Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Characterization of Novel Neurodegenerative Genes Implicated in Mitochondrial Dynamics, Alexander J. Abrams

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A Novel Stacking Method for Multi-label Classification, Abdulaziz Alali

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Preschool Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Science, Alexandra D. Alexander

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Multi-Scale Modeling and Assessment of Malaria Risk in Northern South America, Temitope O. Alimi

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Spirituality and Scottish Identity in Selected Works of James MacMillan, Bethany L. Alvey

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The Florida Current: Mean Jet Structure, Meandering, and Velocity Fluctuations Observed with HF Radar, Matthew R. Archer

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Effects of Valved Soffit Vents on Low-Rise Buildings with Hip and Gable Roofs, Garth A. Arch

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"Two Beings Unite and Enrich the World": Creation, Control, and the Body in Contemporary Golem Fiction, Adam J. Berzak

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Cognitive Complexity in Carnivora: The Evolutionary Link between Social Complexity and Cognitive Complexity, Natalia D. Borrego

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Critical Flow Analysis and Understanding of Automotive Exhaust Ports, Kevin Boutsen

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The Orchestral Percussion Method of Alan Abel: A General Analysis of Abel's Performance Practices Throughout his Tenure in the Philadelphia Orchestra, Thomas W. Bowden

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A History and Performance Guide of A Concerto for Trumpet and Chamber Ensemble: Fanfares for the Apocalypse By Ken Ueno, Philippe P. Brunet

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On Geometric Problems Involving Schwarzschild Manifolds, Armando J. Cabrera Pacheco

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Foundational Evidence towards HIF-2α Mediated Translation as a Therapeutic Target in Glioblastoma Multiforme, Steven Carlsson

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Misreading Mammy: Towards a Sexual Revolution of Contemporary/Third Wave Black Feminisms, Nicole Carr

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The Analysis of Salidas and Romanzas in Cuban Zarzuela, Raquel Castaneda Rubi

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An Investigation of The New High Efficiency 3 Cylinders Internal Combustion Engine, Shanghua Chen

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The Spatial Structure of Unified Consciousness, Bartlomiej Chomanski

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Pianistic Mastery of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition: Developing Associative Thinking through Analysis of Musical Texture, Ana Cristea

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Visions and Ecstasies, A Mass, Shawn M. Crouch

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Challenging the U.S.-Led War on Drugs: Argentina in Comparative Perspective, Sebastian Antonino Cutrona

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Role of the DEAD-Box Protein Mrh4 in Mitochondrial Ribosome Biogenesis, Dasmanthie C P De Silva

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Performance Aspects of the New Orleans Jazz Style: A Guide for Jazz Musicians, Marius Dicpetris

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A Selected Review of Prevention and Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Musculoskeletal Performance-Related Injuries Common Among Oboists, Sara L. Diehl

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Garden Cities of the Americas: Greenbelt and El Palomar, a Comparative Case Study on the Model's Translation to the American Continents, Maria G. Dines

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The Role of Gene Co-option in the Evolution of Sap-Feeding Insect Endosymbioses (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha), Rebecca P. Duncan

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Anticipation and Avoidance in Social Anxiety: A Psychophysiological Investigation into a Potential Link, Travis C. Evans

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A History and Discography of the Oboe in Jazz, Kimberly K. Everett Ganong

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The Commissioning, Composition, and Performance Preparation of Christopher Rouse's Heimdall's Trumpet for Christopher Martin and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin A. Fairfield

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From the Five-Key Flute to the Boehm Flute: Exploring Structural Differences and Recreating Idiomatic Performance Practices in Cuban Charanga-Based Genres., Ernesto Fernandez

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Essays in Environmental Economics, Luke Fitzpatrick

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The Impacts of Bycatch from the Atlantic Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fishery on Ecosystem Structure and Function, Francesca C. Forrestal

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Autonomous Brain-Controlled Functional Electrical Stimulation for Grasp and Release in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury, Katie Gant

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Contemporary Strategies for Fundamental Development: Utilizing Extended Techniques to Advance Foundational Trumpet Methodology, Cameron Lee Ghahremani

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Applying World Music Pedagogy Techniques in the Intermediate String Orchestra: A Curriculum for the Study and Performance of Latin American Folk Music, Sarah Gongaware

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Part 1: Lagrangian Coherent Structures in a Coastal Upwelling Envirnonment; Part 2: Near-Inertial Oscillations in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Matthew K. Gough

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The Views of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors Regarding Their Fertility and Fertility Preservation, Katherine Hauck Perez

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Media Framing and Health Policy: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Editorial Coverage of the Affordable Care Act, Alison B. Hebert

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Psychosocial Predictors of Depression and Medication Adherence in People Living with HIV, Sarah M. Henry

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A Fine Line Between Art and Entertainment: Music and Humor in the Performances of Victor Borge, Hanako Henty

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Physiological Downstream Consequences and Tradeoffs Associated with CO2 Compensation in Marine Fish, Rachael M. Heuer

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Cultivating Resistance: Haitian-Dominican Communities and the Dominican Sugar Industry, 1915-1990, Amelia M. Hintzen

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Model based Technologies for Enhancing Building Operation, Sen Huang

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The Unrealized Potential of the Alto Clarinet: Introducing the Unique Aspects of Alto Clarinet to Contemporary Composers, Inhyung Hwang

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Prediction and Predictability of North American Seasonal Climate Variability, Johnna M. Infanti

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LIN28/let-7 Axis as a Regulator of Myocardial Ischemic Injury, Shaurya Joshi

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The Influence of Sex Hormones on the Female Singing Voice: A Review of the Literature, 1971-2016, Vindhya Khare

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Reduced Surrogate Light Chain in Old B Cell Precursors Compromises B Lymphopoiesis and Increases B Cell Reactivity to Common Self Antigens, Kelly M. Khomtchouk

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The Process of Transcribing Richard Strauss’ “Ein Heldenleben” for Piano Solo: Tasks, Approaches, Issues and Solutions, Asiya Korepanova

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Investigating the Inter-relationship between Mind Wandering and Working Memory: Expanding upon the Executive-Resource Account of Mind Wandering, Marissa Krimsky

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Sparse Model Learning for Identifying Nucleotide Motifs and Inferring Genotype and Phenotype Associations, Indika Priyantha Kuruppu Appuhamilage

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ENSO Predictability, Sarah M. Larson

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Coupling Between Nutrient Availability and Thyroid Hormone Activation, Lattoya Josephine Lartey

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Proactive or Predetermined?: Contextualizing Color-Blind Policing Practices in New York City, Rachel E. Lautenschlager

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Sampling Errors in Satellite-Derived Infrared Sea Surface Temperatures, Yang Liu

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BRAF Inhibitor (Vemurafenib) Resistance Confers Sensitivity to Arginine Deprivation in Melanoma, Ying-Ying Li

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The Piano Sonatas of George Walker: An Analysis of Performance Aspects with Emphasis on the Fifth Sonata, Redi Llupa

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Thermodynamic and Kinetic Investigation of Oxygen Atom Transfer to Phosphines, Metal Phosphido and Vanadium (III) Complexes: Mechanistic Differences and Effect of Axial Base Coordination on Metal Chalcogen Bonds., Subhojit Majumdar

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LFDA: A Probabilistic Graphical Model for the Study of Excitation Emission Matrices, Oscar Luis Martinez

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Objective Measurement of Head Movement in Autism, Katherine B. Martin

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Predicting Anxiety Using Measures of Negative Interpretation Bias in Clinically Anxious Youth: A Pilot Study, Jamie A. Mash

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The Utilization of Non-Classical Approaches in Teaching Musical Theater Repertoire for the Undergraduate Soprano Voice Major, Jenna L. Moore

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Development of a Rubric for Collegiate Jazz Improvisation Performance Assessment, Kendall R. Moore

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Body Mapping in the Vocal Studio: A Practical Guide for Application in Refining Alignment, Breath, and Resonance, Max A. Moreno

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The Application of Clumped Isotopes to Dolomites, Sean Murray

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Interpretative Aspects in Rachmaninoff's Transcriptions for Piano Solo: A Performer's Guide., Anastasiya Naplekova

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Complex Resistivity Spectra in Relation to Multiscale Pore Geometry in Carbonates and Mixed-Siliciclastic Rocks, Jan H. Norbisrath

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The Tropical Cyclone Response to Structural and Temporal Variability in the Environmental Wind Profile, Matthew J. Onderlinde

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The Role of Cholesterol and Sphingolipids in Glomerular Disease, Christopher E. Pedigo

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Evaluating the Efficacy of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index for Monitoring Restoration Goals in the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, Juan Pedreno II

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Balkanophonia, Mirjana Petrovic

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Evidence And Hypothesis In Clinical Medical Science, John Pinkston

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Synthesis and Optical Properties of Novel Turn-On, Fluorescent Nuclear Stains with Live Cell Compatability, Demar R. G. Pitter

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An Alternative Method for Evaluating the Risks Resulting from the Use of Procedures, Gregory T. Praino

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Mediating Prostate Cancer Metastasis Through the MicroRNA Cluster MiR-23b/-27b, Meghan A. Rice

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A Randomized Controlled Trial of Coach Contact During a Brief Online Intervention for Distressed Couples, McKenzie K. Roddy

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Alternative Splicing of Drosophila Nmnat: A Neuronal Self-Protection Mechanism, Kai Ruan

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Observations and Modeling of Exchange and Residence Time in Tidal Inlets, Patrick F. Rynne

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Memories That Won't Desert. Transnational Legacies of Francoism and the Spanish Civil War in 21st Century Novel, Comic and Film., Julie Samit

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South Florida Visual Artists: Meaning and Practices When Making Artwork, Christina Sanchez Volatier

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Evolutionary Consequences of Recent Secondary Contact Between Myzomela Honeyeaters, Jason M. Sardell

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An Introduction to Akira Yuyama and his Confections with a Discussion of Its Pedagogical Effectiveness, Dan Sato

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Novel Acoustic Wave Microsystems for Biophysical Studies of Cells, Sukru U. Senveli

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A Process for Transcribing Orchestral Works for Wind Band: Andre Previn's Sallie Chisum Remembers Billy the Kid, Timothy M. Shade

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The Contribution of Cancer Associated Fibroblasts in Breast Cancer Progression, Sanket H. Shah

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Cultivating Hybridity: An Interdisciplinary Philosophy of Applied Tuba Instruction, Immanuel Claude Shuford

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Comparative Properties of Stromal Cells and Their Role in Tissue Regeneration, Santhosh Kumar Sivajothi

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Acculturation and the "Cuban Presence" at an All-Boys Cuban Catholic School in Miami, Grace Slawski

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Towards a Cultural Approach of Transatlantic Integration, Jorge A. Smith Carbajal

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A Pedagogical Analysis of Selected Early Piano Works by Alexander Scriabin, Larisa Soboleva

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The Rise and Development of Contemporary European Big Band Writing: An Analysis of Composers Peter Herbolzheimer, George Gruntz, Kenny Wheeler, Helge Sunde, and Florian Ross, Russell A. Spiegel

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In His Own Words: The Choral Music of Eric Whitacre from 1991-2004, Phillip A. Swan

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Grażyna Bacewicz and Social Realism: A Stylistic Comparison of Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2, Takako Tokuda

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Role of DEAD-Box Protein DDX28 in Human Mitochondrial Ribosome Biogenesis, Ya-Ting Tu

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Reviving the Body, Rina M. Tzinman

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Social Metaperception in High Functioning Adolescents with Autism, Lauren V. Usher

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Assessment of Fishery Sustainability from Transitional Average Lengths, Nathan R. Vaughan

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Sequenza I by Luciano Berio: A Performer's Guide, Daniel Velasco

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Analysis of Region-Specific Transcriptomic Changes in the Autistic Brain, Dmitry Velmeshev

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Maturation and Transplantation of Retinal Ganglion Cells, Praseeda Venugopalan