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Theses from 2018

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A Dog and His Boy, Connor Falson

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A SURVEY AND USE-WEAR ANALYSIS OF WICKLIFFE THICK POTTERY IN THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES, Anthony P. Farace

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MIGRATION PATTERNS, HABITAT USE, PREY ITEMS, AND HUNTER HARVEST OF LONG-TAILED DUCKS (Clangula hyemalis) THAT OVERWINTER ON LAKE MICHIGAN, Luke J. Fara

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SPOROGENESIS AND CALLOSE LOCALIZATION IN ANTHOCERATOPHYTA, Nicholas David Flowers

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Impulsivity and Delay Discounting Measures Among Smokers and Non-Smokers, Kimberly Nora Forst

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GAMIFICATION IN PRESENTATION AND TESTING AND THEIR EFFECT ON PERFORMANCE, Alan Franklin

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SPECIATION ALONG THE PERUVIAN ANDES-AMAZON TRANSITION ZONE: PHYLOGEOGRAPHY AND LANDSCAPE GENETICS OF THE AMEEREGA PETERSI GROUP (FAMILY: DENDROBATIDAE), Connor Martin French

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AN EXAMINATION OF ROUTES OF EXPOSURE OF FLUVALINATE TO LARVAL AND ADULT HONEY BEES (APIS MELLIFERA), Corie Fulton

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The Contribution of Detoxification Pathways to Pyrethroid Resistance in Hyalella Azteca, Courtney Y. Fung

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EFFECTS OF DEFUSION AND DEICTIC FRAMES INTERACTIONS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF SELF-AS-CONTEXT IN INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, Sebastian Garcia-Zambrano

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PRESCRIBED FIRE EFFECTS ON THE INVASIVE SPECIES ACHYRANTHES JAPONICA IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Kory M. Garrie

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WEED MANAGEMENT, YIELD, AND ECONOMIC RETURN ON INVESTMENT OF SIX SOYBEAN SYSTEMS IN CONVENTIONAL- AND NO-TILL, Matthew Geiger

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INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF NRIP1 IN SKIN AGING: DEPLETION OF NRIP1 DELAYS SENESCENCE, REDUCES INFLAMMATION AND ENHANCES AUTOPHAGY IN ADIPOCYTES, Skyler Dawnelle Gerber

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Understanding the Alien in Scheler's Phenomenology, David Gray

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PLANNING THE REINTRODUCTION OF THE CLOUDED LEOPARD (NEOFELIS NEBULOSA) TO TAIWAN: AN ASSESSMENT OF ATTITUDES AND POTENTIAL SUPPORT, Evan Greenspan

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Induction of Stress Response, Cell Wall Damage, and Cell Death in Determination of Silver Nanoparticle Toxicity Threshold of the Heavy-metal Accumulating Fern Azolla caroliniana, SHAYLA GUNN

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ASSESSING SEED BANK CONTRIBUTION TO LANDWARD EXPANSION OF COASTAL WETLAND COMMUNITIES AND RESPONSES TO FIRE AND TRANSLOCATION ALONG COENOCLINE, Molly Hacker

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THE EFFECTS OF COVER CROPS ON THE SOIL MICROBIOME: A METAGENOMICS STUDY, Jacob James Hackman

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Spatial Ecology Of River Otters In Southern Illinois, Alexander Hanrahan

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An examination of the relationship between distress intolerance, attentional control, and posttraumatic stress symptoms, Eva Harris

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THE WORDS FROM MY BODY: ALL WILL KNOW THE WONDER OF A SPRING AWAKENING LIGHTING DESIGN, Janessa A. Harris

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AN EVALUATION OF THE GOOD BEHAVIOR GAME USING AN INTERDEPENDENT GROUP CONTINGENCY WITH MIDDLE-SCHOOL CHILDREN WITH EBD, Shanice D. Harvey

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An Evaluation of Behavioral Skills Training on Parent Implementation of Behavior-Management Strategies, Alexis Henry

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TITLE: EFFECTS OF ACCEPTANCE AND DEFUSION ON VERBAL SELF-STATEMENTS AND PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASURES IN INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, Jessica Marie Hinman

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Time reversal symmetry breaking in 4f-doped Topological Insulators, Stephen Hofer

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A Combination of Environmental Enrichment and Nicotinamide After TBI in Juvenile Rats Leads to Transfer Effects in Cognitive Tasks, Ryan Holden

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A SEISMIC REFLECTION STUDY OF A MISSISSIPPIAN MUD-MOUND NEAR ADEN, ILLINOIS, Ruben Holguin Macuster

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VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY ANALYSES OF THE DEGRADATION AND CONTAMINATION OF ENGINE OIL LUBRICANTS COUPLED WITH MULTIPLE SPECTROSCOPIC TECHNIQUES, Torrey Holland

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Succession of an Upland Oak/Hickory Forest in the Central Hardwood Region, Nathan Hoover

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IMPROVING FLEXIBLE RESPONDING DURING A MOCK JOB INTERVIEW FOR HIGH FUNCTIONING ADULTS WITH AUTISM, Victoria Hutchinson

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A Creature Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand: Therapeia in the Philosophies of Plato and Immanuel Kant, Caleb Ingram

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ESTABLISHING COMPARATIVE RELATIONS OF FASTER AND SLOWER AS A GENERALIZED OPERANT IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM, Lynn James

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Investigating the Etiology of Preschoolers' Somatic Symptoms and Internalizing Problems: A Twin Study, Matthew Jamnik

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EVALUATION OF THE EFFICACY OF THE PEAK-T CURRICULUM WITH CHILDREN WITH AUTISM, Emily Elizabeth Jenkins

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SYNTHESIS OF NOVEL BENZIMIDAZOLIUM PERFLUORO MODEL COMPOUNDS USING FREE RADICAL REACTIONS AND SYNTHESIS OF NOVEL LIGANDS SUBJECT TO BOTH FREE RADICAL AND ROMP POLYMERIZATION REACTIONS FOR FABRICATING ANION-EXCHANGE MEMBRANES, Shengdong Jiang

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CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM EFFECTS ON FLOODPLAIN LAND COVER MANAGEMENT, Addison Scott Jobe

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THE ROLE OF MICRO-FINANCE IN ALLEVIATING POVERTY IN RURAL AREARS IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF ORI-ADE LOCAL GOVERNMENT OSUN STATE), Enoch Olatilewa Jolaoso

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Directing Rebecca Gilman's Boy Gets Girl: A Southern Feminist's View on What I’m Supposed to do as a Woman, Kelley McGahey Jordan

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SUPERVISED CLASSIFICATION OF FRESH LEAFY GREENS AND PREDICTION OF THEIR PHYTOCHEMICAL CONTENTS USING NEAR INFRARED REFLECTANCE, Prabesh Joshi

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SYSTEMIC AND MUCOSAL ANTIBODY RESPONSES IN MICE PER-ORALLY INFECTED AND VACCINATED WITH CHLAMYDIA MURIDARUM, Sondus Kahil

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Effect of Humidity and testing strategy on Friction Performance of model brake pads containing Nano-additives, SaiKrishna Kancharla

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Sustainable Water Usage and Surface Runoff Management in Lagos, Nigeria., Gilles-Arnaud Kandissounon

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Prediction of Clinical Symptoms and Psychological Flexibility Using a Novel Values Card Sort Activity, Ryan S. Kimball

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The Effects of Microorganism on Carbonate Precipitation in the Ten Mile Graben Cold Springs, Utah: A Mars Analog, Jordan Marie Knuth

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REEVALUATION OF CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT IN THE HENRY AQUIFER, GALLATIN COUNTY ILLINOIS, Joseph Micheal Krienert

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EVALUATION OF A TWO-SESSION ACT TRAINING FOR PARENTS OF ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, Molly Lamb

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DELINEATING CAPTURE ZONES USING A SYSTEMATIC SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS THAT VARIES RECHARGE, HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY AND CONDUCTANCE, Nick C. Lamkey

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CHLAMYDIAL PARTNER SWITCHING MECHANISM USING IN VITRO, IN VIVO, AND IN SILICO APPROACHES, Evan Landers

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Establishing Relational Non-Arbitrary Distinctive Responding Through Multiple Exemplar Simple Discrimination Training in Young Children with Autism, Lauren M. Lang

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Assessing the Convergent Validity of the PEAK-E Long Assessment and the PEAK-E Short Assessment, Huntar Alexis Lee

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Interactions between white-tailed deer and vegetation in southern Illinois, Ryan Elizabeth Leeson

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DESIGN OF A WIRELESS SENSOR PLATFORM WITH ENERGY HARVESTING, Joseph Leo

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Interpreting the Lemuria as Pietas, Jessica Lynn Leonard

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EFFECT OF HUMIDITY AND TEMPERATURE ON FRICTION PERFORMANCE OF CARBON-CARBON AIRCRAFT BRAKE MATERIALS, Michelle Jo Anne Lim

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EMBEDDED SPECKLE BONDLINE DEFECT DETECTION USING ULTRASONIC DIGITAL IMAGE CORRELATION (UT-DIC), WeiChiang Eric Lim

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GEOCHEMISTRY OF ARTIFICALLY MATURED ANNA SHALE: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE USE OF REDOX-SENSITIVE GEOCHEMICAL PROXIES IN MATURE ORGANIC-RICH SHALES, Dakota Raine Lindsey

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COMPARATIVE FERTILITY EVALUATION FOR PEPPERS AND MELONS ON AN EXTENSIVE GREEN ROOF., Richard Little

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TI/TIO2 AS AN ALTERNATIVE SUBSTRATE MATERIAL FOR IMPEDANCE BIOSENSORS, Donghao Liu

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AN ADVANCED APPROACH VERIFICATION TO DIGITAL LASER SPECKLE IMAGE CORRELATION, ALBERT Anthony LYLES

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A Comparison of Video Self and Video Peer Modeling to Increase Participation in High School Students with Disabilities, Melissa Macias

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The Effects of In Situ Behavioral Skills Training on Parent Implementation of the PEAK Relational Training System, Kaitlyn L. Maston

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A Twitter-Based Prediction Tool for Digital Currency, Mason Eugene McCoy

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Predicting the Stock Market Using News Sentiment Analysis, Majid Memari

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Classification of Irreducible Admissible mod-p Representations of GL_2(Q_p), Wijerathne Mudiyanselage Menake Wijerathne

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Comparison of Strength, Stiffness and Ductility of Reduced Beam Section Subjected to Lateral Loads Only and Combined Gravity And Lateral Loads, Frederick Ayisi Mensah

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A COMPARISON OF SELF-FEEDING VERSUS CAREGIVER-FEEDING IN THE TREATMENT OF FOOD SELECTIVITY, Rachel Minkel

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DESIGN OF CMOS COMPRESSIVE SENSING IMAGE SENSORS, Pujan Kumar Chowdhury Mishu

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CMOS BASED IMPLEMENTATION OF HYPERBOLIC TANGENT ACTIVATION FUNCTION FOR ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK, Fatemeh Mohammadi Shakiba

EXPERIMENTAL ADVANCES IN CLINICAL-SCALE PRODUCTION OF HYPERPOLARIZED 129XE AND 131XE VIA STOPPED-FLOW SPIN-EXCHANGE OPTICAL PUMPING, Michael Jhon Molway

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AN ASSESSMENT OF PRESCRIBED BURNING ON SOIL EROSION POTENTIAL IN THE MIXED HARDWOOD FORESTS OF THE OZARK HILLS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Kyle Monroe

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The effects of brief experiential exercises on committed actions, Miranda Morton

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Evaluating the Effects of an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Treatment Package on the Consumption of Healthy Foods, Gaby Moss

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EVALUATION OF STATE-OF-THE-ART PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES: AN APPROACH TO VALIDATE MULTI-SATELLITE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES, Shekhar Raj Mote

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Interpreting Ritual in Ceramics of Late Mississippian Southern Illinois, Alice Eileen Muntz

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The Forest for the Trees: Gifford Pinchot’s Principles of Conservation, Leslie M. Murray

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Comparison of populations of Achyranthes japonica in the Ohio River valley, Travis Jordan Neal

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EXAMINING METHODS TO RESTORE AND REHABILITATE NATIVE CANEBRAKE HABITAT IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Richard William Nesslar

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Sentiment Analysis using Tensor2Tensor, Cameron Michael Niccum

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HYDROTHERMAL LIQUEFACTION OF SWEET SORGHUM BAGASSE FOR BIO-OIL PRODUCTION, Varsha Niroula

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STATISTICAL EVALUATION OF HYDROLOGICAL EXTREMES ON STORMWATER SYSTEM, Narayan Nyaupane

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TBX2 IS REPRESSED BY TBX3 AND TBX3 IS TARGETED BY PRC2 IN RHABDOMYOSARCOMA, Teak-Jung Oh

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION-BASED OPTIMIZATION APPROACH USING PARALLEL COMPUTATION FOR RENEWABLE DISTRIBUTED GENERATION SCHEDULING IN A COMPETITIVE ELECTRICITY MARKET, PAUL OLUWAKAYODE OKUNADE

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THE TIME-DEPENDENT EFFECT OF ACUTE STRESS ON LONG-TERM MEMORY, Alicia Olechowski

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Examination of the Relationship Between Transformational Leadership and Organizational Justice Among Police Officers, Allison Osborn

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The Effects of Fluopyram on Macrophomina phaseolina and Charcoal rot of Soybean, Annie Caroline Padgett

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MULTIPATH TCP IN WIRELESS NETWORKS, Mijanur R. Palash

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USING CLIMATE MODELS TO PREDICT WATER SUPPLY AND DEMAND IN LAS VEGAS VALLEY: A SYSTEM DYNAMICS APPROACH, Ranjan Parajuli

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ANALYSIS OF A NON-IDEAL (LOSSY) TRI-MICRORING OPTICAL SYSTEM, Vasileios Pentsos

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Efficient Resource Management for Video Applications in the Era of Internet-of-Things (IoT), Sai Saketh Nandan Perala

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MICROAGGRESSIONS WITHIN HIGHER EDUCATION: EXPLORING HOW WHITE FACULTY COMMIT AND RESPOND TO MICROAGGRESSIONS, Remya Perinchery

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OPTIMIZING INTEROCEPTIVE EXPOSURE FOR ANXIETY SENSITIVITY UTILIZING AN INHIBITORY LEARNING MODEL, Devin Petersen

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Preliminary Evaluation of Seismic Potential of the Cottage Grove Fault System in Southern Illinois as Determined using the EarthScope Transportable Array, Jon Petruska

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EFFECTS OF HYPERBARIC OXYGEN ON STAPYLOCOCCUS AUREUS, Alyssa Philips

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FIGHTING AGAINST SOCIAL BOTS: THE ISSUE OF IDENTIFICATION, Dmitrii Pianov

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Impacts of cleanser, material type, methods for cleaning and training on canine decontamination, Ellie B. Powell

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OPTIMIZATION OF BRAKE PAD GEOMETRY TO PROMOTE GREATER CONVECTIVE COOLING TO INCREASE HEAT DISSIPATION RATE, Daryl Premkumar

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FIRST AND SECOND YEAR ILLINOIS, KENTUCKY, AND MISSOURI AGRICULTURAL EDUCATORS’ PERCEPTIONS OF TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION PREPAREDNESS, Heather Pulley

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A Lightweight Cryptographic Approach using Social Media for Secure Communication in Wireless Networks in IoT, Sai Ravee Teja Puramsetty

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IS A POLICE OFFICER’S SENSE OF SELF-LEGITIMACY PREDICTIVE OF JOB SATISFACTION?, Molly Elizabeth Pyatt

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CHANGES IN ANTISOCIAL ATTITUDES AND RECIDIVIST OUTCOMES, Maranda Rose Quillen