violence, Angelina Kathleen Ruffin

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Netrin-Independent Frazzled Functions In Oogenesis And Axon Guidance, Samantha A. Russell

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Hearing Power, Sounding Freedom: Black Practices Of Listening, Ear-Training, And Music-Making In The British Colonial Caribbean, Maria Theresa Norma Ryan

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Kingella Kingae Pilc1 And Pilc2 Are Adhesins With Distinct Roles In Type Iv Pilus-Mediated Processes, Alexandra Louise Sacharok

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Microtubule Post-Translational Detyrosination Coordinates Network Stability And Mechanics In The Cardiomyocyte, Alexander Koizumi Salomon

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Essays On Peer Effects And Network Econometrics, Alejandro Sánchez Becerra

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Understanding And Predicting The Chemical Properties Of Complex Oxides Using First-Principles Methods, Abhinav Sankara Raman

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Distributed, Scalable And Resilient Information Acquisition For Multi-Robot Teams, Brent Schlotfeldt

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State-Dependent Olfactory Processing In Freely Behaving Mice, Mary Schreck

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Algorithmic Processes And Social Values, Zachary Schutzman

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy For Adults With Panic Disorder: Who Does Not Benefit, And Why?, Rachel Ann Schwartz

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Pre-Rate My Professor: Predicting Course Ratings And Response Rates From Lms Activity In College Courses, Richard T. Scruggs

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Tissue Specific Immunity: A Study Of Antiviral Defenses And The Influence Of The Microbiota, Elisha Segrist

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Analysis Of Matched Primary And Recurrent Brca1/2 Mutation-Associated Tumors Identifies Recurrence-Specific Drivers, Jennifer Brady Shah

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Novel Theories Of Dark Matter, Anushrut Sharma

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Are Consumption Taxes Better Than Labor Income Taxes? Theoretical And Quantitative Implications Of The Choice Of Tax Base, Kristin Shaw

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New Bicyclo[1.1.1]pentanes Via Anionic Reactivity Of 2-Azaallyl Anions And Metal Hydride Hydrogen Atom Transfer Reactions To [1.1.1]propellane, Russell Andrew Shelp

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Applications Of Random Matrix Theory In Statistics And Machine Learning, Yue Sheng

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Essays On The Economics Of Health And Optimal Taxation, Seung-Ryong Shin

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Intimate Reception: Reading Ordinary Queerness In American Women's Literature, Jess Shollenberger

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State Transitions Within The Cortex Are Strongly Influenced By Local Interactions Under General Anesthesia, Brenna Shortal

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Mechanistic Studies Of Membrane Remodeling Induced By Membrane Asymmetry, Sankalp Shukla

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Exploring Variation In How Media Depictions Of Tobacco Use Affect Norm Perceptions: The Roles Of Group Identity And Behavioral Similarity, Leeann Nicole Siegel

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Single-Cell Lineage Tracing Of Cancer Metastasis, Kamen Simeonov

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Managing The Gig Economy Via Behavioral And Operational Lenses, Wichinpong Park Sinchaisri

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Running An Empire, Building A Nation: Korean Bureaucrats And The Manchukuo Legacy, 1931–1961, Rolf Isaac Siverson

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Campesinos, Punks Y Charnegos. Luchas Autónomas Por La Descolonización Del Pasado Y Del Territorio En Las Periferias Urbanas De Barcelona (1970-1992), Alba Sola-Garcia

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A Microwell-Based Impedance Sensor In Microneedle Shape For Cytokine Detection, Naixin Song

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Towards More Automated Statistical Inference And Machine Learning, Matteo Sordello

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Dissecting The Melanization Immune Response In The Malaria Vector Anopheles Gambiae, Gregory Lee Sousa

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Don’t Mind The Formalization Gap: The Design And Usage Of Hs-To-Coq, Antal Spector-Zabusky

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Mir-34 Regulates Brain Aging And Susceptibility To Neurotoxicity In Drosophila Melanogaster, Ananth Srinivasan

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The Eighteenth Brumaire Of Louis Bonaparte In The United States, Germany, And France, 1852-1932, Sam Stark

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Relationship Characteristics And Self-Care In Adults With Heart Failure, Michael A. Stawnychy

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Innate Immunity In Degenerative Diseases Of The Retina And Brain, Jacob Sterling

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Data-Based And Theory-Based Network Models Of Perturbations To Neural Dynamics, Jennifer Ann Stiso

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Let Some Genius Write A Poem: The Radical Tendency In Reform-Era Russian Literature, Helen R. Stuhr-Rommereim

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Stochastic Motion Planning For Mobile Robots, Ke Sun

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On Optimizing The Radio Side-Channel For Application Modeling, Kyle Super

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The Politics Of Naive Integrationism: Community Integration For Disabled People And The Promises Of Olmstead, Heather Ann Swadley

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Mutant P53 Mechanisms And Functions In Esophageal Cancer, Qiaosi Tang

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Investigating Quantitative Autism Spectrum Behaviors In A Family-Based Genetics Study, Sara C. Taylor

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Flying Modular Robots: From Self-Assembling Structures In Midair To Embedding Grasping Capabilities, Bruno Teles Gabrich

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Development Of Transition Metal Cluster Complexes With Macrocyclic Redox-Active Ligands Of Increasing Pocket Size, Laura M. Thierer

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Low-Dimensional Material Devices For Atomic Defect Engineering, Ionic And Molecular Transport, Jothi Priyanka Thiruraman

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Scalable Learning In Distributed Robot Teams, Ekaterina Tolstaya

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A “tick”-Ing Threat: The Surveillance And Ecology Of The Lyme Disease System, Tam M. Tran

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Copper Metabolism Directly Influences Kinase Functionality To Modulate Signal Transduction In Cancer, Tiffany Tsang

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Structural And Mechanical Responses To Intermittent Parathyroid Hormone Treatment, Discontinuation And Cyclic Administration Regimens, Wei-Ju Tseng

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A Computational Approach To The Study Of Trauma, Evangelos Tsiklidis

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Mechano-Regulation Of Meniscus Development And Maturation, Tonia Tsinman

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Differential Essential Dimension, Man Cheung Kevin Tsui

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The Stigmatized Consumer: Role Of Language And Diversity On Consumer Behavior, Esther Uduehi

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Structural Insights On Tfiih In Transcription And Dna Repair, Trevor Van Eeuwen