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Theses from 2014

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Transcriptional Regulation of Sinorhizobium Meliloti Cell Cycle-Related Genes in the Δcbra Mutant and Root Nodules of Medicago Sativa, Corey S. Hazekamp

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Nonlinear Photoacoustic Measurements of Oxygen Saturation Levels in Blood, Albert Kamanzi

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Promoting Maternal Well-Being and Child Behavioral Health: The Role of Positive Beliefs, Sara Kaplan-Levy

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Exploring Determinants and Effects of Foreign Direct Investment: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa, Joan O. W. Kiiru

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Design of Surface Depleted Quantum Dots, Yeshaya A. Koblick

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Flow Tube Calibration and Infrared Product Studies Using Hydrogen and Hydroperoxyl Gas-Phase Radical Reactions with Nitrogen Oxides, Christopher C. Koutros

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Corporeal Negotiation at the Margins of the Colonial Landscape: An Examination of Late Eighteenth-Century Embodiment on the Eastern Pequot Reservation, Keely B. Lewis

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A Hybrid Supercapacitor Based on Chemically Modified Manganese Dioxide and Active Carbon in Alkaline Electrolyte, Quan Li

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Development of Quantiative Fourier Phase Contrast Microscope and Monitoring Tumor Growth and Treatment Response Using Digital Holographic Micrsocope, Yuyu Li

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Wrapped Around a Rock, Karen Locascio

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Coastal Change Analysis of Lovells Island Using High Resolution Ground Based LiDAR Imagery, Jennifer K. Ly

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Own Unknowing, Edmund M. Manning

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Validation of the Post-traumatic Growth Inventory: Relationships between Perceived Post-Traumatic Growth and Measured Pre- to Post-Disaster Changes in Analogous Constructs in a Sample of Low-Income Mothers who Survived Hurricane Katrina, Emily E. Manove

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Constructing A Vernacular Narrative: Communal Memory of Boston's West End, Eleanor Martinez Proctor

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Altered Lives, Altered Environments: Creating Home at Manzanar Relocation Center, 1942-1945, Laura W. Ng

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Rupture, Peter Francis Picetti

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Identification of NF-kB-like Transcription Factor In Arabidopsis Thaliana, Neermala Poudel Neupane

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Reciprocal Influences amongst Early Childhood Externalizing Behavior, Maternal Distress, and Parenting Style: A Longitudinal Analysis, Shirley Marie Immacula Poyau

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The Impact of the SEC Interpretative Guidance on Firms' Environmental Disclosures, Guangwei Qin

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Developing an Algorithm for Predicting Hospital Readmissions, Naeimeh Radnia

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Final Rest at the Hilltop Sanctuary: The Community of Mount Gilead AME Church, Meagan M. Ratini

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What's in a Game? Identity Negotiations and Pedagogical Implications of Gameplay Discourse, Caleb Reed

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Their Decision to Wear Al Hijab: The Stories of U.S. Northeastern Muslim Women, Hadeel Salman

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Seeing Red: Characterizing Historic Bricks at Sylvester Manor, Long Island, NY 1652-1735, Martin John Schmidheiny

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Psychopathy and Disadvantageous, Risky Decision-Making in a Sample of Ex-Offenders, Ashley-Ann C. Shirai

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From Horse to Electric Power at the Metropolitan Railroad Company Site: Archaeology and the Narrative of Technological Change, Miles Shugar

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Wanting To Be Haunted, Theadora Siranian

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The Relation between Cultural Values and Unprotected Sex among Latino Gay Men, Francisco I. Surace

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Skeletal and Tissue Response to Automated, Continuous, Curvilinear Distraction Osteogenesis: A Clinical and Histological Study, Brad John Scott Tricomi

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Bone Meal, Ryan Spellman Vautour

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The Alternate Lives of Claire MacKenna, Lauren von Hagel

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Cognitive Processes and Moderators of Willingness in Individuals with Social Anxiety Disorder and Non-Anxious Controls in Response to a Social Performance Task, Lauren P. Wadsworth

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Predictors of Change in Body Mass Index in Young Mothers after Hurricane Katrina, Elyssa Briann Weber

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Modeling Bacterial Water Quality with Networked Real-Time Sensors, Benjamen R. Wetherill

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Changing Environments and Economies: A Comprehensive Zooarchaeological Study of the Eastern Pequot, Courtney Williams

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Mentor Motivation as a Predictor of Relationship Approach, Max B. Wu

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Adults Who "Get": Adolescents' Perceptions of Relational Engagement with Key Adults, Laura A. Yoviene

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Four Traits of Strong Science-Policy Interfaces for Global Environmental Governance, Daniel F. Zaleznik

Theses from 2013

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Effect of Mean Exicitation Energy of Water on Proton Range Uncertainties, Yassine Ait-El-Aoud

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Latino Youth Experiences of Immigrant Policy, Enforcement, and Exclusion: Exploring Risk and Resilience, Darcy Alcantara

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Nanoplasmonics: Enhancement of Optical Radiation, Safa Alzaim

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The Application of Geographic Information Technology and Ground-Penetrating Radar in the Study of the Evolution of the Charles River Basin, Lars E. Anderas

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Can Women Have It All?: Hesitant Feminism in American Women's Popular Writing, Anne Aramand

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Trauma History and Social Connection in a Sample of Chronically Homeless Adults: A Test of the Stress-Buffering Hypothesis, Amanda L. Aykanian

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Cultural Continuity in a Nipmuc Landscape, Joseph Bagley

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The Occurrence and Distribution of Enterococcus in an Urban Coastal Watershed, Steven Bryant-Allen

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Thermalization of One-Dimensional Tonks-Girardeau Gas Mixtures, at and around the Kaleidoscopic Mass Ratios, Frank Thanh Cao

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Generations Apart: Cultural Revolution Memory and China's Post-80's Generation on the Chinese Internet, Vincent R. Capone

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Once Lords and Emperors: Chivalry and the Making of Clerical Masculinity in High Medieval Normandy, Charles S. Carroll

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Like Spring, But More Ruined, Sam Cha

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Forty Two, Noreen Cleffi

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Crater Detection via Genetic Search Methods to Reduce Image Features, Joseph Paul Cohen

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Comparative Genomics of the Spergen 1 Gene and Expression of Recombinant Mouse Y-Box Protein 3, Jennifer D. Curtis

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What is the Best Competition Parameter? An Experimental Research, SuryaKamal Varma Dantuluri

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Dakota Falls, Aaron Devine

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National Passenger Rail Policies and the Effect on Investment, Ridership, and Congestion, Kyle J. Emge

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This Rebel City, Nathaniel Forsythe

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Gentrification is Political: How Local Government Fosters Community Change, Whitney A. Gecker

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Determination of Absolute Rate Constants for the Reaction of OH with Cyclopentane and Cycloheptane from 233 K to 351 K, Michael A. Gennaco

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Spatial Democratization, Urban Citizenship and Alternative Mobility: A Comparative Analysis of Bicycle Praxis in Boston, Massachusetts and Bogota, Colombia, Diego Gomez-Aristizabal

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Beautiful People Heaven, Betsabe Gomez

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A Person-Oriented Approach to Identifying Parenting Styles in Mothers of Early School Age Children, Amy E. Heberle

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Understanding Slave Subsistence in the Context of Changing Agricultural Practices: Paleoethnobotany at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, Samantha J. Henderson

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The Disadvantage of a Sex-Segregated Labor Market: Sex Composition and the Availability of Work-Family Benefits, Orlaith D. Heymann

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Blood Call, Krysten S. Hill

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Architectural Debris and Construction Sequencing at an 18th-Century Rural Native American Household in Connecticut, Timothy D. Hollis

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Fort Devens: Civil Rights Unrest and African-American Identity in a Northern Military Camp during World War I and World War II, Janine Hubai

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Gender Games: A Goddess Inspired Rereading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Trina Marie Johnson

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Integrating GIS and Cultural Knowledge in Vulnerability Assessments of Coastal Environmental Justice Communities, Vijaylaxsmi Kesavan

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Grotesques, Kurt Klopmeier

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The Hidden Experience: Untold Stories of Immigrant Agency During the Settlement House Movement in Boston, Deirdre L. Kutt

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"On Long Run Under the Blue Hills": An Archaeology of Tenancy on the Pennsylvania Frontier, Thomas J. Kutys

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Spatial Analysis and Subsurface Survey at a 19th-Century Eastern Pequot Site in Connecticut, Starla C. Lane

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General Von Seeckt and Sino-German Cooperation, Yue Lan

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Does Directors' Experience Affect Firm's Acquisition Performance?, Diem Thu Thi Le

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"Put That In Your Pipe and Smoke It": An Exploratory Study of Native American Ceramic Tobacco Pipes at the James Fort Site in Virginia Using Portable X-Ray Fluorescence, Michael S. Ligman

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Is the Pead Anomaly Due To Market Underreaction or Risk Factors: A Global Perspective, Zhilu Lin

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The Effects of Racism Related Stress on Asian Americans; Anxiety and Depression among Different Generational Statuses, Charles M. Liu

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The Cost of Nationalism: The Foundations of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and its Perilous Path Toward Middle Eastern Hegemony, Jeremy C. Lowe

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The Huguenot Home: Consumption Practices and Identity in Early 18th-Century New York City, Theodor M. Maghrak

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Predictors of Psychotropic Medication Use in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Melissa P. Maye

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"Our Brothers In This Country": Captivity and Kinship in the Colonial Northeast, Steven C. Moore

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Predicting Hospital Patients' Admission to Reduce Emergency Department Boarding, Mohammadmahdi Moqri

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The Salt Harvester's Son, Fawzi S. Nicolas

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Anti-Apoptotic Role of β-Arrestin Kurtz in Drosophila Development, Niusha Nikkholgh

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The Elusiveness of the Technology in the Classroom: How Teachers Might More Effectively Address Digital Literacy and Adhere to the Frameworks, Daisy Elizabeth Penney

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Photodynamic Therapy and Oxaliplatin Chemotherapy Combinations: Imaging-Based Evaluation of Dose, Sequence and Schedule in 3D Pancreatic Tumor Models, Ljubica Petrovic

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The Teacher Revolt: Militancy, Grassroots Mobilization, and Local Autonomy in the National Education Association and the Massachusetts Teachers Association (1960-1980), Jamie A. Rinaldi

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Germs, Pigs and Silver: King Philip's War and the Deconstruction of the Middle Ground In New England, Benjamin M. Roine

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The Effects of Nesting Environment on Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury, Laura Grace Rollins

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The Role of the Histidine Kinase, CbrA, in Sinorhizobium Meliloti Cell Cycle Regulation and Symbiotic Development, Craig Shaw Sadowski

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How Ending Gender Violence in India Improves the Nation's International Reputation and Tourism Industry: A Case for Nationalism, Sharon Nambudripad Schiffer

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Identifying In Situ Conservation Priorities for Teosinte, Crystal A. Sorgini

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Men of Uncommon Substance: Sailor Literature and American Identity in Antebellum America, 1805 - 1840, Pete Sprayregen

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Residence, not Confinement: Daily Life at the Westport Town Farm, Westport, Massachusetts, Joshua Loyal Stewart

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The Effects of Foreign Direct Investment and Official Development Assistance on the Human Development Index in Africa, Christina R. Tamer

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Whitehall: Newport's History in a House, Katherine Malone Tarascio

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A Gross Anatomy Miscellany: Select Representative and Originary Material from the Novel In-Progress, Guy Torrey

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Why now? The Making of Modern Burma: Drivers of Democratization, Aung Tun

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Exploring the Role of SPS1 in the Yeast Saccharomyces Cereviseae, Jorge Villoria