Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Clumped Isotope Signals of Biogenic and Non-biogenic Carbonates, Deniz Atasoy

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Antidepressant Interactions of Ketamine and Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3 (GSK3) in Mice, Kimberlee Downey

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A Comparison Between a Comprehensive Wellness-Based After-School Program and a Traditional YMCA After-School Program on Measures of Physical Fitness, Health-Related, and Executive Cognitive Function Variables in Minority Elementary School Children., Chantis Mantilla

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Pathway to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Finding Patterns of Common Genetic Variation Underlying the Complex Disorder, Yo Son Park

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Biophysical Basis of the Antagonistic Action of YAP Transcriptional Regulator and WWOX Tumor Suppressor, Brett J. Schuchardt

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Realizing What Matters, Benjamin M. Yelle

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Structured Observation as a Professional Development Tool to Prepare Teachers for Observing Social Responsiveness in Preschool Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Andrea Adelman

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Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Hispanic Adolescents: Associations with Self-efficacy, Weight Misperception, and Body Mass Index, Marissa D. Alert

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Optical Properties Measurements of Rat Muscle and Myocardium at 980 and 1860 nm Using Single Integrating Sphere Technique, Mohamed Abdulrahman Almadi

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Deconvolution of High Rate Flicker Electroretinograms, Ahmad O. Alokaily

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Recent Critiques and Defenses of Ethical Intuitionism, Noel E. Alphonse

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Intelligent and Adaptive Façade System: The Impact of Intelligent and Adaptive Façade on The Performance and Energy Efficiency of Buildings, Mohanned M. Al Thobaiti

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Shape-Shifting Creole Identities: Representations of Creole Figures in Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Transatlantic Literature, Claudia Amadori

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An Exploration of Selected Works for Horn, Voice, and Piano: Performance Considerations for the Horn Player, Jon Anderson

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Patient Safety Culture, Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Satisfaction: Impact on Nurse-Sensitive Patient Outcomes, Debbie Anglade

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Regenerative Failure of the Optic Nerve: The Role of KLFs and Phosphorylation, Akintomide Apara

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Multi-objective Design Optimization of Engineering Systems: Uncertainty Approach and Practical Applications., Aparna Aravelli

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Fabric Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) Composites for Infrastructure Strengthening and Rehabilitation: Characterization Methods, Diana Arboleda

The Efficiency of Automated Theorem Proving by Translation to Less Expressive Logics, Negin Arhami

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Subtropical Atlantic Climate Variability Record in Speleothems from the Bahamas, Monica Arienzo

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College Choice Factors of Student-Athletes at Title I High Schools in Miami-Dade County, Florida, Cecilia E. Armesto

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Dynamics of Magma Supply, Storage and Migration at Basaltic Volcanoes: Geophysical Studies of the Galápagos and Hawaiian Volcanoes, Marco Bagnardi

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The Bacterial Pathogen Yersinia Creates a Complex Structure on the Surface of Macrophages, Wael Bahnan

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Remote Sensing Applications of Ambient Noise, Geoffrey J. Banker

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Anti-cancer Mechanisms of the Natural Plant Derived Compound, Withaferin A in HER-2/neu Breast Cancer, Annalise Barnette

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The Role of Scleraxis in Heart Valve Development and Disease, Damien N. Barnette

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Experimental Investigations of Base Drag Reduction Using Passive Jet Flow Control, William B. Bartow

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An Elusive Escape: "Feminine" Genres in Latin American Women's Fiction, Mary Bartsh

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The Effects of Vocabulary Instruction on Bilingual Students' Lexico-Semantic Acquisition in English-Medium Contexts: A Systematic Analysis, Alain Bengochea

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Acculturation, Acculturative Stress, Social Status, and Well-Being among English Language Proficient Immigrants, Darren R. Bernal

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Habitat Suitability and Bioenergetics of an Invasive Marine Fish (Pterois volitans) in Biscayne Bay, Florida, Nicholas A. Bernal

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Therapy for B-cell Lymphoma, Shruti Bhatt

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Brief Psychological Intervention for Acute Posttraumatic Stress: Individual and Trauma Factors Affecting Recovery in Low-SES Minorities., Lindsay M. Bira

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Mechanisms of Mitochondrial Regulation and Ischemic Neuroprotection by the PKCε Pathway, Kahlilia Christina Blanco

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Multiple Perspectives on Parent Involvement for Middle School Students Receiving Special Education Services, Erin T. Blatz

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Neural Progenitor Cell Transplantation and Proneurogenic Compound Administration Improve Outcomes After Trauma: Neuroprotection and Neurogenesis for the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury, Meghan O. Blaya

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Using Garlic (Allium sativum) as a Masking Agent to Improve Palatability of Praziquantel-Medicated Feed for Juvenile Yellowtail Kingfish (Seriola lalandi), Andrew Blumenthal

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Witchcraft, Witchdoctors and Empire: The Proscription and Prosecution of African Spiritual Practices in British Atlantic Colonies, 1760-1960s, Danielle N. Boaz

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Literature of Return: Back to Africa, Belonging, and Modernity, David Michael Borman

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More Intense Affective Experiences, Less Intense Affective Forecasts:Affective Forecasters Overestimate the Influence of Outcome Specifications, Eva C. Buechel

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Doodle Tongue Jazz Articulation for the Trumpet Player, Christopher Burbank

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The Role of Valence in Self-referenced Memory in Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, Catherine Burrows

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Hidden Cost Of Conflict: An Interdisciplinary Examination Between Family Law, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Justice, and Work Productivity for Employed Adults, Lisa M. Burton

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Kháos for Percussion Solo and Quartet: A Journey Through and Inside the Five Grand Impermanences, Rodrigo Bussad Cesar

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Motivation Orientation and School Readiness in Children Served by Head Start, Andres Sebastian Bustamante

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Relationship Between Cultural Vulnerability Factors and Quality of Life in Ethnically Diverse Prostate Cancer Survivors, Natalie E. Bustillo

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Immokalee Farm Workers and their Social Crisis in Education and Health, Mary Cano

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Characterization of PTLS-like Phenotypes in a Conditional Rai1 Transgenic Mouse Model and Study of Rai1 Molecular Function, Lei Cao

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The Relationship Between Hoarding and Distractibility, Julia Y. Carbonella

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American Joyce: Representations of the United States in Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake, Briana N. Casali

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Safe Havens or Danger Zones?: A Multilevel Examination of Immigration, Community, and Intimate Partner Violence, Adrienne Celaya

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The Effects of Orbital Precession on Tropical Precipitation, Kimberly Ann Chamales

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Grit and Academic Performance: Is Being Grittier Better?, Winnie Chang

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A Strategy for Proper Utilization of the Glottis and Implications of Improper Use in Trumpet Performance, Ryan R. Chapman

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Multi-percussion in the Undergraduate Percussion Curriculum, Benjamin A. Charles

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On the Dynamics of Mesoscale Eddies and Jets in the Presence of Topography, Changheng Chen

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An Optical Tracking System for Radiosurgery of Uveal Melanoma by CyberKnife, Hairong Chen

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Function of the Insect Olfactory Receptor Co-receptor Subunit and Its Interactions with Odorant-binding Subunits, Sisi Chen

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Identification and Functional Analysis of Alternatively Spliced Isoforms of Soluble Adenylyl Cyclase in Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells, Xi Chen

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Enhanced Optical and Electrical Properties of Organic Field Effect Transistor using Metal Nanoparticles, Seongman Cho

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Typhoon Generated Surface Gravity Waves Measured by NOMAD-type Buoys, Clarence O. Collins III

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An Investigation into the Survival of Submerged Prehistoric Cultural Resources in Florida Bay, Everglades National Park, Leah Colombo

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Simulating the Age and Spatial Structure of Exploited Fish Stocks Using Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems Models, Elizabeth Councill

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Gene-Environment Interaction in Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Exogenous Estrogen, Cigarette Smoking, and VEGF Pathway Polymorphisms, Monique D. Courtenay

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Interfacial and Spectroscopic Studies of Biomacromolecules and CdSe(ZnS) Quantum Dots, Nicholas F. Crawford

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The Frontiers of Environmental Education: Understanding the Role of Community-Based Organizations in the Socio-Ecological Learning of Urban Youth, Katie L. Crosley

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The Perceived Quality of Parent-Child Relationships and Dating Violence Experiences Among a Predominantly Heterosexual, Female, and Hispanic-Identified Sample of Emerging Adults, Amanda M. Cummings

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The Effect of a Community-Based Exercise Program on Inflammation, Metabolic Risk, and Fitness Levels Among Persons Living with HIV/AIDS, Stacy E. Cutrono

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Control Unit for an Opitcal Switch to Extend the Axial Range of a Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography System, Carolina P. de Freitas

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Cognitive Mechanisms of Anger Regulation: The Role of Executive Function, Katherine G. Denny

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Regulation of CD4+ Autoimmune Memory by CTLA4, Priyadharshini Devarajan

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Development of “Turn-On” Fluorescent Nuclobase Mimics as Kiinase Inhibitors, Jyothi Dhuguru

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Characterization of Corneal Biomechanics using Customized Atomic Force Microscopy Techniques, Janice M. Dias

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Adoption of Citizen Science Practices: A Case Study of The Billfish Foundation’s Tag and Release Online Database, Daniel Steven DiNicola

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Extending the Novel A-FEM to Model Arbitrary Cracking in Thermo-elastic Solids, Bao-Chan Do

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A First Grade Teacher’s Implementation of the Multicultural Read Aloud Lesson in Voices Reading: How Active Participatory Structure and Personal Relevance are Used to Mediate Text Engagement, Kristen Doorn

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Pioneering African American Teachers of Singing, Carl F. Du Pont Jr.

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Peer Victimization and Efforts to Cope: Prevalence, Types, and Relationships of Coping Strategies, Caroline J. Ehrlich

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Illusionism: Making the Problem of Hallucinations Disappear, Rami El Ali

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Teachers' Educational Beliefs and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students within Response to Intervention, Anabel Espinosa

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Use of a DVD-based Strength Training Program by Breast Cancer Survivors in the Home Setting, Ashley Falcon

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Optical Beam Propagation in Oceanic Turbulence, Nathan Farwell

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An Ethnographic Analysis on the Effects of the Closure of HOVENSA Oil Refinery on the Commercial Fishing Community on St. Croix, U.S.V.I., Samantha J. Feingold

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Observations and Modeling of Microbial Water Quality at Recreational Beaches, Zhixuan Feng

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Examining the Association Between Variability in Classroom Interaction Quality and Problem Behavior in Head Start Children, Veronica A. Fernandez

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Far as the Curse is Found: Evangelical Protestants and the Affordable Care Act, Berkeley A. Franz

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Improvisation Within the Beginning Band Curriculum: Creating a Comprehensive Improvisational Resource for the Middle School Music Educator, Christopher R. Gagne

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Effect of a Lifestyle Modification Intervention on Perceived Stress: Associations with Weight Loss and A1c in Type 2 Diabetes, Karin A. Garcia

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Vocal Recording Techniques for the Modern Digital Studio, Kelly K. Garner

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Violence and History in South Asian Partition Literature, Devi Gautam

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The Influence of Sexual Assault History on Relationship Functioning, Emily J. Georgia

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Hamelin Pool Stromatolites: Ages and Interactions with the Depositional Environment, Paige E. Giusfredi

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The Environmental Sensitivity of Hurricane Irene's (2011) Structural Evolution, Jason W. Godwin

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The Effects of ATP and Adenosine on the Extracellular Matrix Biosynthesis Via Purinergic Pathways, Silvia D. Gonzales

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On the Combinatorics of the Free Lie Algebra With Multiple Brackets, Rafael S. González D'León

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Retinoic Acid and Transforming Growth Factor – Beta Control Mucosal Perforin-1 Dependent CD8 CTL Mediated Cytotoxicity by Regulating the Spectrum of Granzyme Expression and CD103 Restriction, Louis E. Gonzalez

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Identifying Novel Genes and Genetic/Phenotypic Spectra for Inherited Neurodegenerative Disorders Using Next-Generation Sequencing, Michael A. Gonzalez

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Short-Term Peak Demand Forecasting Using an Artificial Neural Network with Controlled Peak Demand Through Intelligent Electrical Loading, Jason L. Grant

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Surface Deformation Measured with Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar: Case Studies of Basin and Range and Garlock-San Andreas Fault, Fernando Greene

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Student Perceptions of Teaching Practices: An Analysis of Student Faculty Evaluations, Mijal Grinberg Konigsberg