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Theses from 2014

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In Memory of Grandmother, Tetsuya Aboshi

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ANALYSIS AND MODELING OF NON-DARCIAN FLOW IN GROUNDWATER WITH MODFLOW CFP, Roshan Adhikari

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THE UTILITY OF SECOND LANGUAGE BLOGGING: STUDENT PERCEPTIONS FROM ENGLISH WRITING COURSES IN SAUDI ARABIA, Rashed Saad Alaboudi

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ENHANCED FIRST-FIT DECREASING ALGORITHM FOR ENERGY-AWARE TASK SCHEDULING IN CLOUD, ABDULRAHMAN M. ALAHMADI

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SAUDI ESL LEARNERS' USE OF VOWEL DURATION AS A CUE FOR THE VOICING OF THE FOLLOWING STOP, Ahmed Abdullah Alahmadi

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THE ACQUISITION OF THE ENGLISH VELAR NASAL /ŋ/ BY SAUDI SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH: ARE THERE DEVELOPMENTAL TRENDS?, Saleha Hussain Al Ahmari

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DEVELOPMENT OF CHEMICALLY MUTAGENIZED SOYBEAN POPULATIONS FOR IMPROVING SOYBEAN SEED OIL CONTENT AND FORWARD AND REVERSE GENETICS SCREENING, Alaa A. Alaswad

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SAUDI L2 LEARNERS' KNOWLEDGE AND PERCEPTIONS OF ACADEMIC ENGLISH SLANG, Anood Sarai Albalawi

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IMPROVING ONLINE COURSE SATISFACTION AND DELIVERY THROUGH QUALITY FUNCTION DEPLOYMENT, JALAL G. ALBALAWI

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EFFICIENT CAMERA SELECTION FOR MAXIMIZED TARGET COVERAGE IN UNDERWATER ACOUSTIC SENSOR NETWORKS, Abdullah Abdulrahman Albuali

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Six Operatic Scenes from Bram Stoker's Dracula, Danielle Elyse Aldach

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Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling Enhanced Task Scheduling Technologies Toward Greener Cloud Computing, Eiman Ali Aldhahri

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THE STUDY OF FAIFI SPEAKERS' LINGUISTIC ACCOMMODATION, Mohammed Alfaifi

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THE USAGE OF NEWLY BORROWED COLOR TERMS IN ARABIC; GENDER AND REGIONAL VARIATIONS, Fahad Alghamdi

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THE PERCEPTION OF ENGLISH SYLLABLE-FINAL NASALS BY SAUDI ESL LEARNERS, Turki Nafea Alharbi

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CODA CONSONANT CLUSTER PATTERNS IN THE ARABIC NAJDI DIALECT, Omar Ahmed Alkhonini

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TRANSLATIONAL STUDIES OF TARGETING THE THROMBOXANE A2 RECEPTOR IN CANCER., Viola Allaj

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New Deal Art Now: Reframing the Artifacts of Diversity, Jessica Allee

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THE USE OF READING STRATEGIES IN ARABIC BY NATIVE AND NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS, Fahad Alolayan

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THE EFFECT OF JATROPHA TORRIFIED BIOMASS AND COAL PREPARATION ON STEAM CO-GASIFICATION IN A FIXED BED REACTOR, Mashal Mohammed Aloqaili

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The Use of Lexical Borrowings Among Saudis, Amal Alzahrani

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THE ACQUISITION OF TENSE/LAX DISTINCTION BY ARABIC SPEAKERS LEARNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, Dhayfullah Saeed Alzahrani

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Agency and Power in the Lives of African American Women: The Role of Personal Beliefs of Justice in the Discrimination - Personal Control Link, Elom A. Amuzu

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FIRE AND FERTILIZATION EFFECTS ON THE GROWTH AND EXPANSION OF EXISTING NATIVE CANEBRAKES [ARUNDINARIA GIGANTEA (WALT) MUHL] IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Margaret Marziye Anderson

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Parapet Load Distribution to the Bearing Pads of Prestressed Concrete Girders in a Simple Span Bridge, Calvin Austiff

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STRESS, HEALTH, AND SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION: A MIDDLE SICÁN CASE STUDY, Alyssa Christine Bader

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STUDYING THE MAGNETIC SEPARATION OF OXYGEN CARRIER IN COAL DIRECT CHEMICAL LOOPING, Amin Bagheri

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Tools Tested for Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Education and Stewardship: Allowing Children to Make the Rules, Laura Eaton Baird

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INTERLANGUAGE IDIOMATICS:THE ACQUISITION OF ENGLISH IDIOMS BY SAUDI LEARNERS, Halah Banjar

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The Effects of KNDy Neuron Peptides on Prolactin and Luteinizing Hormone in Pup-Deprived Lactating Rats, Amanda Leann Barnard

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Bilingualism, Executive Function, and Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder, Carina Ann Beck

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Preserving Consumer Privacy on IEEE 802.11s-Based Smart Grid AMI Networks, Andrew Beussink

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Protective effect of capsaicin against cisplatin ototoxicity, Puspanjali Bhatta

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APOLOGY STRATEGIES: A COMPARISON OF SAUDI ENGLISH LEARNERS AND NATIVE SPEAKERS OF AMERICAN ENGLISH, Hajar Salman Binasfour

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Ceramic Technology and Cultural Identity in the Fox Lake Sanctuary, Brevard County, Florida, David Birnbaum

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Stimulus Equivalence and the Emergence of Topography Based Driving Behaviors on a Vehicle Simulator Task, Andrew Pierce Blowers

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Evaluation of General and Specific Assistive Technology Knowledge Among Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Environments, Randall Boen

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An Empirical Analysis of the Role of Geography in Sustainability Education, Makayla Jane Bonney

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Double Down at Last Call, Joshua Bontrager

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HABITAT OVERLAP AMOUNG MESOCARNIVORES AND WILD TURKEYS IN AN AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE, Christopher Bottom

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Pollution, Purification, and the Scapegoat: Religion and Violence in the Trial of Socrates, Philip Brewer

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BUILDING A "DRUM SET": DESIGNING THE SCENERY FOR SAM SHEPARD'S FOOL FOR LOVE, Kieran Pearse Brown

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A COMPARISON OF STIMULUS PAIRING OBSERVATIONAL PROCEDURES AND MATCHING TO SAMPLE PROCEDURES WITH KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS, Sara Jan Buitrago

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SENSING THE PAST: ETHNOAESTHETICS AND MEMORY WITHIN OKLAHOMA CHOCTAW CULTURAL REVITALIZATION PROJECTS, Jennifer Lynn Burns

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STRESS CORROSION CRACKING OF REBAR ROOF BOLTS IN U.S. UNDERGROUND COAL MINES - A PRELIMINARY STUDY, Gopi Bylapudi

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NONLINEAR OPTIMIZATION AS IT APPLIES TO CURVEFITTING, Bryan Callen

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IS DISRUPTION TO PASSIVE GAS-EXCHANGE A MECHANISM OF DEHYDRATION FOR WNS-INFECTED HIBERNATING BATS?, Charleve Carey

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Teaching Multiple Response Alternatives to Mitigate Resurgence, Travis Carrasquillo

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FACTORS INFLUENCING SITE OCCUPANCY OF BREEDING BIRDS, HERPTILES, MESOCARNIVORES, AND SMALL MAMMALS ON SUBURBAN FOREST PRESERVES IN THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA, Kevin William Cassel

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LINEARITY VERSUS COMPLETE POSITIVITY OF THE EVOLUTION OF OPEN QUANTUM SYSTEMS, Russell R. Ceballos

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Experiences of Postpartum Women Living with a Pelvic Floor Disorder, Angela D. Cerney

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Partial Melting Experiments on an Mg # 80 Martian Mantle and Their Implications for Basalt Genesis, Zachary Adam Chartrand

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EVALUATION OF RECOMBINANT INBRED LINE POPULATION AND ADVANCED BREEDING LINES AGAINST SUDDEN DEATH SYNDROME IN SOYBEAN [GLYCINE MAX (L.) MERR.], William Daniel Clark

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EFFECTS OF NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPY ON BRAIN NEUROELECTRIC INDICES OF ATTENTIONAL DISRUPTION BY LATERALIZED EMOTIONAL AND SMOKING-RELATED DISTRACTORS, Ryan Patrick Coppens

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THE INTERACTION BETWEEN FUNCTION AND MACHINE PREFERENCE IN SLOT MACHINE GAMBLERS, Anna Elizabeth Cronin

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THE BEST PLACE FOR CARTOONS: CARTOON NETWORK AND THE SILVER AGE OF AMERICAN ANIMATION, Matt Crowell

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Axe-Heads and Mississippian Political Economy: A St. Francois Provenance Study, Rosanna Yvonne Crow

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A Sociophonetic Study of the Northern Cities Shift in Southwest Michigan, Sara Daniels

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The Impact of Fruit and Vegetable Education with a School Garden on Kindergardeners' Nutrition Knowledge, Afton Khale Delvecchio

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Quantum Computing With Quantum Dots Using The Heisenberg Exchange Interaction, Nicholas Dewaele

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Effect of Perceived Attributions about Ostracism on Social Pain and Task Performance, Joshua T. Doerner

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AN EVALUATION OF THE USE OF BST TO TEACH A DATA COLLECTION PROCEDURE TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, Kirsten L. Dvorak

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LEAST-RECENTLY-USED (LRU) CIRCUIT DESIGN FOR PRIORITIZED CACHE, Ronald Eaton

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Preana: Game-theory Based Prediction with Reinforcement Learning, Zahra Eftekhari

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NON- CATALYTIC TRANSFER HYDROGENATION IN SUPERCRITICAL CO2 FOR COAL LIQUEFACTION, HUSSIEN Eldod ELHUSSIEN

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A PRECLINICAL EVALUATION OF MEMANTINE AS A TREATMENT FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, Brandy Elizabeth Elmore

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ENERGY DRINKS: FACTORS THAT INFLUNCE COLLEGE STUDENTS' CONSUMPTION, Nameer Nassir Faris

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Building Cultural and Linguistic Bridges: Interpersonal Relationships and the Brontë Sisters in German Translation, Jasmin Farsi

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Monitoring drought intensity in Illinois with a combined index, GUANLING FENG

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Putting Men Back in the Menstrual Cycle: A Qualitative Analysis of Men's Perceptions of Menstruation, Katherine Fishman

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How It Has Always Been Told, Jenny Lynn Flack

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Airlifted, Mary Kathleen Flannery

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Transitions, Krista Rose Frohling

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Now is the Time to be Ghosts, Michaelle Brett Gaffney

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STUDY OF XENON ADSORPTION ON ZEOLITIC IMIDAZOLATE FRAMEWORK - 8, G.M. Dinuka Harshana Gallaba

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COMPARISON OF MULTIVARIATE PROCESS MEAN SHIFT APPROACHES: MEWMA, MCUSUM, CHANGE POINT AND NEURAL NETWORK, Mandana Ghasemi

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THE EFFECTS OF MANIPULATING ESTABLISHING OPERATIONS AND A TOKEN ECONOMY PROCEDURE ON THE ASSISTANCE NEEDED TO SHARE BETWEEN PEERS WITH AUTISM, Caitlin Gilley

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IMPLEMENTATION OF PEAK RELATIONAL TRAINING SYSTEM FOR ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, Jacqueline Bridget Gilliam

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PREEMPTIVE EDGE-BASED SCHEDULING FOR REAL-TIME NETWORKS ON A CHIP, VASILIKI GKINTZOU

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Campus Sweetheart: An Idealized Image on College Campuses During the Middle of the Twentieth Century, Jon Edward Gorgosz

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These Hearts are Watermelon, Margaret Ann Graber

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THE IMPACT OF LANGUAGE AND MUSIC EXPERIENCE ON AUDITORY INHIBITORY CONTROL, Robert Edward Graham

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Enjoy Them at a Distance, Joshua Gray

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IMPROVING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF A MID-SIZE POWER PLANT BY REDUCTION IN AUXILIARY POWER AND IMPROVED HEAT TRANSFER, Jeffrey Andrew Green

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Traditional Navajo Sandpaintings and John Dewey's Concept of An Experience, Shannon L. Griffin

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Design and Characterization of a Compact Heat Exchanger for use with Nanofluids, Daniel Ray Grohmann

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Physical Basis for Quasi-Universal Relationships Describing Bankfull Hydraulic Geometry of Pebble-Bed Rivers, Nicholas A. Haas

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The Study of Food Environment and Healthfulness of Diet in the Population Attending the Good Food: Local Program in Southern Illinois, Lanie Kae Haertling

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A Simplified Multibody Model for Vehicle Dynamic Response, Brian Hanson

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Dynamics of Early-Season Weed Management and Soybean Nutrition, Nick T. Harre

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The Role of Deer Browsing on Plant Community Development and Ecosystem Functioning during Tallgrass Prairie Restoration, Patrick Thomas Harris

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Drivers of Compositional Trajectories in Reference and Restored Pine Savanna Communities, Diane Harshbarger

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THE EFFECT OF FEDERALISM ON THE ETHNIC CONFLICT BETWEEN KURDS AND ARABS IN IRAQ, Hozan Abdulrahman Hasan

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EFFECTS OF THE INVASIVE PLANT SPECIES AUTUMN OLIVE (ELAEAGNUS UMBELLATA) ON SMALL MAMMAL POPULATIONS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Stephanie Hayes

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Pyramidal Training for Supervisors and Caregivers of Aging Adults, Rocky Dean Haynes

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Cataclastic flow kinematics inferred from magnetic fabrics at the Heart Mountain detachment, Wyoming, Gerhard Heij

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Processing Trauma: Reading Art in 9/11 Novels, Karen Kruse Heinemann

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Performance of Vacuum Insulation Panels in Building Energy Consumption, Steven Herek

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The American Plague: Milk Sickness and the Trans-Appalachian West, 1810-1930, Taryn Nicole Hill

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Home Economics Programs Within Higher Education: A Typology, Sara Holtzman