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2017

HEALTHY IMMIGRANTS? EXPLORING COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, PRE-IMMIGRATION EXPERIENCES, AND ACCULTURATION IN RELATIONSHIP TO U.S. IMMIGRANTS’ HEALTH, Ynesse Abdul-Malak

Facilitating High Performance Code Parallelization, Maria Abi Saad

Trichloroacetimidates as Alkylating Reagents and Their Application in the Synthesis of Pyrroloindoline Natural Products and Synthesis of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Src Homology 2 Domain- Containing Inositol Phosphatase (SHIP), Arijit Anand Adhikari

Stretching the Circle: First-Generation College Students Navigate Their Educational Journey, Nicole Zervas Adsitt

Efficient Implementation of Stochastic Inference on Heterogeneous Clusters and Spiking Neural Networks, Khadeer Ahmed

REFINING THE CLINICAL MEASUREMENT OF WIDEBAND ACOUSTIC IMMITTANCE IN NEWBORNS, Hammam AlMakadma

The dynamic effects of surface topography and chemistry on cell attachment, alignment, and motility on smart, polyelectrolyte materials, Ariel Ash-Shakoor

Sporting Bodies: The Rhetorics of Professional Female Athletes, Lindsey Banister

A Civil Contract of Documentary: Israel, Palestine, and the Political Aesthetics of Documentary Intersubjective Witnessing, 2000-2017, Sarah Barkin

Synthesis of heteroaromatic ruthenium dyes for use as electron reservoirs in dye-sensitized solar cells, Andrew David Basner

All the King's Men: Slavery and Soldiering at the Cabrits Garrison (1763-1854), Zachary James McCray Beier

Whiteness Interrupted: Examining the Impact of Racialized Space on White Racial Identity, Marcus Bell

Investigating the Interaction of a Supersonic Single Expansion Ramp Nozzle and Sonic Wall Jet, Matthew Berry

The interacting hydrologic responses to changing climate, watershed physical characteristics, river regulation, and land development in the northeastern United States, Rouzbeh Berton

Endogenous RNAi pathways are required in neurons for dauer formation in Caenorhabditis elegans, Pallavi Bharadwaj

Political Tempest: 'Natural' Disasters and Politics in India and Bangladesh, 1876 & 1970, Sravani Biswas

The detection and parameter estimation of binary black hole mergers, Christopher Michael Biwer

Enabling Justice: State Cooperation with the International Criminal Court, Franziska Boehme

A Structural and Intersectional Analysis of High School Students’ STEM Career Development Using a Social Cognitive Career Theory Framework, Tashera Bolds

Isotopic characterization of bedrock, sediments, and minerals as provenance tools: Examples from an inselberg in the Mojave Desert of SE California, Mariana Belen Bonich-Wissink

Evolution, epistasis, and the genotype-to-phenotype problem in Myxococcus xanthus., Michael Bradley

Combining Smart Material Platforms and New Computational Tools to Investigate Cell Motility Behavior and Control, Megan Brasch

Working for Dignity: The Authorized Sightseeing Rickshaw Drivers of Keoladeo National Park, Emera Bridger Wilson

Manifesting the Cyborg via Techno-Body Modification: From Human Computer Interaction to Integration, Lauren M. Britton

“IN OUR OWN WORDS”: THE PHENOMENOLOGICAL EXPLORATION INTO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE OF RELATIONAL THERAPY WITH WHITE THERAPISTS, Melody Michele Brown

SCHOOLED: Hiphop Composition at the Predominantly White University, Tessa Rose Brown

Elementary Reading Specialists' Perspectives Towards Their Work, Wendy Woods Bunker

TOWARDS A METHOD OF BELONGING: CONTEXTUALIZING GENDER VIOLENCE IN MĀORI WORLDS, Hayley Marama Cavino

Gas Phase Oxidation of Levulinic Acid for the Production of Maleic Anhydride over Supported Vanadium Oxide Catalysts, Anargyros Chatzidimitriou

A LIFE-CYCLE BENEFIT/COST ANALYSIS FRAMEWORK FOR ITS DEPLOYMENTS, Xifan Chen

What Counts as Desiring the Actual Good?, Sean Clancy

Who participates and why? What do they expect and what do they accomplish? An Evaluation of the Superfund Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Program, Lance R. Cooper

Mappings Between Annuli of Smallest p-Harmonic Energy, Daniel Cuneo

The Institutional Influences on EHR Implementation: The Case of Mission Hospital, Dane A. Dell

The Prism of Violence: Private Gun Ownership in Modern China, 1860-1949, Lei Duan

Knowing Better, Reasoning Together, Nicole Dular

DIRECTED EVOLUTION FOR THE DESIGN OF NEW CATALYSTS, Tiffany Dunston

Using Affirmation Theory to Further Understand the Distinction between the Individual Self and the Collective Self, Gaven Allen Ehrlich

Software Performance Estimation Using Feedback-Directed Analysis, Elie ElAaraj

African American Parent-Teen Communication regarding dating, sex, and risk of STIs, Deborah T. Ellerbe

Design and Behavior of Steel Delta Girders, Omar El Masri

Improving distribution and absorption of light in microalgal photobioreactors through plasmon enhancement, entrapped cultivation and controlled motion, Bendy Estime

Oxygen Transport Membrane Reactors for Oxy-Fuel Combustion and Carbon Capture Purposes, Ryan Falkenstein-Smith

Essays on marketing information disclosure, Cong Feng

THE SCALABLE AND ACCOUNTABLE BINARY CODE SEARCH AND ITS APPLICATIONS, Qian Feng

Achilles and The Batman on the Plane of Immanence: Deconstructing Heroic Models, Herman Frederick Filice

Thomas Aquinas on the Metaphysical Nature of the Soul and its Union with the Body, Kendall Ann Fisher

Transitioning to Sustainable Civil Infrastructure Systems: Green Stormwater Management and Engineering Design Thinking, Carli Denyse Flynn

ON THE CUSP OF INVISIBILITY: THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, MARGINALIZED STUDENTS, AND INSTITUTIONAL SPACES, Romeo Garcia

Understanding integrated STEM science instruction through the experiences of teachers and students, Margery Gardner

Accelerated Construction of Roadways: Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Impacts, Sudipta Ghorai

Synthesis and Characterization of First Row Transition Metal Polyphosphates, Tiffany Jo Greenfield

Limits of Liberation: Youth and Politics in Brazil's Landless Rural Workers' Movement, Melinda Gurr

QUBIT COUPLED MECHANICAL RESONATOR IN AN ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEM, Yu Hao

IMPROVING THE LONGITUDINAL ASSESSMENT OF ADHD IN PEDIATRICALLY AND PSYCHIATRICALLY REFERRED SAMPLES, Jun He

Trading Dynamics in a Fragmented Market, Krzysztof Herman

UNDERSTANDING INFORMATION USE IN ONLINE CONSUMER-HEALTH SUPPORT GROUPS: A LOOK INTO INTERACTIVE HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS, Naybell Hernandez

TEACHING IS A REVOLUTIONARY ACT: THE LEGITIMATE KNOWLEDGES OF BLACK WOMEN TEACHERS ENACTING ACTIVIST LITERACIES, Reba Y. Hodge

Stable Sparse Orthogonal Factorization of Ill-Conditioned Banded Matrices for Parallel Computing, Qian Huang

Vortex detection and tracking in massively separated and turbulent flows, Yangzi Huang

Three Essays on Public Procurement, Zachary Steven Huitink

DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS AND MITIGATION OF MALICIOUS JAVASCRIPT WITH ENRICHED JAVASCRIPT EXECUTIONS, Xunchao Hu

The Presence of Groove in Online Songwriting Projects, David Lamar James

FITTING A PARAMETRIC MODEL TO A CLOUD OF POINTS VIA OPTIMIZATION METHODS, Pengcheng Jia

Spreading Structures, Li Kang

EXTRACTION AND LOCALIZATION OF NOISE-RELATED FLOW STRUCTURES IN HIGH SPEED JETS, Pinqing Kan

THREE ESSAYS ON RETURNS TO EDUCATION, HEALTH AND THE SPATIAL WAGE CURVE IN TURKEY, Haci Mevlut Karatas

TWO-DIMENSIONAL FLUIDIZATION OF NANOMATERIALS VIA BIOMIMETIC MEMBRANES TOWARDS ASSISTED SELF-ASSEMBLY, Kathleen Kelly

Secularism: Conventional or Contextual? Theory and Practice of Religious Politics in Iran and Turkey, Ebrahim Khalifeh Soltani

Cytotoxicity of Galvanically Coupled Magnesium and Titanium Particles for Therapeutic Effect, Jua Kim

Interaction Effects between the Cumulative Genetic Score and Psychosocial Stressor on Drinking Urge and Attentional Bias for Alcohol: A Human Laboratory Study, Jueun Kim

Presidential Instability in a Developing Country: Reassessing South Korean Politics from a State-Society Relations Perspective, Kyung-hwa Kim

RETHINKING ENTREPRENEURS’ CHARACTERISTICS IN THE CONTEXTS OF FAMILY, INVESTORS, AND THEIR EARLY ACTIONS, Eun-Jeong Ko

Semi-Open Space and Micro-Environmental Control for Improving Thermal Comfort, Indoor Air Quality, and Building Energy Efficiency, Meng Kong

Enacting “Technology” and Everything Else: Gendered Practices and the System of Crop Intensification, Natasha Susan Koshy

Building the Airplane While it Flies: A Case Study Approach of Police Development in Kosovo, Liberia, and Timor-Leste, Kevin Krupski

Design, Synthesis and Study of Thermomechanically Active Polymer Networks Based on Latent Crosslinking of Semicrystalline Polymers, Wenbin Kuang

The Post-Neoliberal Citizen: Immigrant Identity as the New Service Learning Center, Michael Lasley

HOW DO NOVICE AND EXPERT LEARNERS REPRESENT, UNDERSTAND, AND DISCUSS GEOLOGIC TIME?, Erica Amanda Layow

BUSINESS FAILURE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THREE ESSAYS ON THE EFFECTS OF THE COST OF FAILURE, Chong Kyoon Lee

A Metaphysician's User Guide: The Epistemology of Metaphysics, James Soo Lee

The Spock Paradox: Permissiveness, Control, and Dr. Spock’s Advice for a New Psychology of Parenting for Democracy in the Mid-20th Century U.S., Namhee Lee

Bacterial polymertropism, the response to strain-induced alignment of polymers, David James Lemon

Climatic Controls on the Porewater Chemistry of Mid-continental Wetlands, Zeno Francis Levy

Social Security under Decentralized Authoritarianism: Politics of The Public Pension Program in China, Jing Lin

Catalytic synthesis of biodiesel fuel under sub/supercritical conditions: kinetics and phase behavior, Jiuxu Liu

The effects of simulated inflammatory conditions on the corrosion and fretting corrosion of CoCrMo alloy, Yangping Liu

Delay QoS Provisioning and Optimal Resource Allocation for Wireless Networks, Yi Li

DIY Delivery Systems: The Extracurriculum in the Age of Neoliberalism, Jason Wesley Luther

Investigating the Structures of Turbulence in a Multi-stream, Rectangular, Supersonic Jet, Andrew S. Magstadt

Generalization Programming and Performance Feedback: A Writing Intervention with Third-Grade Students, Rigby Dawn Malandrino

Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) Reproductive Advertisement Behavior And The Effects Of Vessel Noise, Leanna Matthews

Enzymology and inhibition of ghrelin acylation by ghrelin O-acyltransferase, Kayleigh McGovern-Gooch

The Roberts Court Constitution of Freedom of Speech: Preferences, Principles, and the Study of Supreme Court Decision-making, Brandon Metroka

Pattern Formation in Active Nematics, Prashant Mishra

"I am Not a Hijra": Transgender Women Claiming Citizenship in South India, Liz Mount

Encounters with Authority: Tactics and negotiations at the periphery of participatory platforms, Gabriel Mugar

Readers’ Perceptions of Newsworthiness and Bias as Factors in Participation with Digital News Content, Gregory James Munno

Three Essays in Urban Policy, Judson E. Murchie

A Biopsychosocial Model of Transition of Adolescents with Intellectual Disability, Robert Earl Myers III