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Dissertations from 2016

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AN IMPROVED ROCK MASS BEHAVIOR NUMERICAL MODEL AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO LONGWALL COAL MINING, Behrooz Abbasi

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EFFECT OF FOREIGN PRESENCE ON DOMESTIC PERFORMANCE: THE CASES OF EDUCATION IN THE US AND MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN ETHIOPIA, Melaku Teklea Abegaz

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ESSAYS ON FOREIGN AID EFFECTIVENESS: THE ROLE OF MONITORING PROCEDURES IN IMPROVING AID EFFECTIVENESS AND THE IMPACT OF AID-RECIPIENT GOVERNANCE ON AID ALLOCATION AND WELFARE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, Abdelmonaem Abunnur

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The Development, Pilot, and Field Test of the Core HIV/AIDS Knowledge Assessment for Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Counseling-Related Degree Programs, Carrie L. Acklin

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THE THREE CATEGORIES OF CREATIVE FREEDOM: GOD, SELF-CONTROL, AND COMMUNITY, Juliana Acosta López de Mesa

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Realizations of simple Smale flows on three-manifolds, Kamal Mani Adhikari

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The Impact of Brief Mindfulness Interventions on Attentional Control in Anxious Undergraduates: A Randomized Controlled Study, Megan Aiello

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Environmental Sustainability: A Three Part Essay of The Value Relevance of Cost Management, Ouadie Akaaboune

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MICROFLUIDIC DYNAMIC ISOELECTRIC FOCUSING COUPLED TO MATRIX ASSISTED LASER DESORPTION/IONIZATION MASS SPECTROMETRY, Srikanth Akinapalli

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MEDIA AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA: ANALYSIS OF WAR AND PEACE FRAMES IN THE BOKO HARAM CRISIS COVERAGE, Ngozi Akinro

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MACROECONOMIC ASPECTS OF COMMODITY PRICE DYNAMICS, Md Rafayet Alam

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SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ZINC OXIDE BASED NANOSTRUCTURES AND COMPOSITES FOR ENERGY RELATED APPLICATIONS, Ahmed Al-Asadi

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SAUDI PRESERVICE ELEMENTARY TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES TOWARD TEACHING SCIENCE: EXPLORATION OF COGNITIVE, AFFECTIVE, AND PERCEIVED CONTROL BELIEFS, Ataallh Alatoai

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OPTIMAL ANTENNA DESIGNS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS, ALI ABDULHADI NOAMAN AL-AZZA

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A ZETA FUNCTION FOR FLOWS WITH L(−1,−1) TEMPLATE, Ghazwan Mohammed AL-Hashimi

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VALIDATION OF CIRCUIT TIMING BEHAVIOR IN THE PRESENCE OF DELAY DEFECTS AND NBTI AGING, Phaninder Alladi

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THE IMPACT OF ADDING LIVE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM DISCUSSION TO ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE DISCUSSION IN A BLENDED INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY COURSE, Khalid Mutlaq Almalhy

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BEREAVEMENT AND FACTORS OF ADJUSTMENT AMONG CHRISTIAN, JEWISH, AND MUSLIM BEREAVED PARENTS, Mais Imad Al-Deen Mohamad Al-Nasah

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MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS AMONG SAUDI TEACHERS AND SUPERVISORS IN USING ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, Ali Suwayid Alqarni

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Network Organization Paradigm, Saad Alqithami

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THE EXTENT TO WHICH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHERS IN TABUK CITY ARE AWARE OF AND USE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS IN MATHEMATCS, ALI ALSHAHRI

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STRICT REGULARITY OF POSITIVE DEFINITE TERNARY QUADRATIC FORMS, Hamdan Alsulaimani

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Arabic Language Student Teacher Perceptions towards the Effectiveness of University Supervisors, Cooperating Teachers, and School Principals during the Teaching Practicum, MOHAMMED ALSULAMI

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRE-SERVICE ELEMENTARY TEACHERS’ SCIENTIFIC LITERACY AND THEIR SELF-EFFICACY IN TEACHING SCIENCE, Adam Ali Al Sultan

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DYNAMIC ADAPTATION OF BANDWIDTH GRANULARITY FOR MULTIPATH ROUTING IN ELASTIC OPTICAL OFDM-BASED NETWORKS, Luae Abdul Fatah Barakat Al-Tarawneh

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ULTRASONIC APPLICATIONS- PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSES OF SOME MEDICINAL NATURAL PRODUCTS IN FOOD PLANTS, Ammar Badran Altemimi

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A COMPARISON BETWEEN SAUDI AND AMERICAN SCHOOL PRINCIPAL PREPARATION PROGRAMS, Anas Altuwaijri

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A THREE PART ESSAY ON THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES ON FIRM LEVEL INNOVATIVE CAPACITY A SYNTHESIS OF EFFECT, PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFITABILITY., ASSYAD Al-Wreikat

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A CASE STUDY: EXPLORING THE INCLUSIVE EDUCATION DECISIONS TEACHER EDUCATORS MAKE AND EXAMINING HOW PREPARED PRESERVICE TEACHERS FEEL TO TEACH DIVERSE STUDENTS, Lawrence Kofi Ametepee

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CRACKING THE WORLD SYSTEM: MEDIATING PUBLIC PEDAGOGIES FROM THE “WORLD REVOLUTION” OF 1848, James Kepley Anderson

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Fertility preservation of ovarian germ cells: the horse and deer models, Gustavo Desire Antunes Gastal

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Science Teachers' Knowledge, Beliefs, Values, and Concerns of Teaching through Inquiry, Yahya Ibrahim Assiri

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Object tracking and fetal signal monitoring, Yang Bai

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Rural Credit Markets in Ethiopia: Coexistence, Persistence, and Demand, Bizuayehu Getachew Bedane

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Computational Studies of Electrorheological Emulsions, Ali Behjatian Esfahani

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LABORATORY AND FIELD INVESTIGATIONS OF COAL AND COAL PROCESSING WASTE - SIMULATION OF PRACTICES THAT MINIMIZE SULFATE AND CHLORIDE, Paul Thomas Behum

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Exploring Interactions Between DRD4 Genotype and Perceived Parenting Environment, Kyle Bersted

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Life Cycle Assessment of Select Agricultural Practices: Assessing the Potential for Climate Mitigation, Mukesh Dev Bhattarai

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IMPLEMENTING EXPERTISE-BASED TRAINING METHODS TO ACCELERATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF PEER ACADEMIC COACHES, Lisa Blair

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THERAPEUTIC AND SAFETY EVALUATION OF CURCUMIN'S ANTIMICROBIAL AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES ON CANINE AND EQUINE, Stephanie Bland

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AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES’ PERSPECTIVE ON PERSISTENCE DURING THEIR SECOND YEAR AT AN HBCU, Josette Bradford

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MODES OF NUCLEOSOME INTERACTION AND MECHANISMS OF THE SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE CHROMATIN REMODELERS INO80 AND ISW1A, Sandipan Brahma

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Realizing the Human Unity with the Universe by way of Letting Go and Emptying: Martin Heidegger and the Zhuangzi at the Crossroads of Being and Dao, Chesna Jane Braniger

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The Hidden Advantage of Disaggregation in Substantive Analytical Procedures, David Breger

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Trading in exogenous networks: a theoretical application and experimental results, Lisa Breger

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NATURALLY STRIATED MUSCLE: EXAMINING THE IDEOGRAPHIC CRYSTALLIZATION OF, Dustin L. Briggs

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Fracturing Illinois: Fields of Political Contention in Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Policy, Amanda T. Buday

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Palliative Care: Viewpoints from Nurses, Nancy Kyle Buttry

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THE ANTECEDENTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP: A TEST OF TRICKLE-DOWN EFFECTS, Gukdo Byun

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Development and Delivery of Mobile Learning for Composition Classrooms, Robert N. Calton

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Gramophonic Trauma: The Object as Cultural Mnemonic in Irish Literature, Susanne Cammack

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Biological Distance in Middle and Late Archaic Populations of the Mid-South United States, Meadow Lea Campbell

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Why do White men ride the glass escalator?, Tracy Casanova

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POLITICAL CORRUPTION AND POLITICAL ENGAGMENT: A MULTILEVEL ANALYSIS INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF POLITICAL CORRUPTION PROSECUTIONS ON VOTING AND GOVERNMENT TRUST IN THE UNITED STATES, Ryan Guy Ceresola

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Active Affections: One or Several Canyons, Kyle Cheesewright

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RESOURCE CONSTRAINT COOPERATIVE GAME WITH MONTE CARLO TREE SEARCH, Chee Chian Cheng

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A Study on Retention and Achievement: Assessment of International Students' Resilience and Coping Strategies, Fui-Yee Phoebe Chin

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PREDICTORS OF THE SUSTAINED IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCHOOL-WIDE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION SUPPORT MODEL, Jonathan Chitiyo

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ENHANCEMENT OF HIGH-SPEED FLYWHEEL ENERGY STORAGE VIA CARBON-FIBER COMPOSITE REINFORCEMENT, Michael Abu Conteh

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Shawnee National Forest Rock Climbing and Frontcountry Recreation: Leave No Trace, Awareness, Attitudes and Behaviors, Evan Ryan Coulson

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Losses Disguised as Wins in Slot Machines: A Case of Contingency Confusion, Jacob Hy Daar

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DESIGN, SYNTHESIS, AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOCOMPOSITES TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS, Mallika Dasari

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A Historical Narrative on the Role of Mrs. Esther Brown in the Development of Desegregation Policy in Public Education, Jessica Davis

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TURKISH FANTASY FICTION FILMS THEN AND NOW: AN ANALYSIS OF FANTASY FILMS PRODUCED IN EARLY 1970s TURKEY, Iclal Alev Degim

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ADOLESCENT PERCEPTIONS OF BARRIERS TO RECEIVING SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Kelsie Deppen

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THE EFFECT OF FLAXSEED AND ITS LIGNAN COMPONENT ON ESTROGEN SIGNALING AND METABOLISM IN NORMAL AND CANCEROUS HEN OVARIES, Anushka Dikshit

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MANAGING PUBLIC SECTOR JOB SATISFACTION: THE INFLUENCE OF TEAM BOUNDARY SPANNING, DOWNWARD COMMUNICATION AND DEMOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, Charles Ian DiStefano

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The formation and impact of formal and informal mentoring upon undergraduate academic performance and attitudes, Kent Dolezal

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READY, SET, GO: A NARRATIVE STUDY ON JAMAICAN FEMALE TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES WHO ATTENDED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN THE U.S., Khalilah Toyina Doss

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The It-Narrator as Moral Agent: Social Guardians in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Literature, Christopher Charles Douglas

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The Perpetual Finishing of Nature and reason Kant on Work, creativity, and individual fulfillment, Matthew James Dowd

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PEAK FOR IBI: EXAMINATION OF THE UTILITY OF THE PEAK RELATIONAL TRAINING SYSTEM FOR INTENSIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION, Sarah Marie Dunkel-Jackson

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THE INVISIBLE FRAUD: THE IMPACT OF INATTENTIONAL BLINDNESS ON AUDITOR FRAUD DETECTION, Mark Allen Edmonds

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Initial Validation of the Work and Human Needs Inventory, Alec J. Eshelman

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IS THERE JUSTICE FOR SEXUAL TRAUMA? A STRUCTURAL MODEL TO EXAMINE FACTORS INFLUENCING POSTTRAUMATIC GROWTH AND DISTRESS, Danielle Grace Fetty

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EXPLORING THE CAPACITY AND STUDENT NEEDS OF WELLNESS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OFFERED AT A HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY (HBCU): A CASE STUDY APPROACH, Martinique C. Free

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The Effect of Delayed Feedback on Long-Term Retention and Application for RN Student Nurses, Leanne Marie Furby

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SYNTHESIS, PROCESSING, AND CHARACTERIZATION OF TITANIUM CARBIDE AND TITANIUM DIBORIDE BASED MATERIALS FOR STRUCTURAL AND ELECTRONIC APPLICATION, Zhezhen Fu

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Techniques for Reliable and Efficient Analog to Digital Conversion, Yueran Gao

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LEADER-MEMBER EXCHANGE, DYADIC DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS AND SUBORDINATES’ TURNOVER INTENT IN REHABILITATION AGENCIES, Bryan Oweilayefa Gere

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ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF HIPPOCAMPAL SYNAPTIC PLASTICITY IN DEAF-1 KNOCK-OUT MICE, Aniruddha Ghosh

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SYNTHESIS, ELECTRONIC AND OPTO-ELECTRONIC TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF ATOMICALLY THIN 2D LAYERS OF MoS2, WSe2 and CuIn7Se11, Sujoy Ghosh

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CHARACTERIZATION OF HUMORAL RESPONSE TO EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS (EBV) INFECTION AND PROTEIN KINASES INVOLVED IN VIRAL REPLICATION, Ria Goswami

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A Critical Reflection: Foster Care Youth Experiences at a Four Year Postsecondary Institution, Renada D. Greer

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The Organizational Effects of Software as a Service: The Nerds Rise to Power, David R. Guggenheim

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HYDRAULIC, GEOSPATIAL, AND SOCIOECONOMIC MODELING OF STRATEGIC FLOODPLAIN RECONNECTION TRADEOFFS ALONG THE LOWER TISZA RIVER (HUNGARY) AND LOWER ILLINOIS RIVER (ILLINOIS, U.S.A), Ross Guida

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EFFECT OF CONSTITUTIVELY ACTIVATED LUTEINIZING HORMONE RECEPTOR ON THE MOUSE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM, Lan Hai

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Natural Resources, Conflicts, and Conflict Management, Md. Didarul Hasan

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APPLYING THE THEORY OF DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS TO UNDERSTAND ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION AT MID-WEST FARMERS MARKETS, Afroza Hasin

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THE METABOLIC EFFECTS OF DIET-INDUCED OBESITY AND GROWTH HORMONE TREATMENT IN LONG-LIVED MICE WITH ALTERED INSULIN AND INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR -1 SIGNALING, Cristal M. Hill

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BRIDGING AQUATIC AND TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS: ECOLOGY OF SEMI-AQUATIC MAMMALS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Angela Holland

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To Have or to Hold: The Role of Psychological Ownership in the Perceived Value of Owned and Accessed Goods, David Michael Houghton

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The 'Uncreated' Voice of a Nation: James Joyce and the Twentieth Century Irish Bildungsroman, Marshall Lewis Johnson

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MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSION POLICY ANALYSIS: SUCCESS IN INCREASING AFRICAN AMERICANS IN MATRICULANT CLASSES, Kathleen Ann Jones

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The Effect of Stereoscopic Three-Dimensional Images on Recall of Second Language Vocabulary, Regina Kaplan-Rakowski

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Interactionist Labeling: A Structural Equation Model of Formal Labeling, Juvenile Delinquency, and Adult Criminality, Daniel Ryan Kavish

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ENERGY-AWARE JOB SCHEDULING AND CONSOLIDATION APPROACHES FOR WORKFLOWS IN CLOUD, Mustafa Ibrahim Khaleel

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#Socialsupport for Diet and Physical Activity via Web 2.0: A Qualitative Study of College Women, Bethany Kies Kies

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ESSAYS ON REAL EXCHANGE RATE DYNAMICS AND PRICE CONVERGENCE, Erick M. Kitenge

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Making Art Work: A Pragmaticistic Interpretation of Art, Charles P. Klayman