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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Transcriptional Response to the Phytophthora Sojae Avh110 Effector Protein Using a Yeast Expression Study, Gabriel J. Abud

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See Spot Read: How the Presence of a Therapy Dog Influences the Reading Skills of Children in the First-Grade, Chelsea Addison

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The Sacred “In-Between”: The Multiple Narratives of Multiracial and Transnational People, Parisa R. Ahmadi

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Relationship Status, 2D: 4D Ratio and the Prediction of Risky Behavior Among College Students, Mariah N. Alderman

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The Moroccan Example: “Coming Movements,” Communities, and Lived Experience in Contemporary Protest, Paige I. Ambord

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Investigating the Effects of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Potassium Channels on Mortality Rate and Urine Excretion in Female Aedes aegypti, Sheila O. Amoako

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Sight May Leave You Blind to Beauty, Edith M. Anderson

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The Silent Protest: An Investigation of the 1988 Deaf President Now Movement, Rachel L. Appleton

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“嘿,基佬!”中国电子媒体和同性恋的空间 “Hey, gay person!” Chinese Electronic Media and Homosexual Space, Kathleen Arnold

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Evolution of Negative Cooperativity in Phosphagen Kinases, Manish Aryal

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The Effects of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) on ApoE Gene Expression Levels Working Through RXR Receptors in Rat Liver and Hippocampus Samples, Aundrea Atwell

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Breaking Ground: The New Farmers' Movement in the United States, Ellen Baird

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The Effects of Human Facial Expression on Task Performance, Aurielle Baker-Coleman

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Le Français Québécois et la Lutte pour Graver en Pierre une Variété Linguistique, Katherine G. Baker

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La Preservación y la Reconstrucción de la Identidad Judío-Argentina a Través de la Memoria y los Museos, Mallory Band

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The Unjust Society, Richard A. Barnes II

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The Dogeater, Nicholas J. Barrow

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El Arte Y La Justicia Social: Un Análisis del Papel Del Muralismo Y El Teatro Alternativo en El Movimiento Chicano, Daniela Bartlett Asenjo

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A Wilderness of Mirrors: Intelligence in the Revolutionary War, John T. Battaglia

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U.S. Foreign Aid and Geostrategic Interests: Does USAID Positively Impact Education Levels in Developing Countries?, Angela M. Bauman

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An Investigation of the Diagnostic and Management Protocols Audiologists Follow for Pediatric Patients with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder, Donna J. Bell

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Independent Study Is-Real (Israel): An Examination of American Immigration to Israel, Kristen Bell

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Goodbye to All of That: 104 Days of Cancer, Ian T. Benson

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Beauty is in the "I" of the Beholder: An Analysis of the Effects of the Internalization of Media's Ideals on Body Image, Catherine A. Benton

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‘Tewo Zamani’—Sickness of this Generation: The Feminization of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, Weyni T. Berhe

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Propelling Them to Greatness? Helicopter Parenting Effects on First Year College Students, Ann Berkow

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Audiologists' Knowledge of Tinnitus Treatment Among United States Military Veterans, Jacob T. Bernard

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Once Upon a Time: How the Oral Narrative Abilities of Children with Cochlear Implants Compare with their Hearing Peers, Autumn M. Berry

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Green Technology Transfer: Analyzing the Impact on Developed Countries through Environmental Technological Transfers between Developed and Developing Countries, Varun R. Bhandari

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"You Laugh and Cry from the Same Mouth": An Exploration of Successful Aging in Contemporary Russia, Caroline Bilsky

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Clean Air - A Luxury Only the Rich Can Afford? An Analysis of International Environmental Policy Using a Development Framework, Nicholas J. Biniker II

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They Make Me An Angry Black Barbie: An Examination and Analysis of Black Women's Interactions And Experiences On a Predominantly White Campus, Shakera Blackmon

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On Designing and Implementing Graphical User Interface for Mild Dementia and Early-Stage Alzheimer's Patients, Michelle S. Blackwood

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They Teach As They Were Taught: Teaching and Women’s Work in America’s Early Republic, Nichole Blackwood

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Words of Silence, Morgan H. Blake

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The Development of Metalinguistic Awareness of Grammatical and Morphological Errors Found in Children's Literature, Eve Boonin

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Jury Perceptions of Neuroscience versus Psychological Explanations of the Other Race Effect, Christopher E. Bope

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An In-Depth Analysis of the Photophysical Properties of para-Aminobenzoic Acid and 4-Dimethylaminobenzoic Acid, Jacob A. Boroff

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First Bryozoan Fauna Described from the Jurassic Tropics: Specimens from the Matmor Formation (Middle Jurassic, Upper Callovian) in Southern Israel, Stephanie Bosch

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Lithic Raw Material Procurement at the Prehistoric Wansack Site (36ME61) in Mercer County, Pennsylvania: Evidence for Mobility and Trade Patterns from the Archaic to the Late Prehistoric in Elemental XRF Data, Stephanie Bosch

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Photochemical Degradation of the Carmine Dye Molecule in Artist Media, Leah M.R. Bowers

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Pieces of Petersburg, Alexandra Boyer

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Radically Practical: Rabbi Emil G. Hirsch’s Response to Modernity, Elizabeth J. Boykin

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Identification of the Freshwater Fish of Tobago and Comparison to the Fish of the Northern Drainages of Trinidad using DNA Barcoding, Zachary S. Bradley

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An Investigation of the Interaction Between Xrs2, a Double-Strand Break Repair Protein, and Elevated Pools of Deoxynucleoside Triphosphates in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Eric A. Brenner

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Religiously Influenced Interstate Conflict: The Role of Religiosity and Perceived Loss in International Relations, Aaron Brown

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Being Part of the Game: The Effects of Presence Inducing Stimuli in Video Games on Focused Attention, Connor Brown

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Senior Independent Study in Music Composition, Spencer Brown

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How Inclusive Nationalism Implemented by the State can Prevent an Increase in Religious Polarization, Erin T. Bruening

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Mass Incarceration: An Analysis of the Intersectionality of Oppressions and Its Effect on the African American Female during the War on Drugs, 1985-1991, Erica R. Bryant

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The Accuracy of the Ethnohistoric Data by La Page Du Pratz about the Natchez, Jensen L. Buchanan

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“There’s a Time and a Place for Everything...It’s Called Fanfiction”: Investigating the Construction of Queer Women’s Sexual Identities through Doctor Who Fanfiction, Marissa Bundren

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“Have you Heard about the Word 'Word'”: A Philosophical and Classical-Historical Analysis of Logos in The Gospel of John, Sarah E. Buntin

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Reconstruction of Eruptive Conditions Based on Crater Rim Stratigraphy at Miter Crater, Ice Springs Volcanic Field, Black Rock Desert, Utah, Kyle R. Burden

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Re-Examining Carter: The President’s Relationship with Congress in Formulating and Enacting Comprehensive Energy Legislation, Jeremy E. Burke

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Trust in Business Organizations: An Analysis of Compensation Structure and the Characteristics of Trustworthy Management, Bailey E. Caffrey

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The Youth Unemployment Crisis Facing Welfare Regimes: How States Develop New Social Policy, Andrew C. Campbell

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Convenience and Control: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Privatization Attempts 1980-2014, Tyler M. Campbell

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La manif pour tous: pourquoi s'ppose-t-elle au mariage pour tous?, Chelsea N. Campton

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Serving Up a Cup, Mattie R. Cannon

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An Exploration of the Neuroprotective Properties of Omega-3 Fatty Acids In a Learning Deficient Mild TBI Model, Matthew R. Canter

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Close to Home: How a Rural Community Relates to College Decisions in High School Students, Sara L. Carpenter

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Ideology Over Interest: French Foreign Policy Under de Gaulle, Katherine A. Carwile

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Our Best Work Was Never Recorded: Understanding the Role of Public Perception during the Beatles’ Formative Years, David Cath

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Breaking Down the Walls: Black Student Activism at The College of Wooster, 1960s-1990s, Antwan Chambers Jr.

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Two And Three Dimensional Ising Model Based Graphical User-Interphase Simulator: User-Friendly Ising Model Simulator, Norman Chamusah

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Too Violent To Succeed? A Quantitative Analysis of the Effects of Categorical Terrorism on Armed Non-State Actor Success in Civil War, Douglas Chapman

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Electrophilic Modification of Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases - Mxr1 and Ykg9 from Baker's Yeast, Juliet Chepngeno

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Keeping the Dream There: A Study of Narratives on the Palestinian Right to Return, Emily K. Cherney

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A Scientific Paradigm Shift from Reductionism to Holism: The Potential Relationship between Nicotinate Degradation and Virulence Modulation in Bordetella pertussis, Pailin Chiaranunt

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Optimization of a SBSE-LC-MS/MS Method for the Determination of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Environmental Aqueous Samples, Allison E. Chin

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The Influence of Need for Cognition and Camera Angle, Emily B. Chormann

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Examining a Role for Thioredoxin in Protecting Against Protein Damage by Isothiocyanate-Containing Electrophiles, Sreyan Chowdhury

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Women Undeterred: A Comparative Study of How Lesbian & Heterosexual Young Professional Women Perceive Motherhood, Gina M. Christo

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The Modern Parent-Teacher Relationship: How Teachers' Perceptions of Parents Affect Communication, Rebecca J. Cinquino

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Jesus Saves: Branding Theology and Image in Twentieth Century Los Angeles Evangelicalism, Morgan W. Clark

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An Analysis of the Bioremediaiton of Venlafaxine, James B. Claybourne IV

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A Not-So-Silent Spring: The Impacts of Traffic Noise on Call Features of The Bloody Bay Poison Frog (Mannophryne olmonae), Catherine G. Clemmens

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Impacts of a Fungicide, Chlorothalonil, on the European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Larval Development and Adult Induced Immune Response, Galen A. Cobb

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A Comparative Analysis of Contemporary Spanish and American Journalism Using El País and The New York Times, Anya Cohen

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Dueling For Their Votes: A Study on the Impact of Presidential Debate Rhetoric on Public Opinion, Daniel J. Cohen

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What Works?: An Examination of Approaches Used to Remediate Highly Unintelligible Speech From the Perspective of Speech-Language Pathologists, Tatyana M. Colbert

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A Body of Commodity: an Analysis and Story of the Weimar Prostitute, Audrey V. Creamer

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The Holocaust in Jewish American Collective Memory: A Study of Holocuast Memorials in American Synagogues, Sarah Crosswy

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The Impact of Foreign Graduate Students and Postdoctorates on US National Innovation Capacity, Muhammad Daud

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LC-MS/MS Analysis of Fluoxetine and Serotonin-Related Compounds in Eisenia Fetida Living in Treated Soil, Maria Dawaher

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An Ideological Analysis of the Media and Their Use of Fear as a Rhetorical Tactic in an Attempt to Persuade the American Public on Their Stance on Gun Control, Craig A. Day

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Does Product Diversification Matter? Theoretical and Empirical Analysis on the Product Diversification- Firm Performance Relationship, Kendall E. DeBoer

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Parents’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Involvement in Adaptive Sports on the Communicative, Motor, and Social Development of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Rachel DeLuca

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The Effect of Stress on Eating and the Moderating Role of Mindfulness, Chelsea Denlinger

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The Long-term Administration of Duloxetine and Hormonal Contraception Modulate Behaviors of Depression in the Rodent Model, Alexandra E. Dereix

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Cognitive Differences as a Result of Concussion in Males and Females, Renee DeVivo

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Overlooked and Underappreciated: The Impact of Organized Crime in Cleveland, Ohio on the American Mafia, Brett L. DeWester

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Power Posing in Space: How Posture and Space Interact to Influence Power and Abstract Thinking, Adam Donnelly

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Does European Union Membership Change Corruption?, Alison M. Doolittle

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Transmediation and Technology in an Urban Calssroom Setting, Alexander J. Dorman

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Conflict and Reality Television: A Fantasy Theme Analysis Of Same-Sex Housemate Conflict on The Real World: Portland, Maggie Doss

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The Effects and Implications of Sex Steroid Hormones on Adult Neurogenesis in the Main Olfactory Bulb, Shawn Drulia

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Ketamine’s Prolonged Anti-Depressant Effects in Two Models of Rat Depression, Jacob M. Durkin

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The Lethal and Sub-lethal Effects of Sulfoxaflor on Honey Bees, Apis Mellifera, Bumble Bees, Bombus Impatiens, and Alfalfa Leafcutter Bees, Megachile Rotundata, Melanie A. Erhart