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Dissertations from 2014

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Renormalization and ∗-product of the Horseshoe maps, Barakah Jaber Almarri

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ISLAMIC TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS OF IMPROVING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS IN SAUDI ARABIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, Mesfer Ahmad Alwadai

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ZAMBIAN PRE-SERVICE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS' CHEMICAL REASONING AND ABILITY, Asiana Banda

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EFFECTS OF SPEAKER'S ACCENT IN A MULTIMEDIA TUTORIAL ON NON-NATIVE STUDENTS' LEARNING AND ATTITUDES, Lam Vien Cao Ngoc

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PRIVATE ACTS, PUBLIC PROBLEMS: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS A POLICY CASE STUDY, Emily S. Carroll

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A TALE OF TWO METHYLATION MODIFICATIONS IN ARCHAEAL RNAs, Kunal Chatterjee

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CONSUMERS AND THEIR CELEBRITY BRANDS: HOW NARRATIVES IMPACT ATTACHMENT THROUGH COMMUNAL RELATIONSHIP NORMS, Bennie Eng

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Evaluation of Non-functionalized Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes Composites for Bone Tissue Engineering, Ashim Gupta

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MENTAL HEALTH IMPAIRMENT AND HUMAN CAPITAL ACQUISITION: UNDERAGE DRINKING AS A PREDICTOR OF CONCOMITANT ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE AND POOR EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, Euchay Ngozi Horsman

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HOW DOES RACIAL IDENTITY EFFECT AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS ABILITY TO ASSIMILATE IN A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE COLLEGE CAMPUSES AND ITS IMPACT ON RETENTION: A MIXED METHOD STUDY, Janette Howard

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THE EFFECTS OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING ON THE ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT OF MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS, Kimberly M. Johnson-Harris

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Risk Propensity, Self-Efficacy and Driving Behaviors Among Rural, Off-Duty Emergency Services Personnel, Michelle Yvonne McLernon

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FACTORS THAT LEAD MILLENNIAL ALUMNI TO DONATE TO THEIR ALMA MATER, Robert Andrew Morgan

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Use of an Interactive Web-based Platform, Founded on Constructs from the Social Cognitive Theory, to Benefit Eating Competence, Matthew T. Moyer

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On Motion Mechanisms of Freight Train Suspension Systems, Dennis O'Connor

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PATHWAYS TO DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP: THE MEDIATING ROLES OF DELIBERATION AND POLITICAL EFFICACY IN THE EFFECTS OF OLD AND NEW MEDIA USE ON POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN SOUTH KOREA, Chang Sup Park

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EFFECT OF STRUCTURE IN PROBLEM BASED LEARNING ON SCIENCE TEACHING EFFICACY BELIEFS AND SCIENCE CONTENT KNOWLEDGE OF ELEMENTARY PRESERVICE TEACHERS, Selena K. Sasser

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The Effects of Foreign Aid on Government Policies: Theoretical and Empirical Analyses, Hyeon Joon Shin

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Ars rhetorica et sacrae litterae: St. Patrick and the Art of Rhetoric in Early Medieval Briton and Ireland, Brian James Stone

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UTILIZING VROOM'S EXPECTANCY THEORY AS A PREDICTOR OF STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS ON THE ILLINOIS NURSE ASSISTANT COMPETENCY EXAMINATION, Kelli D. Whittington

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Inflammatory and Conciliatory Rhetoric in the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Content Analysis of How Three Newspapers Covered Two Provocative Events, Oliver R. Witte

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Blood, Mud, and Money: Place and Public Land Conflicts in the Shawnee Hills, Karen Wolf

Dissertations from 2013

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INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF ORIENTATION AND DETECTED CHARACTERISTICS OF FIRST-TIME ONLINE STUDENTS ON THEIR SUCCESS RATE IN A COMMUNITY COLLEGE SETTING, Reginald C. Akpom

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The Social Construction of Deviance, Activism, and Identity in Women's Accounts of Abortion, Mallary Allen

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Factors Affecting Adoption and Diffusion of Distance Education Among Health Education Faculty, James W. Ball

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INCOME SHIFTING AMONG OPTION INTENSIVE FIRMS IN THE 1990'S, Christopher Becker

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RETROSPECTIVE EVALUATION OF FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF C.A.T.C.H. IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS SCHOOLS, Matthew Ryan Bice

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Alcoholism on the American Stage: De-Stigmatizing Socially Constructed Depictions of the Alcoholic through Performance, Thomas Michael Campbell

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An Analysis of School Superintendents' Responses to Ethical Dilemmas, Daniel Curtis Cross

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From Star Trek to Siri: (Dis)Embodied Gender and the Acousmatic Computer in Science Fiction Film and Television, Liz W. Faber

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BIFURCATION AND CHAOS OF NONLINEAR VIBRO-IMPACT SYSTEMS, Yu Guo

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Scheler's Phenomenological Ontology of Value: Implications and Reflections for Ethical Theory, James Edward Hackett

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The Legitimacy of Selected Watershed Organizations in the Midwestern United States, Bruce Martin Hall

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RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN INTERNALIZED STEREOTYPES, BLACK IDENTITY, RACE SALIENCE, AND SELF-ESTEEM AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS, Olivia Diane Hoskins

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Ironic American Exceptionalism and the Myth of the Open Self, Myron Moses Jackson

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Mediating the Bubble: ESPN's SportsCenter's Coverage of the NCAA men's Basketball Bubble, Scott David Lambert

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FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL STRUCTURE OF A CARNIVORE GUILD IN THE CENTRAL HARDWOOD REGION, Damon B. Lesmeister

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The Effect of Injury Severity on Behavioral Tasks Used for the Assessment of Cognitive Functioning Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Kris M. Martens

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CLIMATE CHANGE, SHIFTS IN TROPICAL STORM REGIMES AND TRIADICA SEBIFERA INVASION IN COASTAL MISSISSIPPI, UNITED STATES, Shishir Paudel

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The Effect of the Missouri Safe School Act of 1997 on Alternative Education Students: A Qualitative Analysis, Randall Gene Rhodes

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Racial Microaggressions, Stress, and Depression in African Americans: Test of a Model, Jessica Ra'chel Roberts

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Personal Protective Equipment and Laboratory Safety Training: The Roles of Attitude, Subjective Norm, and Perceived Control, Ami A. Ruffing

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SHIFTING LEGITIMATING ACCOUNTS IN A CHANGING INSTITUTIONAL FIELD: AN ANALYSIS OF THE ORGANIC FOOD INDUSTRY, 1990-2011, Michael J. Sheridan

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An Inquiry into How iPads are Used in Classrooms, Phu Hoang Vu

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Watching the Watchdogs: Defining Journalists in the United States, Wendy Marie Weinhold

Dissertations from 2012

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SPECIATION STUDIES FOR BIOGENIC VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AND SECONDARY ORGANIC AEROSOL GENERATED BY OZONOLYSIS OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND MIXTURES, Hardik Surendra Amin

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The Military, Economy and the State: A New International System Analysis, Muhammed A. Asadi

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PEDAGOGICAL AND CULTURAL PHENOMENA OF ON-DEMAND WRITING INSTRUCTION, Deborah L. Bell

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EVIDENCE OF ANXIETY: WOMEN'S AGENCY AND ENGAGEMENT LAW IN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND FILM, 1880-1935, Carl Nicholas Bloom

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Factors influencing post-acute brain injury rehabilitation treatment outcome, Nicholas Joseph Cioe

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Image Bodies, Avatar Ontologies: Rendering the Virtual in Digital Culture, Adam M. Davis

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The Effects of an Educational Intervention on the Aging Knowlege of Graduate Counseling Students, Damien Gent Dotson

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The Capacity of a Southern University to Promote and Support Health Literacy Among College Students: A Case Study Approach, Alison Burton EPPERSON

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Family Attitudes, Beliefs, And Practices Facilitating A Sense Of Purpose In Black American Children And Youth: A Grounded Theory, Mallory Lynn Gary

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Eco-Theatre and New Media: Devising Toward Transnational Balance, Marnie Jane Glazier

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MAKING THE POLITICAL PERSONAL: INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FEMINIST BELIEFS AND SEXUAL ASSERTIVENESS, Kate Miller Hagadone

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Stochastic Wave Equations With Cubic Nonlinearities in Two Dimensions, Haziem Mohammad Hazaimeh

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A Dynamic Programming Approach to Identifying Optimal Mining Sequences for Continuous Miner Coal Production Systems, Joseph Christian Hirschi

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Life After Prison: The Role of the Juvenile Prison Experience and the Impact on Reintegration for Black Males, Wanda Taree Hunter

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A Stochastic Delay Model for Pricing Corporate Liabilities, Elisabeth Kemajou

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GIVING STUDENTS THE REINS: TAKING ADVANTAGE OF SERVICE-LEARNING'S POTENTIAL AS A PEDAGOGY FOR TEACHING WRITING, Tereza Joy Kramer

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"Was Anyone Out There Watching Last Night?": The Creation and Early History of New England Sport Network, 1980-1989, Tanya Lee Lovejoy

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Activity of the beta-cyanoalanine synthase pathway is associated with the response to abiotic stress by Arabidopsis thaliana., Marylou Machingura

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Middle School Teachers' Familiarity with, Interest in, Performance on, and Conceptual and Pedagogical Knowledge of Light, Simeon Mbewe

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EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SUPERVISORY STYLES AND COUNSELOR SKILL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PERCEIVED BY THE SUPERVISEE, Bruce Michael Meissner

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Gender Differences in the Vocational Interests of Youth Considering High Job Growth and Green Energy Occupations, Becky S. Robinson

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Understanding Reading Through the Eyes of Third-Grade Struggling Readers, Christine Elizabeth Wiggs

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Image reconstruction and imaging configuration optimization with a novel nanotechnology enabled breast tomosynthesis multi-beam X-ray system, Weihua Zhou

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YOU CAN BREASTFEED BUT . . . : A RHETORICAL ANALYSIS OF IMAGES AND COMMENTARY ON BREASTFEEDING, Jonna Ziniel

Dissertations from 2011

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Bilateral Asymmetry in Incisors: Implications for Miocene Hominoid Species Diagnosis, Candace Ann Davis

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The Self, the Church, and Medieval Identities: The Evolution of the Individual in Medieval Literature, Christopher Michael Flavin

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IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF PROTEINS AND GENES RESPONSIBLE FOR MICROBIAL ANAEROBIC NITRATE-DEPENDENT IRON OXIDATION AND OVEREXPRESSION IN E. coli OF PERCHLORATE REDUCTASE, Ming Gao

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The Exploration of the Relationship Between Guessing and Latent Ability in IRT Models, Song Gao

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White Americans' Affect Toward African Americans: Predictive Power on Political Behavior and Measurement Problems, Paul Gerard Gottemoller

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PERCEPTIONS OF ILLINOIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS ON THE IMPACT OF THE U.S. ECONOMIC RECESSION AND STATE FINANCIAL PRESSURES ON PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS, Barry Ray Hancock

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An Examination of Educators' Perceptions of the School's Role in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity, Sharon Harris Johnson

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Investigating nitrate-dependent humic substance oxidation and in-service K-12 teachers' understanding of microbiology, Nastassia N. Jones

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A SOM+ Diagnostic System for Network Intrusion Detection, Chester Louis Langin

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Ground Layer Response to Disturbance in the Pine-Dominated Eastern Foothill Region of West-Central Alberta, Canada, Rebecca Elizabeth Mooneyhan McClelland

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Identifying Competencies of AODA Clinical Supervisors for Integration into Rehabilitation Counselor Training Curriculum: A Delphi Study, Marissa McKee

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Frameworks for estimating virtual water flows among U.S. states, Stanley T. Mubako

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PERCEPTIONS OF FACULTY ASSOCIATION LEADERS: ROLES AND ESSENTIAL SKILLS, Keith Brian Reinhardt

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An Empirical Comparison of Four Data Generating Procedures in Parametric and Nonparametric ANOVA, Anquan Zhang

Dissertations from 2010

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How an Organization's Environmental Orientation Impacts Environmental Performance and its Resultant Financial Performance through Green Computing Hiring Practices: An Empirical Investigation of the Natural Resource-Based View of the Firm, Andrew Aken

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The Speaking Cognitions and Attention Scale: An Empirically-Derived Measure of Public Speaking Anxiety, Robert Drew Beck

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EFFECTS OF ENROLLMENT IN CO-TEACHING CLASSES ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITHOUT DISABILITIES, Linda Elaine Buerck

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An Exploration of Corporate Social Responsibility and Machiavellianism in Future Health Care Professionals, Sandra K. Collins

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PHYSICIAN'S EXPERIENCES WITH DEATH AND DYING: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY, Deborah Jo Corker

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Parent Engagement and Cultural Capital: Negotiating Culture in a Multilingual/Multiethnic School, Paula Andrea Echeverri-Sucerquia

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Shadowing practices: Ethnographic accounts of private eyes as entrepreneurs, Craig L. Engstrom

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THE MODULATION OF COVERT ATTENTION BY EMOTION: AUTOMATIC PROCESSING OF EMOTIONAL VERSUS NEUTRAL VALENCED CUES IN A COVERT ATTENTION PARADIGM, Jonathan Hammersley

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Individual-based modeling of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) movements and epizootiology, Lene Jung Kjaer

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Gene regulation and function of ICP0 in herpes simplex virus infected cells, Mingyu Liu

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Interpreting Cultural and Sociopolitical Landscapes in the Upper Piura Valley, Far North Coast of Perú (1100 B.C.- A.D. 1532), Jorge Antonio Montenegro

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Joint Effects of Communication Mode and Consensus on Virtual Team Decision Quality, Dennis George Nasco, Jr.

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Assimilation, Rejection or Convergence? The Role of the Bilingual Press in San Antonio, Texas, Mary O'Donnell

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The Tale of Mental Causation: Fact or Fiction?, Chia-Lin Tu

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Making the Significant Significant: A Discourse Analysis Examining the Teacher's Role in Negotiating Meaning of Text with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, Keith Standiford Wheeler

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Using High-Powered, Frequency-Narrowed Lasers For Rb/129Xe and Cs/129Xe Spin-Exchange Optical Pumping To Achieve Improved Production of Highly Spin-Polarized Xenon For Use In Magnetic Resonance Applications, Nicholas Whiting