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Theses from 2017

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Attentional and Emotional Consequences of Emotional Acceptance and Suppression in an Elevated Anxiety Sample, Natalie Arbid

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Photophysical & Photoacoustic Properties of Dimethylamino Terminated Curcuminoid Dyes Containing the Phenyl, Napthyl and Thienly π-Spacers, Raymond Edward Borg

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It’s Not You, it’s My Schedule: An Exploratory Study of Early Termination in School-Based Mentoring Programs, Samantha Burton

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Hating Rituals: Stories, Danya Bush

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Using Hidden Markov Models to Capture Unique Binding Characteristics of Gcn4 and p53, Cory Colaneri

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Toward a Unified Reading-Writing Curriculum: Mindful Reading in WAC/WID Courses, Melanie A. Doyle

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Establishment of Baseline Physical, Chemical, and Biological Stream Conditions at a Passive Cranberry Bog Restoration, Edgar Franck

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ram, Kate Glavin

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Psychosocial Profiles of Youth who Acquire a Natural Mentor During a School Year, Matthew A. Hagler

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Big Sound, Lisa Hanson

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Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Tracing Fuel Use and Landscape Change on the Eastern Pequot Reservation 1740-1850, Kalila Herring

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Hands Pull You Apart, Emily Jaeger

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Efficient Music Genre Classification for Real-Time Recommender Systems, Vyom S. Jhaveri

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Student Behavior in a Flipped Introductory Undergraduate Biology Course: Online Interaction Patterns and Self-Regulated Learning Strategies, Casey J. McCabe

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Rural Goths, David McNamara

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Effects of Tai Chi on Simple and Choice Reaction Time in Older Adults with Chronic Pain, Satoshi Nagae

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Discovery of Human Monoclonal Antibodies to Malaria Circumsporozite Protein from Single-Cell Sorted B Cells, Stuart C. Nelson

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Assessing Risk of Aboveground Storage Tanks to Sea Level Rise and Coastal Inundation along Chelsea Creek– An Application of a Transdisciplinary Framework, Avery P. Palardy

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Expendable: Eight Soldiers From Massachusetts Regiments Executed For Desertion During the United States Civil War, Stephen F. Ragon

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Smoking as a Form of Persistence in a Christian Nipmuc Community, Jessica Ann Rymer

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Languaging at Work: The Language Socialization of Support Staff in the Healthcare Workforce, Kristen E. Schlapp

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Everything, August Smith

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Utopians in Love, Robert Sykora

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The Functions of the Type IV P-Type ATPases DRS2 and Phosphatidylserine in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Membrane Development, Dang V. Truong

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Systems of Sheep Husbandry at Stóra-Seyla in Northern Iceland, Katherine R. Wagner

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Further Evidence on the Relation between Pension Plan Accounting and Firm Value: A Time-Series Analysis, Wen Xiao

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Better Homes and Graveyards, Lori Zimmermann

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