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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Michelangelo Antonioni And The Rites Of Adaptation: The Impure Cinema Of An Adaptive Auteur, Peter Lesnik

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Making Sense Of Language: How Representations Of Language Inform Teachers' Work, Mark Lewis

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Fabrication Of Superhydrophilic Nanostructured Membranes For Oil/water, Zhiwei Liao

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The Role Of Calcineurin/nfat Signaling In Fibroblast Homeostasis And Activation, Allyson Elizabeth Lieberman

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Roles Of Vegfc And Vegfr3 In Lymphangiogenesis And Angiogenesis, Lillian Lim

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Anisotropy And Aggregation In Self-Assembled Polymer Nanocomposites, Benjamin Joseph Lindsay

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Establishment And Regulation Of Epithelial Enhancers By P63, Enrique Lin Shiao

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Information And International Conflict, Christopher Liu

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Nonlinear Optical Responses In Type-Ii Weyl Semimetals, Gerui Liu

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Essays In Market Efficiency And Empirical Asset Pricing, Jianan Liu

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Gender Differences In Stem Education: A Comparative Perspective, Ran Liu

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On Closed Six-Manifolds Admitting Metrics With Positive Sectional Curvature And Non-Abelian Symmetry, Yuhang Liu

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Coarse-Graining Of Atomistic Models To The Continuum Scale With Applications To Elastodynamics And Diffusive Processes, Xiaoguai Li

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Writing Verdicts: French And Francophone Narratives Of Race And Racism, Andrea Lloyd

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Balancing Pollyanna And Plato: Exploring The Complementary Self-Presentation Strategies Of Skepticism And Enthusiasm, Nicholas Lobuglio

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Synthetic Dna Technology As A Tool To Generate Vaccine Immunity In The Skin, Lumena Louis

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Engineering Protein Disaggregases To Counter Alpha-Synuclein And Amyloid-Beta Neurotoxicity, Korrie Lynne Mack

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Measuring Behavioral Phenotypes From Complex Social Interactions In Non-Human Primates, Seth Madlon-Kay

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The Intersection Of Proteomics And Pathology For Translational Cancer Epigenetics Research, Dylan M. Marchione

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Additive Manufacturing And Mechanical Properties Of Cellulose Nanofibril Materials, Lisa Mariani

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Bridled Tigers: The Military At Korea’s Northern Border, 1800–1863, Alexander Thomas Martin

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From ‘disengaged’ To Digital: Latino Boys As Emergent Technology Experts, Carlos Ricardo Martínez

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Measurement Of 8b Solar Neutrinos In The Sno+ Water Phase And A Model Of Vacuum-Enhanced Neutrino Mixing, Eric Marzec

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Pediatric Acute Pain Management Practices In Botswana, Samuel Thopho Matula

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Automated Analysis Of Experience-Dependent Sensory Response Behavior In Caenorhabditis Elegans, Patrick McClanahan

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The Effects Of Cationic Charges In Metal-Ligand Cooperativity, Samuel Mccollom

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A City Built On Debt: Federal Retrenchment, Municipal Finance, And Inequality In Dallas Since The 1960s, Colin Mcgrath

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The Ipn Regulates Anxiety Independently Of Drug Addiction, Ian Alexander Mclaughlin

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Systems Biology Of Gene Regulation Across Scales: From Single Molecules To Cellular Identities, Ian Alexander Mellis

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Empirical Investigations Into The Causal Impact Of Healthcare Provider Behavior On Patient Care, Lesley Meng

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Drug-Drug Interactions And Kidney Disease In Hospitalized Patients, Todd Anthony Mianno

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Percolation On Galton-Watson Trees, Marcus Michelen

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Black Muslim Cosmopolitanism: The Global Character Of New York City’s Black Muslim Movements, 1929-1990, Rasul Hanif Miller

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Damned If You Do: Judas Iscariot And The Invention Of Medieval Literary Character, Mariah Min

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Developing The Next Generation Of Universal Immune Receptors, Nicholas G. Minutolo

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Genetic Insights Into Latent Autoimmune Diabetes In Adults, Rajashree Mishra

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Seeing The Light (higgs): Searches And Measurements Of Higgs Boson Decays To Photons, Khilesh Pradip Mistry

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Mechanisms Underlying Alcohol-Mediated Cellular Injury In Esophageal Keratinocytes, Prasanna Venkata Ramanan Modayur Chandramouleeswaran

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Bayesian Approaches For Modeling Variation, Gemma Elyse Moran

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The Post-1960s Development Of Urban Institutions And The Production Of Racial Justice Activism, James Evans Morone

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On The Compatibility Of Derived Structures On Critical Loci, Antonijo Mrcela

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Development Of Unnatural Amino Acid Based Spectroscopic Probes For Chemical And Biological Applications, Debopreeti Mukherjee

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Small, Safe Quadrotors For Autonomous Flight, Yash Mulgaonkar

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Surface Polysaccharides Promote Innate Immune Evasion By The Pediatric Pathogen Kingella Kingae, Vanessa Lynne Munoz

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“up From The Dirt”: Racializing Refuge, Rupture, & Repair In Philadelphia, Michelle Rungamirai Munyikwa

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Cultivating Reproductive Citizens: State And Fertility Practices In Turkey, Genevra F. Murray

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The Role Of Aldo-Keto Reductases And Nrf2 Signaling In The Metabolic Activation Of Nitrated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Jessica Rose Murray

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Speech Labs: Language Experiments, Early Poetry Audio Archives, And The Poetic Record, Chris Mustazza

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Elucidating The Mechanism Of Nonsense Suppressor-Induced Premature Stop-Codon Readthrough In Eukaryotes, Martin Yu-Hin Ng

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The Problems Of Moral Psychology, Thomas Noah

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Methods For Robust Quantification Of Rna Alternative Splicing In Heterogeneous Rna-Seq Datasets, Scott Simon Norton

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Novel Optical Techniques For Probing Orbital And Spin Angular Momentum In Solids, Mehmet Ali Noyan

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Vodou En Vogue: Fashion, Ritual And Spiritual Innovation In Haitian Vodou, Eziaku Atuama Nwokocha

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Generating The Other: An Exploration Of The Relationship Between Item Response And Immigrant Generational Status In A Sample Of Black And Latinx Children, Ama Nyame-Mensah

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The Allies Of Others: How Stakeholders’ Relationships Shape Non-Market Strategy, Katarzyna D. Odziemkowska

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Multiple Feedback Mechanisms Fine-Tune Rho Signaling To Regulate Morphogenetic Outcomes, Katy Lauren Ong

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Visual Perception For Robotic Spatial Understanding, Jason Lawrence Owens

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Theorizing Film Quotation: Re-Membering Classical Hollywood Film In Contemporary American Cinema, Eleni Palis

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Safe Planning And Control Of Autonomous Systems: Robust Predictive Algorithms, Yash Vardhan Pant

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Sounding Nostalgia In Post-World War I Paris, Tristan Paré-Morin

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Post Black Paradoxes: Colorblind Racism And The Real Absurd In Twenty-First Century African American Satire, Keyana Parks

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Regulating Access Or Costs? Two Approaches To Regionalizing Health Care, Lindsey J. Patterson

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Evaluating The Effects Of A Nurse-Led Intervention For Delirium And Pain Management Among Older Adults In The Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Kara Pavone

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The Molecular Basis For Rapid Ca2+ Transport Across The Inner Mitochondrial Membrane, Riley J. Payne

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Identification And Functional Characterization Of Novel Determinants Of The Somatotropes And Lactotrope Lineages In The Anterior Pituitary, Michael Thomas Peel

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Identifying Media Bias With Computer Vision, Yilang Peng

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Efficient Precise Dynamic Data Race Detection For Cpu And Gpu, Yuanfeng Peng

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Insights For Catalyst Design: A Systematic Investigation Of The Morphological Dependence Of Catalytic And Photocatalytic Activity For Nanostructured Titania, Paul Andrew Pepin

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Code-Switching And Bilingualism In Saturis Lucilii, Marcie Persyn

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From Bench To Bedside And Back Again: Car T Cell Signaling And Survival, Benjamin Philipson

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The Complexity Of Being Me: Understanding The Perks And Perils Of Cultivating Authentic Impressions At Work, Julianna Pillemer

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Ramification In The Inverse Galois Problem, Benjamin David Pollak

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Selective Inhibition Of Histone Deacetylases, Nicholas John Porter

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Refinancing The American Dream: The Consequences Of Targeted Financial Policy For Political And Racial Inequality In The United States, Patricia Posey

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Expressions Of Passion And Status Conferral: A Longitudinal Study Of U.s. Congress Members, Jaime Potter

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Metabolic Imaging Of Acute Lung Injury Using Hyperpolarzied 13c Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mehrdad Pourfathi

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A Computational And Experimental Study Of Polymer Conformation And Diffusion Under Confinement, James F. Pressly

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Cerium Photocatalysis And Progress Toward The Isolation Of Tetravalent Lanthanide Complexes, Yusen Qiao

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Surface Patterns On Single Cells: A Consequence Of A Phase Transition To Modulated Phases, Asja Radja

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The Judgeship And The Twelver Shīʿī Adab Al-Qāḍī Genre, 11-14th Centuries C.e., Raha Rafii

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Sensor-Based Topological Coverage And Mapping Algorithms For Resource-Constrained Robot Swarms, Rattanachai Ramaithitima

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Egalitarian Liberalism And Economic Freedom, Pierce Randall

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Early Islamic Ghur, 10th-12th Centuries Ce: Rereading The Tabaqat-I Nasiri, Jawan Shir Rasikh

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Vertical Block Copolymer Cylinder-Nanorod Self-Assembly, Boris Rasin

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Essays On Dynamic Games And Contracts With Learning, Nishant Ravi

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Self-Mastery In Plato, Brian Reese

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Electron Identification, Electronics Upgrades, And Electroweak Supersymmetry At Atlas, Joseph Patrick Reichert

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Home Tongue Earthquake: The Radical Afterlives Of Yiddishland, Ariel Yeshoshua Resnikoff

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Electroweak Physics At The Large Hadron Collider With The Atlas Detector: Standard Model Measurement, Supersymmetry Searches, Excesses, And Upgrade Electronics, Elodie Resseguie

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The Political Economy Of Amazon Deforestation: Subnational Development And The Uneven Reach Of The Colombian State, Javier Revelo-Rebolledo

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Investigating The Role Of The Human Naip/nlrc4 Inflammasome In Host Defense Against Gram-Negative Bacterial Infection, Valeria M. Reyes Ruiz

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Investigating The Dysregulation And Therapeutic Potential Of Neuroprotective Stress Response Proteins In Huntington’s Disease, Julianne M. Rieders

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Polymer Infiltration Under Extreme Confinement, David Ring

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Security With Solvency: Retrenchment And Strategic Reorientation, Travis E. Robison

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Allosteric Functionality In Mechanical And Flow Networks, Jason William Rocks

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Skins Of Commerce: An Epidermal Tour Through American Medicine And Markets, 1900–1970, J. Maxwell Rogoski

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Essays In Macroeconomics With Financial Frictions, Eugenio Rojas

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Tribbles Homologue 1 Controls Antiviral Immunity By Restraining T Cell Effector Programming And Function, Kelly Rome

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Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, And The Emotional Politics Of Race And Blackness In The U.s., Shantee Rosado

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Learning Transferable Knowledge Through Embedding Spaces, Mohammad Rostami