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Theses from 2017

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Abolitionism and the Logic of Martyrdom: Death as an Argument for John Brown, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Frederick Douglass, Maximilian Umberto Martini

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THE ARCHEOLOGY OF MEMORY: DIRECTING VIGILS BY NOAH HAIDLE, Bobbi Masters

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The Human Reliquary: Origin, Continuity, & Lateness, Michael Gordon Maxwell

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Queering The Future: Examining Queer Identity In Afrofuturism, Caleb Royal McKinley-Portee

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Crystallization History of Gabbroic Shergottite NWA 6963 as Revealed by Pyroxene Zoning, Andrea Meado

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Resisting Invasion: Grassland Plant Responses to an Invasive Legume, Lespedeza cuneata, Erin Medvecz

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Characterization of host toll-like receptor expression in colonization and maintenance of the Euprymna scolopes / Vibrio fischeri symbiosis, Katherine Diane Melton

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Beyond Race: The Interplay of Race and Acculturation on Leader Perception, Raquel Alexandra Mendizabal Martell

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EFFICIENT DESIGN OF CARRY SELECT ADDER USING DOMINO MANCHESTER CARRY CHAIN, Dronacharya Meruguboina

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TRACE ELEMENTS, HEALTH EFFECTS, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR BIOMONITORING IN SEA DUCKS OF THE NORTHERN ALASKA COAST, Micah W.C. Miller

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CHARACTERIZATION AND TRIBOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE OF AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE PADS WITH DIFFERENT RAW MATERIALS, Amir Asyraf Mohamed Iqbal

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UTILIZATION OF RECYCLED COARSE AGGREGATES TO DEVELOP HIGH STRENGTH CONCRETE, Sufiyanu Momoh

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Do Collective Narcissists Feel Shame Too? An Investigation of National In-Group Transgression and In-Group Directed Hostility., Richard Montoya

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Some Kind of Animal, Maria Romasco Moore

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Disability Attitudes and Video Gaming Tendencies of NCAA Division I Athletes, Alexandra Nichole Morgan

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INVESTIGATION OF THE MATERIAL PROPERTIES OF CERIUM OXIDE WITH DOPANTS FOR AN OXYGEN TRANSPORT MEMBRANE, James Morrow

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Digital Laser Speckle Image Correlation, Mahshad Mosayebi

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Electrodeposition of CuGaS2 from Aqueous and Non-aqueous Electrolyte Mixtures, Shirin Movaghgharnezhad

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Response Allocation as Preference: Examining the Effect of Bonus Features in Slot Machines, Linda M. Muckey

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OPTIMAL SIZING OF GRID CONNECTED MICROGRID IN RURAL AREA OF PAKISTAN WITH WIND TURBINES AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM USING PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION, Mehran Mustafa

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EVALUATION OF STATISTICAL METHODS FOR MODELING HISTORICAL RESOURCE PRODUCTION AND FORECASTING, Bolorchimeg Nanzad

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INTRUDER DYNAMICS RESPONSE OF GRANULAR MEDIA WITH NON-LINEAR INTERACTION POTENTIALS, Scott Newlon

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Recreating Creation: Designing the Costumes for Children of Eden, Andie Nicks

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ESTIMATING THE FACTORS AFFECTING US POULTRY EXPORTS, Mayowa Micheal Olaoye

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TOWARD A NEW KURDISH CRITICAL BIOMORPHIC REGIONALISM: A DESIGN FOR NATIONAL TOURISM CENTER OF KURDISTAN IN CHICAGO, IL, Gaznag Sedeeq Othman

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FEASIBILITY STUDY OF USING GROUND BOTTOM ASH IN GEOPOLYMER CONCRETE, Navin Paija

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Watching the Wolf Tear Down the House: An Autoethnographic Examination of Living with Lupus in The Wolf Inside, Savannah Palmer

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EVALUATING THE RELIABILITY, VALIDITY, AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PEAK EQUIVALENCE MODULE THROUGH SINGLE-CASE DESIGN, Ashley Noelle Partlo

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Investigation of Electronic and Opto-electronic Properties of Two-dimensional Layers (2D) of Copper Indium Selenide Field Effect Transistors, Prasanna Dnyaneshwar Patil

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SUMMER HABITAT USE BY A MAMMAL COMMUNITY OF AN OAK-DOMINATED ECOSYSTEM IN THE CENTRAL HARDWOOD REGION, Brent Steven Pease

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Modeling Naturally Occurring Wildfires Across the US Using Niche Modeling, Brandon Polk

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THROUGHPUT OPTIMIZATION AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION ON GPUS UNDER MULTI-APPLICATION EXECUTION, SRINIVASA REDDY PUNYALA

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GAME-CENTERED GAMEPADS: FABRICATING AND 3D PRINTING, Chinmay Rajguru

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RISK-TARGETED GROUND MOTION FOR PERFORMANCE- BASED BRIDGE DESIGN, Suman Rana

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Emotional Movements Analysis and Classification with SRDA, Wei Rang

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DETECTION, CLASSIFICATION, AND LOCATION IDENTIFICATION OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION FROM TWITTER STREAM ANALYSIS, Pouya RezaeiDivkolaei

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Classism, Academic Self-Concept, and African American College Students' Academic Performance, Simone D. Roby

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Simulating Heat Recovery of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell using EES, Eric Nicolas Rogier

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TITLE: EVALUATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PSYCHOLOGICAL FLEXIBILITY, TEACHER SELF-EFFICACY, TEACHER-STUDENT INTERACTIONS, AND BURNOUT SYNDROME, Melody Ann Rosado

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The Effect of Nicotine on the Default Mode Network, Executive Control Network, and Salience Network During Relaxed and Stressed Resting States As a Function of Trait Negative Affect, Matthew A. Ruehle

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EFFECT OF PPO-INHIBITING HERBICIDES ON MALE-TO-FEMALE SEX RATIO OF AMARANTHUS PALMERI, Mafia Mahabub Rumpa

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Survival and Capture Efficiency of River Otters in Southern Illinois, Andrew U. Rutter

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QUANTIFYING THE RATES AND SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF RECENT SEDIMENTATION WITHIN THE HYDROLOGICALLY CONNECTED FLOODPLAINS OF THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, USA, USING DIGITAL ELEVATION MODELS AND DENDROGEOMORPHOLOGY, Julia Kay Ryherd

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PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF TOPOLOGICAL INSULATOR: BISMUTH SELENIDE THIN FILMS, Yub Raj Sapkota

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A Validation Methodology for Extracted Associations from HCAHPS data set, Tannaz Sattari Tabrizi

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Teaching Children with Autism to Identify Private Events of Others in Context, Ayla Schmick

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Surviving Plymouth: Causes of Change in Wampanoag Culture in Colonial New England, Hannah Schmidt

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Saving Animals and the Land: Uniting the American Animal Rights and Environmental Movements of the Late Twentieth Century, Kelsey Schmidt

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Regulation of Angiogenic Gene Expression in Human Trophoblast by Cellular Stressors: Implications in Preeclampsia, Mark Wesley Schroeder

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DETERMINATION OF VETERINARY ANTIBIOTICS VIA POLAR ORGANIC COMPOUND INTEGRATED SAMPLING (POCIS), Elizabeth Schroedl

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THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE OUTPUT OF NATIONS, Dylan Sellers

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"LET THE FEAST OF FOOLS BEGIN, BATMAN!": THE TRADITIONAL AND GOTHIC CARNIVALESQUES IN THE SOUND DESIGN OF THE BATMAN: ARKHAM VIDEO GAMES, Weston Taylor Sharp

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THE EFFECTS OF VIDEO MODELING ON INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE STAFF BEHAVIOR IN A SELF-CONTAINED HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM, Mary Katherine Shaughnessy

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The Things We Create, Jamie Veronica Sheffer

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3-D MODELING OF MICRO-SHEAR FLOW BASED RAPID ISOLATION OF TUMORIGENIC CANCER CELLS, Tasnim Shireen

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Importance of Concentrated Flow Paths in Agricultural Watersheds of Southern Illinois, Prabisha Shrestha

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VERIFICATION OF SHEAR LAG IN LONGITUDINALLY WELDED TENSION MEMBERS, Saurav Shrestha

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THE ROLE OF PERCEIVED SOCIAL SUPPORT IN UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF RACIAL MICROAGGRESSIONS ON BARRIERS AND STRESS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS, Brittany Sievers

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Manon and the Chevalier d'Or, Ashley Sigmon

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The Utility of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Increasing Tolerance to Aversive Stimuli, Samantha Kay Smalley

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Acquisition Geometry-Related Noise Reduction for a Crooked-Line Seismic Reflection Profile in White County, Illinois, Jacob Smelker

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EFFECTS OF NICOTINAMIDE ON MICROGLIAL RESPONSE IN JUVENILE RATS AFTER CONTROLLED CORTICAL IMPACT, Aidan C. Smith

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BUCKLING AND POST-BUCKLING RESPOSNE OF SINGLE CURVATUE BEAM-COLUMNS UNDER THERMAL (FIRE) LOADS, GHULAM H SOLTANI

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Porosity Evaluation in Carbon Fiber Polymer Laminates using Acoustography, Ryan J. Spencer

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A Case for Preparation: Teachers and Assessment, Gabriele Spintzyk

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LOSS OF RAB25 COOPERATES WITH ONCOGENES IN THE TRANSFORMATION OF HUMAN MAMMARY EPITHELIAL CELLS (HMEC), Pooja Sridhar Joshi

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TITLE: WORKING MEMORY PERFORMANCE AND THE MIDDLE FRONTAL GYRUS IN CHILDREN WITH READING DISABILITY AND/OR ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER, Maria Stacy

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THE UPTAKE OF PARTICULATE ANTIGEN BY SPECIALIZED EPITHELIUM IN THE BURSA OF FABRICIUS AND THE GENERATION OF HUMORAL IMMUNE RESPONSES, Laura Joy Stevens

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Impact of Vegetated Buffer Strips on Surface Runoff in Southern Illinois, Jonathan Walter Stewart

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Some Mornings Starving, Jessica Lynn Suchon

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MEASUREMENT OF DISABILITY ATTITUDES AND VIDEO GAMING TENDENCIES AMONG REHABILITATION STUDENTS, Hannah Sullivan

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COMPLEX REPRESENTATIONS OF GLn(Fq), Porter Oneal Summers

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LATE APPLICATION NITROGEN ON CORN IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND SOIL PROPERTIES AFFECTING AMMONIA VOLATILIZATION FROM UREA FERTILIZER, Brent Sunderlage

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CORROSION OF STEEL IN MSE WALLS DUE TO DEICERS AND BACKFILL AGGREGATES, Dipesh Tajhya

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Using PEAK Relational Training to Teach Advanced Language, Rebecca Jean Tavernor

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ANALYZING THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON URBAN STORMWATER INFRASTUCTURES, Ranjeet Thakali

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Fabrication and Characterization of Piezoelectric Zinc Oxide Nanowire Sensor, Zacharia Tharakan

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PCA and FA model for Matrix Valued Time Series Data, MahappuKankanamge TharinduPriyanDeAlwis

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Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children with Autism, Tiffany Thomas

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OCTONIONS AND ROTATIONS, Kalpa Madhawa Thudewaththage

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DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF AND POWER HARVESTED BY ROTATING PIEZOELECTRIC VIBRATION ENERGY HARVESTERS THAT EXPERIENCE GYROSCOPIC EFFECTS, Thang Quang Tran

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THE EFFECTS OF VERBAL OPERANT TRAINING AND RESPONSE INTERRUPTION AND REDIRECTION ON VOCAL STEREOTYPY, Casey Kaye Trasatti

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Dance of the Undead: A Collection of Short Stories, Roberta L. Turner

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THE USE OF RIVAL-MODEL OBSERVATIONAL LEARNING TO TEACH CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SHADES OF COLOR, Leah J. Verkuylen

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AN EXAMINATION OF THE CULTURAL VALIDITY OF THE MEANING IN LIFE QUESTIONNAIRE USING AN AFRICAN AMERICAN SAMPLE, Kenneth Terrell Washington

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“WE ARE ALL LEARNERS” DISCOURSES OF OWNERSHIP AND STRATEGIES OF REINFORCEMENT IN THE TUNICA LANGUAGE REAWAKENING, Tyler A. Whitaker

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ASSESSING SENSITIVITY OF HORSERADISH PLANTS TO DICAMBA AND 2,4-D IN NEW SOYBEAN PRODUCTION SYSTEMS, Kayla N. Wiedau

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IN VITRO APPARENT RUMINAL DIGESTIBILITY OF DIETS CONTAINING CORN DISTILLERS GRAIN WITH DIFFERENT QUANTITIES OF CRUDE FAT, David Eldridge Williams

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SEDIMENTOLOGY, MINERALOGY, AND ASTROBIOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF SPRING DEPOSITS IN TEN MILE GRABEN, UTAH, Jason Ryan Williams

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EVALUATING THE COMPOUNDING EFFECTS OF WEIGHT LOSS AND WEIGHT GAIN IN CHOOSING TO EXERCISE, Courtney Wilson

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RESOLVING THE PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS OF THREE GENERA OF EPHEMEROPTERA (MAYFLIES); STENONEMA, STENACRON, AND MACCAFFERTIUM, Deanna Zembrzuski

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GENERALIZED AUTOREGRESSIVE MOVING AVERAGE MODELS, Reginald Ziedzor