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Dissertations from 2016

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USING BEHAVIORAL SKILLS TRAINING TO PROMOTE OPTIMAL BLACKJACK STRATEGIES, Ryan Christopher Speelman

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Karol Wojtyła’s Interpersonalist Ethics: A Critical Sartrean Appraisal and Confucian Adaptation, Steven Andrew Stegeman

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REGULATION OF CIRCADIAN CLOCKS AND METABOLISM BY SYNTHETIC AHR AGONIST BETA-NAPHTHOFLAVONE IN MICE, Mingwei Sun

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MODELING IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT ON WATERSHED OUTPUTS IN MIDWESTERN USA, Awoke Dagnew Teshager

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Skilled Migration and Remittances: Theoretical and Empirical Analyses, Dambar Uprety Uprety

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AN EXPLORATORY EXAMINATION OF THE ETHICAL DECISION MAKING PROCESS OF ENTREPRENEURS THROUGH THE THEORY OF PLANNED BEAHAVIOR LENS: A POLICY-CAPTURING APPROACH, Jacob Andrew Voegel

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DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW CHIRAL MONOLITHIC CAPILLARY COLUMN AND A FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPIC STUDY OF A SELECTIVE OFF-ON PET SENSOR FOR THE DETECTION OF ZINC IONS, Xiaoli Wang

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Using a Two-Factor Framework to Optimize Online Students’ Satisfaction While Minimizing Their Dissatisfaction, Firm Faith Saint Annie Watson

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DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY STUDIES OF PHOTOINDUCED ELECTRON EXCITATION AND TRANSFER OF ORGANIC DYES FOR PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY, SOLAR CELLS, AND FLUORESCENCE SENSOR APPLICATIONS, Krishanthi Chandima Weerasinghe

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The Use of the Expanded Health Belief Model (EHBM) To Evaluate Osteoporosis Attitudes, Knowledge, Beliefs and Self Efficacy of Nez Perce Tribal and Non Nez Perce Tribal Members in Nez Perce County, ID, Victor Nollen White

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The Effects of Biopsychosocial Explanations of Social Anxiety Disorder on Stigma, Prognostic Pessimism, and Perceptions of Mental Health Treatments, Randy L. Whittles

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Attentional Bias Modification: An Examination of Novel Training Contingencies and Stimulus Pairs, Kristin Alyse Wiggs

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Women's Textile Graffiti: An Aesthetic Staging of Public/Private Dichotomies, Diana Christine Woodhouse

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SYNTHESIS OF PERFLUOROHETEROAROMATIC POLYMERS FOR ION-CONDUCTING MEMBRANE FUEL CELLS VIA FREE RADICAL-BASED REACTIONS AND SYNTHESIS OF DI-CATIONIC IONIC LIQUIDS AS EFFICIENT SO2 ABSORBENTS, Shaoyi Xu

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Acenaphthylene Based CP-PAH Materials for Organic Semiconductors, Bingxin Yuan

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NONLINEAR DYNAMICS OF CABLE GALLOPING VIA A TWO-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM NONLINEAR OSCILLATOR, BO YU

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Doing Spontaneity, Nicolas J. Zaunbrecher

Dissertations from 2015

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THE EFFECT OF THE ANCILLA VERIFICATION ON THE QUANTUM ERROR CORRECTION, Ali Abu-Nada

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PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING IN A HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM, Anthony Agbeh

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AN EVALUATION OF INDIVIDUAL AND SMALL GROUP EQUIVALENCE-BASED INSTRUCTION IN A GENERAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM, Angelica A. Aguirre

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PERFORMANCE OF COUNTING RULES FOR PRIMARY USER DETECTION, Babak Ahsant

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INEQUALITY, GROWTH AND CONGESTED EXTERNALITIES: A THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS, BABATUNDE AIYEMO

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FROM "INDEXING" OFFICIALS TO "INDEXING" THE PUBLIC: KUWAITI NEWSPAPERS AGENDA BUILDING, NEWS INDEXING AND TWITTER USE IN KARAMAT WATAN PROTESTS, 2012, Fawaz M. Alajmi

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THE USE OF FACEBOOK IN THE EGYPTIAN JANUARY 25TH REVOLUTION: THE SPIRAL OF VOICE PROCESS, Mohammed Abdulrahman Al-Emad

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Social Media Use and Acceptance Among Health Educators in Saudi Arabia, Anwar M. Alhashem

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SAUDI FACULTY MEMBERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF CAEP STANDARDS, Riyadh Tuwayrish Almatrafi

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ENHANCEMENT AND RESTORATION OF DUST IMAGES, Madallah Mukammi Alruwaili

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THE ROLE OF THE PARTNER SWITCHING MECHANISM IN REGULATION OF THE CHLAMYDIAL DEVELOPMENTAL CYCLE, Aamal Ghazi Al-Saadi

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USING CRITICAL THEORY APPROACHES TO IMPROVE REFLECTIVE WRITING, SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS, AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT OF 10TH GRADE FEMALE STUDENTS IN SAUDI ARABIA: A MIXED METHODS STUDY, Abeer Alsalem

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MODELING QUANTUM AND COULOMB EFFECTS IN NANOSCALE ENHANCEMENT-MODE TRI-GATE III-V MOSFETs, Sameer Ali Alsibiani

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REDUCIBILITY OF PARABOLICALLY INDUCED REPRESENTATIONS, Wahidah Ali G Alsibiani

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The Impact of Role Identity Transitions and Coping Functions on Customer Citizenship Behavior, Tyson Ang

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HYPERSPECTRAL REMOTE SENSING FOR ADVANCED DETECTION OF EARLY BLIGHT (ALTERNARIA SOLANI) DISEASE IN POTATO (SOLANUM TUBEROSUM) PLANTS, Daniel Lee Atherton

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Evaluating the Impacts of Connected Vehicle Technology on Evacuation Efficiency, Karzan Bahaaldin

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Archiving and Advocating for Performance Festivals as Sites of Disciplinary Action, Andrea Michea Baldwin

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Do parents talk to their children about race? An exploration of Black parents and White parents, Rashida Shani Barner

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Examining Alcohol Use, Perceptions and Attitudes Among African American College Students, Alicia Lynette Battle

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CARE COORDINATION PRACTICES AMONG ILLINOIS PEDIATRICIANS AND EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICE COORDINATORS, Marissa Elizabeth Baxter

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THE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG CLIENT-COUNSELOR ETHNIC MATCH, CLIENT CHARACTERISTICS, COUNSELOR CHARACTERISTICS, AND COUNSELING OUTCOMES FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER CLIENTS, Brittany Nicole Beasley

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EFFECTS OF FLOW REGIME ON FISHES AND FISHERIES: FROM LIFE HISTORIES TO ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, Micah Bennett

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The impact of centrality on well-being: Development and examination of a modified centrality measure, Jared Bernard

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Making Muslim Identities: Contested Meaning, Identities, and Racialization of Islam in Saint Louis, Missouri, Bethany Beyyette

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THE MECHANISMS OF ISW1A, ISW1B AND ISW2 CHROMATIN REMODELERS, Saurabh Kant Bhardwaj

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The balancing act: Negotiating home and school for the father doctoral student, Tyler Don Billman

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Synthesis and Characterization of Siloles, Silole-Containing Polymers and Photoswitchable Polymer Brush, Milind Dhaniram Bisen

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VENI, VIDI, VIDS: TRANSFORMING CULTURAL NARRATIVES THROUGH THE ART OF AUDIOVISUAL STORYTELLING, Kristi Brownfield

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Counseling Supervisors’ Experiences in Working with Counselors Who Are Seeing Transgender Clients, Dennis A. Bunton

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Demonstrating the Validity of the Video Game Functional Assessment-Revised (VGFA-R), Frank Daniel Buono

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PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR PRODUCT INNOVATING R&D IN A GAME-THEORETIC SETTING, Pavlo Buryi

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ENHANCING PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS' KNOWLEDGE OF FRACTIONS THROUGH THE MODEL METHOD, Miran Byun

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PRELIMINARY EXPERIMENTAL AND MODELING STUDY OF PRESSURE DEPENDENT PERMEABILITY FOR INDONESIAN COALBED METHANE RESERVOIRS, Sudipta Chanda

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Adaptive Scheduling in a Distributed Cyber-Physical System: A case study on Future Power Grids, Ashish Choudhari

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THE HUMAN SERVICE PROVIDER COMPETENCE ABOUT REPORTING VIOLENCE ON WOMEN WITH DISABILITY SCALE: DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION, Dalia Chowdhury

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Predicting Multi-trophic Consequences of an Emerging Disease, Adam D. Chupp

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IMAGINING SPACE: DEVELOPING A CRITICAL GEO-LITERACY WITH MAPS AS PRIMARY SOURCES IN HISTORY EDUCATION, Serina A. Cinnamon

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"Establishing Online and Mobile Based Agriculture and Natural Resource Education Modules: A New Model for Design and Delivery to Impact Student and Faculty Success", Christopher Alan Clemons

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USING AUDIO SCREENCAST FOR FEEDBACK ON SHORT WRITTEN ESSAYS, Marcelene Allecia Cunningham

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IMAGE-BASED MODELING AND PREDICTION OF NON-STATIONARY GROUND MOTIONS, YILDIZ DAK HAZIRBABA

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Design of High Performance Threshold Logic Gates, Chandra Babu Dara

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USING MINDFULNESS TO INCREASE DIRECTED ATTENTION, SELF-CONTROL, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FLEXIBILITY IN CHILDREN, Mary Rachel Enoch

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Response to Intervention (RtI) Stakeholder Perceptions in the Schools of Southern Illinois, Sarah Ruth Epplin

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OUR FATHERS, OUR BROTHERS, OURSELVES: ILLUSORY PATTERN PERCEPTION AND THE PROGRESSION OF TRAUMA THEORY, Christopher Field

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HISTORICAL INTIMACY: CONTEMPORARY RECLAMATIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY IN THE DRAMA, POETRY, AND FICTION OF SUZAN-LORI PARKS, NATASHA TRETHEWAY, AND COLSON WHITEHEAD, Benjamin Thomas Foster

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D-METHIONINE (D-MET) MECHANISMS UNDERLYING OTOPROTECTION FROM NOISE- AND AMINOGLYCOSIDE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS, Daniel Fox

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Investigation of the upper mantle as a source for contribution to magnetic anomalies, Sarah Alyson Friedman

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"Strands of Student Talk": Exploring Reflection in Writing-Intensive Courses Across the Curriculum, Anthony Tate Fulton

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An examination of privacy in the socio-technological context of Big Data and the socio-cultural context of China, Tao Fu

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Nonlinear Analysis of Plane Frames Subjected to Temperature Changes, Juan Jose Garcilazo

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ANALYSIS OF HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS ICP0 FUNCTION AND THE ANTIBODY RESPONSE TO A LIVE HSV-2 ICP0- MUTANT VACCINE, Joshua Joseph Geltz

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Efficiencies of Mass Encapsulation in Alginate of Vegetative Explants, Laurie J. George

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Defining Fatherhood for Non-Residential African American Men: A Phenomenological Approach, Jessica Denise Goodman

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THE PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF THE PERSEVERATIVE THINKING QUESTIONNAIRE, Laura M. Graves O'Haver

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INVESTIGATIONS OF HYPERVALENT IODINE COMPOUNDS IN ORGANIC TRANSFORMATIONS, Ras Kumari Gurung

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COLONIAL AND POST-COLONIAL POLICIES AND NOMADIC PASTORALISM: A CASE STUDY OF THE BORANA OF NORTHERN KENYA, 1890-1990, Fatuma Boru Guyo

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RESISTANCE TO MANDATED HEALTHCARE CHANGE: USING PSYCHOLOGICAL REACTANCE TO PREDICT RESPONSES TO THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT INSURANCE COVERAGE REQUIREMENT, Michael Graham Hamel

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AN AUTOMATIC BIO-INSPIRED KEY POINT DETECTION AND EXTRACTION STRATEGY FOR CLASSIFICATION OF 2-D AND 3-D IMAGES, Neda Hantehzadeh

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MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS' EARTHQUAKE CONTENT AND PREPAREDNESS KNOWLEDGE - A MIXED METHOD STUDY, Harvey Henson

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Neuropsychological Sequelae of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Later Adulthood, EiEi Hlaing

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Multi Scale Contact Mechanics of Bio-Mechanical Systems with inclusion of roughness effect- Fractal Analysis, Mohammad Hodaei

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STABLE ISOTOPE RATIOS AS A PROXY FOR HUMAN GEOGRAPHIC PROVENANCE: BIOGEOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE FROM THE 2H, 18O, AND 13C SIGNATURES IN MODERN HUMAN TEETH, Anastasia Holobinko

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AKR1B10 PROMOTES BREAST CANCER METASTASIS THROUGH INTEGRIN α5/δ-CATENIN-RAC1 SIGNALING PATHWAY, Chenfei Huang

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IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATIONS OF PATHOGENICITY GENES IN FUSARIUM VIRGULIFORME, THE CAUSAL AGENT OF SOYBEAN SUDDEN DEATH SYNDROME (SDS), Kazi Tariqul Islam

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Chronic Circadian Misalignment Disrupts the Circadian Clock and Promotes Metabolic Syndrome, Cassie Danielle Jaeger

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ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF HEAVILY LOADED MAT FOUNDATION ON ADJACENT DRILLED SHAFT FOUNDATION, Pravin Jha

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Jane Addams and Hans-Georg Gadamer: Learning to Listen with the Other, Mike Patrick Jostedt

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Robotic Offline Path Planning, Pejman Kamkarian

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INTERESTS, PERSONAL STYLES, VALUES, SPECIALTY CHOICE, AND MAJOR SATISFACTION AMONG MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS, YUKA KATO

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LEISURE, STRESS COPING, AND HEALTH IN UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES, Jong-Ho Kim

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CONVERGENCE IN SECTORAL LABOR PRODUCTIVITY AND STRUCTURAL CHANGE, Bisrat Temesgen Kinfemichael

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Investigation of Primary Ion Formation Mechanisms in UV-MALDI-MS Using Excited State Dynamics of Common MALDI Matrices, Kristopher Michael Kirmess

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Restoration and Water Management in the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana, Justin Peter Kozak

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Bayesian Estimation of Multi-unidimensional Graded Response IRT Models, Tzu Chun Kuo

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Improving Health Care by Listening to the Voices of Women who Partner with Women, Donna C. LaBarge

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COMPARING THREE ESTIMATION METHODS FOR THE THREE-PARAMETER LOGISTIC IRT MODEL, Sunil Lamsal

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Psychosocial Predictors of High School Adolescents' Sun-tanning and Sun-protective Behaviors, Diane M. Land

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HARLEM IN SHAKESPEARE AND SHAKESPEARE IN HARLEM: THE SONNETS OF CLAUDE MCKAY, COUNTEE CULLEN, LANGSTON HUGHES, AND GWENDOLYN BROOKS, David J. Leitner

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MACROECONOMIC ASPECTS OF CONFLICT, Eric Daniel Lenz

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A Brief Mindfulness Intervention on Acute Pain Experience: An Examination of Individual Difference, Clare Marie Lewandowski

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THE INFLUENCE OF LATIN@ CULTURE ON LATINAS’ COPING WITH INTRAFAMILIAL AND EXTRAFAMILIAL CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE., Lissa Lim

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NEW COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR OPTIMAL CONTROL OF PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, Jun Liu