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Theses from 2016

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Filling in the Details: Perceiving from Low Fidelity Images, Farahnaz Ahmed Wick

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How Third Party Online Reviews Influence Automobile Sales, Poorvi Bahety

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Exploring Reconstruction in the Territory of New Mexico, Krystle Eugley Beaubrun

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'For the Sake of the Salvation of our Souls': An Analysis of Hildegard of Bingen's Authority and Reformist Theology in Relation to the Founding of Mount St. Rupert, Alexandra G. Borkowski

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Rebuilding the City on a Hill: The Currents of New England Sectionalism and Liberal Christianity in Garrisonian Abolitionism, Zachary Boutin

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Fashioning Identity: An Analysis of Consumption and Production Activity at Nipmuc Farmstead, Allison K. Carlton

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'For the Benefit of Mankind': Franklin Roosevelt's Development of Trusteeship for the Postwar World, Tasnin R. Chowdhury

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The Relationship between SMK1, a Non-Canonical Map Kinase, and GIP1, a Meosis Specific Regulatory Subunit of a PP1-Phosphatase in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Stephanie E.J. Cronin

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Analysis of Gompertzian Growth in Aggregating Multicellular Tumor Nodules, Gwendolyn A. Deger

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Something Worse, Matt Denis

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The Validity and Reliability of Borg’s 6-20 RPE Scale among Chinese Mandarin Speaking Young Healthy Adults, Weiyang Ding

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Investor Learning and the Abnormal Returns to a Fundamental Signal Strategy, John C. Dorey

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Contextualizing Local Biodiversity Change in the Face of Human Impacts, Jillian C. Dunic

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Chase Home for Children: Childhood in Progressive New England, Katherine M. Evans

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Trends in Marriage and Women's Earnings: Evidence From Administrative Data, Kristie L. Flaherty

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Design of a Tapered Dielectric to Plasmon Optical Mode Convertor, Raju Ghimire

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Run Aground: Cultural Transformation in Southeastern Massachusetts' Aquatic Spaces, 1637-1711, Jonathan Dennis Green

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Getting Drunk and Kissing Strangers, Andrea Gregory

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Path Analysis of Hierarchical Drivers On Water Quality in the Charles River Watershed Tributaries, Massachusetts, Laurissa C. Gulich

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The Importance of Action: Understanding Characteristics of Social Action Campaigns and Their Impact on Youth's Motivation and Engagement, Jacqueline G. Hargrove

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Measured Resistance: A Black Feminist Perspective on the Domestic Reform Movement, Carolyn Horlacher

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A New Class of Integrable Two-Mass Mixtures in One-Dimension, Zaijong Hwang

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McClung's Book of Sermon Illustrations for the Itinerant Evangelist, Joshua Jones

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In Freedom's Cause: An Exploration of Suffragette and Chartist Militancy in Britain, Ashley Kennedy-MacDougall

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Image Processing Techniques for Biomedical Applications, Jeffrey La

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Umbra, M. Vanessa Larsen

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The Behavioral Endocrinology of Cold-Stunned Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles, Lauren I. Laskey

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Cloak Island: A Novella, Gemma Leghorn

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In Vitro Evaluation of Photodynamic Therapy Treatment Parameters Using a Low-Cost LED-Based Light Source, Yiran Liu

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Querying Deep Neural Networks with Gradients, Henry Z. Lo

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Medicare Nursing Home Compare: Issues and Improvements, Stefano Maffina

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Security and Foreign Policy of Landlocked States, Samiullah Mahdi

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Countdown to Martial Law: The U.S-Philippine Relationship, 1969-1972, Joven G. Maranan

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Financial Markets and the American Working Class: An Empirical Investigation of Financial Stress, Michael J. McCormack

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Performing Language and Identities: Adult Immigrant Students and the Creation of a Play, Kathleen R. McGovern

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Tracking the Flood – Gaining a New Perspective on Flood Management in Boston Using Socio-Hydrology, Zachary G. Mertz

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COPPER STATE, Jennifer Ellen Murphy

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He was a Camera: Christopher Isherwood, Weimar Germany, and Transationalism in the American Gay Rights Movement, Kristof R. Nelson

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Patterns of Parent-Teacher Disagreement on Behavior Problems of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Juliana Neuspiel

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'Improvement the Order of the Age': Historic Advertising, Consumer Choice, and Identity in 19th Century Roxbury, Massachusetts, Janice A. Nosal

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Synthesis of Fluorinated Compounds by One-Pot Reactions and Asymmetric Organocatalysis, Kenny Pham

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Identification of Regulatory Mechanisms that Contribute to Novel Cell Cycle Outcomes During Host-Microbe Symbiosis, Charles T.S. Puerner

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Historical Allopatry and Secondary Contact or Primary Intergradation in the Puerto Rican Crested Anole, Anolis Cristatellus, on Vieques Island, Quynh N. Quach

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Somewhere Between Exploitation and Partnership: English and Native Alliances Surrounding the Raids on Deerfield and King William’s War, Caitlyn J. Remmes

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The Martha's Vineyard Experience: A Zooarchaeological Analysis of Diet and the Local Ecology, Richie Roy

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Fabrication of Microwave Resonators in Titanium Nitride Using Photolithography, Caleb Ruvich

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Invisible Differences: Identity Formation and Intra-group Conflict Among Somali Migrants, Emily L. Schkeryantz

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The Barbadoes Family and the Pursuit of African-American Equality in 19th Century America, Robert J. Shaw

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Training, Jason Henry Simon-Bierenbaum

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Unruly, Elysia L. Smith

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A Comparative Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship Case Study for Mutagenic Potency on Aromatic Amines with Mechanistic Implications, Mitchell Joseph Sumner

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Genetic Regulation of Germ Cell Development, Emily C. Taylor

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Design, Fabrication and Characterization of a Poly-Silicon PN Junction, Jason D. Tower

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Ceramic Consumption in a Boston Immigrant Tenement, Andrew J. Webster

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Not Blood, Derek J.G. Williams

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Structural Studies of Two Functional Domains in Hybrid NRPS/PKS Systems: The Cyclization and Interprotein Docking Domains, Yuan Xia

Theses from 2015

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Design and Simulation of a Hybrid Dielectric Waveguide, Krishna Prasad Aryal

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Developmental Exposure to the Pesticide Benomyl and Parkinson's Disease Risk: Is There a Link?, Joseph A. Ayertey

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Traitor or Pioneer: John Brown Russwurm and the African Colonization Movement, Brian J. Barker

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Native Interactions and Economic Exchange: A Re-Evaluation of Plymouth Colony Collections, Kellie J. Bowers

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Evaluating Student Performance and Perceptions in a Flipped Introductory Undergraduate Biology Classroom, Kiley C. Brown

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A Queen's Legacy: The Lives of Elizabeth Woodville and Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Heather E. Bump

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We're Just Like You: Strategies of Gay Activism against the Religious Right, Politics and Conservatism, and the AIDS Crisis, William G. Burton

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The Trajectory of the Co-Occurrence of Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Treatments for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Amber L. Calloway

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BINARY STARS, Kate Carito

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Gay Outlaws: The Alpine County Project Reconsidered, Jacob D. Carter

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Changes in Water Temperature Patterns Following the Removal of a Low-Head Dam in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Matthew D. Conlon

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Discourses and Capital in Court Trials: Representation of Witness Accounts and Identity, Misty Crooks

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Replacing Quantum Measurements with Noisy Unitary Gates, Benjamin B. Cruikshank

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Environmental Dimensions of Colonial Settlement: A Palynological Investigation of La Cienega, New Mexico, Kyle W. Edwards

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'Responsibility to Protect': The Divergent Development of a Norm, Georges T. Fakhry

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Latitudes, Lewis George Feuer

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George Loney Wallace and the Wrentham State School: 1906-1930, Lindsay Fulton

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The Role of YBR063c in the MAP Kinase Sporulation Pathway, Alyssa Funk

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Developing Autism Screening Criteria for the Brief Infant Toddler Social Emotional Assessment (BITSEA), Ivy Giserman Kiss

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Function of the Ankyrin3 Bipolar Disorder Risk Gene in Brain and Behavior, Klaudio Gjeluci

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Militaria, Adam M. Graaf

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Being and Becoming an Ally: The Lived Experience of Social Justice Action from Privileged Spaces, Alissa L. Gross

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The Tale of Sigh, the Tales of Iran, Nazila Hafezi

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The Role of the Ecowas, the United Nations and The United Kingdom in Terminating Sierra Leone Civil War, Muhammed Mahdi Hasan

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Automatic Detection and Quantification of Bluff Erosion Events in Single Image Series, Martin D. Hellwig

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A Private Game, Lynn E. Holmgren

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Bury My Feet, Nathaniel Hunt

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Hydrodynamic Analogues of Hamiltonian Systems, Francisco J. Jauffred

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Deep Coring, Viking Age Accumulation Rates and Household Wealth in Skagafjörður, Northern Iceland, Eric D. Johnson

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Social Cost Bias, Probability Bias, and Self-Efficacy to Achieve a Specific Goal or Outcome as Mechanisms of Behavioral Action in Social Anxiety, Carol S. Lee

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Exploring Alternative Cobalt Redox Mediators and β-diketonate Non-Innocent Ligands for Applications in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Nicholas Anthony Lee

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Respiratory Behavior in Manduca Sexta Pupae, Yue See Lee

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Living the History: The Role of Archaeology in the Interpretation of the Wampanoag Homesite at Plimoth Plantation, Meredith P. Luze

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Coping With Racism: Emotional Acceptance and Systemic Attribution of Racism as Buffers against Social Anxiety among People of Color, Jennifer H. Martinez

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States of Insecurity, Jennifer Lucy Martin

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To Fix Stray Things, Alyssa L. Mazzarella

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Charles Francis Adams: A Study on the Crucial Role of Adams in Maintaining British Neutrality During the American Civil War, Jonathan S. McIsaac

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The Massachusetts Bay Circuit, Corey W. Medeiros

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Connecting Networks of History and Heritage at America's Oldest Seaport, Kimberly Montoni

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Mall, Matthew A. Morrison

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: : poof : :, Caleb Nelson

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Age-Related Associations between Physical Activity and Telomere Length in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002, Elisa F. Ogawa

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É Para Sair de Portugal a Todos os Custos! The Policia Repressiva de Emigração Clandestina (1896-1911) and the Politics of Azorean Emigration to the United States, Sonia Patricia da Silva Pacheco

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The Integration of African Americans in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Massachusetts, Caitlin E. Pinkham